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XBMC 11.0 now ready for your HTPC
— 11:16 AM on March 26, 2012

Almost exactly three months after its first public beta release, XBMC 11 has gone gold. Dubbed Eden, this first major release in...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Arctic, fiber optic cables to link Japan and the UK
— 11:24 AM on March 21, 2012

This summer, work will begin on a trio of undersea cables linking Japan to the United Kingdom. Two of those lines will make their...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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It's official: HP to combine PC, printer divisions
— 9:53 AM on March 21, 2012

Score another one for the rumor mill. HP has pretty much confirmed the early morning rumors, announcing an "organizational realignment" that will see...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Miscellaneous

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Rumor: HP to merge PC and printer divisions
— 6:00 AM on March 21, 2012

Just seven months ago ago, HP was making preparations to get rid of its PC business. That move was eventually canceled, and now,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Miscellaneous

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Release roundup: Fans, Mini-ITX cases, and more
— 5:59 PM on March 15, 2012

In this week's look at miscellaneous product launches and announcements, we bring news from Antec, Genius, Lian Li, and Toshiba: Antec...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Cooling Storage

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Intel gearing up for Internet-based TV service
— 12:31 PM on March 13, 2012

The revolution may be televised, but it's still unclear which content providers will have the live feed. Right now, incumbent cable providers are probably...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Asus preps new PCIe, USB, and integrated audio solutions
— 2:04 AM on January 12, 2012

All has been quiet on the Xonar front, but that's set to change early this year. Asus is prepping a couple of new audio...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Etc.
— 10:09 AM on November 10, 2011

Howdy, all. You may have noticed that it's seemed a little quiet around here this week. That's because we're all working like mad behind the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia The Tech Report

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Poll: What's the best premium upgrade?
— 12:29 PM on November 3, 2011

When upgrading their PCs, most enthusiasts seem to focus on swapping in faster CPUs and graphics cards. The CPU has the biggest impact on...

Poll Question: • Best premium upgrade:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cooling Displays Input devices

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Creative announces quad-core Core3D audio processor
— 11:15 AM on September 2, 2011

The pace of progress in the PC audio market can probably be best described as glacial. Brace yourself, though, because another chunk just fell...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Poll: The third dimension
— 5:23 PM on July 27, 2011

I went to see the new Harry Potter movie the other day, and predictably, the most convenient screening available at 9 PM on a Saturday...

Poll Question: • When it comes to stereoscopic 3D, I prefer:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Microsoft adds RAW preview support to Windows 7
— 5:19 PM on July 26, 2011

Fellow photographers, rejoice! After a quick codec pack download, those of you running Windows 7 or Vista should be able to preview RAW files straight...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Release roundup: Fresh PSUs, gaming headphones, and a dock
— 3:37 PM on July 22, 2011

No doubt owing to the ongoing summer lull, the pickings are slim this week as far as new product introductions go. Still, our inbox has...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Power Storage

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Asus' Xonar U3 USB audio device
— 11:14 PM on July 13, 2011

For just $40, the Xonar U3 squeezes headphone and microphone jacks, an S/PDIF output, EAX emulation, speaker virtualization, and Dolby Digital Live support into...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Bigfoot Killer Wireless-N cards land in Alienware laptops
— 11:59 AM on July 11, 2011

We don't hear Bigfoot's name all that often these days, but the company is still out there scoring juicy design wins with PC vendors. This...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Deal of the week: $1/GB solid-state storage and more
— 2:11 PM on July 8, 2011

We've got a cornucopia of deals for you this week, starting with an eye-popping bargain on a 64GB solid-state drive. Kingston's SSDNow V100 64GB currently...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Storage Memory

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Amazon Cloud Drive gets sort-of-unlimited music storage
— 6:00 AM on July 7, 2011

Clearly, Amazon isn't taking the impending arrival of iCloud lying down. The company has announced three improvements that make Cloud Drive and Cloud Player...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Antec's Soundscience Rockus 3D|2.1 speakers
— 12:55 AM on May 26, 2011

Much like Corsair, Antec has delved into the audio world with its first set of PC speakers. How did it fare?

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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