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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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Exotic 3M fluid enables two-phase, immersion-cooled supercomputer
— 6:00 AM on April 10, 2014

Immersion cooling isn't a new idea. It's been deployed in servers, and I once came across an entire desktop rig plunged in a...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Servers

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Don't miss our spring cleaning contest!
— 4:00 PM on April 9, 2014

In case you missed it, we have a new giveaway in progress. This time, the prize haul comprises roughly $1500 worth of hardware from...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Memory

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Noctua's new dual-fan, dual-tower NH-D15 cooler is a familiar monster
— 6:00 AM on April 9, 2014

In the world of monster air coolers, Noctua's NH-D14 is among the best. This beast has nearly a thousand reviews on Newegg, almost...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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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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Enter our spring cleaning contest to win over $1500 in PC hardware
— 3:43 PM on April 7, 2014

It's spring cleaning time again. That isn't the sort of thing we'd normally celebrate, but with generous contributions from Cooler Master, MSI, Kingston, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Memory

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Release roundup: Touchy fan controllers and Wi-Fi drive docks
— 4:12 PM on April 4, 2014

Our release roundup feature has been on a bit of a hiatus lately, since the flow of hardware announcements from Taiwan slowed considerably after CES....

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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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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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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Deal of the week: Discounted tablets, wireless keyboards, cheap SSDs, and more
— 10:54 AM on March 14, 2014

It's been one of those weeks, and there's a pile of work ahead of me that will spill into the weekend, so I'll cut to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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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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It's official: DirectX 12 to be unveiled at GDC
— 9:09 AM on March 6, 2014

There wasn't much doubt that some sort of major update to DirectX was coming after those GDC session abstracts were posted, but now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Reports: Windows 8.1 Update 1 hits RTM status
— 9:14 AM on March 4, 2014

Looks like Windows 8.1 Update 1 could come out next month as rumored. The guys at The Verge say they've been tipped off by...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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