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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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Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' hits the web
— 12:55 PM on October 13, 2011

Sick of the hubbub about iOS 5? Here's a new operating system launch that might be more up your alley. Canonical put up version 11.10...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Steve Jobs dies
— 7:12 PM on October 5, 2011

Apple founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has died. A tribute page on the Apple website delivers the news, along with a brief note:

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Miscellaneous Internet Software Mac

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Epic ports Unreal Engine 3... to Flash
— 9:30 AM on October 5, 2011

Unreal Engine 3 has definitely shown up in some unexpected places—most notably Apple's iOS devices, in the form of Infinity Blade (and the upcoming Infinity...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Internet Software

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Chrome may soon pass Firefox in popularity
— 9:33 AM on September 30, 2011

Firefox was the go-to alternative to Internet Explorer for many years. Then, in September 2008, Google released Chrome. The Google browser has been slowly growing...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Are sound cards still relevant?
— 10:58 PM on September 29, 2011

Recently, I supplemented my desktop's arsenal of hardware with a stand-alone Asus Xonar DX sound card. This upgrade was something of a shot in...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Intel drops MeeGo, backs new OS project
— 9:28 AM on September 28, 2011

Looks like MeeGo is about to join webOS in the graveyard of mobile operating systems that didn't quite make it. Intel announced this morning...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Firefox 7 released, scores well in performance tests
— 10:46 AM on September 27, 2011

Firefox 7 is out, and the release has prompted the folks at Lifehacker to run some performance tests on the current crop of...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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3D-enabled Flash Player 11 coming next month
— 5:08 PM on September 21, 2011

Unfazed by the cold shoulder Microsoft seems to be giving it, Adobe has announced a new version of its Flash Player designed to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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USB dongle eases Internet file transfers
— 10:58 AM on September 20, 2011

PC enthusiasts never seem to have a problem sending files back and forth over the Internet. There are plenty of different methods to use,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Foldit gamers solve HIV protein puzzle
— 12:34 PM on September 19, 2011

TR readers may be familiar with protein-folding projects like Folding@home, which harness the computational power of dormant PCs (or dedicated Frankenbot farms) to perform scientific...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Windows 8's Metro browser won't support plug-ins—or Flash
— 4:06 AM on September 15, 2011

There's been talk of replacing Flash with HTML5 across many corners of the industry, but Microsoft might have taken the boldest step yet. On the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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Yahoo board ousts Carol Bartz as CEO
— 6:00 AM on September 7, 2011

In January 2009, Yahoo announced that Carol Bartz would replace co-founder Jerry Yang as CEO. Bartz boldly vowed to make sure Yahoo got some...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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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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The next computing revolution will be televised
— 12:50 AM on September 2, 2011

Up until very recently, I had been able to remain faithful to my home-theater PC. Well, that's not entirely true. I've gone through...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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The Pirate Bay founders start file hosting service
— 9:54 AM on August 30, 2011

The folks behind infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay have a new venture, and it's reportedly legit. TorrentFreak has the skinny on BayFiles,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Slashdot editor-in-chief CmdrTaco resigns
— 11:34 AM on August 25, 2011

First Steve, now Rob. Slashdot co-founder and news-for-nerds visionary Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda has announced his resignation from the site. Malda doesn't say...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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FCC report examines broadband ISP performance
— 12:04 PM on August 3, 2011

The FCC has published a report (PDF) on the performance of wired broadband in the US. In addition to comparing sustained upload and...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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