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Toshiba touts slim USB 3.0 external hard drive
— 5:51 PM on September 24, 2012

There's nothing trendier—or faster—than an external SSD or USB 3.0 thumb drive for lugging data around. Mechanical drives are still the kings of capacity per...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Nvidia sees bright future for cloud gaming
— 12:23 PM on September 24, 2012

OnLive's recent troubles might make one dubious about the future of cloud-based...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

Samsung 840 Series SSDs debut with 21-nm NAND
— 10:57 AM on September 24, 2012

Samsung's 830 Series is currently our favorite SSD. It's well-priced, has relatively low power consumption, and offers the most well-rounded performance of any...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Deal of the week: SSDs at 55 cents a gigabyte
— 5:09 PM on September 21, 2012

If you haven't already blown all your money on a new iPhone 5 (then immediately regretted it because of the broken Maps app), then good...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

Could Half-Life 3 be an open-world game?
— 6:00 AM on September 21, 2012

Take this one with a grain of salt, but word has it the next title in the Half-Life series might not follow the same template...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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