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Deal of the week: Game pre-orders, PSUs, and notebook RAM
— 5:22 PM on January 6, 2012

Let's start this week's post with a few game pre-order deals. We're all excited about some of the releases coming this year, and Amazon...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Gaming

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BSOD bug hits Crucial m4 SSDs
— 4:07 PM on January 6, 2012

As I said in our last big SSD round-up, the inconvenient truth about solid-state storage is that it still has reliability problems. Every...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Windows 8 brings new refresh, reset options
— 11:01 AM on January 6, 2012

Recovering Windows 8 PCs should be a little bit easier thanks to a couple of new features Microsoft has integrated into the OS. The...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Release roundup: Cases, cooling, and solid-state caching
— 5:18 PM on January 5, 2012

We're kind of in limbo this week as far as new hardware releases are concerned. The holidays are just behind us, and the Consumer Electronics...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Storage

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Catalyst 12.1a driver lays groundwork for Rage update
— 2:03 PM on January 5, 2012

There's a new Catalyst graphics driver out, but judging by the release notes, it's probably not much use to folks who aren't planning to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Steam hits five million concurrent players
— 6:00 AM on January 5, 2012

Rumors of the PC's demise as a gaming platform have, once again, been greatly exaggerated. According to PC Gamer, Valve's Steam service hit a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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AMD sued over allegedly defective chipsets
— 3:00 PM on January 4, 2012

Looks like AMD has yet another problem to contend with: a lawsuit from the world's biggest contract manufacturer of notebooks. Bloomberg reports that Quanta Computer...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing

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2012 to bring a bounty of new PC games
— 12:10 PM on January 4, 2012

2011 was a great year for games. Heck, I'm still nowhere near catching up on all the new releases from the last couple of months....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: Cheap games, bargain-priced SSDs and RAM
— 5:05 PM on December 30, 2011

The Christmas shopping rush is behind us now, but the holiday deals are not. There are some particularly nice bargains to be had among downloadable...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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Tablets dominate Wired's top tech failures of 2011
— 2:35 PM on December 27, 2011

Wired's Gadget Lab blog has put together an interesting list of the biggest tech failures of the year. Of the six items singled...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Thunderbolt expected to strike more frequently next year
— 11:26 AM on December 27, 2011

Intel's wicked-fast Thunderbolt interconnect has thus far been limited to Macs, but DigiTimes claims that will change next year. The site expects Sony...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. dev tweets hopeful message
— 10:17 AM on December 23, 2011

Could GSC Game World live on and bring us S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 after all? After the less-than-encouraging news we heard last week, we figured the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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GameFly to swallow up Direct2Drive early next year
— 9:35 AM on December 22, 2011

Back in May, GameFly announced plans to acquire IGN's Direct2Drive service. Judging by the FAQ page that recently appeared on the Direct2Drive website,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Apple buys flash-controller firm Anobit for $500 million
— 2:25 PM on December 21, 2011

When you've got $76 billion in the bank, you can afford to splurge on something special for the holidays. For Apple, that something...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Syndicate too violent for Australia
— 10:55 AM on December 21, 2011

While I wasn't pleased to learn that Syndicate was being reimagined as a first-person shooter, the more I learn about the game, the more curious...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Seagate completes buyout of Samsung's HDD business
— 9:16 AM on December 20, 2011

Eight months after announcing plans to snatch up Samsung's mechanical storage business, Seagate has finally completed the $1.4 billion buyout. The deal is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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GameFly opens beta client with 'unlimited' play
— 6:00 AM on December 20, 2011

If you were around in August, you might have heard about GameFly's plans for a game download service with an "Unlimited PC Play" feature. (We...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Windows 8 to implement picture passwords
— 1:00 PM on December 19, 2011

Thanks to Windows 8, you won't have to wait for Thanksgiving to make rude gestures at family members. In the latest update to the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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