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Windows Vista Service Pack 1: A performance check
— 8:58 PM on April 3, 2008

How does Service Pack 1 affect Windows Vista's day-to-day performance in common desktop applications and games? We've run a host of benchmarks in order to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Vista SP1 nuked my network file copies
— 8:55 PM on April 3, 2008

Recently, I built a storage server for my LAN and migrated all of my important documents over to it.  Even more recently, I built myself...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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A quick look at SanDisk's Sansa Clip MP3 player
— 10:06 PM on January 22, 2008

Always obsessed with finding the right tool for the job, I've long run not one, but two MP3 players. The first—currently an 80GB...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Remixed audio cards in Windows Vista
— 11:50 PM on January 14, 2008

Windows Vista has largely changed the game for PC audio solutions, and two new sound cards are set to challenge Creative's dominance of the market....

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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How Intel ruined my Christmas vacation
— 4:00 PM on January 11, 2008

Okay, Intel didn't actually spoil my entire vacation, but it came awfully close. To understand why, you need to go back a couple of months:...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Windows

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Cooler Master's Cosmos 1000 enclosure
— 11:18 PM on October 23, 2007

Back in the day, an imposing full-tower enclosure loaded with noisy fans was the mark of a true PC enthusiast. Full-tower enclosures have somewhat fallen...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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AMD aims to unify SFF PCs with DTX spec
— 5:26 PM on October 22, 2007

Ever since we laid eyes on Shuttle's first cube, we've been enamored with the concept of small, quiet, yet capable PCs. AMD's proposed DTX...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling

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Have fun, win prizes
— 3:28 PM on October 19, 2007

While at Newegg's LANFest 2K7 a couple weeks ago, I took note of several contests and promotions targeting gamers and PC geeks.  I don't...

Type: Blog post Tags: Cases Miscellaneous Gaming

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The Vista nerd rage feedback loop
— 3:46 PM on October 1, 2007

Ask anyone in the techie community about Windows Vista, and they'll tell you the same thing:...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Shuttle's XPC SG33G5 SFF barebones system
— 1:01 AM on July 26, 2007

OVER THE YEARS, Shuttle's XPC lineup has been whittled down from a vast array...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Systems

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Apple's iPod and Microsoft's Zune face off
— 12:00 AM on April 24, 2007

LAUNCHED BACK IN 2001, Apple's iPod has arguably become the most iconic electronic device...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Shuttle's XPC SD39P2 SFF barebones system
— 12:00 AM on April 13, 2007

THE POPULARITY OF small form factor barebones systems has faded of late, and that's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Systems

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Vista upgrade thoughts
— 9:56 AM on February 28, 2007

I finally made the jump to Windows Vista earlier this month. To be honest, I couldn't wait to get away from Windows XP. As accustomed...

Type: Blog post Tags: Windows

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Abit's iDome DS500 and SW510 speakers
— 12:00 AM on February 23, 2007

WHEN ABIT WAS ACQUIRED last year, the new owners pruned the company's product line...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Oxygen HD sound cards from Auzentech and Sondigo
— 12:00 AM on February 2, 2007

CREATIVE HAS ALL BUT OWNED the market for PC audio cards since it introduced...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Windows Vista's new spin on licensing
— 12:21 AM on January 30, 2007

WE'VE HEARD ALL MANNER of tinfoil hattery about Windows Vista's schemes for copy protection,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Windows

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DVD-Audio disappoints on the PC
— 10:36 PM on January 29, 2007

I spent most of last night conducting a round of extensive listening tests for an upcoming article, and after far too much fiddling, I've come...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Vista testing begins... cautiously
— 2:14 PM on January 26, 2007

At long last, we have the final version of Windows Vista in house and have begun doing some testing with it. I've been following...

Type: Blog post Tags: Windows

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