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Darwinia: a great game for notebooks
— 12:00 AM on May 14, 2010

I love budget ultraportables—especially my Aspire 1810TZ. For my needs, the Aspire's Consumer Ultra Low-Voltage processor is snappy enough to make the thin-and-light...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Left 4 Dead 2: reheating zombies Cajun style
— 6:58 PM on December 11, 2009

I'll make no apologies: I was a fan of the original Left 4 Dead. By the time my interest waned and my friends and I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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If Michael Bay made a video game—thoughts on Modern Warfare 2
— 11:13 AM on November 25, 2009

Since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 apparently broke records with the biggest-ever entertainment launch two weeks ago, odds are you've already played it....

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Shooting my way through Borderlands
— 12:58 PM on November 6, 2009

"Okay, just one more mission..." That phrase usually preceded me going to bed far too late through most of last week. Yes, I was bitten...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Clip surgery!
— 4:28 PM on May 4, 2009

No, I'm not talking about getting your dog or cat fixed. I'm talking about the Sansa Clip MP3 player, and my recent foray into...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Gigabyte's Open Overclocking Championship 2009
— 12:43 AM on May 1, 2009

What happens when more than a dozen competitive overclockers converge on a mass of high-end hardware and free-flowing liquid nitrogen? We attended the North American...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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Fun with raytracing
— 11:10 PM on April 20, 2009

Traditional GPUs render a scene by taking the scene geometry (expressed as 3D meshes of triangles) and "pasting" 2D bitmap images (textures) onto those meshes....

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Portable audio—then and now
— 3:58 PM on April 15, 2009

I recently acquired a Sansa Clip 4GB MP3 player (which, I might add, I'm quite happy with). After using it for a few weeks, I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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ABS's M1 mechanical keyboard
— 7:00 PM on March 25, 2009

Here's an unusual concept: a mechanical gaming keyboard with non-clicky key switches. Can such a device create a smooth typing experience, and is it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices

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A trip down memory lane
— 9:24 AM on March 5, 2009

There are few things that I dread more than moving. Transporting a household from one location to another is miserable enough, but throw the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Riding Audiosurf's Technicolor rollercoaster
— 3:25 PM on February 12, 2009

It's interesting how gaming habits change. I used to be pretty hardcore, complete with mad skillz and everything. First-person shooters were my thing...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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CES 2009: a pictorial
— 4:51 PM on January 15, 2009

Every year I get sick after CES. It's inevitable. Thankfully, I'm already starting to recover from whatever nasty bug I brought home this year, which...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Metadot's Das Keyboard Professional
— 9:14 PM on January 12, 2009

Is Metadot's Das Keyboard Professional really worth the $130 price tag, and can it compete with the classic IBM Model M? Clicky keyboard purists want...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices

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Teetering on the Mirror's Edge
— 11:43 AM on December 29, 2008

Mirror's Edge was by far one of my most anticipated games of the bumper crop of holiday titles that have sprouted up over the last...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Deep in Dead Space
— 12:28 PM on November 28, 2008

It's rare that I finish a game, whether it's on the PC or my Xbox 360. The last one I completed was Call of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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War... War never changes
— 2:39 PM on November 26, 2008

I've been living a double life these past few weeks. No, I haven't been dressing up in drag and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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A tour of a Gigabyte factory
— 11:38 PM on October 30, 2008

What better way to understand how a motherboard is created than seeing it for yourself? Read on as we tour Gigabyte's Nan-Ping production...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Miscellaneous

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Gigabyte's Open Overclocking Championship 2008
— 1:08 PM on October 13, 2008

23 teams representing 20 countries duked it out for glory at Gigabyte's Open Overclocking Championship. Liquid nitrogen flowed freely and world records were broken during...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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