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We're giving away 20 digital copies of Just Cause 2
— 6:42 PM on July 13, 2010

To coincide with the release of their new GeForce GTX 460, the folks at Nvidia have given us 20 licenses for Just Cause 2...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Ballmer: Windows 7 slates are coming
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2010

Get ready for a slew of slates with Windows 7 on 'em. That's the gist of what Steve Ballmer announced at the Worldwide Partner...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Survey says iPad is first Apple device for many owners
— 10:59 AM on July 12, 2010

Mashable has published some interesting results from a Resolve Market Research report that looks into how iPad owners use and feel about the device....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: A real notebook for $450
— 5:07 PM on July 9, 2010

AMD-based laptops are becoming increasingly widespread lately, and some of them are surprisingly good deals. Take HP's Pavilion dv4: an honest-to-goodness 14" laptop with a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Cloud-based gaming service has predictably high latency
— 4:06 PM on July 9, 2010

It's mid-afternoon on a Friday, so my head's a little in the clouds. But then so is everything else these days. Cloud-based storage...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Mafia II eye candy requires a beefy PC
— 12:33 PM on July 9, 2010

On August 24, 2K Games will release its sequel to the 2002 open-world shooter Mafia on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Unlike most...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Alienware M11x R2 proves gaming notebooks don't have to be huge
— 11:14 AM on July 9, 2010

Who says gaming laptops have to be monstrous boat anchors? Alienware's M11x R2 ripples with all the trappings of a gaming rig, but it also...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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3D movies and the value of entertainment
— 10:30 PM on July 8, 2010

To take full advantage of this past long weekend, I unlatched myself from my computer and went to see a movie with my girlfriend. We...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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How many CPU cores do you need for games?
— 11:25 AM on July 8, 2010

These days, it's virtually impossible to buy a desktop CPU with fewer than two cores. Dual-core CPUs have become the norm, and quad-core systems...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Gaming

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NASA invites gamers to Moonbase Alpha
— 6:00 AM on July 8, 2010

The way things are going, NASA sending a man back to the Moon doesn't look too likely, at least in the near term. The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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New 11.6-inch ultraportable offers Radeon graphics, dual-core Athlon Neo
— 11:52 AM on July 7, 2010

AMD was never keen on netbooks, but the company's mobile CPUs are becoming increasingly common in budget ultraportable notebooks. HP's 11.6" Pavilion dm1z...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Single-core Athlon II Neo gets some love from Gateway
— 9:28 AM on July 7, 2010

You know that $550, AMD-powered Acer ultraportable we talked about last month? Acer subsidiary Gateway has now announced a similar-looking laptop that boasts...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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PhysX hobbled on the CPU by x87 code
— 12:21 AM on July 7, 2010

Nvidia has long promoted its PhysX game physics middleware as an example of a computing problem that benefits greatly from GPU acceleration, and a number...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Steam sale targets Borderlands, Crysis, and Half-Life 2
— 4:45 PM on July 2, 2010

Yes, we already told you about the Steam sale last week, and we posted a reminder with some new Steam bargains in yesterday's deal...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: It's raining coupons, halellujah!
— 1:08 PM on July 1, 2010

Newegg has kicked off Fourth of July celebrations a little early this year, e-mailing us a cornucopia of coupon codes that can shrink prices...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Cases Storage Input devices Gaming Networking

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Pixel Qi display works outdoors, is available for netbooks
— 10:44 AM on July 1, 2010

By far the biggest problem I have with the current crop of laptops and ultraportable notebooks is that their screens become all but useless when...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Poll: Does your primary portable have an optical drive?
— 1:48 PM on June 30, 2010

This week's poll comes to us courtesy of TR reader Ben, who wonders just how many folks have an optical drive in their primary portable...

Poll Question: • Does your primary portable have an optical drive?

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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PC the most popular gaming platform in the UK
— 12:03 PM on June 30, 2010

If I had a nickel for every time a forum fanboy or industry analyst foretold the death of PC gaming at the hands of consoles,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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