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Entertainment apps overtake multiplayer gaming on Xbox Live
— 12:48 PM on March 27, 2012

Need further proof that the next Xbox might be a more media-centric device? The Verge has learned that Xbox Live members are using...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles

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

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

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

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

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

The misadventures of Blu-ray in HTPC land
— 2:56 PM on January 13, 2012

If you'll humor me, I'd like to take a brief break from all the CES coverage to complain about the sad state of Blu-ray on...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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

Where's my 21st-century television?
— 10:10 AM on December 9, 2011

Gabe Newell said something that caught my eye the other day. As part of a broader interview with The Cambridge Student, Newell shared some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

— 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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