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Comcast to acquire Time Warner Cable, create new axis of evil
— 8:47 AM on February 13, 2014

Two of the largest cable TV and Internet service providers are set to merge. Comcast has

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Steam Music will play your tunes through the Steam overlay
— 4:50 PM on February 3, 2014

This slipped under the radar last Friday, but in light of Valve's recent foray into the living room, it's noteworthy news. In a post on...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Software

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Apple Store update hints at increased TV focus
— 6:00 AM on January 29, 2014

Apple may be on the verge of a major update to its set-top box. 9to5Mac noticed that Apple has rejiggered its online store...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Avegant VR headset funded on Kickstarter
— 12:16 PM on January 24, 2014

Remember the Avegant Virtual Retinal Display we talked about in October? The VR headset hit Kickstarter a couple of days ago, and...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays Gaming

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Intel sells OnCue TV service to Verizon
— 11:56 AM on January 21, 2014

Rumors about Intel's OnCue TV service have circulated since early 2012. The chip maker confirmed the project last year and promised to combine...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Etc.
— 10:28 AM on January 20, 2014

Morning, all. Today is MLK day, so we'll be posting lightly or possibly lounging around on the couch playing Kingdom Rush. I personally plan to...

Type: News story Tags: Networking The Tech Report

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Report: NSA can hack offline computers via radio waves
— 10:40 AM on January 15, 2014

People looking to avoid the NSA's extensive electronic spying programs may have thought that unplugging their Internet connections would be enough to hide from prying...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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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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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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