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Friday night topic: The golden age of... everything?
— 5:52 PM on November 4, 2011

I've been thinking some lately about how our modern perspective warps our sense of scale about history. The simple fact of the matter is...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: Games, memory, and solid-state storage
— 5:44 PM on November 4, 2011

As hard drive prices continue to ramp up, solid-state drives are about as cheap as they've ever been. The price war among vendors of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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The Supreme Hackintosh 2.0 part I: Good grief, not again
— 12:56 PM on November 4, 2011

That's right, peoples, the Hack is back. Again. For an encore I kinda sorta vowed would never be. But let's not get ahead of ourselves....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Thailand flooding sends HDD prices skyward
— 12:42 PM on November 4, 2011

Thailand is currently experiencing the worst flooding it's seen in over 50 years, and the deluge is wreaking havoc on the PC industry. PC...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intervention: Battlefield 3's single player campaign
— 11:09 AM on November 4, 2011

Hi Battlefield 3. How're you doing? Please have a seat. We're here today because we care about you. We're your friends, your players; your fans,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Gigabyte shows off '3D' UEFI implementation
— 10:59 AM on November 4, 2011

Gigabyte has famously dragged its feet in transitioning its motherboard firmware from old-school BIOSes to next-generation UEFIs. What has the motherboard maker been working...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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AMD guts PR team; move portends more changes
— 10:43 AM on November 4, 2011

We knew yesterday's news of mass layoffs at AMD would involve lots of people—roughly 1,400—losing their jobs around the globe, never a happy development....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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PC makers turning to gray market for hard drives
— 9:34 AM on November 4, 2011

It's no secret that the flooding in Thailand has had a disastrous effect on hard-drive supply, causing shortages and hiking prices. Now, DigiTimes says PC...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Mac App Store to mandate app sandboxing
— 6:00 AM on November 4, 2011

Apple's walled garden may get even taller walls come next spring. The company has notified developers that they'll soon have to sandbox their apps...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Mac

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Friday Shortbread
— 12:00 AM on November 4, 2011

Eight is Enough DigiTimes reports Western Digital and Samsung will not supply hard drives to Taiwan channels in November and Apple to overhaul...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Release roundup: Multi-display madness and LGA2011 brackets
— 5:36 PM on November 3, 2011

Beside what we've featured in our regular coverage, this week hasn't been particularly eventful. A few announcements from Shuttle, Silicon Power, and Thermaltake still slipped...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Systems

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It's official: AMD to lay off 10% of its work force
— 4:48 PM on November 3, 2011

You know that executive exodus we talked about this morning? Yeah, it's not a rumor anymore, and it's quite a bit bigger than we thought....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Poll: What's the best premium upgrade?
— 12:29 PM on November 3, 2011

When upgrading their PCs, most enthusiasts seem to focus on swapping in faster CPUs and graphics cards. The CPU has the biggest impact on...

Poll Question: • Best premium upgrade:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cooling Displays Input devices

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11.6-inch Asus U24E is too chubby to be an ultrabook
— 11:05 AM on November 3, 2011

Gadget sites are buzzing with news of a new Asus ultraportable. This post on the Notebook Review forums seems to be the original source...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: AMD plans executive exodus
— 9:44 AM on November 3, 2011

AMD has brought in some new blood recently. Rory Read took over as CEO in August, and Mark Papermaster recently joined in as...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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HP announces new Windows 7 tablet
— 6:00 AM on November 3, 2011

With all the doom and gloom surrounding HP's webOS business, it's easy to forget that HP also sells Windows 7-powered tablets. The HP Slate 500...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Thursday Shortbread
— 12:00 AM on November 3, 2011

Eight is Enough VR-Zone: Intel leaks the Dx79SI on its own website and Biostar's TPower X79 smiles for the camera X-bit labs: Samsung...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Rockstar shows Grand Theft Auto V trailer
— 4:25 PM on November 2, 2011

Looks like we're set for a return to San Andreas. Rockstar released the first Grand Theft Auto V trailer earlier today, revealing the setting for...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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