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Winners drawn in $1500 spring cleaning contest
— 6:37 PM on April 23, 2014

Our $1500 spring cleaning contest has drawn to a close. Our winners are Esproc and highlandr, who followed our entry rules and posted some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Mini Biostar board has mobile Kabini, passive cooling
— 11:10 AM on April 23, 2014

Earlier this month, Biostar revealed a stack of desktop Kabini motherboards designed for the socketed version of AMD's low-power APU. Those aren't the only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Dual-core Haswell, desktop GeForce team up in Brix Gaming mini PC
— 8:41 AM on April 23, 2014

Gigabyte is prepping another small-form-factor system targeting gamers. This latest addition to the Brix Gaming family combines a Haswell processor with discrete GeForce graphics pulled...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer shows Frostbite-fueled gameplay
— 10:39 AM on April 22, 2014

The next chapter in the Dragon Age series is due October 7. Dragon Age: Inquisition is being developed by franchise creator BioWare, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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New, 'more authentic' Grid game coming June 27
— 9:13 AM on April 22, 2014

The next Grid game is on the way—and it's closer to release than you might think. Codemasters has announced that Grid Autosport will be...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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After briefly settling, AMD decides to Never Settle Forever yet again
— 7:00 AM on April 21, 2014

Although its Never Settle game bundling promo helped move a lot of Radeons in the past couple of years, AMD quietly let the program lapse...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Good Friday Shortbread
— 6:24 PM on April 18, 2014

7 Up DigiTimes: TSMC looks to post 21-23% sequential revenue gains in 2Q14 VR-Zone: Consoles can't keep AMD a profitable company Reuters: Samsung...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Friday night topic: where are the good ultraportables?
— 5:20 PM on April 18, 2014

If I don't upgrade before October, my primary laptop will soon celebrate its fifth birthday. I didn't mean for things to turn out this way....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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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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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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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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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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Thursday Night Shortbread
— 7:44 PM on April 10, 2014

The Pick 6 Reuters: 'Heartbleed' computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond and Google to sell Glass to public next week DigiTimes:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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PC shipments fell again last quarter, but U.S. market fared better than others
— 11:39 AM on April 10, 2014

It's that time again. Research firms Gartner and IDC have both...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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