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A preview of the reviews for the iPhone 5
— 5:59 PM on September 10, 2012

This Wednesday (September 12, 2012), Apple will announce the new iPhone. Probably called the iPhone 5, but possibly the iPhone Rambo: 4S Part II. Note...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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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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Advertising opt-out, wall charger add $35 to Kindle Fire prices
— 11:00 AM on September 10, 2012

Amazon launched a handful of new Kindle Fire tablets last week. They're pretty affordable, with a 9" model available for as little as...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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Amazon launches whole fleet of new Kindles
— 3:29 PM on September 6, 2012

We were expecting new Kindle hardware at Amazon's keynote event today, and that's precisely what we got. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took the stage to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nokia details Lumia 820 and 920 handsets for Windows Phone 8
— 2:08 PM on September 6, 2012

Microsoft hasn't made much of a dent in the smartphone market, but perhaps its upcoming Windows Phone 8 operating system will change that. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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Apple confirms September 12 date for iPhone 5 event
— 6:00 AM on September 5, 2012

After months of relentless speculation and countless leaks, the iPhone 5's release date is finally official. As The Verge reports, Apple has been sending...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Acer, Asus to pull out of netbook market
— 9:18 AM on September 4, 2012

The death knell may be sounding for netbooks. According to a recent story by DigiTimes, two heavyweights of the netbook world, Acer and Asus, both...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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Bloomberg: 7.85'' iPad coming in October, new Kindle Fire next week
— 9:26 AM on August 31, 2012

The rumor mill never ceases to grind out stories about upcoming tablets, phones, and other gadgets. Sometimes, though, it's nice to see a mainstream news...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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