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Friday night topic: Why are games so violent?
— 5:31 PM on December 28, 2012

This evening's topic comes from TR reader "tootercomputer," who writes: Hi Scott. In your most recent etc. column, you talked about a couple of games....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: Ultrabooks, graphics cards, games, and more
— 5:30 PM on December 28, 2012

The Christmas shopping rush is officially over, and you know what that means: clearance sales. Newegg has a big honkin' one of those running now,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Mobile computing Gaming

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PC gaming in the living room, anyone?
— 11:33 AM on December 28, 2012

At my house, our home theater PC has served an ambivalent existence as an everyday, can't-do-without-it DVR system and an ill-used gaming box. We...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Rumor: AMD to drop Vision branding
— 10:10 AM on December 28, 2012

AMD's branding initiatives don't have a terribly good track record. Remember Better By Design? Or the AMD Live! push? Yeah, probably not. Even...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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Asus, Acer pullouts herald end of netbook market
— 8:51 AM on December 28, 2012

Just over five years after their inception, netbooks may be about to disappear from the market—for good. DigiTimes reports that Asus and Acer are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Friday Shortbread
— 7:38 AM on December 28, 2012

The Pick 6 Bloomberg: Weak Windows 8 demand saps PC sales, Fujitsu president says Neowin: Sorry, Windows Blue won't bring back the...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Security hole found in Nvidia driver service
— 3:44 PM on December 27, 2012

Graphics drivers often get flak for compatibility issues and overzealous optimizations, but we rarely hear about security holes. There are exceptions for everything, though.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia's TegraZone app lends WinRT gamers a hand
— 3:28 PM on December 27, 2012

Got a WinRT tablet? Jealous of your iPad-toting friends and their cornucopia of games? Well, serves you right for being an early adopter. Help is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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AMD loses another top chip exec to Samsung
— 10:00 AM on December 27, 2012

Another high-placed AMD chip executive has jumped ship. According to a report by AllThingsD, 25-year AMD veteran Michael Goddard has quietly left his post...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Thursday Shortbread
— 12:36 AM on December 27, 2012

The Pick 6 WCCFtech: Intel Haswell and Broadwell microprocessor variants detailed University of Southampton: Building a Raspberry Pi supercomputer (video) Engadget: Toshiba preps...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Rumor: 95W AMD FX-8300 due later this week
— 10:09 AM on December 26, 2012

AMD's FX-8350 processor is a relatively solid performer for the price, but it has two notable downsides: sub-par gaming performance and high power consumption....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Boxing Day Shortbread
— 8:27 AM on December 26, 2012

The Fierce Five DigiTimes: Intel expected to show new smartphone platform at 2013 MWC British Journal of Photography: Canon discontinues the popular...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Christmas Day Shortbread
— 4:19 PM on December 25, 2012

7 Up Seeking Alpha: Is there a turnaround for AMD ahead? The China Post: Intel smartphone chips as energy-efficient as its competitors:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Christmas Eve Shortbread
— 11:37 PM on December 24, 2012

7 Up The x86 power myth busted at AnandTech X-bit labs: Sharp demonstates 6" screen with 2560x1600 resolution, opens doors to extreme HD...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Acer said to be prepping a $99 Android tablet
— 11:33 AM on December 24, 2012

Another interesting story at the Wall Street Journal this morning: according to a "person with direct knowledge of the project," Acer is cooking up...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Etc.
— 10:44 AM on December 24, 2012

Howdy, folks. As Christmas approaches, we'll be scaling back our publishing schedule somewhat. We will be attempting to post some news today, but...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming The Tech Report

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WSJ: Staples, others, adjust prices based on location
— 9:53 AM on December 24, 2012

This summer, the Wall Street Journal broke a story about Orbitz featuring different deals for Mac and PC users. The Journal is now...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Rumor: iPad 5 due in March of next year
— 6:00 AM on December 24, 2012

Bought a new iPad for Christmas? Enjoy it while you can, because it might be obsolete in about three months. That's according to Chinese site...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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