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Universal notebook charging spec coming early next year
— 9:17 AM on December 19, 2013

Wouldn't it be nice if all notebooks conformed to a single charger standard? That's the goal of the International Electrotechnical Commission, which has

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Spire's new microATX case costs $55, comes with a 420W PSU
— 11:55 AM on December 17, 2013

Need a budget ATX case with all-black innards and motherboard tray cut-outs? No problem; those are a dime a dozen. Want a microATX version of...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power

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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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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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Winner drawn in MSI GeForce GTX 760 and Corsair HX1050 PSU giveaway
— 2:52 PM on September 11, 2013

Our latest giveaway has ended, and a winner has been drawn. Congratulations, Casey Dodd. You're about to become the lucky owner of a hot-clocked...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power

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Don't forget to enter our MSI GeForce GTX 760 and Corsair HX1050 giveaway
— 10:01 AM on September 6, 2013

The clock is ticking on our latest giveaway. You have until Monday, September 9 to enter to win a MSI GeForce GTX...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power

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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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Enter here to win an MSI GeForce GTX 760 graphics card and Corsair HX1050 PSU
— 7:08 PM on August 29, 2013

After all the hardware we've given away this summer, you'd think the well would have run dry by now. But no, we have more...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power

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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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