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Where's the sweet spot for headphones?
— 12:26 AM on March 19, 2009

The headphone market is littered with an incredible range of options, from the throwaway garbage bundled with cheap MP3 players to audiophile earmuffs that would...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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A trio of affordable Core i7 motherboards
— 11:11 PM on March 18, 2009

The first wave of Core i7 motherboards were prohibitively expensive, but a new batch has arrived that brings prices down to the $200 range.

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Western Digital's WD TV HD Media Player
— 11:00 PM on March 12, 2009

Could Western Digital's new digital media player be the ideal companion for the company's external hard drives? And does it belong in your entertainment...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Latest iPod shuffle the quintessential Apple product
— 4:57 PM on March 12, 2009

Perhaps more than any other Apple product, the iPod shuffle is the perfect example of the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field in action. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Stickin' it to the sat man
— 10:57 AM on March 5, 2009

Generally speaking, Americans believe that more is better—except for, of course, leprosy and Celine...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Mac

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Seagate's Barracuda 7200.12 hard drive
— 9:43 PM on March 1, 2009

Seagate's Barracuda 7200.12 hits the terabyte mark using just two 500GB platters—and it spins them at a full 7,200 RPM. Join us to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's Caviar Green 2TB hard drive
— 11:21 PM on February 10, 2009

Western Digital's latest Caviar Green is the world's first 2TB hard drive. But does it live up to the GreenPower standard of silent operation, low...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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RAID 1 for the time-challenged
— 10:21 AM on January 28, 2009

It happens to the best of us. We spend hours putting together a new PC, mounting a nice aftermarket heatsink, making sure all the cables...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage

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A look at four X25-E Extreme SSDs in RAID
— 10:17 PM on January 26, 2009

Intel's X25-E Extreme SSD is easily the fastest flash drive on the market. Heck, it's just about the quickest 32GB you can plug into a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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ACard's ANS-9010 Serial ATA RAM disk
— 11:08 PM on January 20, 2009

We haven't heard much about RAM disks since Gigabyte's i-RAM, but now ACard has one that supports up to 64GB of DDR2 memory, has dual...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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A quick look at Seagate's 1.5TB Barracuda firmware update
— 12:04 PM on January 15, 2009

Seagate broke the terabyte barrier with a 1.5TB version of its Barracuda 7200.11, but soon after its release, users of the drive started experiencing random...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Trent Reznor gives fans remix-ready HD concert footage
— 1:10 PM on January 14, 2009

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is no stranger to releasing goodies on the Internet. Last March, he one-upped Radiohead's In Rainbows release with...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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MSI's DKA790GX Platinum motherboard
— 11:00 PM on January 7, 2009

The Phenom II has arrived, and unlike the Core i7, it'll drop right into existing and inexpensive motherboards. MSI's DKA790GX Platinum is one such board,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Hitachi's Deskstar E7K1000 hard drive
— 2:13 PM on January 2, 2009

Hitachi has updated its terabyte Deskstar with a new model that packs 334GB per platter. The E7K1000 is optimized for enterprise, promising solid performance with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Zune can't party like it's 2009
— 12:48 PM on December 31, 2008

Why are MP3 players so hard to get right? A few months ago, my year-and-a-half-old and largely babied iPod 5.5G gave up the ghost....

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Intel's X25-E Extreme solid-state drive
— 10:25 PM on November 23, 2008

Intel's new X25-E Extreme SSD reads at 250MB/s, writes at 170MB/s, has near-instantaneous seek times, and may very well be the fastest drive you can...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Gigabyte and MSI join the Core i7 motherboard crowd
— 11:59 PM on November 19, 2008

Core i7 processors are finally trickling onto the market, joined by a growing list of LGA1366 motherboards. Keep reading to see how X58 offerings...

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A couple of Core i7 motherboards compared
— 3:39 AM on November 3, 2008

If you want one of Intel's swanky new Core i7 processors, you're going to need a motherboard upgrade. But which one? We've faced off...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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