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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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Zotac intros wireless streaming, external RAID boxes
— 6:00 AM on March 8, 2013

We're used to seeing Zotac churn out small-form-factor PCs—not to mention graphics cards and tiny motherboards—on a regular basis, but it's rare when the company...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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Release roundup: SD cards, PSUs, workstation GPUs, and a gaming headset
— 5:34 PM on March 7, 2013

This week in the roundup, we've got fresh fodder from Adata, Enermax, Nvidia, and Thermaltake. Adata launches Premier UHS-I SDHC/SDXC and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Power Storage

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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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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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Etc.
— 9:28 AM on March 6, 2013

Morning, all.  I'm working on a little project here in Damage Labs that requires some fast storage. I think I'm getting there:

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Seagate SSHDs cache writes in dual-mode NAND
— 7:04 PM on March 5, 2013

This morning, Seagate announced a new generation of hybrid drives that will...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Seagate announces new notebook, desktop SSHDs
— 11:12 AM on March 5, 2013

Seagate is readying its third generation of hybrid drives, dubbed SSHDs, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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GeForce 314.14 beta drivers primed for upcoming games
— 11:36 AM on March 4, 2013

Graphics driver updates have come fast and furious these past few weeks, and Nvidia has a new one for GeForce owners. The 314.14 beta drivers...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Report: Plextor readying SSD with TLC flash
— 10:53 AM on March 4, 2013

Most solid-state drives are based on MLC flash memory with two bits per cell. Samsung bucked that trend late last year when it

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Seagate to stop making 7,200-RPM mobile hard drives
— 6:00 AM on March 4, 2013

Maybe it's the growing commoditization of mechanical hard drives, or perhaps it's just...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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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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High-density HDD media built with self-assembling molecules
— 9:06 AM on March 1, 2013

Self-assembling molecules may be the key to increasing hard drive densities into the next decade. Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, now owned by Western Digital, has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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