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Steam's community features now behind $5 spending threshold
— 6:00 AM on April 21, 2015

Steam is more than just a place to buy PC games. It's also a forum for discussing them, rating them, and amassing the associated trading...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Tiny MIT touchpad fits on your fingernail
— 11:52 AM on April 20, 2015

MIT researchers have developed a wireless touchpad small enough to fit on your fingernail. Dubbed NailO, the prototype is modeled after cosmetic nail stickers....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Personal tech

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OnePlus One sales now open to everyone
— 10:16 AM on April 20, 2015

Since its launch nearly a year ago, the OnePlus One smartphone has been available predominantly on an invite-only basis. Invites aren't hard to obtain, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Star Wars Battlefront trailer will leave your jaw on the desk
— 12:54 PM on April 17, 2015

DICE has posted a reveal trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront game, and, well, check it out for yourself.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Asus console brings Broadwell, GTX 960M to the living room
— 6:42 PM on April 15, 2015

Asus' ROG GR8 mini-PC is an intriguing option for those who want a console-like computer for living-room gaming. Today, the company announced the ROG...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Here's our discussion of FreeSync, G-Sync, and the BenQ XL2730Z
— 9:01 AM on April 15, 2015

We talked about my review of the BenQ XL2370Z FreeSync monitor on the podcast recently. Here's what I had to say about it there.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Updated: GTA V joins the AMD Gaming Evolved stable, supports Contact Hardening Shadows
— 6:08 PM on April 14, 2015

Grand Theft Auto V came out for the PC today. In tandem with that release, AMD has announced that GTA V is part of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Ventus X mouse fights sweaty palms with textured finish, extra ventilation
— 10:45 AM on April 14, 2015

Some gamers get sweaty palms while playing, an affliction that can make it difficult to keep a good handle on one's mouse. Fortunately, Thermaltake's new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Etc.
— 6:00 AM on April 14, 2015

Any of you guys play GTA V after the launch last night? If so, what do you think so far?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Make your own movies with GTA V's PC-only editor
— 8:57 PM on April 13, 2015

We PC gamers had to wait longer than everyone else to get our hands on Grand Theft Auto V. Perhaps as consolation, Rockstar included something...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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AMD's Catalyst 15.4 beta driver is primed for GTA V
— 3:32 PM on April 13, 2015

Looks like Radeon owners will be ready to roll with day-of-release drivers for GTA V when it comes out tomorrow. AMD has just posted a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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BenQ's XL2730Z 'FreeSync' monitor reviewed
— 1:02 PM on April 13, 2015

AMD's FreeSync is here, personified in BenQ's XL2730Z monitor. We've gone deep into the display's performance and smoothness, with direct comparisons to G-Sync using...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Gaming

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GeForce 350.12 drivers are tuned for GTA V
— 9:44 AM on April 13, 2015

Grand Theft Auto V finally comes to the PC tomorrow. To help GeForce owners prepare, Nvidia has released new graphics drivers tuned specifically for the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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HGST ships NVM Express SSD with 3000MB/s top speed
— 2:01 AM on April 13, 2015

Make way for another PCI Express SSD. HGST has started shipping the Ultrastar SN100 Series, which combines four lanes of Gen3 connectivity with the NVM...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Leak describes compute-oriented AMD server chip with 16 Zen cores
— 12:20 PM on April 10, 2015

Details have already leaked out about the first desktop CPUs based on AMD's next-gen Zen architecture, and now, Fudzilla has tasty morsels for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Deal of the week: A $400 Steam Machine, $80 Define R4, and more
— 10:38 AM on April 10, 2015

We have another batch of PC hardware deals for you today. Alienware's "Steam Machine Ready" Alpha gaming rig normally costs more than current-gen consoles, but coupon...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Memory Gaming

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Xeon Phi chips will fuel 180-petaflop DOE supercomputer
— 1:47 PM on April 9, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy has contracted Intel and Cray to build two new supercomputers for the Argonne National Laboratory. Aurora, the most powerful...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Entertainment industry opposes DMCA exemption for abandoned games
— 9:27 AM on April 9, 2015

Games increasingly require online authentication even for single-player campaigns. That can be an annoying inconvenience when titles are new, and it's potentially crippling when they're...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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