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40 casual, indie Xbox games ready for Win8 launch
— 11:25 AM on August 31, 2012

When it comes out on October 26, Windows 8 should be able to run all of the same triple-A blockbuster games as Windows 7 (barring...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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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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Gigabyte Z77X-UD7 tempts overclockers with Ivy bridge at 7GHz
— 6:00 AM on August 29, 2012

Motherboard makers are increasingly targeting hard-core overclockers with their high-end offerings. Gigabyte's Z77X-UP7 is the latest example, and it's already earned what's claimed to be...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte reveals two Mini-ITX Ivy Bridge boards
— 6:00 AM on August 24, 2012

Add Gigabyte to the list of motherboard makers with Mini-ITX boards primed for Ivy Bridge. The company has posted pictures of two new...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Release roundup: Windowed cases, 1200W power, and an OC-friendly mobo
— 11:31 AM on August 23, 2012

Every week, we gather press releases that slipped through the net of our daily coverage, and we post them in the release roundup. Here's this...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Power

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MSI MPower board provides Go2BIOS firmware shortcut
— 2:25 PM on August 22, 2012

PCs boot pretty quickly these days, and getting into their firmware interfaces has become somewhat more difficult as a result. With a sufficiently fast system,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Cooling shroud spotted on ECS motherboard concept
— 12:00 PM on August 21, 2012

The old saying goes that good artists copy, and great artists steal. I'm not sure whether the shroud on ECS' X79R-AX Stealth concept motherboard qualifies as...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling

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You can now download Windows 8 RTM as a 90-day trial
— 4:47 PM on August 15, 2012

Windows 8 is here! Well, sort of. The full, release-to-manufacturing version of Microsoft's new operating system isn't scheduled to hit stores until October 26. However, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Rumor: Windows RT Surface could cost $199
— 9:55 AM on August 15, 2012

Interesting. When it unveiled its Surface tablet in June, Microsoft said the Windows RT version of the device would be priced competitively with "comparable"...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Rumor: Microsoft may hasten Windows release cycle
— 6:00 AM on August 14, 2012

We all remember the long dry spell between the releases of Windows XP and Vista—and Steve Ballmer's subsequent promise that it would never happen...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Metro is now 'Modern UI style'
— 9:58 AM on August 10, 2012

Talk about an unfortunate name change. Last week, we learned that Microsoft was in the process of deprecating its Metro brand, possibly because of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Report: Windows 8 won't support booting to the desktop
— 5:40 PM on August 6, 2012

Microsoft may be retiring Metro as a brand name, but the Metro interface will still be front and center in Windows 8—more so than you...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 RTM allegedly leaked already
— 9:41 AM on August 3, 2012

On Wednesday, Microsoft released Windows 8 to manufacturing. Now, barely two days later, we're hearing that the same Windows 8 build has already leaked...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft to deprecate 'Metro' label
— 5:47 PM on August 2, 2012

Metro. Over the years, that innocuous word has come to represent Microsoft's new visual identity—the flat colored rectangles, the clean typography, and the heavy emphasis...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Win8 app store to enable, facilitate seven-day trials
— 6:00 AM on July 23, 2012

One thing that's always bugged me about iOS is the dearth of options...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Report: Haswell chipsets add 6Gbps SATA, USB 3.0 ports
— 10:49 AM on July 20, 2012

Intel typically releases fresh platform hubs, otherwise known as chipsets, with new CPUs. According to DigiTimes, Haswell and its accompanying 8-series platform hubs are...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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ASRock UEFI grabs updates over the Internet
— 11:06 AM on July 19, 2012

Motherboard firmware has come a long way. We used to be confined to text-only interfaces, keyboard input, and flashing via bootable floppy disks. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Windows 8's release set for October 26
— 4:13 PM on July 18, 2012

Over the past few weeks, we've seen Microsoft progressively narrow its release time frame for Windows 8. First it was this fall, and then it...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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