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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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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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HDMI 2.0 enables 4K resolutions at 60 FPS
— 10:07 AM on September 4, 2013

The HDMI Forum has announced a new version its audio/video specification. HDMI 2.0 boasts 18Gbps of bandwidth, nearly doubling the 10.2Gbps available in the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays

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Release roundup: microATX cases, mobile memory, and more
— 4:29 PM on August 22, 2013

Each week, we gather miscellaneous announcements from our inbox and whip them up into our release roundup. This time, we've got news from G.Skill, Gigabyte,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Cases Memory

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Gigabyte gaming mobo raises the stakes for onboard audio, USB DACs
— 9:15 AM on August 19, 2013

Motherboard makers are going to great lengths to improve their integrated audio implementations, particularly on high-end models. The latest example is Gigabyte's G1.Sniper A88X,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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Release roundup: High-speed memory and e-sports headsets
— 2:27 PM on August 2, 2013

We don't have much fodder for our release roundup this week—just a couple of stories from Adata and Cooler Master. Here they are: ...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Memory

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Report: Major ISPs ruining YouTube streaming with dirty tactics
— 11:27 AM on July 31, 2013

YouTube streaming giving you trouble lately? Well, it's not just you. According to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking

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We have a winner in our MSI mobo and Corsair headset giveaway
— 2:23 PM on July 29, 2013

The winner from our latest summer o' giveaways contest has been drawn. Congratulations, Allyn Bottorff. You've won an MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming motherboard and a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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There's still time to enter our MSI mobo and Corsair headset giveaway
— 5:41 PM on July 25, 2013

What, you missed the news about our latest giveaway? Well, worry not—there's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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Google's $35 Chromecast dongle streams content to your TV
— 2:07 PM on July 24, 2013

At its "breakfast with Sundar Pichai" event today, Google officially took the wraps off the Nexus 7—but of course, we already knew all about...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Enter here to win an MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming mobo and a Corsair Vengeance 2000 headset
— 5:44 PM on July 19, 2013

Yep. Our summer o' giveaways is still in full swing. This time, we've got fresh loot from the nice folks at MSI and Corsair—and all...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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Apple TV service may compensate providers for commercial skipping
— 9:32 AM on July 16, 2013

Apple's much-anticipated TV service may offer a unique take on skipping commercials. Instead of just allowing folks to fast-forward through advertising, the service will reportedly...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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