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Internet braces for new Netflix unlimited-streaming plan
— 1:48 PM on November 22, 2010

According to network equipment and software vendor Sandvine, Netflix accounts for 20% of all downstream traffic in the US during peak hours. As...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Asus' Xonar DG and Xense sound cards
— 11:22 PM on November 21, 2010

Do you really need a discrete sound card? Simple question, and we've taken a look at Asus' new Xonar Xense and DG sound cards to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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Poll: How much did you spend on your best PC speakers or headset?
— 3:17 PM on November 17, 2010

We'll have a new sound card review very shortly, and writing it got me thinking about how much folks spend on the speakers or headset...

Poll Question: • How much did you spend on your best PC speakers or headset?

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Intel collaborates with Hitachi on Ultrastar SSD400S solid-state disk
— 2:01 AM on November 16, 2010

Intel and Hitachi have collaborated on a new line of enterprise-class solid-state disks. Today marks the introduction of the Ultrastar SSD400S family, which will be...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Tegra 2 tablets will outperform the iPad, says Nvidia's Huang
— 3:15 PM on November 12, 2010

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has never been afraid to speak his mind, and this article over at CNet News contains some interesting tablet-related comments...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Release roundup: Zboxes, mice, and KVM extenders
— 6:00 AM on November 12, 2010

We've got a little bit of everything this week, with fresh launch announcements from Zotac, Thermaltake, and Matrox: ...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices

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Tiny, upgradable system has three-story mobo
— 4:19 PM on November 11, 2010

Xi3 has announced an interesting machine for those who value a small form-factor and the ability to upgrade, but don't need a ton of computing...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Deal of the week: A bargain smorgasbord
— 3:30 PM on November 5, 2010

Black Friday isn't due for another three weeks, but deals of all kinds are already becoming plentiful. Newegg, in particular, seems to be running a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Release roundup: USB 3.0 and tiny speakers
— 6:00 AM on November 5, 2010

In this week's look at miscellaneous press releases and product launches, we have some USB 3.0 news from Super Talent and LaCie, plus word about...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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Zotac's Zbox HD-ID34BR-U nettop
— 12:34 AM on November 5, 2010

This sleek, small-form-factor machine serves up Blu-ray playback, USB 3.0, Nvidia discrete graphics, and a dual-core Atom. Is it the ultimate home-theater nettop?

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR's Fall 2010 system guide
— 4:31 PM on November 1, 2010

In our latest edition of the system guide, we've upgraded our Econobox and Utility Player builds while adding an uber-cheap, sub-$300 system to the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Industry heavyweights collaborate on PCIe SSDs
— 11:04 AM on October 29, 2010

A group including Intel, Dell, IBM, and EMC is collaborating on a standard for PCI Express-based solid-state disks. Ars Technica has the skinny...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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WD TV Live Hub melds media player with networked hard drive
— 7:00 AM on October 26, 2010

Many are surprised to learn that Western Digital's TV HD media player doesn't incorporate a hard drive. Neither do any of the subsequent...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Zotac outs another nettop with dual-core Atom, Ion
— 9:35 AM on October 21, 2010

Fresh from its co-starring role in the Eee PC 1015PN, Nvidia's next-gen Ion GPU is reprising its role as sidekick in Zotac's Ion nettop...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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IDC U.S. shipment figures put Apple in third place
— 6:00 AM on October 14, 2010

In a bold display, Apple surged past Acer to become the U.S.'s third-biggest computer vendor last quarter... according to IDC's latest shipment figures, that...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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Yes, I still buy CDs
— 12:07 AM on October 8, 2010

This week's poll tackles the subject of music and, more specifically, where you buy it. That got me thinking about my own history,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous

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Roundup: Google TV, the 600T cometh, and a pricey mouse pad
— 3:39 PM on October 7, 2010

The flow of news hasn't been overwhelming this week, but we've still dug up a few interesting announcements that didn't make it into our main...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Input devices

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Corsair's HS1 gaming headset
— 11:54 AM on October 1, 2010

Corsair has ventured into uncharted waters with its HS1 gaming headset. Is the HS1 worth the $100 asking price, and does it handle music...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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