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New Steam update promises more efficient downloads
— 11:01 AM on July 18, 2011

Our favorite content delivery system just got a major upgrade. Valve has released a client update that, coupled with tweaked server software...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Sandia-designed CPU cooler lacks fan, rotates heatsink instead
— 12:52 PM on July 8, 2011

CPU coolers aren't rocket science, but the Sandia National Laboratories has produced one anyway. As one might expect, it's rather special. The...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Release roundup: Storage, cooling, and gaming laptops
— 4:48 PM on June 30, 2011

For this edition of the release roundup, we came across news from Corsair, Enermax, Eurocom, and Gelid while rifling through announcements that slipped through the...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Mobile computing

HP confirms talks to license WebOS
— 9:33 AM on June 30, 2011

That certainly didn't take long. Barely a month after publicly entertaining the notion of licensing its webOS mobile operating system to other firms, HP...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Personal tech

Google+ takes aim at Facebook, is invite-only for now
— 6:00 AM on June 29, 2011

By now, some of you have no doubt heard about Google's answer to Facebook: Google+. The service is currently in an invite-only beta stage—just like...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Software

Huge fanless CPU cooler dissipates 100W
— 10:55 AM on June 24, 2011

One of the coolest-looking things we saw at CES was a passive CPU cooler not-so-inconspicuously tucked into a Raven enclosure at the Silverstone booth. ...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

BAPCo slams AMD; Nvidia's departure confirmed
— 10:12 AM on June 22, 2011

Clearly, BAPCo isn't too happy with AMD's decision to pull out of the consortium and disparage the new SYSmark 2012 benchmark. The consortium

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

AMD bails on BAPCo, perhaps with Via and Nvidia
— 12:12 PM on June 21, 2011

BAPCo, the non-profit consortium responsible for the SYSmark benchmark, appears to have lost a number of rather important members recently. SemiAccurate broke the...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Firefox 5.0 slips out ahead of official release
— 6:00 AM on June 20, 2011

I guess all that talk about Firefox moving to a quicker release schedule wasn't just talk. Over the weekend, a number of folks noticed that...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Release roundup: Input devices, a case, and a system utility
— 2:21 PM on June 16, 2011

This week's roundup has an assortment of goodies, including a couple of input devices, one case, and a new version of the AIDA64 system utility....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Input devices Software

— 10:35 AM on June 10, 2011

Seems like we've had a quiet end to the week here, with Computex, E3, and WWDC all winding down. Last night, we set out...

Type: News story Tags: Software The Tech Report

Release roundup: Enclosures, cooling, and gaming mice
— 4:27 PM on June 9, 2011

Computex effectively gave us a five-day release roundup, so we skipped the usual feature last week in favor of more in-depth coverage of various product...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Cooling Input devices

PhysX 3.0 adds support for multi-core CPUs
— 11:02 AM on June 7, 2011

As E3 shows us the fruits of game developers' latest labors, Nvidia has served up a little something especially for those developers: a new version...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Noctua builds a better 120-mm fan
— 10:56 AM on June 4, 2011

Computex — Unlike some cooler makers, Noctua isn't dabbling in PSUs, gaming headsets, or iPad accessories. That says a lot about the company's focus,...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

IE7, Firefox 3.5 to be dumped by Google Apps this summer
— 6:01 AM on June 3, 2011

Google must have found it pretty liberating to give IE6 the "it's not you, it's me" talk last year, because three other browsers are...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

New Thermaltake coolers offer more extremeness
— 3:36 AM on June 3, 2011

Computex — While touring Thermaltake's booth on the Computex show floor, we stumbled upon one of the largest CPU coolers I've ever seen. Behold...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling

New coolers from NZXT, Spire spin up
— 12:38 PM on June 2, 2011

Amid all of the tablets and bleeding-edge motherboards, this week's Computex show has brought us a pair of new premium CPU coolers: NZXT's Havik 140...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Virtu goes Universal, tackles vsync
— 4:31 AM on June 2, 2011

Computex — We sat down with the folks at Lucid yesterday to discuss the company's plans for its Virtu GPU virtualization software. The big...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software