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Couch-friendly Big Picture UI comes to Steam
— 11:54 AM on September 10, 2012

We first heard about Steam's Big Picture mode last February. At the time, Valve promised a couch-friendly user interface for its popular game...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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NYT: Valve working on augmented-reality glasses
— 6:00 AM on September 10, 2012

It's no secret that Valve is quietly working on some kind of hardware project—the company's latest job posting was quite direct about it. But...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A 128GB SSD for $55, and other bargains
— 5:17 PM on September 7, 2012

The cost per gigabyte of solid-state storage has been shrinking for a while now, but we're still amazed at some of the deals that pop...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Mobile computing Gaming

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Diaspora offers Battlestar Galactica space combat for free
— 12:38 PM on September 7, 2012

Like many old-school PC gamers, I spent a fair amount of my youth playing space combat sims like Wing Commander. Years later, a good...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Quad-core CPU appears on Pico-ITX board
— 11:26 AM on September 7, 2012

Over the past year or so, a bunch of mini PC boards have combined ARM-based SoCs with basic I/O ports. These barebones computers tend...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Intel trims third-quarter revenue forecast
— 9:13 AM on September 7, 2012

We don't usually see Intel miss its revenue targets, but apparently, that's what's going to happen this quarter. The chipmaker announced this morning that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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New Ivy Bridge desktop duallies include $86 Pentium
— 9:20 AM on September 6, 2012

On Tuesday, we told you all about the latest revision of Intel's price list, which quietly introduced the very first dual-core Ivy Bridge processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Ultrabook-bound Haswell chips to have 10W TDPs
— 5:41 PM on September 5, 2012

Looks like next year's ultrabooks may have even slimmer, lighter frames and longer battery run times than today's models. The folks at The Verge have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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13-inch Trinity ultraportable slips under $700
— 12:50 PM on September 5, 2012

AMD's 17W Trinity APUs are slowly making their way into more ultra-slim systems. In June, HP introduced the Envy Sleekbook 6 with an...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Revamped Steam Community opens its doors
— 11:23 AM on September 5, 2012

Valve's Steam distribution system continues to evolve into more of a social gaming platform. After an apparently short beta period entailing some 440,000 testers,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Ubisoft cans activation limits, always-on DRM
— 9:24 AM on September 5, 2012

Talk about an unexpected turnaround. On the heels of its CEO's weirdly implausible allegations about PC game piracy, Ubisoft has announced that it's officially...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Intel adds cheaper, dual-core desktop Ivy CPUs
— 11:52 AM on September 4, 2012

Shopping for an Ivy Bridge processor on a budget has just gotten a little bit easier. Intel quietly updated its price list over the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Valve job posting teases hardware plans
— 6:00 AM on September 4, 2012

Is it me, or is Valve growing more and more eager to break...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Game consoles

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Deal of the week: Game bundles and uber-cheap SSDs
— 5:28 PM on August 31, 2012

It's been a while since we kicked off one of our deal posts with a gaming bonanza. Let's rectify that, starting with a couple of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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New Borderlands 2 trailer is all you need to watch
— 3:26 PM on August 31, 2012

We're just 18 days away from the release of Borderlands 2. The game has already made headlines, not least of all because Nvidia decided to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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40 casual, indie Xbox games ready for Win8 launch
— 11:25 AM on August 31, 2012

When it comes out on October 26, Windows 8 should be able to run all of the same triple-A blockbuster games as Windows 7 (barring...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Asetek gets liquid cooling patents, sues CoolIT
— 2:56 PM on August 30, 2012

Patent infringement lawsuits aren't just for smartphones. Water-cooler maker Asetek is suing rival firm CoolIT Systems according to this report over at VR-Zone. Turns...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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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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