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Friday night topic: Video game graphics, then and now
— 4:00 PM on March 8, 2013

I know in my bones that graphics technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over time and that video game visuals have improved to take...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Deal of the week: High-capacity SSDs, IPS displays, and more
— 3:46 PM on March 8, 2013

Remember when Samsung's 840 Series 500GB SSD dipped to $280 last week? Well, good news: it's on sale again. Until midnight Pacific Time tonight, entering...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing Windows

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New Asus all-in-one PC is also a tablet
— 11:52 AM on March 8, 2013

We're all familiar with convertible tablets—plug your slate into a keyboard dock, turn it into a bizarro laptop. Simple, straightforward, sensible. Well, that wasn't enough...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Friday Shortbread
— 11:14 AM on March 8, 2013

7 Up Google's Transparency Report TNW: Twitter's API keys and secrets for its official apps surface PCMag: More lawmakers promise bills to...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Rumor: Ivy Bridge-E pushed to Q4
— 10:23 AM on March 8, 2013

Just about 14 months have passed since Intel launched its Sandy Bridge-E processors for high-end desktops. Their Ivy Bridge-E replacements are due out...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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Mobile PCI Express spec coming for smartphones, tablets
— 9:07 AM on March 8, 2013

There's a new PCI Express standard on the way, and it's tailored specifically for mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and ultra-thin laptops. Dubbed Mobile PCI...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Zotac intros wireless streaming, external RAID boxes
— 6:00 AM on March 8, 2013

We're used to seeing Zotac churn out small-form-factor PCs—not to mention graphics cards and tiny motherboards—on a regular basis, but it's rare when the company...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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Release roundup: SD cards, PSUs, workstation GPUs, and a gaming headset
— 5:34 PM on March 7, 2013

This week in the roundup, we've got fresh fodder from Adata, Enermax, Nvidia, and Thermaltake. Adata launches Premier UHS-I SDHC/SDXC and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Power Storage

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Thursday Shortbread
— 2:26 PM on March 7, 2013

The Fantastic Four Fudzilla: Ivy Bridge E delayed to Q4 and MSI shows off feature-packed gaming motherboard and custom Malta HD 7990

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Nvidia acknowledges Tomb Raider performance issues
— 11:23 AM on March 7, 2013

So, there may be a slight side effect to AMD's closer relationship with triple-A game developers. Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider, an AMD Gaming Evolved...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Report: Apple and Intel have discussed chip fabrication deal
— 9:03 AM on March 7, 2013

Back in December, Credit Suisse analyst John Pitzer argued that Intel should strike a manufacturing deal to produce chips for Apple. Piper Jaffray &...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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DRM disaster plagues SimCity launch
— 6:00 AM on March 7, 2013

Despite being a primarily single-player title, the new version of SimCity is saddled with a DRM scheme that requires an online connection to EA's servers....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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WSJ: Microsoft cuts Win8 OEM pricing for tablets
— 3:33 PM on March 6, 2013

It's no secret that Windows 8 PCs, especially tablets, aren't flying off store shelves. I expect the problem is two-fold: one, the hardware isn't quite...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Wednesday Shortbread
— 12:31 PM on March 6, 2013

The Pick 6 DigiTimes: Microsoft to offer discount on Windows 8 OEM prices Reuters: EU fines Microsoft $731 million for broken promises,...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Kickstarter funding sought for Gigabyte-built hackintosh board
— 11:09 AM on March 6, 2013

Over the last few years, all sorts of interesting projects have elicited funding via Kickstarter. This is the first time I've seen a PC...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Operating systems

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Etc.
— 9:28 AM on March 6, 2013

Morning, all.  I'm working on a little project here in Damage Labs that requires some fast storage. I think I'm getting there:

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Newell: Steam Box prototypes coming in 3-4 months
— 9:07 AM on March 6, 2013

This is a pretty exciting year for gamers. Sony has unveiled the PlayStation 4, Microsoft is about to do the same with the next...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Game consoles

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Seagate SSHDs cache writes in dual-mode NAND
— 7:04 PM on March 5, 2013

This morning, Seagate announced a new generation of hybrid drives that will...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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