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LAN parties: a recipe for success
— 5:07 PM on December 5, 2008

LAN parties have become the great American nerd pastime, at least among my group of friends. D&D is out and L4D is in. (Sorry, d20...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Deep in Dead Space
— 12:28 PM on November 28, 2008

It's rare that I finish a game, whether it's on the PC or my Xbox 360. The last one I completed was Call of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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War... War never changes
— 2:39 PM on November 26, 2008

I've been living a double life these past few weeks. No, I haven't been dressing up in drag and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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A couple of Core i7 motherboards compared
— 3:39 AM on November 3, 2008

If you want one of Intel's swanky new Core i7 processors, you're going to need a motherboard upgrade. But which one? We've faced off...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Windows 7, or Vista Second Edition?
— 8:25 PM on October 30, 2008

As an early adopter, I'm a bit used to being burned by my purchases. Formats die, product availability and support are usually low, and the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Nvidia's GeForce 9300 chipset
— 8:00 AM on October 15, 2008

AMD's 780G has been our integrated graphics chipset of choice for nearly eight months, but Nvidia's new GeForce 9300 looks poised to claim the crown...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Chipsets

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Intel's G45 Express chipset
— 10:37 PM on October 9, 2008

AMD and Nvidia have beefed up their integrated graphics chipsets to offer decent gaming performance and Blu-ray decode acceleration. We take Intel's latest G45...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Chipsets

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Microsoft's free photo stitching tool is very slick indeed
— 2:15 PM on September 24, 2008

A few weeks ago on a backpacking trip, I took a stack of pictures to stich together for a dramatic panoramic shot. Or rather,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Software

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Thoughts on S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
— 9:54 AM on September 12, 2008

If you were browsing TR in March of last year, you might have seen the blog post where I lauded S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Why Google Chrome is already a great browser
— 5:40 PM on September 2, 2008

So, you've seen the news. Google has released an early beta of its first web browser, Chrome, which mixes elements from Safari and Firefox into...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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Why Internet Explorer 8 still sucks
— 11:22 AM on August 29, 2008

I already ranted extensively about Internet Explorer 8's shortcomings when the first beta release came out in March. At the risk of being labeled...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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AMD's 790GX chipset
— 11:01 PM on August 5, 2008

AMD's new 790GX chipset takes an already potent 780G graphics core, turns up the clock speed, and adds sideport memory. It also brings a new...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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Nvidia's nForce 750a SLI chipset
— 3:42 PM on July 21, 2008

A lack of high-end Phenom processors ultimately tanked the appeal of Nvidia's nForce 780a SLI chipset, but its little brother, the 750a, brings the same...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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Nvidia's GeForce 8300 chipset
— 1:23 PM on July 1, 2008

AMD's 780G was the first to bring full Blu-ray decode acceleration to integrated graphics chipsets, and now Nvidia has an answer in the GeForce 8300....

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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OCZ's Neural Impulse Actuator
— 11:05 AM on June 27, 2008

Like flying cars, thought-based control schemes have been a staple of sci-fi movies for decades. OCZ has embraced the concept with its Neural Impulse Actuator,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming Personal tech

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AMD refines its approach to Stream Computing
— 10:11 PM on June 19, 2008

Just like Nvidia, AMD provides developers with tools to use its GPUs for non-graphics applications, but AMD doesn't make as much noise about it. Curious,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Software

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Intel's P45 Express chipset
— 12:00 PM on June 11, 2008

Intel is trying to extend its mid-range chipset dynasty with the P45 Express, and initial reports have been encouraging. But how does the chipset hold...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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Gigabyte's P45 motherboard plug-fest
— 10:08 PM on May 14, 2008

Last week, Gigabyte invited a gaggle of journalists to Taipei for a sneak peek at its P45 motherboard lineup. We were there, and have a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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