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24-bit audio may be coming to iTunes, other music services
— 1:02 PM on March 3, 2011

Everyone's all about high-definition video these days. Standard-def content? Pfft. Call me when you've got a resolution of at least 720p. ...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Deal of the week: Solid-state storage, budget audio, and Corsair cooling
— 4:04 PM on February 25, 2011

Hot on the heels of early previews of OCZ's next-gen Vertex 3 solid-state drive, Newegg has slashed the price of the existing Vertex 2. ...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cooling Storage Gaming

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Surround sound virtualized by new Antec stereo speakers
— 11:01 AM on February 11, 2011

Better known for its enclosures and power supplies, Antec is getting into the audio business. Yesterday, the company formally introduced its first set of...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Adobe releases completed Flash 10.2 plug-in
— 9:36 AM on February 9, 2011

Flash has hit another milestone. After a few public betas, the Flash Player 10.2 plug-in is now out in complete, production-ready form. The headline...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Apple shells out $3.9 billion to keep the spice flowing
— 9:36 AM on February 1, 2011

It's good to be the king. Not content with raking in truckloads of cash and being among the world's highest-valued companies, Apple is now throwing...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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Famous film editor makes case against 3D
— 5:04 PM on January 25, 2011

Some consider stereoscopic 3D to be the next frontier in movies and games, much like talking pictures and color movies were in the first part...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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New Asus LCD has 24-inch IPS panel, 1920x1200 resolution
— 2:03 PM on January 10, 2011

As LCD monitors with 6-bit TN panels continue to dominate the landscape, displays with IPS panels have become increasingly scarce. That's a shame for...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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Pixel Qi plans three new screens for 2011
— 10:44 AM on December 21, 2010

I have a serious crush on Pixel Qi's transflective display. It may only be 10 inches across and offer 1024x600 pixels of display resolution,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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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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Poll: What kind of panel lives inside your LCD monitor?
— 12:56 PM on December 9, 2010

Thanks to the rise of TN panels, LCD monitors have become incredibly cheap. However, some of us are still willing to pay a premium...

Poll Question: • My primary LCD's panel type is:

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Intel, AMD to phase out VGA by 2015
— 12:17 PM on December 8, 2010

Death to VGA! No, not Spike's painfully lame Video Game Awards (although those could also use the axe) but the analog video connector that's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets Displays

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Quantum dots offer OLED alternative for large-scale displays
— 11:52 AM on December 7, 2010

Although OLED displays can now be found in smartphones and extremely expensive televisions, the technology has struggled to ramp up to larger panel sizes. ...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Microsoft patent promises tactile feedback for touch screens
— 2:17 PM on November 29, 2010

Touch screens are everywhere, and they're only going to become more prevalent as smart phones and tablets continue to grow in popularity. However, for...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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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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Deal of the week: Storage, cooling, RAM, and IPS displays
— 4:53 PM on November 19, 2010

We've got a smorgasbord of deals for you this week—and, in what will hopefully become a regular feature, some deals for our Canadian friends, as...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Displays Memory

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