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Xonar DG sound card squeezed into USB thumb drive
— 11:04 AM on January 10, 2011

We're big fans of Asus' Xonar sound cards. Numerous models have passed through our labs over the last few years, and most have won...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Corsair intros new cases, dips into speakers
— 8:27 PM on January 5, 2011

CES — On the eve of the official opening of the Consumer Electronics Show, Corsair previewed a number of products due to arrive in the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Storage

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Gmail voice calls will remain free in 2011
— 9:24 AM on December 21, 2010

When Google added voice calling to Gmail this summer, it lured in users by announcing that calls to the U.S. and Canada would be...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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XBMC hits version 10.0
— 10:50 AM on December 20, 2010

Putting together a home-theater PC and don't have a spare Windows license kicking around? Looking for a slick 10-foot UI to run on top...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Operating systems

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Amazon MP3 sales up, Apple still rules market
— 12:41 PM on December 17, 2010

More than a few of you will probably get iTunes gift cards in your stockings this year. And why not? With a whopping...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Real World Tech dissects OpenCL
— 11:39 AM on December 10, 2010

By now, you're surely heard of OpenCL, the cross-platform API designed to allow software developers to tap the processing horsepower of GPUs for computational tasks....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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Apple readying Mac App Store for January, reports suggest
— 6:00 AM on December 9, 2010

We already know Mac users will soon be able to enjoy an Apple-approved app purchasing experience, thanks to the imminent arrival of the Mac App...

Type: News story Tags: Software Mac

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Flash Player 10.2 beta improves hardware acceleration
— 9:34 AM on December 1, 2010

Are we nearing the end of the road for sluggish Flash video playback on low-end systems? Adobe has released a beta version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Internet Software

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Internet braces for new Netflix unlimited-streaming plan
— 1:48 PM on November 22, 2010

According to network equipment and software vendor Sandvine, Netflix accounts for 20% of all downstream traffic in the US during peak hours. As...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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3DMark 11 to be released November 30
— 6:00 AM on November 22, 2010

Big news in benchmarking land: Futuremark has revealed that 3DMark 11, the next version of its popular graphics testing software, will be available on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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New version of Adobe Acrobat Reader has X appeal
— 1:41 PM on November 19, 2010

Vulnerabilties in Adobe Acrobat Reader are a common attack point for malware and various exploits. According to the Adobe Acrobat blog, the latest version,...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Release roundup: PSUs, thumb drives, and video editors
— 4:11 PM on November 18, 2010

This week in our look at miscellaneous product launches and announcements, we bring tidings from LaCie, Antec, CyberLink, and Warpia.

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Input devices Software

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Poll: How much did you spend on your best PC speakers or headset?
— 3:17 PM on November 17, 2010

We'll have a new sound card review very shortly, and writing it got me thinking about how much folks spend on the speakers or headset...

Poll Question: • How much did you spend on your best PC speakers or headset?

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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IE9 alleged to be cheating in JavaScript benchmark
— 9:32 AM on November 17, 2010

We've all heard of graphics card makers optimizing their drivers for various benchmarks—some of you might recall the Quack story as one of the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Tegra 2 tablets will outperform the iPad, says Nvidia's Huang
— 3:15 PM on November 12, 2010

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has never been afraid to speak his mind, and this article over at CNet News contains some interesting tablet-related comments...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Mozilla releases Firefox 4 beta 7
— 4:36 PM on November 10, 2010

A new beta version of Firefox 4 hit the web today, and it's packing the new, faster JägerMonkey JavaScript engine. You can download the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Latest Google Chrome beta adds integrated PDF viewer
— 12:28 PM on November 8, 2010

Last week, Google released a new beta version of Chrome, version number 8.0.522.28. The big news is that this release has an integrated PDF...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Deal of the week: A bargain smorgasbord
— 3:30 PM on November 5, 2010

Black Friday isn't due for another three weeks, but deals of all kinds are already becoming plentiful. Newegg, in particular, seems to be running a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Miscellaneous Personal tech

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