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Friday night topic: Video game graphics, then and now
— 4:00 PM on March 8, 2013

I know in my bones that graphics technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over time and that video game visuals have improved to take...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Deal of the week: High-capacity SSDs, IPS displays, and more
— 3:46 PM on March 8, 2013

Remember when Samsung's 840 Series 500GB SSD dipped to $280 last week? Well, good news: it's on sale again. Until midnight Pacific Time tonight, entering...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing Windows

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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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Mobile PCI Express spec coming for smartphones, tablets
— 9:07 AM on March 8, 2013

There's a new PCI Express standard on the way, and it's tailored specifically for mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and ultra-thin laptops. Dubbed Mobile PCI...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nvidia acknowledges Tomb Raider performance issues
— 11:23 AM on March 7, 2013

So, there may be a slight side effect to AMD's closer relationship with triple-A game developers. Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider, an AMD Gaming Evolved...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Report: Apple and Intel have discussed chip fabrication deal
— 9:03 AM on March 7, 2013

Back in December, Credit Suisse analyst John Pitzer argued that Intel should strike a manufacturing deal to produce chips for Apple. Piper Jaffray &...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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DRM disaster plagues SimCity launch
— 6:00 AM on March 7, 2013

Despite being a primarily single-player title, the new version of SimCity is saddled with a DRM scheme that requires an online connection to EA's servers....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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WSJ: Microsoft cuts Win8 OEM pricing for tablets
— 3:33 PM on March 6, 2013

It's no secret that Windows 8 PCs, especially tablets, aren't flying off store shelves. I expect the problem is two-fold: one, the hardware isn't quite...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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TressFX hair physics shown on video, finally
— 3:38 PM on March 5, 2013

If you were reading the news last week, you probably saw our report about TressFX Hair—a new, DirectCompute-accelerated hair simulation technology developed by Crystal...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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2% of Steam survey participants now using Linux
— 6:00 AM on March 5, 2013

Steam's hardware survey provides an interesting snapshot of the PC industry—or at least the portion of it that plays games using Valve's distribution service. ...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Deal of the week: BioShock Infinite, discounted RAM, and cheap SSDs
— 5:40 PM on March 1, 2013

Crysis 3 just came out last week, but there are more big releases on the horizon—not least of all Irrational Games' BioShock Infinite, which...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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Dark trailer provides a break from zombies
— 11:35 AM on March 1, 2013

I love zombies as much as the next guy—maybe even more. However, even I have to admit that they've kind of been done to,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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EA: PS4 to raise game development costs 5-10%
— 6:00 AM on March 1, 2013

Brace yourselves; next-gen games are finally coming. And according to Electronic Arts, they'll...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Just Cause developer hints at new game
— 10:45 AM on February 28, 2013

Is this Just Cause 3 I see before me? Well, maybe not—Joystiq says this might also be a Mad Max title. But in any...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Watch Dogs being developed first for the PC
— 6:00 AM on February 28, 2013

With shades of Deus Ex, Sleeping Dogs, and Grand Theft Auto, Ubisoft Montreal's Watch Dogs is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated games of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Three Android tablets added to Lenovo's stable
— 11:13 AM on February 27, 2013

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Lenovo introduced three new Android-based tablets due out in the second quarter of the year. ...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Redmond firm developing Windows 8 Pro smartphone
— 6:00 AM on February 27, 2013

Likely thanks to Intel's new Clover Trail+ Atom processor, you may soon be able to buy a smartphone running the full-fat version of Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nvidia whitepapers shed light on Tegra 4, Tegra 4i
— 2:22 PM on February 26, 2013

The Mobile World Congress is still raging on in Barcelona, and the flood of related announcements isn't showing any signs of receding. Today, we're knee-deep...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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