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Updated: Diamond shows external sound card with volume knob
— 5:22 PM on January 10, 2014

A good sound card is kind of a must if you have half-way decent analog speakers or headphones. But not all systems have room for...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Audience's eS700 Series audio chip is always listening
— 10:00 AM on January 6, 2014

You may not have heard of Audience, but odds are one of its chips is inside your smartphone. The company's audio processors can be...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel releases extensive Haswell graphics documentation
— 6:00 AM on December 31, 2013

Intel has released a boatload of hardware documentation for Haswell's integrated graphics....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Linux-Unix

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Winamp isn't dead yet, could get second wind
— 6:00 AM on December 23, 2013

Remember how Winamp was supposed to shut down on December 20? It's now December 23, and reports of Winamp's death seem to have been...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Here's a handy guide to the SteamOS beta
— 9:22 AM on December 16, 2013

Last Friday, the first prototype Steam machines arrived at the doorsteps of registered testers, and Valve released SteamOS, the Linux-based operating system that drives Steam...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Release roundup: Thunderbolt mobos, Gold PSUs, and gaming headsets
— 5:47 PM on December 13, 2013

This week in our release roundup, we bring tidings from BitFenix, Enermax, Gigabyte, and MSI. "BitFenix - Introducing Flo Headset." This...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Power

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Apple granted patent for head-mounted display
— 11:16 AM on December 11, 2013

Apple has patented a head-mounted display that looks a little bit like the Oculus Rift. U.S. patent number 8,605,008 was granted yesterday and

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays Gaming

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Rumor: Google cooking up Nexus TV box
— 6:00 AM on December 9, 2013

Google's Nexus product family may expand beyond phones and tablets next year. According to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Valve joins the Linux Foundation
— 4:34 PM on December 4, 2013

Well, folks, looks like Valve's love affair with Linux has become official. Earlier today, the company became a member of the Linux foundation, joining...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Winamp is shutting down December 20
— 9:32 AM on November 21, 2013

More than 16 years after its first release, Winamp is shutting down. "Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Asus challenges Chromecast with Miracast Dongle
— 9:17 AM on November 14, 2013

Google's $35 Chromecast dongle is pretty neat. Plug it into your TV, and the thing will stream content from all kinds of devices, including...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Only a few days remain to enter our Dear Diary contest
— 12:32 PM on November 8, 2013

There are only a couple of days left to enter our Dear Diary contest. We're giving away $2,300 in prizes, including gear from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Cases Power Cooling Input devices Mobile computing

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Gigabyte amps up audio for G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard
— 11:03 AM on November 8, 2013

We've long been critical of integrated motherboard audio, which typically doesn't measure up to the quality of even budget sound cards (at least when using...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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Our Dear Diary contest now has $2,300 worth of hardware
— 9:32 AM on November 1, 2013

We're giving away roughly $2,300 in hardware as part of our Dear Diary contest. To enter, all you have to do is write...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Cases Power Cooling Mobile computing

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Report: Broadwell to feature audio DSP for low-power playback, speech recognition
— 11:38 AM on October 15, 2013

PC audio is getting interesting again. We already know that AMD has integrated DSP hardware into some of its latest Radeons. Now, it looks...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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$99, ARM-powered Utilite PC now available to order
— 6:00 AM on October 4, 2013

Back in July, we told you all about Compulab's Utilite, a $99...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Linux-Unix Personal tech

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Release roundup: Fast routers, cases, and audio amps
— 5:04 PM on September 27, 2013

We can't cover everything in our daily news. So, each week, we gather miscellaneous announcements and write about them in our release roundup. This week,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Networking

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Intel reportedly seeking partner for TV service
— 9:18 AM on September 27, 2013

Intel's television service may have hit a snag. For more than two years, the chip maker has been working on a streaming service...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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