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IHS: iPad mini costs $188 to make
— 8:08 AM on November 5, 2012

At $329, the iPad mini is a fair bit pricier than its $199, 7" Android rivals. Then again, it also looks nicer and seems to...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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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Wall Street Journal echoes Microsoft phone rumors
— 9:50 AM on November 2, 2012

About a month ago, we quoted a handful of reports all citing evidence of an upcoming Microsoft phone. Now, the Wall Street Journal...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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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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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ARM intros 64-bit Cortex-A50, to be used by AMD
— 9:46 AM on October 31, 2012

Yesterday, we reported that AMD's ARM-compatible processors will include pre-fab 64-bit ARM cores, not compatible cores designed by AMD itself. Now, we have some...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Latest Windows Phone 8 ad features Steve Ballmer
— 6:00 AM on October 31, 2012

Steve Ballmer has kind of a history with ads. There was that famous Windows 1.0 ad, in which he donned a used car salesman outfit...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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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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Reports: Apple fires iOS, retail chiefs
— 6:00 AM on October 30, 2012

Wow. Lots of big news this week already: the new Google hardware, the Windows Phone 8 launch, AMD partnering up with ARM, and now...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Google unveils new Nexus devices
— 1:10 PM on October 29, 2012

Although Hurricane Sandy caused Google to cancel the media event it had planned for today, the company has updated its blog with official details on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Microsoft releases Windows Phone app for Win8
— 9:27 AM on October 29, 2012

After unleashing Windows 8 last week, Microsoft is now setting its sights on Windows Phone 8—and preparing for the next-gen phone operating system's launch, which is...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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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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UPDATED: Deal of the week—Windows 8 edition
— 12:26 PM on October 26, 2012

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Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Apple earnings grow, still disappoint Wall Street
— 9:47 AM on October 26, 2012

Reading the news headlines out there, you'd think Apple's latest quarterly results were dismal. "Apple Inc delivered a second straight quarter of disappointing results...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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id's Carmack: Rage mod tools coming ''soon''
— 9:55 AM on October 25, 2012

John Carmack's Twitter feed is mostly made up of geeky observations about programming and rocket science. Once in a while, though, the id Software Technical...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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New Corsair case costs $59, doesn't look it
— 5:13 PM on October 24, 2012

Corsair has a new case out, and this time, the company is aiming to please cash-strapped enthusiasts. It might just succeed, too. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Apple refreshes everything but kitchen sink, adds iPad mini
— 2:30 PM on October 23, 2012

Everyone was expecting Apple to introduce the iPad mini at today's event—and maybe a 13" version of the Retina MacBook Pro, too. Apple delivered on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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