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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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The Xbone reviews are out
— 11:09 AM on November 21, 2013

Looks like the press embargo has lifted on reviews of the Xbox One in anticipation of the console's impending public launch, so you can now...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Hands-on with Windows 8.1 Preview
— 2:48 PM on June 26, 2013

Late last month, Microsoft announced a raft of interface changes that Windows 8.1 would introduce. Here's a first-hand look at some of them from...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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PlayStation 4 costs $399, supports offline play, doesn't restrict used games
— 9:11 AM on June 11, 2013

On the heels of Microsoft's Xbox One event, Sony revealed yesterday that the PlayStation 4 will be priced $100 lower than its rival....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Gigabyte teases next-gen Haswell board
— 9:11 AM on April 19, 2013

Next-generation Haswell motherboards are approaching, and Gigabyte has teased a few details about what it has in store for the new platform. The firm has...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewed
— 8:56 PM on August 8, 2012

Asus' Xonar DGX and DSX cost less than $50, making them tempting upgrades for folks seeking better sound. Both cards have PCI Express interfaces,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Asus preps new PCIe, USB, and integrated audio solutions
— 2:04 AM on January 12, 2012

All has been quiet on the Xonar front, but that's set to change early this year. Asus is prepping a couple of new audio...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Windows 8 and the marginalization of geeks
— 10:23 AM on September 16, 2011

On Tuesday, Microsoft made the Windows 8 Developer Preview available publicly without demanding so much as a Windows Live login name and password in return....

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Developers receive Windows 8 tablets; Windows 8 DP build coming
— 1:39 PM on September 13, 2011

As the Intel Developer Forum chugs along in San Francisco, Microsoft is hosting the Build developer conference in Anaheim, a few hundred miles south. The...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Asus' Xonar U3 USB audio device
— 11:14 PM on July 13, 2011

For just $40, the Xonar U3 squeezes headphone and microphone jacks, an S/PDIF output, EAX emulation, speaker virtualization, and Dolby Digital Live support into...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Antec's Soundscience Rockus 3D|2.1 speakers
— 12:55 AM on May 26, 2011

Much like Corsair, Antec has delved into the audio world with its first set of PC speakers. How did it fare?

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Corsair's Gaming Audio Series SP2500 2.1 speakers
— 9:59 AM on May 6, 2011

Corsair has supplemented its line of audio products with a premium 2.1 speaker set. Is it worth the $250 asking price?

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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A quick listen to Psyko's Carbon surround-sound gaming headset
— 11:06 PM on April 27, 2011

Psyko Audio Labs has updated its surround-sound gaming headset with a new Carbon model that offers a number of upgrades and a lower asking price....

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Psyko Audio Labs reveals new surround-sound headsets
— 2:00 PM on April 7, 2011

About a year ago, we got our first taste of Psyko Audio's unique 5.1-channel PC gaming headset. Rather than using signal processing to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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WD's TV Live Hub media box
— 3:17 PM on December 9, 2010

WD's TV Live Hub media player has a terabyte of network-attached storage and works with just about any media file under the sun. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Storage Personal tech

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Asus' Xonar DG and Xense sound cards
— 11:22 PM on November 21, 2010

Do you really need a discrete sound card? Simple question, and we've taken a look at Asus' new Xonar Xense and DG sound cards to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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New, 11.6-inch MacBook Air starts at $999
— 2:09 PM on October 20, 2010

Not one to disappoint, Steve Jobs unveiled two new MacBook Air notebooks during his Back to the Mac event today: one with a 13.3" display...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Corsair's HS1 gaming headset
— 11:54 AM on October 1, 2010

Corsair has ventured into uncharted waters with its HS1 gaming headset. Is the HS1 worth the $100 asking price, and does it handle music...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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