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Friday night topic: Your home empire, err, network
— 5:44 PM on July 9, 2010

There was a day not long ago when a home network was a small, simple affair involving one to three PCs and perhaps a router....

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Deal of the week: A real notebook for $450
— 5:07 PM on July 9, 2010

AMD-based laptops are becoming increasingly widespread lately, and some of them are surprisingly good deals. Take HP's Pavilion dv4: an honest-to-goodness 14" laptop with a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Cloud-based gaming service has predictably high latency
— 4:06 PM on July 9, 2010

It's mid-afternoon on a Friday, so my head's a little in the clouds. But then so is everything else these days. Cloud-based storage...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Please take our new reader survey
— 3:38 PM on July 9, 2010

Every once in a while, we survey our readership in order to figure out how to serve you better—and to help our advertisers get a...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Mafia II eye candy requires a beefy PC
— 12:33 PM on July 9, 2010

On August 24, 2K Games will release its sequel to the 2002 open-world shooter Mafia on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Unlike most...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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National Sugar Cookie Day Shortbread
— 11:50 AM on July 9, 2010

Eight is Enough DailyTech reports China renews Google license, Street View rolls again Earthlink: Make Comcast share their network PCWorld reports Intel says its Celeron...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Alienware M11x R2 proves gaming notebooks don't have to be huge
— 11:14 AM on July 9, 2010

Who says gaming laptops have to be monstrous boat anchors? Alienware's M11x R2 ripples with all the trappings of a gaming rig, but it also...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Intel may discontinue mobile Celeron processors
— 9:27 AM on July 9, 2010

Right now, folks shopping for a new notebook get to choose between Intel processors under the Celeron, Pentium, and Core brand names. According to DigiTimes,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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The Pirate Bay hacked, user information exposed
— 3:33 PM on July 8, 2010

Popular BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay has been hax0red. A group of Argentinians with l33t skillz reportedly gained access to the site's administrative...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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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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How many CPU cores do you need for games?
— 11:25 AM on July 8, 2010

These days, it's virtually impossible to buy a desktop CPU with fewer than two cores. Dual-core CPUs have become the norm, and quad-core systems...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Gaming

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2.7GHz Phenom II X6 said to be in the works
— 9:26 AM on July 8, 2010

Longing for a quicker member of AMD's Phenom II X6 family? Don't hold your breath, says Fudzilla—the existing Phenom II X6 1090T will reportedly...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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NASA invites gamers to Moonbase Alpha
— 6:00 AM on July 8, 2010

The way things are going, NASA sending a man back to the Moon doesn't look too likely, at least in the near term. The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Thursday Shortbread
— 2:36 AM on July 8, 2010

Eight is Enough DigiTimes reports HDD prices dropping since end of June Guru3D, Hardware Heaven, Legit Reviews, OC3D, PC Perspective,...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Report: Don't hold your breath for Intel chipsets with USB 3.0 in 2011
— 4:47 PM on July 7, 2010

Last October, we learned via an unofficial report that Intel wouldn't add native USB 3.0 support to its chipsets until 2011. According to the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Poll: How powerful is your PSU?
— 3:02 PM on July 7, 2010

The range of PSU wattages available today is truly staggering. At Newegg alone, the scale starts at 145W and goes all the way up...

Poll Question: • What's the wattage rating of your primary desktop's PSU?

Type: News story Tags: Power

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New 11.6-inch ultraportable offers Radeon graphics, dual-core Athlon Neo
— 11:52 AM on July 7, 2010

AMD was never keen on netbooks, but the company's mobile CPUs are becoming increasingly common in budget ultraportable notebooks. HP's 11.6" Pavilion dm1z...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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