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New embedded Atom accelerates H.264 encoding
— 5:10 PM on September 14, 2010

Sandy Bridge isn't the only Intel chip with special sauce to speed up video encoding. Intel has announced the Atom CE4200, a.k.a. Groveland, a new...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia

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Only a few days left to enter our Xonar giveaway
— 2:30 PM on September 10, 2010

There's still time to enter our Xonar giveaway. To celebrate three years of Xonar sound cards, many of which have won awards here...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Win one of three Asus Xonar sound cards
— 3:35 PM on September 2, 2010

Asus is celebrating a birthday. The company's line of Xonar sound cards turns three this year, and to commemorate the occasion, Asus is

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Amazon now sells TV episodes for 99 cents each
— 9:35 AM on September 2, 2010

We wrote yesterday about the new Apple TV, which lets users rent TV episodes for 99 cents a pop. That might sound like a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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New Apple TV heads for the cloud
— 4:03 PM on September 1, 2010

As has become tradition, Apple guru Steve Jobs had one more thing to announce at today's iPod event. This time, it was a new...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Apple brings buttons back to Shuffle, revamps Nano
— 3:05 PM on September 1, 2010

Forgive today's deluge of Apple posts, but the company introduced quite a lot of interesting new products in the span of a couple of hours....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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With McAfee purchase, Intel could become #1 bloatware vendor
— 12:46 PM on August 19, 2010

The news of Intel's $7.68 billion acquisition of McAfee was a bit of a surprise to many of us, and the vague justifications both...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Operating systems Windows

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Launch roundup: Slim Core i5 laptops, 80 Plus Gold PSUs, and more
— 4:24 PM on August 5, 2010

There's no lack of meat in our stew of product announcements this week. We've got news from Eurocom, MSI, and NZXT:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Power Mobile computing

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Windows 7 x64 was the most popular OS on Steam last month
— 3:40 PM on August 2, 2010

Recent numbers from Microsoft suggest almost half of all Windows 7 users run the 64-bit version. When it comes to gamers, though, the x64...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Poll: Do you have a home-theater PC?
— 12:03 PM on July 14, 2010

With the exception of my desktop, the next most often-used PC in my home sits in the living room. I've had one in there for...

Poll Question: • Do you have a home-theater PC?

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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Three quarters of business PCs still run Windows XP
— 9:35 AM on July 14, 2010

A few days ago, Microsoft boldly quoted Gartner data saying three fourths of business PCs may run a 64-bit version of Windows 7 by...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Ballmer: Windows 7 slates are coming
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2010

Get ready for a slew of slates with Windows 7 on 'em. That's the gist of what Steve Ballmer announced at the Worldwide Partner...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Adobe: 3D coming to Flash Player
— 10:03 AM on July 12, 2010

As HTML5 video starts to look like an increasingly viable alternative to Flash, Adobe is already thinking ahead—to other perks that can keep Flash in...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Microsoft: Almost half of Win7 users run the 64-bit version
— 6:00 AM on July 9, 2010

Could new 64-bit PCs soon become the norm rather than the exception? If the latest data from Microsoft is any indication, we're well on our...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Launch roundup: Two cases, 18 mouse buttons, and 1080p through USB
— 3:25 PM on July 8, 2010

This week, we've collected launch announcements from Atlona, Enermax, Thermaltake, WarMouse. Let's start with the enthusiast gear: ...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Input devices

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HDBaseT interface combines audio, video, networking, USB, and power
— 3:31 PM on July 1, 2010

Before long, PC graphics cards could start sprouting Ethernet jacks. No, I'm not talking about the freakish GPU/NIC hybrid we saw at CES....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Deal of the week: It's raining coupons, halellujah!
— 1:08 PM on July 1, 2010

Newegg has kicked off Fourth of July celebrations a little early this year, e-mailing us a cornucopia of coupon codes that can shrink prices...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Cases Storage Input devices Gaming Networking

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YouTube: HTML5 video ain't good enough yet
— 2:05 PM on June 30, 2010

Is HTML5 about to take over as the standard for video on the web, as people like Steve Jobs suggest, or does it still...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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