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Western Digital's Scorpio Black 750GB notebook hard drive
— 3:16 PM on January 20, 2011

When we rounded up 7,200-RPM notebook drives last month, Western Digital's Scorpio Black 500GB was our clear favorite. Today, we explore whether a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

A quick look at chipset PCI Express performance
— 10:23 AM on January 14, 2011

Finally, Intel has a mid-range chipset with proper PCIe 2.0 lanes. We test the P67's PCIe implementation to see how it stacks up.

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Sandy Bridge motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and MSI
— 6:05 PM on January 4, 2011

You'll need a new motherboard to run a Sandy Bridge CPU. We look at four from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and MSI in search...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Hot Pursuit channels classic Need for Speed formula
— 1:41 PM on December 16, 2010

My relationship with the Need for Speed franchise has been a rocky one. In the mid-90s, I was introduced to the series by the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

Samsung's 470 Series solid-state drive
— 12:14 AM on December 13, 2010

Samsung's latest 470 Series SSD has a new controller, dual cache chips, and a fresh kind of flash dubbed Toggle DDR NAND. We take it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

WD's TV Live Hub media box
— 3:17 PM on December 9, 2010

WD's TV Live Hub media player has a terabyte of network-attached storage and works with just about any media file under the sun. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Storage Personal tech

Notebook hard drives square off at 7,200 RPM
— 5:22 PM on December 2, 2010

SSDs may be the new hotness, but 7,200-RPM notebook drives are a more realistic option for most laptop users. We round up four of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

— 9:12 PM on November 25, 2010

This blog post was all laid out. I even spent some time yesterday gathering my thoughts on what was to be the subject: the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

Asus details Sandy Bridge motherboard lineup
— 11:49 PM on November 14, 2010

Early last week I had a look at Asus' 6-series motherboards. Keep reading to see what the world's biggest mobo maker has in store...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Beat trippin'
— 9:26 AM on November 12, 2010

Pong wasn't the first video game, but it might be the earliest one that really mattered. The black-and-white, two-dimensional take on table tennis made...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

A closer look at AMD's Brazos platform
— 11:01 PM on November 8, 2010

Last week, I flew down to AMD's Austin campus for enchiladas and some hands-on time with the Brazos platform, which will hit ultraportables, netbooks,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

StarTech's USB 3.0 docking station
— 12:00 AM on November 1, 2010

External hard drive docking stations are the perfect accessory for PC enthusiasts. We test USB 3.0-powered one from StarTech to see if it's any...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Western Digital's Caviar Green 3TB hard drive
— 2:46 PM on October 28, 2010

WD's 3TB Caviar Green is the first internal hard drive to breach the 2.19TB barrier. We probe its performance, noise levels, power consumption, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

AMD's SB800-series fan speed controller exposed
— 11:00 AM on October 26, 2010

We've long bemoaned the sorry state of BIOS-level fan speed controls, but AMD's SB800-series south bridge chips have a lot to offer on that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

An evening with OnLive's cloud gaming service
— 12:58 AM on October 15, 2010

You've heard about the cloud, right? No, not the one that's spitting a pitter-patter of raindrops onto the roof of my home office. ...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Internet

Thoroughly charmed by VVVVVV
— 12:29 AM on September 24, 2010

My gaming career began at an early age. I don't remember precisely when, but at some point in elementary school, I slid a 5.25"...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

The wild and wonderful world of iOS gaming
— 9:01 AM on August 27, 2010

I think I made my feelings about the iPhone 4 pretty clear two weeks ago. In short, I'm enamored with the device, but I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Personal tech

A tribute to my under-appreciated home file servers
— 11:37 PM on August 19, 2010

I spend an almost embarrassing amount of time in front of my desktop PC. It's my workhorse, and the system that I endeavor to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage Systems Servers