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Microsoft tries to patent room-filling immersive display
— 11:25 AM on September 12, 2012

Microsoft is trying to patent the holodeck. Well, sort of. Back in early 2011, the company filed a patent application for an "immersive...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Google's Autocomplete censors The Pirate Bay
— 6:00 AM on September 11, 2012

Last month, Google announced that websites with "high numbers" of copyright removal notices would soon appear lower in its search results. Now, the search...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Copyright

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Friday night topic: Working weird
— 5:53 PM on September 7, 2012

The rise of the Internet, the ubiquity of high-speed access, and the fact that I run a website have all combined to make my day-to-day...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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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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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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Crackers getting stronger, passwords still weak
— 11:08 AM on August 21, 2012

Every few months, it seems like another major website gets hacked. User accounts are often compromised, releasing millions of passwords into the darker corners of...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Right to resell downloaded music challenged in US court
— 2:46 PM on August 20, 2012

An EU court has already ruled that downloaded games and software can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Internet

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UPDATED: Entire OnLive staff laid off
— 2:58 PM on August 17, 2012

Could the days of cloud gaming service OnLive be numbered? It's too early to know for sure, but according to a report by Mashable...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet Software

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Creative revamps Sound Blaster audio lineup
— 11:29 AM on August 16, 2012

Creative is rolling out a new family of sound cards at the Gamescom convention this week. The Sound Blaster Z-Series appears to use the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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New MPEG standard purportedly twice as efficient as H.264
— 10:04 AM on August 16, 2012

Over the past few years, H.264 video compression has permeated just about every corner of the tech world—YouTube, Blu-ray, cable and satellite HDTV, cell phones,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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EA expects 40% of revenue from digital sales
— 11:24 AM on August 13, 2012

Valve is a privately held company, so it's under no obligation to share financial details with the public. As a result, we don't have...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Google to rank down alleged copyright infringers
— 6:00 AM on August 13, 2012

Has Google caved to pressure from copyright holders? Without explanation last Friday, the company announced that its search algorithm will soon start ranking down...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Chrome gets more stable, more secure Flash plug-in
— 6:00 AM on August 9, 2012

Flash may be on its way out in the mobile world, but it's still going strong on the PC. Now, Google says the version of...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewed
— 8:56 PM on August 8, 2012

Asus' Xonar DGX and DSX cost less than $50, making them tempting upgrades for folks seeking better sound. Both cards have PCI Express interfaces,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Dell's new 27-inch IPS monitor doubles price of Korean imports
— 10:48 AM on August 8, 2012

27" IPS monitors have been a hot topic recently, and now Dell has a new one. Like typical 27-inchers, the UltraSharp U2713HM offers a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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XBMC signs on to support $99 Ouya console
— 10:56 AM on August 7, 2012

Despite its critics, the Ouya game console is proving to be one of Kickstarter's most popular projects. The funding drive began in mid-July,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Software

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Carmack keynote touches on Doom 4, VR displays
— 10:49 AM on August 6, 2012

When id Software programmer John Carmack speaks, people listen. In fact, folks line up for the chance to hear the guy live. Carmack's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: Cheap storage, bargain IPS displays, and more
— 4:17 PM on August 3, 2012

1TB and 2TB hard drives still cost more than they did prior to last year's Thailand floods, but oddly enough, 3TB models seem to be...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Software

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