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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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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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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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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

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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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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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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