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Deal of the week: Games bargains and more
— 4:58 PM on December 21, 2012

It's probably already too late to shop online for physical Christmas gifts, but digital downloads are still fair game. And as it happens, Amazon has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Operating systems

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How do you prefer to read books?
— 1:40 PM on December 21, 2012

It's way past time for a new poll, and I have an honest question about how folks like to consume books. Have you made...

Poll Question: • How do you prefer to read books?

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Freshening up a home network can yield big bandwidth benefits
— 12:46 PM on December 21, 2012

One of the funny things about being a PC enthusiast, for me, is how there's a constant ebb and flow of little projects that I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

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Acer Clover Trail tablet benchmarked
— 12:28 PM on December 21, 2012

Windows 8 tablets based on Intel's Clover Trail Atom processors are finally here, and Anand Lal Shimpi over at AnandTech has benchmarked one of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus downplays Intel's rumored switch to BGA CPUs
— 9:59 AM on December 21, 2012

Are we all doomed if Intel transitions away from socketed processor packages on the desktop, as rumored? Not quite, according to Asus VP and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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HTC may be planning 7-, 12-inch WinRT tablets
— 6:00 AM on December 21, 2012

Look like another phone maker has a Windows RT tablet up its sleeve. Earlier this week, we heard that Nokia has a 10" device...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Friday Shortbread
— 1:45 AM on December 21, 2012

7 Up Micron: Demand for SSDs up 20% quarter-over-quarter and pricing of DRAM grew slightly in the first half of December Instagram:

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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A first look at AMD's Radeon HD 8790M
— 6:23 PM on December 20, 2012

AMD has a new series of mobile graphics processors coming in early 2013. We've taken an early look at one of the newcomers, which...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Mobile Radeon review pulled due to snafu
— 5:25 PM on December 20, 2012

Hi folks. You might have seen a review of AMD's Radeon HD 8770M mobile GPU appear on the site and then vanish earlier this afternoon. We've...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Crysis 3 trailer shows off compound bow
— 3:48 PM on December 20, 2012

"But will it run Crysis?" is one of the PC enthusiast scene's better contributions to the world of Internet memes. The latest trailer for...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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THQ files for bankruptcy
— 11:06 AM on December 20, 2012

Game publisher THQ has filed for bankruptcy. Worry not, though. The firm has already found an investor interested in buying most of its...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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$129-149 Nexus 7 may show up next quarter
— 10:12 AM on December 20, 2012

Seven-inch tablets are getting cheaper by the day. In September, Amazon introduced a new Kindle Fire tablet with an asking price of just $159....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Steam for Linux beta now open for all
— 6:00 AM on December 20, 2012

Valve has confirmed that it's working on console-like PCs for the living room. The systems will run Steam on top of Linux, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Thursday Shortbread
— 12:01 AM on December 20, 2012

The Pick 6 Reuters: Kodak in $525 million patent deal, eyes bankruptcy end Steven Sinofsky tweets his return to HBS InformationWeek: Dell, hp...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Samsung's 840 Pro Series SSD reviewed
— 5:00 PM on December 19, 2012

The Samsung 830 Series has been our favorite SSD for some time. We've been testing its 840 Pro successor to see how the new model...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Humble Bundle returns to indie roots
— 3:53 PM on December 19, 2012

Just in time for last-minute Christmas shopping, the Humble Bundle folks have rolled another collection of of indie games. Like previous bundles, you can...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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New MRAM tech promises higher densities, lower power
— 11:14 AM on December 19, 2012

Researchers at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have made a discovery that can dramatically lower the power consumption and increase the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Any recs for good Windows backup software?
— 10:08 AM on December 19, 2012

So... I have, until my recent upgrade to Windows 8, been using Acronis TrueImage 2012 for my system backups. Then Acronis decided that you'd...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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