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Intel's Android reference design promises OS updates for two years
— 10:13 AM on September 10, 2014

Intel has introduced a new initiative to help device makers create Android tablets based on its hardware. The simply named Intel Reference Design Platform...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Bloomberg: Microsoft in talks to buy Minecraft studio for $2B
— 9:16 AM on September 10, 2014

Microsoft is on the verge of making a monster $2-billion bid for Minecraft studio Mojang AB, according to a report by Bloomberg. The news...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Batman: Arkham Knight not coming until June 2015
— 9:15 AM on September 9, 2014

When Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive delayed Batman: Arkham Knight until 2015, I kind of hoped they meant early 2015. Like, really early...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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PC gaming deals abound in Humble, GoG sales
— 10:43 PM on September 8, 2014

Seems like no more than a month or two passes without another PC game sale making headlines....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Radeon R9 295 X2 gets a $500 price cut to $999
— 9:15 AM on September 5, 2014

The Radeon R9 295 X2 has been sitting at the very top of AMD's graphics card family for the past five months, and all...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia tries to block Samsung Galaxy shipments over patent dispute
— 5:24 PM on September 4, 2014

Nvidia has taken dramatic legal action against Samsung and Qualcomm in a dispute over patent rights. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Oculus hoping to charge $200-400 for retail VR kit
— 4:46 PM on September 4, 2014

Development versions of Oculus Rift have been out for a while, but the first consumer version of the kit is still in the works. How...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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CoD: Advanced Warfare looks refreshingly old-school
— 6:00 AM on September 4, 2014

Multiplayer shooters seem to be returning to the genre's roots, and that's apparently true even of the next Call of Duty game. Activision and Sledgehammer...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Nvidia to host 24-hour PC gaming event on September 18
— 1:42 PM on September 2, 2014

Gaming events aren't unusual for GPU makers. Nvidia used to organize its GeForce LAN every year, and AMD now does its Radeon ExtravaLANza along similar...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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AMD: Only certain new Radeons will work with FreeSync displays
— 9:51 AM on September 2, 2014

There's one specific bit of news in my Radeon R9 285 review that's worthy of calling out in more detail. During a briefing on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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AMD's Radeon R9 285 graphics card reviewed
— 7:00 AM on September 2, 2014

The Tonga GPU inside the Radeon R9 285 is way more interesting than we were expecting—and that's very good news indeed. Read on to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Steam's in-home streaming accelerated by GeForce GPUs
— 9:23 AM on August 29, 2014

Steam's in-home streaming feature has been in open beta since May. The scheme streams PC games from one machine to another on a local...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Networking

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Amazon sale discounts hundreds of downloadable PC games
— 9:14 AM on August 28, 2014

We're a little ways off from the next big Steam sale, but worry not. Amazon has discounted a boatload of downloadable PC titles as part...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Predicting player inputs smooths streaming PC games
— 6:00 AM on August 27, 2014

Everything is hosted in the cloud these days, including an increasing number of games. Heck, you can even roll your own remote gaming server and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Report: Windows Threshold to feature 'updated Modern UI'
— 9:22 AM on August 26, 2014

In many ways, Windows Threshold looks set to be a return to the glory days of Windows 7. The rumor mill expects desktop users to...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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EVGA teases three Haswell-E motherboards
— 4:16 PM on August 25, 2014

Looking for black? The most basic, blackest, darkest of shades, with a side of Haswell-E? EVGA is teasing three X99 motherboards all set for Intel's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Gaming

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Research firm: downloads make up 92% of PC game sales
— 12:02 PM on August 25, 2014

According to DFC Intelligence, physical media is pretty much dead in the PC gaming industry. The market research firm told UK site PCR that...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Honey, Sapphire shrunk the Radeon R9 285
— 9:59 AM on August 25, 2014

AMD introduced the Radeon R9 285 over the weekend. The card uses an updated "Tonga" GPU, and it's set to start at $249. Most...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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