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Intel SSD Toolbox gets a new look
— 12:10 PM on October 27, 2011

If you have an Intel solid-state drive, you might want to grab the latest version of the company's SSD Toolbox. This helpful little...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Software Servers Workstations

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LSI buys SandForce for $322 million
— 4:58 PM on October 26, 2011

Yet another SSD controller maker has been assimilated. After OCZ snapped up Indilinx earlier this year, LSI has announced an agreement to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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New Samsung SSDs hit Newegg, bring Batman sidekick
— 12:08 PM on October 26, 2011

Remember that PM830 solid-state drive Samsung introduced in August? We're still waiting for our sample of the successor to the 470 Series...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Etc.
— 11:37 AM on October 26, 2011

So, Battlefield 3 is pretty amazing, no? I'd say it pretty much ends any shot Rage had at holding the title of "best-looking PC...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim requirements revealed
— 3:53 PM on October 25, 2011

On the heels of Batman: Arkham City developers Rocksteady Studios, Bethesda has revealed the minimum and recommend PC requirements for its next game. Shacknews...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Battlefield rendering architect talks PC graphics
— 12:10 PM on October 25, 2011

Battlefield 3 is out today, and although I haven't had a chance to load it up just yet, everything I've seen about the game suggests...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Newell talks Steam sales, pricing experiments
— 2:41 PM on October 24, 2011

GeekWire has published an interesting interview with Valve co-founder Gabe Newell. The discussion centers on Steam, and specifically, the experiments Valve has conducted...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: Graphics, games, and solid-state storage
— 5:19 PM on October 21, 2011

We've got a nice mix of game and hardware deals for you all this week, starting with a juicy discount on OCZ's 60GB Agility 3...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming

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Arkham City PC requirements come to light
— 3:57 PM on October 21, 2011

PC gamers will have to wait almost four more weeks to get our hands on Batman: Arkham City. For some, that will be a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Battlefield 3 trailer reveals more single-player elements
— 12:05 PM on October 21, 2011

In case you haven't heard, Battlefield 3 gets released on the PC and consoles next week. Most folks are probably looking forward to digging...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Release roundup: USB 3.0 drives, power supplies, and a 3D display
— 5:22 PM on October 20, 2011

The pickings are a little slimmer than usual this week, but a handful of product release announcements still lined our inbox today. Here they are: ...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays

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Indilinx Everest controller sets up shop in OCZ Octane SSDs
— 10:52 AM on October 20, 2011

OCZ has finally revealed more details about solid-state drives based on the Indilinx Everest controller it revealed this summer. The controller is an...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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OCZ firmware update battles SandForce BSOD bug
— 12:54 PM on October 19, 2011

When we concluded our recent SSD round-up, we ended up recommending a handful of SandForce-based drives based on their pack-leading performance and strong value...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Valve's sticking with Source for now
— 6:00 AM on October 19, 2011

id Software premiered its id Tech 5 engine in Rage earlier this month, and Epic's Tim Sweeney is hard at work on Unreal Engine...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Batman: Arkham City gets rave reviews, November 15 PC release
— 10:52 AM on October 18, 2011

Batman: Arkham Asylum was a surprise hit, setting expectations high for its sequel, Arkham City. The console crowd gets to play the new game...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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More future ultrabooks could have hybrid storage
— 6:00 AM on October 18, 2011

If you've followed the recent ultrabook releases, you might have noticed that Acer's Aspire S3 features 20GB of solid-state storage and 320GB of mechanical...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Thailand flooding slows hard drive production
— 12:44 PM on October 17, 2011

A rather large portion of Thailand is under water right now due to flooding fueled by torrential rain. The hard drive industry has been...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Next Rage patch to improve texture detail
— 9:28 AM on October 17, 2011

Most of the initial kinks are now ironed out, and the megatexture tech truly makes for some stunning views... but parts of Rage's game...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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