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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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MSI shows next-gen Intel motherboards
— 11:19 AM on April 17, 2014

Motherboards based on Intel's next-gen desktop chipsets are almost upon us. We've known they were coming for some time, but this is the first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Micro-bots are spooky cool, could be used in manufacturing
— 9:57 AM on April 17, 2014

A company called SRI International, working as part of the Darpa-funded Open Manufacturing Program, is developing a series of miniature robots that can move around...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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AMD earnings previewed
— 6:23 PM on April 16, 2014

With AMD set to report its first-quarter earnings results tomorrow, NASDAQ.com and The Motley Fool have each written previews of what to expect...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Steam usage patterns reveal shameful number of unplayed games
— 2:16 PM on April 16, 2014

Raise your hand if you have a ton of unplayed games in your Steam library. If you're anything like me, you're probably mired in a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Google buys Titan Aerospace
— 12:44 PM on April 16, 2014

Earlier in the week, Google bought solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace. For those not familiar with Titan, this is what they do: Titan makes unmanned,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Etc.
— 11:56 AM on April 16, 2014

Hey everyone. You might have noticed that it's a little quiet around here today. That's because Scott, Geoff, and I are all away from our desks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Intel reports first-quarter financials
— 3:58 PM on April 15, 2014

The numbers are out. Intel Corporation reported $12.8 billion in first-quarter revenue, $2.5 billion in operating income, $1.9 billion in net income, and an...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Google updates its terms of service
— 6:16 AM on April 15, 2014

Yesterday, Google updated its terms of service. In so doing, Google has revealed that they in fact scan outgoing and incoming e-mails so that...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Coverage of NSA snooping nets Pulitzer Prize for The Guardian and The Washington Post
— 6:13 AM on April 15, 2014

The Guardian and The Washington Post received journalism's most prestigious award on Monday. Edward Snowden's leaks about the NSA's surveillance program has led to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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ASRock's Bay Trail-D boards come in Mini-ITX, microATX form factors
— 12:20 PM on April 14, 2014

ASRock has put together a collection of desktop boards based on Intel's Bay Trail-D SoC. As far as I can tell, there are only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Star Citizen demo shows off 15 minutes of in-game action
— 10:44 AM on April 14, 2014

Chris Roberts' crowd-funded space sim Star Citizen has raised roughly $42 million thus far. Amazingly, about half of that has rolled in over the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Civilization: Beyond Earth will have Mantle support
— 9:10 AM on April 14, 2014

Chalk up another win for AMD's Mantle API. Earlier this morning, AMD announced that Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the upcoming sci-fi sequel...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Friday night topic: the unwritten rules of tipping
— 5:04 PM on April 11, 2014

When you think about it, giving extra money to folks who do certain jobs is kind of a weird tradition. Yet we practice it regularly....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Watch Dogs trailer shows PC eye candy
— 4:54 PM on April 11, 2014

When the last Watch Dogs trailer came out in March, I expressed some disappointment about the game's looks. Well, another clip turned up on...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: Savings on graphics, memory, storage, and Battlefield
— 11:08 AM on April 11, 2014

What's this? A deals post that isn't brimming with cheap SSDs? Do go on. XFX's Double D Radeon HD 7870...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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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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Don't miss our spring cleaning contest!
— 4:00 PM on April 9, 2014

In case you missed it, we have a new giveaway in progress. This time, the prize haul comprises roughly $1500 worth of hardware from...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Memory

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