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Valve seeks testers for Linux Steam beta
— 6:00 AM on October 29, 2012

Unless you've been living under a rock these past few months, you've probably heard that Steam is headed to Linux—as is Left 4 Dead 2...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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ASRock supports Smart Response caching on X79
— 12:09 PM on October 24, 2012

When Intel introduced its ultra-high-end LGA2011 desktop platform last November, the associated X79 chipset was a bit of a disappointment. We were expecting loads...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Storage

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Release roundup: Gaming headphones and workstation goodies
— 5:37 PM on August 30, 2012

We've got a mix of workstation hardware and enthusiast gear in this week's release roundup. Announcements from Cooler Master, Kingston, and Sapphire have all made...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage

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Leaked Valleyview slides detail next-gen Atom SoC
— 10:32 AM on August 28, 2012

Some possible details have leaked out regarding next-generation Atom processors. The information comes from an official-looking presentation deck published by EXPreview. Most of the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

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Zotac updates Zbox Nano with Brazos 2.0
— 6:00 AM on August 23, 2012

We loved the Zotac Zbox Nano AD10 when we reviewed it last year. Into a chassis small enough to fit in the palm of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets Systems

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Right to resell downloaded music challenged in US court
— 2:46 PM on August 20, 2012

An EU court has already ruled that downloaded games and software can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Internet

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Creative revamps Sound Blaster audio lineup
— 11:29 AM on August 16, 2012

Creative is rolling out a new family of sound cards at the Gamescom convention this week. The Sound Blaster Z-Series appears to use the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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New MPEG standard purportedly twice as efficient as H.264
— 10:04 AM on August 16, 2012

Over the past few years, H.264 video compression has permeated just about every corner of the tech world—YouTube, Blu-ray, cable and satellite HDTV, cell phones,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewed
— 8:56 PM on August 8, 2012

Asus' Xonar DGX and DSX cost less than $50, making them tempting upgrades for folks seeking better sound. Both cards have PCI Express interfaces,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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XBMC signs on to support $99 Ouya console
— 10:56 AM on August 7, 2012

Despite its critics, the Ouya game console is proving to be one of Kickstarter's most popular projects. The funding drive began in mid-July,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Software

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A look at hardware video transcoding on the PC
— 3:50 PM on July 30, 2012

The market is rife with hardware video transcoders and software that can take advantage of them. However, making sense of that jungle of disparate offerings...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Gabe Newell calls Win8 a 'catastrophe,' wants Linux to thrive
— 5:12 PM on July 25, 2012

Ah, so that's why Valve is busy porting Steam and Left 4...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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Croteam to bring Serious Sam 3 to Steam on Linux
— 9:33 AM on July 25, 2012

Well, this is encouraging news. Barely over a week after Valve's announcement that both Steam and Left 4 Dead 2 are headed to Ubuntu...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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Report: Haswell chipsets add 6Gbps SATA, USB 3.0 ports
— 10:49 AM on July 20, 2012

Intel typically releases fresh platform hubs, otherwise known as chipsets, with new CPUs. According to DigiTimes, Haswell and its accompanying 8-series platform hubs are...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Steam, Left 4 Dead 2 headed to Linux
— 4:45 PM on July 17, 2012

Ever since Steam made its way to OS X (along with several Valve games), we've been hearing the odd rumor about a Linux version of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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Valve's Source Filmmaker now available on Steam
— 11:07 AM on July 11, 2012

Valve has produced some pretty slick promotional videos for its games, most notably Team Fortress 2. Now, anyone can try their hand at making...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Sennheiser's HD 558 headphones are cans of whoop-ass
— 8:59 PM on July 5, 2012

It's rumored that if you give a mouse a cookie, he'll probably ask you for a glass of milk. They also say that if...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Google's pricey Nexus Q media streamer made in the USA
— 11:58 AM on June 29, 2012

$200 tablets and $1,500 glasses weren't the only devices Google revealed during its I/O conference this week. It also debuted the Nexus Q,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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