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Release roundup: Gaming headphones and workstation goodies
— 5:37 PM on August 30, 2012

We've got a mix of workstation hardware and enthusiast gear in this week's release roundup. Announcements from Cooler Master, Kingston, and Sapphire have all made...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage

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Dual VelociRaptors take root in external Thunderbolt drive
— 11:09 AM on August 30, 2012

Western Digital's terabyte VelociRaptor hard drive has popped up in a rather unexpected place. The 10k-RPM mechanical monster is part of WD's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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A few weeks with Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone
— 10:20 AM on August 30, 2012

Samsung's Galaxy S III is the hottest Android handset on the market right now. We spent a few weeks with one to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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HP unveils hybrid 11.6'' Windows 8 tablet
— 9:18 AM on August 30, 2012

We learned a couple of months back that HP has no plans for ARM-powered Windows RT tablets—at least not yet. The firm still intends...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung Series 5 and Series 7 Slates break cover
— 6:00 AM on August 30, 2012

Remember the Windows 8 hybrid Samsung teased earlier this week? The system was formally unveiled at the IFA show in Berlin, Germany, and it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Wireless device recharging is coming to laptops, says Intel
— 12:12 PM on August 29, 2012

Modern notebooks are loaded with wireless technologies. The 802.11 alphabet soup covers Wi-Fi networking, while various flavors of Bluetooth provide peripheral connectivity. NFC chips are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Unreal Engine 3 ported to Windows RT
— 10:48 AM on August 29, 2012

ARM-based Windows tablets are a couple of months off, and their gaming potential just got a nice boost from Epic. Unreal Engine 3, the basis...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Asus unveils new Zenbooks both big and small
— 10:24 AM on August 29, 2012

Asus has let loose a flurry of press releases at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany. A lot of attention seems to be...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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FAA forms group to examine in-flight electronics usage
— 12:10 PM on August 28, 2012

Earlier this year, we learned that the Federal Aviation Administration was taking a fresh look at whether passengers should be able to use electronics...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Best Buy lists $300 Lenovo tablet with Tegra 3 SoC
— 12:17 PM on August 27, 2012

According to research firm ABI, tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million units this year. The market is growing rapidly, and falling prices...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung teases Windows 8 hybrid
— 10:25 AM on August 27, 2012

Add Samsung to the list of PC vendors with a Windows 8 hybrid in the works. Although the system won't be unveiled formally until the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Discounted Radeons, SSDs, and a mechanical keyboard
— 12:38 PM on August 24, 2012

Earlier this week, AMD trimmed mid-range Radeon prices, providing plenty of fooder for this week's deals post. For the most part, the discounts...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Input devices

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Terabyte Toshiba hybrid drive has 8GB of NAND cache
— 11:01 AM on August 24, 2012

Seagate has been selling hybrid hard drives that combine flash memory with traditional mechanical platters for several years. We've reviewed a couple of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Release roundup: Windowed cases, 1200W power, and an OC-friendly mobo
— 11:31 AM on August 23, 2012

Every week, we gather press releases that slipped through the net of our daily coverage, and we post them in the release roundup. Here's this...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Power

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Archos intros 10-inch tablet hybrid
— 1:06 PM on August 22, 2012

Keyboards and screen covers seem to be the most popular tablet accessories these days, but they're typically sold separately. Archos' new 101 XS tablet includes...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung to invest $4 billion in Austin fab
— 6:00 AM on August 22, 2012

AMD founder Jerry Sanders is famous for saying that "only real men have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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New discoveries improve battery recharging
— 9:15 AM on August 20, 2012

Researchers have made a couple of new discoveries that could have an impact on how batteries are charged. The first comes from a team at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Graphics, RAM, PSUs, and games
— 4:18 PM on August 17, 2012

Let's kick off this deal post with Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 660 Ti, which we reviewed yesterday and featured in our latest system...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Memory Gaming

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