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Friday night topic: Bang on the new comments system
— 11:28 PM on December 17, 2010

Ok, folks, we have been preparing a replacement for our old but beloved news comments system, known as jazz, for months now. Finally, the...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Amazon MP3 sales up, Apple still rules market
— 12:41 PM on December 17, 2010

More than a few of you will probably get iTunes gift cards in your stockings this year. And why not? With a whopping...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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LA Noire developers reveal facial animation secrets
— 6:00 AM on December 17, 2010

If one thing about last months L.A. Noire trailer caught my eye, it was the shockingly true-to-life facial animations. A new video released by...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Hot Pursuit channels classic Need for Speed formula
— 1:41 PM on December 16, 2010

My relationship with the Need for Speed franchise has been a rocky one. In the mid-90s, I was introduced to the series by the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Name your own price for DRM-free indie game bundle
— 11:59 AM on December 15, 2010

Have you lamented the DRM that encrusts all too many new PC games? Are you sick of paying out the nose for the latest...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Gawker leak reveals password trends
— 1:20 PM on December 14, 2010

Earlier this week, blog publisher Gawker Media suffered a leak that released information about its users to the Internet. More than a million user...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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68% of US broadband connections have less than 4Mbps down
— 11:01 AM on December 13, 2010

According to an FCC report (PDF) on the state of Internet access in the United States, 68% of high-speed connections are too slow to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Mass Effect, Elder Scrolls sequels revealed
— 9:45 AM on December 13, 2010

Ronald already caught these in the 'bread, but hey, it's not often two high-profile role-playing games are announced at pretty much the same time. In...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Etc.
— 9:51 PM on December 8, 2010

If you would, take a peek at a little something we've been working on and give us your feedback. We think we're close, but...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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OnLive bringing games, Windows apps to tablets and smartphones
— 11:19 AM on December 8, 2010

The OnLive cloud gaming service is coming to tablets. As GamesBeat reports, an iPad app has already been released, and a beta version...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet Personal tech

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Team Fortress 2 goes back into beta
— 11:03 AM on December 3, 2010

More than three years after its official release, Team Fortress 2 is going back into beta. You'll still be able to play the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Micron integrates ECC controller into next-gen flash memory
— 6:00 AM on December 3, 2010

Moving the production of NAND flash memory to finer fabrication processes is sure to drive down the price of SSDs. The more memory chips...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Flash Player 10.2 beta improves hardware acceleration
— 9:34 AM on December 1, 2010

Are we nearing the end of the road for sluggish Flash video playback on low-end systems? Adobe has released a beta version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Internet Software

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Deal of the week: Canadian edition
— 9:12 PM on November 25, 2010

Just because folks up here celebrate Thanksgiving a few weeks early doesn't mean they can't reap the spoils of Black Friday like their American friends....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage Memory Input devices

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Shanked!
— 9:12 PM on November 25, 2010

This blog post was all laid out. I even spent some time yesterday gathering my thoughts on what was to be the subject: the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Developer of DRM-free Witcher 2 set to go after pirates
— 10:49 AM on November 23, 2010

When the CD Projekt's Witcher 2 role-playing game hits in May of next year, torrent-sniffing companies will be keeping an eye out for folks downloading...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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Second Black Ops patch further improves performance
— 9:33 AM on November 22, 2010

A second patch for Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops has arrived through Steam. The update brings additional performance improvements, complementing the first patch...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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