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HDD shipments rebound, exceed pre-flood levels
— 12:50 PM on October 2, 2012

A little less than a year ago, devastating flooding in Thailand decimated the hard drive industry. Entire factory floors were submerged under several feet of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Unreal Tournament bots judged more human than human
— 2:03 PM on September 28, 2012

The latest development in the world of artificial intelligence comes from an unusual source: Unreal Tournament 2004. Five years ago, 2K Games sponsored a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Animated series sets stage for Dishonored
— 11:04 AM on September 27, 2012

Dishonored is due out in a couple weeks. We've already seen plenty of trailers and snippets of gameplay. Now, Bethesda has released a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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WD's new RE drives come in 4TB capacities, SAS and SATA flavors
— 7:00 AM on September 27, 2012

For quite some time now, 4TB hard drives have been conspicuously absent from Western Digital's lineup. That changes today with the introduction of a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Gameplay video shows off 17 minutes of Dead Space 3
— 12:45 PM on September 26, 2012

This year's holiday release schedule is so packed that I completely forgot there's a new Dead Space game waiting in the wings. The third...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Hitachi archival storage tech uses quartz glass
— 11:11 AM on September 26, 2012

The more data we have, the more of it we want to preserve—and the longer we want it to endure. Hitachi may have created...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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New Chrome release allows mouse-controlled FPSes
— 9:43 AM on September 26, 2012

Chrome 22 came out yesterday. Along with minor cosmetic changes and bug fixes, the latest Google browser update adds something that ought to please PC...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Gaming search trends revealed by Google study
— 12:14 PM on September 25, 2012

Google is sitting on a rather large repository of search data. From time to time, it slices and dices that data to give us...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Toshiba touts slim USB 3.0 external hard drive
— 5:51 PM on September 24, 2012

There's nothing trendier—or faster—than an external SSD or USB 3.0 thumb drive for lugging data around. Mechanical drives are still the kings of capacity per...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Nvidia sees bright future for cloud gaming
— 12:23 PM on September 24, 2012

OnLive's recent troubles might make one dubious about the future of cloud-based...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Samsung 840 Series SSDs debut with 21-nm NAND
— 10:57 AM on September 24, 2012

Samsung's 830 Series is currently our favorite SSD. It's well-priced, has relatively low power consumption, and offers the most well-rounded performance of any...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: SSDs at 55 cents a gigabyte
— 5:09 PM on September 21, 2012

If you haven't already blown all your money on a new iPhone 5 (then immediately regretted it because of the broken Maps app), then good...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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Could Half-Life 3 be an open-world game?
— 6:00 AM on September 21, 2012

Take this one with a grain of salt, but word has it the next title in the Half-Life series might not follow the same template...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Release roundup: Trinity mobos, Japanese coolers, and the Soprano
— 6:19 PM on September 20, 2012

This week in our gathering of miscellaneous product launches, we have fresh arrivals from Biostar, Scythe, and Thermaltake: Biostar launches Latest...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling

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NAND prices may rise as Samsung starts making 128GB chips
— 10:54 AM on September 20, 2012

The popularity of flash memory has risen dramatically in recent years. First, there were MP3 players and thumb drives. Then along came smartphones...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing

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PC version of Borderlands 2 is 'best way to play?' Shocking!
— 10:46 AM on September 19, 2012

Well, I am very slowly recovering, I think, from whatever virus got me last week. I'm hoping to be back working in earnest today,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Valve may beta test hardware project in 2013
— 6:00 AM on September 19, 2012

Knowing Valve's cautious approach to new ventures and its emphasis on polish over timeliness, I wasn't expecting a taste of its first hardware project until......

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Play Borderlands 2 today
— 12:25 PM on September 18, 2012

Borderlands 2 is out today. To celebrate the release, Gearbox has put together a new trailer showing off the game's diverse collection of characters,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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