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Dual-core Haswell, desktop GeForce team up in Brix Gaming mini PC
— 8:41 AM on April 23, 2014

Gigabyte is prepping another small-form-factor system targeting gamers. This latest addition to the Brix Gaming family combines a Haswell processor with discrete GeForce graphics pulled...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Microsoft expected to further shorten Windows cycle
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2014

A couple years back, famed Microsoft rumor-monger Mary Jo Foley reported that...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report predicts September return for Start menu
— 6:00 AM on April 22, 2014

When Microsoft announced the return of the Start menu earlier this month,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Friday night topic: where are the good ultraportables?
— 5:20 PM on April 18, 2014

If I don't upgrade before October, my primary laptop will soon celebrate its fifth birthday. I didn't mean for things to turn out this way....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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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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PC shipments fell again last quarter, but U.S. market fared better than others
— 11:39 AM on April 10, 2014

It's that time again. Research firms Gartner and IDC have both...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Here's the new Windows 8.1 Start menu in action
— 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014

Last week, at the Build conference, Microsoft announced the long-awaited return of the Start menu. Those not in attendance were only treated to a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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It's official: the Windows 8.1 Update is coming April 8
— 11:37 AM on April 3, 2014

Microsoft has announced some big things at this week's Build conference, from the impending return of the Start menu to pricing changes for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft announces revived Start menu, universal apps
— 4:43 PM on April 2, 2014

Windows 8.1 got us part of the way there by restoring the Start button, and now, Microsoft is going all the way. As PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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ECS unveils sub-$200 mini-PC with Bay Trail onboard
— 5:02 PM on March 26, 2014

Tiny, affordable desktop PCs are all the rage lately. As FanlessTech reports, ECS has just unveiled a new one. The ECS Liva is about...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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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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Intel shows portable all-in-one prototype, first Ready Mode app
— 11:29 AM on March 20, 2014

GDC — As part of its renewed desktop push, Intel is attempting to innovate on the form-factor front. One of the form factors the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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Intel to renew commitment to desktop PCs with a slew of new CPUs
— 7:00 PM on March 19, 2014

Today, in a press conference at GDC, new Intel desktop CPU head Lisa Graff offered her assessment of the desktop PC market and offered

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Chipsets Systems

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Report: AMD's next-gen Carrizo APU supports DDR4, integrates chipset
— 10:11 AM on March 19, 2014

Carrizo is supposed to be AMD's next-gen APU. According to a leaked roadmap from December, the chip will replace Kaveri in 2015 and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

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Gigabyte's Brix Pro reviewed
— 3:22 PM on March 18, 2014

The first, Intel-built NUC (short for Next Unit of Computing) debuted a little over a year ago, and our own Scott Wasson picked it apart...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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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