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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Asus' K53E dual-core Sandy Bridge notebook
— 3:19 AM on March 31, 2011

We've already put a quad-core Sandy Bridge notebook through the paces, but how does a system with a dual-core CPU based on the same architecture...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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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

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Snooping Timbuk2's camera messenger bag
— 11:36 PM on March 10, 2011

For more than a decade, I lugged my notebook in a simple shoulder bag. I suppose you'd call it a messenger-style bag today, but...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Shiny things for the easily distracted
— 1:31 PM on March 10, 2011

In the last two weeks, Apple has announced two major, according to them, revisions of major product lines that the majority of tech pundits have...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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HP's Pavilion dm1z Fusion-powered ultraportable
— 5:04 PM on March 3, 2011

With a $450 starting price tag, an 11.6" display, and an AMD E-350 accelerated processing unit, this slick ultraportable looks to have a lot of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Bulletstorm: Bringing the fun back to single-player FPSes
— 2:12 PM on March 1, 2011

If I've seemed a tad out of it lately, it's because I've been spending much of my free time over the past few days viciously...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Brazos comes to Acer's Aspire One 522 netbook
— 12:00 PM on February 16, 2011

AMD's Ontario APU has all the makings of an Atom killer. We take a look at Acer's Aspire One 522 netbook to see whether...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Gloss begone
— 7:57 PM on February 10, 2011

There are few things that I despise more than the predominance of polished plastics in today's notebooks. Glossy finishes are the single worst...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Mr. Sheen, your VD is here
— 9:53 AM on February 3, 2011

That's right, iPhone fans and AT&T haters, it's Verizon Day for the iPhone, and today is the day you, yes you, can order an iPhone....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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Sandy Bridge: The mobile perspective
— 2:05 PM on January 27, 2011

As Intel was rolling out its desktop Sandy Bridge processors earlier this month, it also unleashed a whole family of mobile variants. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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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

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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

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