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The DIY PC as fire starter: is this a thing now?
— 12:20 PM on March 13, 2013

It's quite possible flames have burst out of other PC components in Damage Labs over the years. I've smelled the acrid smoke from a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Systems

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Dell shows 18'' convertible all-in-one PC
— 9:08 AM on March 13, 2013

Wow. I guess Asus isn't the only one to think there's a market for jumbo-sized convertible all-in-ones. On the heels of the Transformer AiO's

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Xi3 taking pre-orders for 'grapefruit-sized' gaming PC
— 9:03 AM on March 11, 2013

A couple of months ago, Xi3 unveiled a "grapefruit-sized" small-form-factor PC allegedly designed to run Steam and Steam's Big Picture mode. Well, now, Xi3...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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New Asus all-in-one PC is also a tablet
— 11:52 AM on March 8, 2013

We're all familiar with convertible tablets—plug your slate into a keyboard dock, turn it into a bizarro laptop. Simple, straightforward, sensible. Well, that wasn't enough...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Newell: Steam Box prototypes coming in 3-4 months
— 9:07 AM on March 6, 2013

This is a pretty exciting year for gamers. Sony has unveiled the PlayStation 4, Microsoft is about to do the same with the next...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Game consoles

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IDC expects further PC market shrinkage in 2013
— 9:10 AM on March 5, 2013

We already know the PC market didn't fare very well in 2012. Global shipments shrank for the whole year, and we even saw a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Release roundup: Cases, graphics, and a compact gaming PC
— 3:54 PM on March 1, 2013

We have a pretty full roster of releases for this week's roundup. Cooler Master, iBuypower, Thermaltake, and Zotac have all e-mailed us about new products. ...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Systems

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Nvidia's Project Shield due late next quarter
— 9:02 AM on February 15, 2013

That nifty Project Shield handheld console is on the way—and with Nvidia's next-generation Tegra 4 processor in tow. Both the chip and the handheld...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Game consoles Personal tech

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Release roundup: Mini PCs, slim SSD, and fast memory
— 6:06 PM on February 7, 2013

You know the drill. We get tipped off about a decent number of product launches every week, and they don't all make it into our...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Memory

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HP trash talks Dell over buyback
— 5:01 PM on February 5, 2013

So, you've probably heard about Dell going private in a buyback deal worth $24 billion. Well, Dell's chief nemesis in the PC market, HP,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Dell goes private in $24 billion deal
— 10:16 AM on February 5, 2013

It's official. Dell has announced that it's going private. The

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Rumor: Dell to go private—with Microsoft's help
— 6:00 AM on February 1, 2013

I don't know if you've kept up with the Wall Street chatter lately,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Fanless, Brazos-powered Foxconn box hits Newegg
— 6:00 AM on January 30, 2013

We like small-form-factor systems, especially when they're available as barebones rigs that let users add their own storage, memory, and OS. Most of these...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Intel tackles NUC heat issues with fan speed tweak, SSD fix
— 5:04 PM on January 29, 2013

This update is a bit overdue, but we've only recently had a chance to play with a final, production version of the Intel "Next...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Apple posts record results, still misses Street forecasts
— 5:22 PM on January 23, 2013

Once again, Apple has posted substantial quarterly growth—and once again, it's disappointed Wall Street analysts. This time, Apple says its revenue, profits, and iPad unit...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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New Xi3 PC is paperback-sized, costs $399
— 6:00 AM on January 15, 2013

Xi3 raised eyebrows last week when its Modular Computer chassis was named as a host for a potential Steam box development system. Now, the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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HP regains top spot as PC shipments slump
— 9:57 AM on January 14, 2013

PC shipment estimates for the past quarter are in, and they're not all that encouraging. According to the folks at Gartner, shipments slipped from...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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New, cheaper Intel NUC coming next month
— 10:08 AM on January 9, 2013

Intel's Next Unit of Computing is about to get cheaper. While visiting Intel's booth at CES, our Editor in Chief was shown a new version...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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