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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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The bag
— 10:37 AM on March 31, 2009

Every once in a while, you come across a deal you just can't pass up. This past weekend held just such a moment for me....

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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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My first PC... R.I.P.
— 4:53 PM on March 13, 2009

I just couldn't resist.  I suppose I wasn't being honest when I said "I don't have the...

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Spring cleaning
— 1:06 PM on March 10, 2009

My home office is a pit.  It has been for some time.  I have a valid justification for its piggy state, but why waste your...

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Thermaltake website leaves me dazed and confused
— 4:17 PM on March 6, 2009

The marketing of enthusiast-class PC hardware tends to be all over the map, from extreme branding that targets overcaffeinated gamers to stodgy corporate attempts at...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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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...

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Design hard
— 3:56 PM on February 26, 2009

Every so often one of our sponsors runs a campaign that's unique or fun enough that I'm reminded how these guys are a part of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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What the heck is Egg Saver Shipping?
— 11:25 PM on February 19, 2009

I'm a big fan of Newegg. As one of the biggest online retailers for PC components and accessories, it's received my business for six years...

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Nvidia goes stereoscopic with GeForce 3D Vision
— 12:28 AM on February 5, 2009

Would you put on funny glasses in order to play games if they added depth to the display? This question may be the

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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Stereoscopic 3D still sucks
— 1:06 PM on January 21, 2009

Some of you may have noticed a sort of 3D renaissance taking place recently in the entertainment industry. Such high-profile, quality releases as Beowulf and...

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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...

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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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Blogger, or media?
— 12:46 PM on January 9, 2009

Day one of CES was filled with plenty of fun and a number of surprises, but none bigger than a revelation during registration: bloggers are...

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CES 2009: bring it on
— 10:22 AM on December 23, 2008

Christmas is a scant two days away, yet I can't stop myself from thinking about what's coming in two weeks: it's not MacWorld! How many...

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