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Deal of the week: Thumb drives, memory, and more
— 5:38 PM on September 9, 2011

The summer's over, the back-to-school rush is pretty much through, but the deals are still coming. Most notably, we see that Newegg is running a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Release roundup: Efficient power, USB 3.0 thumb drives, and more
— 4:07 PM on September 9, 2011

This week, in our look at product releases that didn't make it into our regularly scheduled coverage, we have word of fresh goodies from Corsair,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Storage Mobile computing

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PCIe 3.0 blamed for Sandy Bridge E delay
— 11:48 AM on September 9, 2011

Every motherboard maker we talked to at Computex earlier this summer told us to expect X79-based mobos designed for "Sandy Bridge E" processors right about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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Algae fuel improvements to lithium-ion battery tech
— 10:59 AM on September 9, 2011

As notebook makers continue to obsess over ever-thinner designs that leave little room for batteries, dramatic improvements in battery tech may be the only way...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Windows 8 to cut boot times dramatically
— 9:40 AM on September 9, 2011

Judging by our latest poll, nearly half of TR readers still shut down their PC when it's not in use. Those folks will no...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Life after Moore's Law
— 9:20 AM on September 9, 2011

Recently, I've been turning the pages of Michio Kaku's new book, Physics of the Future. While much of its content echoes what was said...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday Shortbread
— 8:56 AM on September 9, 2011

7 Up Bloomberg reports Dell sees hp's PC sale as ticket to margins Founder of Voodoo: hp's PC unit is biggest strength...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Max Payne 3 to hit PCs, consoles next March
— 6:00 AM on September 9, 2011

Rockstar Games has been bringing up Max Payne 3 every so often for the past few years, and it seems the game is finally getting...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Inside the second: A new look at game benchmarking
— 6:08 PM on September 8, 2011

We set out to introduce some new game benchmarking methods, and those new tools promptly helped us uncover an intriguing problem: multi-GPU micro-stuttering.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Report: MS and Samsung to show Win8 tablet next week
— 2:19 PM on September 8, 2011

Judging by the latest from the rumor mill, Windows 8 won't be out for another year or so. If this story by AFP is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Hard Reset demo available now
— 11:52 AM on September 8, 2011

Remember when developers used to release demos ahead of a game's launch date? The practice has fallen out of favor in recent years, with...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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External reservoirs offer novel alternative to expensive printer cartridges
— 10:49 AM on September 8, 2011

Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools site is full of neat stuff, and a recent post on inkjet printers caught my eye. Buying cartridges is...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Intel: Next-gen ultrabooks will work like convertible tablets
— 9:39 AM on September 8, 2011

I don't know if you've looked around lately, but Windows-based tablet PCs are firmly tucked away inside a small niche, and most folks tend to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Thursday Shortbread
— 9:16 AM on September 8, 2011

Eight is Enough Reuters: Tablet boom prompts Gartner to cut PC market view AMD: Zambezi will launch Q4 - VR-Zone VR-Zone cites report:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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HP readies Pavilion dm1 refresh
— 6:00 AM on September 8, 2011

We like HP's Pavilion dm1z quite a bit. It won our Editor's Choice award and was recommended it in our latest system guide....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Rage PC requirements are surprisingly tame
— 1:59 PM on September 7, 2011

Past id Software games had a reputation for making PCs sweat, but Rage could be different. Bethesda has revealed system requirements for the PC...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Beware of DiRT-cheap activation codes
— 11:49 AM on September 7, 2011

Three million Steam keys for DiRT 3 have been liberated from AMD4u and released into the wild. The keys were intended for game...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Dual-core Llano chips arrive on the desktop
— 11:38 AM on September 7, 2011

You know how those two Llano duallies were supposed to show up by year's end? Well, they did—a lot sooner than the rumor mill...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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