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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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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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SanDisk ramps 19-nm, 128 Gb flash chips
— 6:00 AM on February 23, 2012

And the next stepping stone on the way to uber-cheap solid-state drives has been laid. SanDisk says it has begun shipping 128Gb multi-level-cell NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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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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Via's cooking up its own SSD controller
— 11:02 AM on February 16, 2012

Remember when Via used to make hardware for PC enthusiasts? Yeah, it's been a while. These days, the only Via chips that end up in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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IHS: Hard drive supply won't recover 'til third quarter
— 5:36 PM on February 13, 2012

To say the floods in Thailand have wreaked havoc on hard drive supply would be an understatement. Drive makers have quoted various time frames for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Deal of the week: SSDs, PSUs, and motherboards
— 1:00 PM on February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day approaches. As you lavish your significant other with flowers, chocolates, and hand-written coupons for various, ahem, favors, be sure not to forget...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Displays

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