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Alienware's Steam machine switches to Windows, starts at $549
— 10:38 AM on June 10, 2014

Last month, Valve revealed that the first official Steam Machines would be delayed until 2015. The custom Steam controller is being tweaked, and Valve...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Deal of the week: Radeons, memory, and Devil's Canyon
— 11:53 AM on June 6, 2014

This is actually our second deals post of the week. Our first covered discounts on Crucial's new MX100 SSD, most of which have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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Microsoft releases Windows drivers for the Xbox One controller
— 11:51 AM on June 5, 2014

If you own an Xbox One, your controller can now serve double duty as a PC gamepad. Microsoft's Larry Hryb, a.k.a. Major Nelson, posted...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Crucial ships DDR4 for servers, desktop modules coming in August
— 5:47 PM on June 2, 2014

Crucial has made several DDR4-related announcements to coincide with the Computex trade show in Taiwan. The first is that the company is now shipping...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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eBay prompts password changes in wake of cyberattack
— 10:41 AM on May 21, 2014

All done changing your passwords to stay safe from would-be Heartbleed exploits? Good, because it's time to change another one. eBay announced this morning...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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AT&T to buy DirecTV for $67 billion
— 10:41 AM on May 19, 2014

The massive combined company of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, if it happens, could be getting some stronger competition from AT&T and its new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Report: Google to buy Twitch.tv for $1 billion
— 9:08 AM on May 19, 2014

Multiple reports around the web claim that Google may be about to purchase game streaming giant Twitch.tv. News of the potential acquisition originated in

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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FCC Commission approves 'fast lane' rule proposal
— 12:01 PM on May 15, 2014

The FCC Commission has voted on those net neutrality rules we heard about last month. As Reuters reports, the Commission voted 3-2 in...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Toshiba and SanDisk partner on new fab for 3D NAND
— 9:08 AM on May 15, 2014

Last summer, Samsung kicked off mass production of three-dimensional NAND that layers memory cells vertically. It's not the only one working on stacked NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Half-Life 2 and Portal now available for Nvidia's Shield
— 10:09 AM on May 12, 2014

My guess was correct, which I realize isn't saying much. Still, I was surprised this morning to learn that both Half-Life 2 and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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So I presume Nvidia's Shield is getting Half-Life 2
— 1:53 PM on May 9, 2014

Let's play the "send me an object to interpret" game. Seems to be all the rage these days, with creepy pictures and cakes...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles

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My first foray into password management
— 11:28 PM on May 4, 2014

For Internet users, the week of April 6 was undoubtedly one of the most annoying and harrowing in recent history. OpenSSL's Heartbleed bug was simultaneously...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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Deal of the week: Bay Trail mobos, discounted graphics, and more
— 10:29 AM on May 2, 2014

What's this? A weekly deals post without discounted SSDs? Madness! There are still lots of cheap SSDs, of course, but none of this...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Memory Gaming

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Microsoft plugs zero-day IE hole
— 12:48 PM on May 1, 2014

Attention, IE users: it's over. You can ditch your alternative browsers and return to Microsoft's sweet, sweet embrace. At 10:00 AM, Pacific Time this morning, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Steam in-home streaming beta open to all
— 9:18 AM on May 1, 2014

Last year, Valve introduced a closed beta test for Steam's in-home streaming capability. The feature allows PC games to be streamed from one...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Networking

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Latest Firefox updates freshens up UI
— 9:37 AM on April 29, 2014

Because of that latest IE exploit, even the U.S. government is recommending that users switch to another browser for a while. Firefox might...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Toshiba starts fabbing 15-nm MLC NAND
— 6:00 AM on April 29, 2014

The progression to finer flash fabrication processes is largely responsible for the steep decline in SSD prices observed over the past few years. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Internet Explorer hit with zero-day exploit
— 9:05 AM on April 28, 2014

If you use Internet Explorer, you might want to switch to another browser for a little while. On Saturday, Microsoft posted an advisory about...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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