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Best Buy CEO: Tablets 'crashing,' PC seeing 'revival'
— 9:13 AM on July 30, 2014

After years of doom and gloom about the PC industry, some people are starting to sing a different tune. In an interview with Walt...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Core i5 powers bizarro Android convertible
— 6:00 AM on July 30, 2014

Intel's Core i5-4200U is a potent CPU. The Haswell dually crunches four threads via Hyper-Threading, scales up to 2.6Hz with Turbo, and has an ultrabook-friendly...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Orange you glad Asus made a mechanical gaming keyboard
— 10:44 AM on July 29, 2014

The latest mechanical keyboard comes from a somewhat unexpected source. Asus has added a gaming-oriented design called the Strix Tactic Pro. Like a lot...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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First impressions of Nvidia's Shield Tablet
— 8:29 AM on July 29, 2014

The Shield Tablet is basically a portable gaming console crammed into an 8" slate. It has a Kepler-infused Tegra K1 processor, a high-res IPS panel,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Nvidia's cascaded display tech looks awesome
— 6:00 AM on July 29, 2014

Two of the biggest challenges facing VR systems like the Oculus Rift are the dreaded screen-door effect (an artifact of low screen resolutions) and frame...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Deal of the week: Corsair's 750D case and four fans for $100
— 11:56 AM on July 25, 2014

We've got a little of everything in this week's deal post, starting with a sizable discount on a nice Corsair case bundle: TigerDirect has a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Cooling Storage Displays

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Android on x86: A quick look at Asus' Memo Pad ME176C tablet
— 10:24 AM on July 25, 2014

Despite its $149 asking price, Asus' Memo Pad ME176C tablet has a quad-core Bay Trail SoC, a 7" IPS display, and little extras like a...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Report: Google proceeds with $1 billion Twitch.tv buyout
— 6:00 AM on July 25, 2014

Remember those rumors about Google seeking to buy Twitch.tv? Well, the buyout is a done...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Report: Intel targeting larger, pricier Android tablets
— 9:03 AM on July 24, 2014

Android tablets are dominated by ARM-based hardware, but Intel is slowly making inroads. Its Atom CPUs have already infiltrated smaller, budget slates. Now, Fudzilla

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD's Mullins APU appears in $250 HP netbook
— 6:00 AM on July 24, 2014

AMD's low-power Mullins APU has scored a major design win. HP has adopted the Jaguar-based chip for its Pavilion 10z netbook. The Windows 8.1...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' overclocking revisited
— 7:06 PM on July 23, 2014

Can a retail version of the Core i7-4790K paired up with a fancy MSI Z97 MPower motherboard reach higher speeds than our early sample? We're...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Steam controller gets an analog stick
— 5:15 PM on July 23, 2014

The Steam controller has gotten a not-so-little design tweak. According to this tweet by the Steam Database folks (who are, I should point out,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Nvidia Shield Tablet is packed with ports, possibilities
— 11:17 AM on July 22, 2014

Just under a year since the release of the Shield Portable, Nvidia has announced a second member of the Shield family. As expected, it's the...

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

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Google testing experimental new UI for Chrome OS
— 9:04 AM on July 21, 2014

Chrome OS might be in for a visual overhaul. Late last week, Google's François Beaufort posted the first public screenshot of Athena, which he...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Report: Shield tablet coming July 29 for $299
— 6:00 AM on July 21, 2014

Rumors of an Nvidia Shield tablet have been swirling for months, and the device may be imminent. Convincing-looking slides posted by Videocardz indicate that...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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Deal of the week: A 4K monitor for $405
— 10:49 AM on July 18, 2014

I feel a twinge of guilt for the headline. It's total click bait—but also accurate. Dell is selling its 28" Ultra HD monitor for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays

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Lenovo kills 8'' Windows tablets in the U.S.
— 9:21 AM on July 18, 2014

It's not a good time to be a small Windows tablet. Microsoft's Surface Mini never even entered production, and now, Lenovo is discontinuing its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Web fonts will soon look better in Chrome
— 8:28 AM on July 18, 2014

For all of Google Chrome's advantages, its sub-par rendering of web fonts has always been a sore point. With the release of Chrome 37, however,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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