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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

Friday night topic: Open thread
— 7:34 PM on October 19, 2012

We're fresh out of Friday night topics, so we're going to open the floor.  Discuss.  And behave.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Friday night topic: Where do you see PC enthusiasts in 5 years?
— 6:00 PM on October 5, 2012

Had an interesting conversation with some fellow editors of PC hardware sites recently that revolved around the question: will we still be doing this in...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Friday night topic: The tyranny of 'features'
— 5:11 PM on September 21, 2012

I had an unexpectedly educational experience a while back when my coffee maker died and I set out to replace it. As I've noted, I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Friday night topic: Near misses
— 5:30 PM on September 14, 2012

This past Tuesday afternoon, I met with AMD in its hotel suite near IDF for a series of briefings about various parts of its business....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

iPhone 5 expected to boost U.S. GDP growth
— 9:45 AM on September 11, 2012

Just how big is the iPhone? Bigger than you might think. Big enough that, according to a J.P. Morgan Chase research note quoted by...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

Friday night topic: Pet edition!
— 5:44 PM on August 31, 2012

Yeah, that's right, we're shamelessly going to post a FNT asking you to link to pictures of your pets. Feel free to tell us...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Friday night topic: Olympics time!
— 6:25 PM on July 27, 2012

The summer games in London are upon us. I think that means tonight the U.S. will get a re-broadcast of the opening ceremony from...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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

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

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

Ballmer: We won't let Apple out-innovate us
— 5:23 PM on July 10, 2012

By announcing a Windows 8 tablet of its own design, Microsoft has made quite clear its intent to go toe-to-toe with Apple. Microsoft CEO Steve...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows Personal tech

— 12:08 PM on July 9, 2012

Howdy.  Hope you enjoyed the odd combination of a holiday sandwiched by weekends.  The past week was a strange one for those of us who...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

— 3:31 PM on July 5, 2012

I hope you had a good 4th of July holiday. We traditionally try to blow things up in some sort of epic fashion, but this year,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Orbitz shows pricier deals to Mac users
— 6:00 AM on June 27, 2012

Own a Mac? Plan to book travel accommodations? You might want to sit down in front of the nearest PC—or fire up Boot Camp. According...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet Mac

At last, Microsoft may have copied Apple properly
— 2:52 AM on June 22, 2012

Okay, I apologize for the shameful, troll-bait headline. I realize it's easy to misinterpret, so let me qualify with a statement: Microsoft didn't get where it...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

The other side of Computex
— 7:43 PM on June 14, 2012

It's close to 2AM on a Friday night, er, Saturday morning. Die Antwoord thumps over my headphones to keep me awake. I'm sitting in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

Goodbye, Google+
— 5:24 PM on June 7, 2012

I asked Google to delete my Google+ account the other day. I did it without second thoughts, without regrets, after using the service for barely a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Internet