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The 10 commandments of PC games
— 11:05 PM on June 13, 2011

Picture this for a second: you just unpacked the latest PlayBox 720-X blockbuster game, Gran Gears of Duty Fantasy XVIII. It's a game so juicy...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

Up, up and away!
— 10:28 AM on June 3, 2011

Time to hop into your classic (though no longer Jobs-approved) rainbow apple hot-air balloon and preview The Future. The day someone, I suppose, has long...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Breeding addiction with the Frozen Synapse beta
— 11:05 PM on May 19, 2011

I've never quite understood the numeric rating schemes applied to things like video games. Distilling a wholly subjective experience down to a single digit...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 560 graphics processor
— 8:00 AM on May 17, 2011

Say hello to Nvidia's latest $199 graphics card. Is this a worthwhile step up from the GeForce GTX 460 1GB, and is it a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

Cheating on my CDs and DVDs with Steam
— 11:08 PM on May 15, 2011

I'm sorry, discs. It's not you, it's me. You've treated me well all these years, and perhaps we can still be friends, but...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

Zotac's GeForce GTX 580 AMP²! graphics card
— 11:00 PM on May 8, 2011

Zotac's GTX 580 AMP²! may not be the value shopper's most rational choice, but any enthusiast will appreciate its obvious virtues.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

The brominated flame retardant-free iMacs are here!
— 5:58 PM on May 5, 2011

This past Tuesday morning—or this morning if you're stuck in your own, less-entertaining version of "Groundhog Day"—Apple released updated iMac all-in-one-except-for-external-RAIDs-second-monitors-routers-and-all-in-one-printers models. And like Gollum...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

The unbearable lightness of whiteness
— 3:01 PM on April 29, 2011

Hey, kids, didya hear the news? Only ten months behind schedule, Apple shipped the iPhone 4 Caucasian Edition into the waiting arms of Anglophiles everywhere....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

Give my Dustbuster a dial, please
— 11:20 PM on April 28, 2011

During my early days as a PC enthusiast, we didn't really care about noise. The howl of a stack of high-speed fans was the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics

Intel's Xeon X7560 and Dell's R810 server
— 10:41 AM on April 25, 2011

Intel's eight-core Nehalem-EX processor and Dell's R810 chassis combine to form a new class of 2P server, with huge memory capacity at a lower...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Systems Servers

Portal 2: My take
— 9:04 AM on April 22, 2011

At this point, I think it's pretty clear that nobody makes games quite like Valve Software. Where many studios seem to be slaves to their...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

XFX's Radeon HD 6950 1GB takes on Zotac's GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP
— 2:31 PM on April 18, 2011

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti and Radeon HD 6950 1GB both target PC enthusiasts seeking potent mid-range graphics. We compare a couple of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

First impressions of Shift 2 Unleashed
— 8:14 PM on April 12, 2011

I have console envy. That's difficult to admit as a PC gamer. In my defense, this envy has nothing to do with hardware. ...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

AMD's Radeon HD 6450 graphics card
— 11:21 PM on April 6, 2011

Sandy Bridge's peppy integrated graphics component has brought forth a new generation of entry-level graphics cards that seek to outdo it. Is the $55

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

AMD's Radeon HD 6790 graphics card
— 11:01 PM on April 4, 2011

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti finally has a direct rival from the AMD camp. Does the Radeon HD 6790 set a new performance and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

Beaten down by Bit.Trip Runner
— 11:41 PM on March 29, 2011

I'd like to think that I'm pretty good at playing video games. However, every so often I'm handed a beatdown that makes me question...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 590 graphics card
— 8:00 AM on March 24, 2011

Nvidia's answer to the Radeon HD 6990 raises some interesting questions about priorities. Read on to see what we mean.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

Taking the bait on jailbreaking
— 3:12 PM on March 15, 2011

So, I finally decided that leaving well enough alone was not enough of a barrier to possibly bricking my iPhone, so I jailbroke that mother—just...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech