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DVD playback dropped from core Windows 8 features
— 9:37 AM on May 4, 2012

If you want to watch a DVD movie on Windows 8, you're going to need to spring for the Media Center upgrade. In a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Operating systems

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Streaming video services may soon require cable TV subscriptions
— 11:31 AM on May 1, 2012

Thanks to streaming (and a little help from BitTorrent,) folks are increasingly ditching their cable TV service to watch videos online. The cable companies...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Microsoft, Barnes & Noble partner up
— 4:32 PM on April 30, 2012

In a few short months, or maybe a little longer, Windows 8 will arrive aboard a whole fleet of new PCs and tablets. Will there...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Intel's USB 3.0 controller is faster than AMD's, too
— 4:57 PM on April 10, 2012

Producing our Z77 motherboard round-up took more consecutive 12+ hour days than I'd care to admit. There simply wasn't enough time to squeeze...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Release roundup: New Corsair Vengeance gear and more
— 5:47 PM on April 5, 2012

We have a little bit of everything this week, with announcements from Corsair, Fractal Design, and Razer about everything from headphones to fans: ...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Cooling

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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

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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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Report: Ivy Bridge motherboard prices falling already
— 12:08 PM on March 22, 2012

Could a price war on Ivy Bridge motherboards be brewing before Intel's next-gen CPU even hits the market? According to DigiTimes' moles in the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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Dual-socket Sandy Bridge-EP workstation board hits Newegg
— 11:06 AM on March 13, 2012

EVGA isn't the only one with an enthusiast-friendly, dual-socket workstation board designed for Intel's new Sandy Bridge-EP Xeons. Asus has officially lifted the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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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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AMD sued over allegedly defective chipsets
— 3:00 PM on January 4, 2012

Looks like AMD has yet another problem to contend with: a lawsuit from the world's biggest contract manufacturer of notebooks. Bloomberg reports that Quanta Computer...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing

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Ivy Bridge chipset specs come into focus
— 11:01 AM on December 13, 2011

Everyone is excited about Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge CPUs. There's good reason, especially since the next-gen processors will be able to slip into some...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

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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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