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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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Amazon's Fire TV set-top box streams video, runs games
— 1:27 PM on April 2, 2014

Well, look at that! A $99 Amazon set-top box for the living room....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Personal tech

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Nvidia's Shield to get remote streaming, price cut to $199
— 2:00 PM on March 25, 2014

Since introducing its do-everything Android-based handheld gaming console last July, Nvidia has been steadily refining the Shield's software and adding new capabilities. The next...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech

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Microsoft manager shares update on Xbox One controller for PC
— 5:05 PM on March 17, 2014

As much as we all love gaming with a keyboard and mouse, there are some cross-platform titles that just play better with a controller. For...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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Xbox One's Titanfall performance: not so great
— 6:00 AM on March 17, 2014

You know, when the specs for the Xbone and PS4 were announced, I...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Xbox One tightens gap with PS4 in U.S. shipments
— 6:00 AM on March 14, 2014

And now for an update on console sales! I mean, hey, they're practically...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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New Microsoft brass 'extremely committed' to the Xbox
— 9:27 AM on March 11, 2014

Back in November, when speculation about Microsoft's CEO pick was at fever pitch, Bloomberg posted a story about one of the candidates. Stephen Elop,...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Deal of the week: SSDs, power supplies, and 144Hz monitors
— 1:32 PM on February 28, 2014

We've got another short and sweet deal post for you guys this week, with a small collection of hardware bargains: Kingston's...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays

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Deal of the week: Discounted storage and a PSU bargain
— 3:43 PM on February 7, 2014

We've got a nice collection of storage bargains for this week's deal post—and a sizable discount on a power supply, too, to mix things up...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage

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The Obligatory Super Hole VIII – The Uppity Armchair CD Edition
— 12:57 PM on February 3, 2014

Jason Fox, our resident Mac blogger, spends his days in the advertising business, and he has a tradition of rating the Superbowl commercials each year....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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AMD's revenue falls 2% in 2013, but income and gross margin rise
— 10:44 AM on January 22, 2014

AMD's latest financial results are out. The numbers cover the fourth quarter of 2013 and the year as a whole, and the news is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Game consoles

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New controller, in-home streaming details leak out of Steam developer event
— 6:00 AM on January 16, 2014

Valve's Steam Dev Days summit is taking place in Seattle, Washington this week. The press wasn't invited, and while Valve promises to release video...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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VESA adding USB 3.0, power deliver to DisplayPort spec
— 6:00 AM on January 8, 2014

Power delivery and USB 3.0 connectivity are coming to DisplayPort. The VESA...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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13 hardware vendors working on Steam machines
— 8:02 PM on January 6, 2014

Valve just wrapped up what has to be one of the shortest CES press conferences on record. Just seven minutes after taking the floor...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Goodbye, consoles
— 8:30 AM on December 27, 2013

For more than a decade, an Xbox console has lived under my television. I started with the original and moved on to the 360,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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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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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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