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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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IDC: Apple now third-biggest U.S. PC vendor after HP, Dell
— 1:12 PM on July 14, 2011

Apple isn't doing too badly for itself these days—sales of iPads are booming, the iPhone is as popular as ever, and Mac sales continue to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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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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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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TR's Summer 2011 system guide
— 5:15 PM on June 21, 2011

AMD's next wave of processors may be on the horizon, but some of us need to upgrade sooner rather than later. So, here's a

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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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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A tour of Zotac's Dongguan factory
— 10:09 PM on June 14, 2011

Unlike some graphics card and motherboard makers, Zotac has its own production capacity. We tour the Zotac factory in Dongguan, China to see where...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Motherboards Systems

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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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Apple's 2010 chip purchases outstripped rivals
— 1:03 PM on June 9, 2011

No doubt about it, Apple has undergone a spectacular transformation from underdog to industry top dog. Not only is it the second highest-valued company...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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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

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The making of Damagebox 2011
— 10:46 PM on June 5, 2011

I'll admit to being like the proverbial plumber with a leaky sink. When it comes to my own primary personal computer, I've been borderline neglectful...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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Sapphire shows A75 mobo, passive Radeons
— 10:58 AM on June 4, 2011

Computex — While visiting Sapphire in Taipei this week, we got a quick look at new motherboards based on AMD's 990FX and upcoming A75 chipsets....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Systems

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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

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Shuttle displays two new Mini-ITX barebones
— 5:10 PM on June 2, 2011

The folks at Shuttle have been keeping busy with their work on modular notebooks, but they're not neglecting their bread and butter: barebone PCs....

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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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

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