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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

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AMD GPUs could power all three next-gen consoles
— 2:10 PM on July 11, 2011

Even today, AMD enjoys a rather privileged position in the console world, with its graphics processors powering two of the three current-gen consoles—Microsoft's Xbox 360...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Game consoles

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Carmack foresees phones outdoing today's consoles
— 9:35 AM on July 8, 2011

id Software technical guru John Carmack has been rather chatty lately, giving long interviews and imparting his wisdom upon eager listeners. This time, he's

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Personal tech

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Release roundup: Mouse pads, white cases, and dense memory
— 5:39 PM on July 7, 2011

This week in our roundup of miscellaneous product releases and announcements, we've got news from A-Data, BitFenix, Shuttle, and XFX. A-Data...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Memory Input devices

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Silverstone's Raven RV03 case
— 12:58 AM on July 7, 2011

This oddball enclosure from Silverstone turns age-old concepts on their head: the motherboard tray is rotated 90 degrees, several drive bays sit directly behind...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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$50 Thermaltake case sports enthusiast goodies aplenty
— 4:23 PM on July 1, 2011

Budget enthusiast cases are just getting nicer and nicer, it seems. Thermaltake's new Commander MS-I is the latest enclosure to further the trend, with...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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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

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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

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BitFenix's Shinobi Window mid-tower enclosure
— 10:48 PM on June 26, 2011

We're taking an in-depth look at the Shinobi Window, a mainstream mid-tower enclosure from the folks at Bit Fenix. We've run the case through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Release roundup: Cases, mobos, graphics, and a little memory
— 4:50 PM on June 23, 2011

This week's release roundup is a doozy. We've got product announcements from Biostar, Crucial, Lian Li, Scythe, and Zotac: Biostar releases...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Memory

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Report: Wii U graphics based on Radeon HD 4870
— 9:35 AM on June 15, 2011

Slowly but surely, more details are emerging about Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console. We knew the system had an AMD graphics chip, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Game consoles

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Etc.
— 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

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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

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Wii U gameplay reel included Xbox 360, PS3 footage
— 1:06 PM on June 8, 2011

After watching Nintendo's official Wii U gameplay footage yesterday, I surmised that the console's graphical horsepower was probably no better than that of the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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