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Stardock offers substitute Start menu for Windows 8
— 4:56 PM on March 6, 2012

That didn't take long. Barely a week after the Windows 8 Consumer Preview's release, someone has whipped up a substitute for the decommissioned Start...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Roccat app turns smartphone into PC gaming accessory
— 3:26 PM on March 6, 2012

Want to use your smartphone to monitor and control your PC while gaming? There's an app for that—multiple ones, actually. Roccat's new

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Software Personal tech

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Intel unveils the Xeon E5-2600 series
— 11:00 AM on March 6, 2012

Although the Sandy Bridge CPU microarchitecture has been available in laptops and desktops for over a year,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Win8 Catalysts arrive... without 7000-series support
— 6:00 AM on March 2, 2012

Tinkering with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a Radeon-powered PC? Good news: there's a new Catalyst driver out designed specially for you. You can...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Microsoft seeding Windows 8 developers with Tegra 3 PCs
— 11:48 AM on February 29, 2012

Nvidia is serious about getting its ARM-based processors inside Windows 8 systems. The company is working with Microsoft to supply developers and device makers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Operating systems

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JPR: Nvidia ruled discrete GPUs last quarter
— 9:37 AM on February 27, 2012

The latest discrete graphics shipment figures from Jon Peddie Research are in, and they suggest Nvidia is holding on to a growing piece of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Zune, Windows Live brands said to be on the chopping block
— 4:42 PM on February 24, 2012

Microsoft is cleaning house, it sounds like. We found out this morning that the company might cut down on the number of OS editions with...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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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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Forbes: Before ATI, AMD wanted to buy Nvidia
— 9:33 AM on February 23, 2012

Here's a fun bit of alternate history for you: what if AMD had never bought ATI? According to an interesting story by Forbes, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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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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VLC media player 2.0.0 released
— 11:02 AM on February 21, 2012

VLC media player is arguably the best video playback software around. If you're a fan, good news: version 2.0.0 has been released in...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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GeForce 295.73 drivers speed up Skyrim (and more)
— 10:28 AM on February 21, 2012

Amid the endless (and sometimes confusing) flood of AMD Catalyst updates, it's easy to forget that Nvidia, too, releases updated graphics drivers on occasion. Nvidia...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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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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Catalyst 12.2 'Pre-Certified Driver' goes up for download
— 9:44 AM on February 17, 2012

Now that's a new one. AMD has lobbed plenty of preview and GPU-specific drivers at us before, but the company's latest release is something else...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Radeon HD 7700-series availability is spotty
— 11:25 AM on February 16, 2012

Hoping to grab a Radeon HD 7700-series graphics card the day after launch? Well, we've got good news and bad news. The good news...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Despite slow quarter, yearly profits surge for Nvidia
— 4:29 PM on February 15, 2012

Nvidia is one of those companies with funky fiscal quarters that straddle different calendar quarters, so it has only just released its year-end results. For the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Personal tech

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Graphics CTO Eric Demers leaves AMD
— 1:58 PM on February 14, 2012

Add Eric Demers to the list of AMD executives who are no longer with the company. Fresh from speaking with us at an analyst event...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Leaked slide hints at Haswell upgrade path
— 10:54 AM on February 13, 2012

More details are leaking out on Haswell, Intel's next-next-gen CPU. The chip will succeed Ivy Bridge and is due out in the first half...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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