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NAND prices may rise as Samsung starts making 128GB chips
— 10:54 AM on September 20, 2012

The popularity of flash memory has risen dramatically in recent years. First, there were MP3 players and thumb drives. Then along came smartphones...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing

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PC version of Borderlands 2 is 'best way to play?' Shocking!
— 10:46 AM on September 19, 2012

Well, I am very slowly recovering, I think, from whatever virus got me last week. I'm hoping to be back working in earnest today,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Valve may beta test hardware project in 2013
— 6:00 AM on September 19, 2012

Knowing Valve's cautious approach to new ventures and its emphasis on polish over timeliness, I wasn't expecting a taste of its first hardware project until......

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Play Borderlands 2 today
— 12:25 PM on September 18, 2012

Borderlands 2 is out today. To celebrate the release, Gearbox has put together a new trailer showing off the game's diverse collection of characters,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Founder and CEO Ryan Petersen is out at OCZ
— 4:43 PM on September 17, 2012

OCZ founder and CEO Ryan Petersen has resigned from the company. In the official press release, Petersen is thanked for his contributions to the DRAM...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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F1 2012 demo available on Steam
— 11:51 AM on September 17, 2012

These days, it's rare for game developers to offer demos of their latest titles. If folks are offered a free snippet to sample, it's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: Nvidia's GTX 660 and storage bargains
— 5:26 PM on September 14, 2012

After the performance Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 660 put on earlier this week, we couldn't leave it out of our deal post. I mean,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage

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Release roundup: Backlit clickiness and slim SSDs
— 4:56 PM on September 14, 2012

This week in our look at miscellaneous product launches and announcements, we bring tidings from Lian Li, Rosewill, and Silicon Power:

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices

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Magma ExpressBox offers Thunderbolt-connected PCIe slots
— 12:50 PM on September 14, 2012

Intel's Thunderbolt interconnect has a lot of potential for notebooks, whose increasingly slimmer profiles limit not only the number of expansion ports that can be...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Mobile computing

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NGFF spec promises smaller SSDs
— 11:15 AM on September 14, 2012

Move over, mSATA. Intel has a new standard for ultra-small-form factor SSDs. Dubbed the Next Generation Form Factor, or NGFF, the standard should...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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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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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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Dishonored video sheds insight on visual style
— 6:00 AM on September 12, 2012

I've been looking forward to Arkane Studios' Dishonored ever since Geoff wrote up that first trailer back in April. News of Arkane's commitment...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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Report: Secret watermarks embedded in WoW screenshots
— 12:00 PM on September 11, 2012

Sleuths in the Ownedcore forums have uncovered what appears to be a secret watermarking scheme built into World of Warcraft's screenshot function. Screenshots captured...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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