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TR's March 2012 system guide
— 4:16 PM on February 22, 2012

Not much new hardware has come out since we published our last guide in December, but this edition is still choc-full of small, incremental...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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Etc.
— 9:45 AM on February 13, 2012

Morning, all. We are getting our first real snow of the winter here in the KC area, and the kids are out of school...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: The trouble with Best Buy
— 5:05 PM on February 10, 2012

While I was out traveling last week, someone remarked to me that Best Buy may be having some financial trouble, a fact they found somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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New Ultrastar SSD sports 25-nm SLC NAND
— 11:21 AM on February 9, 2012

Consumer-grade SSDs started making the transition to 25-nm NAND early last year. We saw enterprise-oriented drives based on MLC flash make the jump, as...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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WSJ: Google to offer Dropbox-like 'Drive' service
— 9:35 AM on February 9, 2012

Watch out, Dropbox. You're about to get some competition from Google. At least, that's what the Wall Street Journal says, quoting "people familiar with the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google serves up Chrome for Android 4.0
— 6:00 AM on February 8, 2012

Wait, doesn't Google already make the default web browser for Android? That's what I thought when I came across this bit of news yesterday. As...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Personal tech

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Flash Player for Firefox to get its own sandbox
— 9:45 AM on February 7, 2012

Looks like Adobe is hard at work trying to keep Flash secure. After successfully teaming up with Google to integrate a sandboxed Flash Player...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Crytek inspires streaming social gaming service
— 1:38 PM on February 6, 2012

Is there enough social networking in your life? If not, you might be interested in a new venture concocted in collaboration with Crytek CEO...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Deal of the week: SSDs, graphics, and displays
— 5:31 PM on February 3, 2012

If you checked our latest review, then you'll know why we're featuring Samsung's 830 Series solid-state drives in our deal post. Newegg offers 64GB,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays

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Facebook files for IPO, reveals monster profits
— 6:00 AM on February 2, 2012

You've probably heard about this by now, because it's all over the news: Facebook has filed for its initial public offering. What you may...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Firefox 10 adds built-in dev tools
— 3:56 PM on January 31, 2012

With major new versions of Firefox and Chrome rolling out every few weeks, it's easy to tune them out. Believe it or not, though, the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Valve games now available through Impulse
— 10:51 AM on January 31, 2012

EA has received a lot of well-deserved flak for making certain new games exclusive to its Origin distribution service. All PC releases should be...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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PC gaming in 3D stereo: 3D Vision 2 vs. HD3D
— 11:47 AM on January 25, 2012

We've pitted 3D Vision 2 and HD3D gaming rigs against each other in order to get a feel for the current state of stereo...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays

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Gartner: Apple was top semiconductor buyer in 2011
— 4:10 PM on January 24, 2012

Apple has gotten big lately. Really big. So big that, last summer, it briefly became the highest valued company by market capitalization in the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Friday night topic: Winter driving madness
— 4:38 PM on January 20, 2012

After a mild start, it looks like this winter is gearing up a bit, dropping snow and ice around various parts of the U.S. this...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Intel sets $54 billion revenue record
— 3:58 PM on January 19, 2012

Despite all the doom and gloom about the PC industry being destroyed by tablets, Intel had a record year. The company raked in $54...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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Website blackouts protest SOPA
— 9:52 AM on January 18, 2012

As promised, quite a few websites are protesting the pending Stop Online Piracy Act legislation by staging a one-day blackout or strike, while others...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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