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24-bit audio may be coming to iTunes, other music services
— 1:02 PM on March 3, 2011

Everyone's all about high-definition video these days. Standard-def content? Pfft. Call me when you've got a resolution of at least 720p. ...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Friday night topic: Public-sector unions?
— 4:39 PM on February 25, 2011

As you may know, the Friday night topic is our weekly off-topic discussion about whatever seems interesting. In years past, we used to have...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: Solid-state storage, budget audio, and Corsair cooling
— 4:04 PM on February 25, 2011

Hot on the heels of early previews of OCZ's next-gen Vertex 3 solid-state drive, Newegg has slashed the price of the existing Vertex 2. ...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cooling Storage Gaming

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Friday night topic: Your snack concoctions
— 5:49 PM on February 18, 2011

I'm a pretty typical guy, I think, in that I don't exactly like to cook elaborate meals (not that there's anything wrong with that), but...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Anonymous employee tells of life in the Apple Store
— 11:53 AM on February 18, 2011

Many of us have made the pilgrimage. We know the gray walls, the large wooden tables, the sterile lighting, and the blue-shirted employees. What's it...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Bug-free Sandy Bridge laptops could launch this month
— 9:39 AM on February 18, 2011

On Monday last week, Intel announced that shipments of bug-free, B3-stepping 6-series chipsets for Sandy Bridge processors would begin in the middle of the...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing

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MSI offers advance replacement for Sandy Bridge boards
— 1:12 PM on February 15, 2011

As frustrating as Intel's Sandy Bridge chipset snafu might be, major motherboard makers are at least taking care of their users. MSI has let us...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Report: Asus and Gigabyte to get B3 6-series chipsets next week
— 10:49 AM on February 14, 2011

Finally, some good news for motherboard makers. DigiTimes' sources say that Intel has agreed to pay all expenses related to the production and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Friday night topic: On the arbitrariness of sports
— 5:49 PM on February 11, 2011

I was watching an NFL playoff game a few weeks ago when the camera cut to Troy Aikman providing some commentary. He was gesturing...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Surround sound virtualized by new Antec stereo speakers
— 11:01 AM on February 11, 2011

Better known for its enclosures and power supplies, Antec is getting into the audio business. Yesterday, the company formally introduced its first set of...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Adobe releases completed Flash 10.2 plug-in
— 9:36 AM on February 9, 2011

Flash has hit another milestone. After a few public betas, the Flash Player 10.2 plug-in is now out in complete, production-ready form. The headline...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Asus provides details on Sandy Bridge bug response
— 5:37 PM on February 8, 2011

Following in the footsteps of MSI, Asus has expanded its official response to the snafu involving Intel 6-series chipsets for Sandy Bridge processors, offering...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Shipments of certain Sandy Bridge systems resume
— 5:20 PM on February 7, 2011

Sandy Bridge chipsets are shipping out again. While you're unlikely to see bug-free motherboards in stores for another few weeks (or months), Intel says it...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Systems

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Etc.
— 9:19 AM on February 7, 2011

As you may know, our frenetic Mac blogger, Jason Fox, spends his days working in advertising.  Each year after the Superbowl, he writes up his...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Gigabyte helps Sandy Bridge early adopters with SATA tool
— 6:00 AM on February 7, 2011

The 6-series Intel chipset bug has left early adopters in a hairy situation. Some of their Serial ATA ports may malfunction, but last we've...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Deal of the week: Graphics, memory, and much more
— 5:07 PM on February 4, 2011

We've got a nice collection of deals for you folks this week. Hot graphics cards with tantalizing rebates and DDR3 memory with bargain-basement price tags...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage Memory

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Poll: What's the worst PC hardware bug?
— 11:49 AM on February 3, 2011

Intel's 6-series chipset bug has dominated the headlines this week, and for good reason. The flaw has been traced back to a single transistor...

Poll Question: • Worst PC hardware bug?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Storage

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MSI to let users return, swap Sandy Bridge boards, too
— 6:00 AM on February 3, 2011

On the heels of Asus, Gigabyte, and MicroCenter, MSI has also issued an official statement about its plans for the current...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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