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New Steam beta lets you install games to other drives
— 5:34 PM on September 11, 2012

Steam's great—I'd go so far as to say it's one of the best things about PC gaming. It's not so great for gamers with solid-state...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Seagate, WD tease next-gen hybrid drives
— 10:42 AM on September 11, 2012

Looks like Intel's next-generation Haswell platform will have some special sauce for hybrid...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Rumor: 13-inch Retina MacBook, new iMacs already shipping
— 9:23 AM on September 10, 2012

Love the new MacBook Pro with Retina display but hate the $2,199 asking price? Well, good news. According to DigiTimes, which says it was tipped...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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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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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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$5 Win8 app skips Metro on startup
— 6:00 AM on September 6, 2012

If you were reading the news last month, you might have heard that the release version of Windows 8 won't allow folks to boot...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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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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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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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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Virtu MVP goes mobile, arrives on Origin laptops
— 9:30 AM on August 31, 2012

Lucid's Virtu MVP graphics virtualization software is already supported by a substantial number of desktop motherboards. Now, the software is becoming available on notebooks—and, according...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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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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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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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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