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DirectX 11.1 won't come to Windows 7
— 12:03 PM on November 12, 2012

When Microsoft released DirectX 11 as part of Windows 7, it back-ported the API to the previous version of the OS. That may not...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

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Deal of the week: Cheap cases, Win8, and an SSD at 54 cents/GB
— 5:10 PM on November 9, 2012

We're taking a little break from our usual slew of storage deals to bring you a couple of budget case bargains this week. Antec's famous...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Windows

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Release roundup: Tiny storage and big cases
— 5:43 PM on November 8, 2012

We've already covered major releases this week—including new coolers and PSUs from Corsair and a compact mechanical keyboard from Cooler Master. Still,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage

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Etc.
— 11:19 AM on November 8, 2012

Howdy, folks. I've been working on benchmarking some new games with the latest video cards, a task that requires me to learn how to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming The Tech Report

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New Samsung 840 Pro SSDs include Assassin's Creed 3
— 5:00 AM on November 7, 2012

Game bundles are all the rage this year. In August, Nvidia offered Borderlands 2 with its GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card. AMD

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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Steam for Linux beta opens with new Nvidia drivers in tow
— 4:32 PM on November 6, 2012

Let the pandering to Linux gamers begin! Valve has just kicked off the Steam for Linux beta, bringing the Steam client, a free-to-play version...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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Report: 7-inch Xbox Surface tablet in the works
— 11:58 AM on November 6, 2012

Microsoft's family of Surface tablets may grow to include a 7" model tailored...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Singapore's Data Storage Institute produces slim hybrid notebook drive
— 12:17 PM on November 5, 2012

The latest hybrid hard drive comes from an unexpected source: Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology, and Research. The Agency's Data Storage Institute has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Proprietary controller debuts in Intel DC S3700 server SSD
— 10:43 AM on November 5, 2012

Hot on the heels of releasing its 335 Series solid-state drive for desktop users, Intel has uncorked another new SSD. The DC S3700...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Deal of the week: Mechanical storage deals are back
— 4:54 PM on November 2, 2012

Cheap solid-state drives abound these days, but since last year's flooding in Thailand, we haven't seen a whole lot of deals on mechanical storage. That...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Descent being ported to Unreal Engine 3
— 11:56 AM on November 2, 2012

Remember Descent? The first-person shooter spawned a couple of sequels, but the last one came out way back in 2000. We haven't really...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Ace of Spades combines Minecraft, Team Fortress
— 12:21 PM on November 1, 2012

You know Minecraft has hit the big time when it's the most popular game on Xbox Live, ahead of even the Call of Duty...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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OCZ trims product lines, workforce
— 9:42 AM on November 1, 2012

These are tough times for OCZ. In September, the company's founder and CEO stepped down, allegedly over accusations of mismanagement. Less than one month...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Natural Selection 2 is out, costs $24.99
— 4:51 PM on October 31, 2012

I have fond memories of playing Natural Selection, arguably one of the finest mods for the original Half-Life. The mix of action and RTS elements,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Hawken trailers detail mech configuration, combat
— 12:51 PM on October 30, 2012

Hawken, the first-person mech game with shades of Mechwarrior and Shogo, is currently being tested in a closed beta. If you're not one of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Street prices higher than expected for Intel 335 Series SSD
— 11:06 AM on October 30, 2012

Intel's new 335 Series 240GB SSD has a suggested retail price of $184, which works out to just 77 cents per gigabyte. When...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Friday night topic: What are you playing?
— 5:45 PM on October 26, 2012

Time to pull out an old classic for tonight's topic. I've been spending quite a bit of free time playing Borderlands 2, and a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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