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Nvidia churns out 306.23 WHQL drivers, urges users to upgrade
— 5:13 PM on September 13, 2012

Looks like Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 660 and 650 graphics cards have arrived hand-in-hand with a fresh driver release. The GeForce 306.23 drivers are

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Helium-filled hard drives increase density, lower power
— 10:54 AM on September 13, 2012

To quote UK rapper Scroobius Pip, "helium is the second-lightest gas that there...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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GeForce GTX 660 already available at Newegg
— 10:34 AM on September 13, 2012

There's something awfully frustrating about soft launches—when products get announced but don't become available until a few days, weeks, or months later. Luckily, that's not...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Review: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 660 graphics card
— 8:00 AM on September 13, 2012

The new GK106 GPU makes its debut in Nvidia's $230 GeForce GTX 660 graphics card. We see how it stacks up against mid-range...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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OCZ's Barefoot 3-powered Vector SSD due next quarter
— 6:00 AM on September 13, 2012

Back in July, we learned all about OCZ's upcoming Barefoot 3 controller. This week at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the guys...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Office 2013 upgrade offer could start on October 19
— 5:39 PM on September 12, 2012

These are momentous times for Microsoft. Over the next several months, we're going to see the company refresh not just Windows, but also its Office...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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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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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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$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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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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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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Samsung widget offers pseudo Start menu in Windows 8
— 12:47 PM on August 28, 2012

We don't always like it when system vendors layer their own user interface elements on top of the operating system. The supposed enhancements are often...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Leaked Valleyview slides detail next-gen Atom SoC
— 10:32 AM on August 28, 2012

Some possible details have leaked out regarding next-generation Atom processors. The information comes from an official-looking presentation deck published by EXPreview. Most of the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

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