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A quick look at Diamond's Xtreme Sound XS71HDUA sound card to go 71
TR's April 2014 peripheral staff picksOur new companion to the TR System Guide 89
Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewedAffordable PCIe options for discerning ears 131
A look at hardware video transcoding on the PCPerformance and image quality with black boxes and OpenCL 46
Sennheiser's HD 558 headphones are cans of whoop-ass 101
The misadventures of Blu-ray in HTPC land 72
Where's my 21st-century television? 73
Are sound cards still relevant? 157
The next computing revolution will be televised 39
Asus' Xonar U3 USB audio deviceOur favorite sound card thinks outside the box 20
Antec's Soundscience Rockus 3D|2.1 speakersThe sound science of bringing the ruckus 29
Corsair's Gaming Audio Series SP2500 2.1 speakersHope you've got room under your desk... 84
A quick listen to Psyko's Carbon surround-sound gaming headsetNew speakers, but better sound? 30
On bandwidth quotas and streaming video 51
WD's TV Live Hub media boxNetworking and internal storage come to the WD TV 38
Asus' Xonar DG and Xense sound cardsDo you really need discrete audio? 217
Yes, I still buy CDs 74
Corsair's HS1 gaming headsetA change of pace from memory and PSUs 21
The sweet sound of Koss' PortaPro headphones 38
3D movies and the value of entertainment 52
A quick look at Psyko's 5.1 PC Gaming HeadsetSurround-sound headphones perfected? 57
A couple of months with SanDisk's Sansa Clip+ MP3 playerThe best mini MP3 player gets a memory card slot 120
Swimming laps with Finis' SwiMP3 playerA cure for boring pool workouts 46
Headphone-oriented sound cards from Asus and AuzentechIntroducing the Xonar Essence STX and X-Fi Forte 7.1 105
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Color is key with Dell's latest trio of Ultrasharp displays 37
Silverstone's PT18 chassis lets NUCs run fan-free10
Report: Amazon to halt sales of Chromecast and Apple TV42
Rumor: Richer, faster Chromecast coming soon22
$50 Fire tablet brings Amazon's content library to everybody81
Amazon rekindles its 8" and 10" Fire HD tablets36
16 heatpipes keep PCs cool in HDPlex's H5.S fanless chassis 21
Nvidia touts Shield as the superior set-top box after Apple TV refresh54
Hear enemies with deadly accuracy with Asus' Strix sound cards71
Apple goes big (screen) with Siri and apps on Apple TV17
Chrome will soon block Flash ads and auto-playing background media37
Vive VR headset is a victim of Valve Time, now set for 2016 release12
Mix multiple inputs with Logitech's Artemis Spectrum headsets21
Intel RealSense cameras go far beyond still photos at IDF5
Sound BlasterX G5 USB DAC provides better sound to go58
Oculus acquires hand-tracking company Pebbles Interfaces15
Google's Chromecast gets an Ethernet adapter30
Shield 1.2 update optimizes and enhances6
Gaming content gets a dedicated home on YouTube 17
Microsoft's Surface Hub leverages synergies, enhances collaboration26
This week's PC hardware deals will obliterate your wallet27
Valve's Steam Controller and Steam Link are available for pre-order26
PowerColor's new sound card runs with the devil26
Google Jumps on panoramic VR video19
Oculus buys 3D scene reconstruction firm Surreal Vision16
4K and HDR video arrive on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs 66
Verizon to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion44
PCs will get HBO Now at launch44
New PowerVR H.265 encoders promise big efficiency gains18
Chromecast support is coming to VLC media player32
Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $400, half off Far Cry 4, and more49
So long, Flash; YouTube now uses HTML5 by default71
New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support51
Sub-$100 Diamond box captures video to SD cards, Ethernet shares10
With Forge TV, Razer aims to bring PC gaming to the living room32
Chromecast now lets guests take over your TV12
Native FLAC support coming to Windows 1060
Skype for Web runs in your web browser (maybe)7
The Leviathan is Razer's new sound bar20
Amazon goes after Chromecast with Fire TV Stick59
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