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Release roundup: High-end gear and a neat SATA dock
— 6:04 PM on February 23, 2012

This week in the roundup, we bring tidings of fresh product launches from ASRock, PowerColor, Thermaltake, and Spire: ASRock and Fatal1ty...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cooling Storage

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Ice Cream Sandwich update trickling out to original Transformer tablets
— 12:04 PM on February 23, 2012

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream... sandwich, that is. In a post on its Facebook page, Asus has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Via QuadCore CPU rides in on new Mini-ITX boards
— 11:11 AM on February 23, 2012

Remember the QuadCore CPU Via introduced last spring? We've been waiting for the chip to pop up in actual products, and now it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Gabe Newell talks DRM, open to developing gaming hardware
— 3:31 PM on February 22, 2012

Comic off-shoot The Penny Arcade Report has posted a lengthy interview with Valve's Gabe Newell. While he doesn't reveal the release date for the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Borderlands 2 due on September 18
— 9:37 AM on February 22, 2012

Today's shooters are nice, but they lack a certain je ne sais quoi—like, say, thousands of procedurally generated weapons, which the player is compulsively driven...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Alan Wake PC port pays for itself in 48 hours
— 6:00 AM on February 22, 2012

The PC gets a bad rap as a gaming platform. Developers neglect it, console aficionados deride it, and publishers characterize it as an unprofitable pirate's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Hitachi's 7-mm Travelstar Z7K500 eyes Ivy Bridge ultrabooks
— 2:01 AM on February 22, 2012

Although most 2.5" hard drives measure 9.5 mm thick, ultraportables are increasingly using slimmer 7-mm models. Hitachi says it's shipped 25 million of the slender...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Oldies but goodies and new SSDs
— 5:02 PM on February 17, 2012

Let's start our weekly deal post with a game sale—because there's no better way to kick off a long weekend than to get caught up...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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Release roundup: Efficient power and a Z77 sneak peak
— 4:44 PM on February 17, 2012

In this week's look at miscellaneous press releases and product announcements, we have news from Antec, Biostar, NZXT, and Samsung: Antec...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Power Storage

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Report: Eric Demers headed to Qualcomm
— 1:10 PM on February 17, 2012

AMD graphics CTO Eric Demers left the company earlier this week to pursue opportunites elsewhere. According an "industry source close to the matter,"...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Tactical Intervention teaser will remind you of Counter-Strike
— 12:09 PM on February 17, 2012

More than a decade has passed since Minh Le and Jess Cliffe forever changed the world of online multiplayer shooters by releasing Counter-Strike, then a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Far Cry 3 trailer sets mature tone
— 2:17 PM on February 15, 2012

Although I really enjoyed the most of the original Far Cry, the sequel really didn't do it for me—all the driving made the game feel...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Skyrim nets two million mod downloads
— 11:45 AM on February 15, 2012

Barely a week has passed since Bethesda released the Skyrim Creation Kit. This suite of mod tools allows regular folks to craft their...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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The Mass Effect 3 demo is up for grabs
— 6:00 AM on February 15, 2012

If that 40-minute gameplay video wasn't enough to get you psyched for the next chapter in the Mass Effect series, EA and BioWare have...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Authenticating wall socket could charge for power
— 12:38 PM on February 14, 2012

Power leeches are pretty common these days. Airports and coffee shops seem to be their natural habitats, but they can be found anywhere there's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Ultrabook supplier caves under pressure from Apple
— 6:00 AM on February 14, 2012

Is Apple throwing its weight around to keep suppliers from dabbling in ultrabooks? Maybe so, at least according to a Commercial Times report quoted...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Video shows 40 minutes of Mass Effect 3 gameplay
— 12:02 PM on February 13, 2012

In less than a month, Mass Effect 3 is due to hit the PC. If you can't wait that long for a taste of Shepard's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Epic to show Unreal Engine 4 this year
— 9:38 AM on February 13, 2012

Last September, Epic Games Technical Director Tim Sweeney said Unreal Engine 4 wouldn't "see the light of day until probably around 2014." That may...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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