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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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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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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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AMD courts servers with new FirePro cards
— 11:01 PM on August 26, 2012

Earlier this month, AMD added a bunch of new FirePro products to its lineup of workstation graphics cards. All of them employ 28-nm...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers

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IEEE taking input on next-gen Ethernet standard
— 6:00 AM on August 21, 2012

The Ethernet standard currently tops out at a staggering 100 Gbps, which requires...

Type: News story Tags: Networking Servers Workstations

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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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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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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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Quantum dots to brighten LCD colors next year
— 11:14 AM on August 2, 2012

The colors in notebook LCD displays are poised to get a little richer thanks to quantum dots. 3M and Nanosys have created a plastic...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Oculus Rift VR headset seeks Kickstarter funding
— 11:25 AM on August 1, 2012

Want to help fund the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset? There's a Kickstarter for that. The folks behind the gaming-focused VR googles have taken to...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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A look at hardware video transcoding on the PC
— 3:50 PM on July 30, 2012

The market is rife with hardware video transcoders and software that can take advantage of them. However, making sense of that jungle of disparate offerings...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Those 27-inch IPS displays from Korea are for real
— 1:16 PM on July 25, 2012

In forum threads across the web, enthusiasts have been swapping stories of amazing deals on 27" monitors with beautiful IPS panels imported from Korea. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays

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