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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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New NSA revelations detail remote Wi-Fi hacking, iOS exploits
— 10:48 AM on December 31, 2013

Another day, another collection of NSA spying revelations. The latest comes from security researcher Jacob Appelbaum, who spoke yesterday at the Chaos Communications Congress. During...

Type: News story Tags: Networking Personal tech

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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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Fan mockups show OS X with iOS 7-style interface
— 6:00 AM on December 20, 2013

Okay, so, fan-made user-interface mockups aren't generally worthy of news coverage. I know. But come on: it's the week before Christmas, and nothing's happening out...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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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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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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Apple posts record iPhone sales, disappoints Wall Street
— 9:26 AM on October 29, 2013

Apple's quarterly financials are out. These latest numbers correspond to the fourth quarter of Apple's 2013 fiscal year, which ended on September 28, and they...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Apple unveils 1-lb iPad Air, Retina-infused iPad mini
— 2:22 PM on October 22, 2013

After tackling Mac updates during today's keynote, Apple moved on to the pièce de résistance: new iPad goodness. Two new iPads are coming next month. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Apple updates MacBook Pro Retina lineup, releases OS X Mavericks for free
— 1:49 PM on October 22, 2013

I was expecting today's Apple keynote to be all about new iPads, but the company starting things off with some Mac-related announcements. The first of those...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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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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Rumor: 12'' Retina MacBook coming next year
— 6:00 AM on October 14, 2013

I've been waiting for a more affordable Retina MacBook for ages, and it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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