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New spec to boost USB power to 100W
— 12:38 PM on August 10, 2011

Version 3.0 of the USB standard has already brought a much-needed upgrade in bandwidth from 480Mb/s to 5Gb/s. That's probably quick enough for most...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Poll: The third dimension
— 5:23 PM on July 27, 2011

I went to see the new Harry Potter movie the other day, and predictably, the most convenient screening available at 9 PM on a Saturday...

Poll Question: • When it comes to stereoscopic 3D, I prefer:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Consoles are '40% of the game industry,' says EA CEO
— 12:05 PM on July 27, 2011

Consoles aren't as big as they used to be, at least in the grand scheme of things. EA CEO Jon Riccitiello dropped that bombshell...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Microsoft adds RAW preview support to Windows 7
— 5:19 PM on July 26, 2011

Fellow photographers, rejoice! After a quick codec pack download, those of you running Windows 7 or Vista should be able to preview RAW files straight...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Release roundup: Fresh PSUs, gaming headphones, and a dock
— 3:37 PM on July 22, 2011

No doubt owing to the ongoing summer lull, the pickings are slim this week as far as new product introductions go. Still, our inbox has...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Power Storage

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Asus' Xonar U3 USB audio device
— 11:14 PM on July 13, 2011

For just $40, the Xonar U3 squeezes headphone and microphone jacks, an S/PDIF output, EAX emulation, speaker virtualization, and Dolby Digital Live support into...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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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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Deal of the week: $1/GB solid-state storage and more
— 2:11 PM on July 8, 2011

We've got a cornucopia of deals for you this week, starting with an eye-popping bargain on a 64GB solid-state drive. Kingston's SSDNow V100 64GB currently...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Storage Memory

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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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Amazon Cloud Drive gets sort-of-unlimited music storage
— 6:00 AM on July 7, 2011

Clearly, Amazon isn't taking the impending arrival of iCloud lying down. The company has announced three improvements that make Cloud Drive and Cloud Player...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Deal of the week: Memory, power, and storage
— 2:14 PM on June 17, 2011

Cheap memory is a staple of our deal posts—and with good reason. More is almost always better, and thanks to factors ranging from oversupply to...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory

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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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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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Strange new Wii U console has AMD graphics
— 5:25 PM on June 7, 2011

You know how, sometimes, you'll dream about something completely absurd—maybe building a go-kart with your ex-landlord—that seems to make perfect sense until the moment you...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Silverstone cases cover monsters to midgets
— 11:48 AM on June 3, 2011

Computex — PC enclosures come in a multitude of of sizes these days, and Silverstone seems to have them all covered. The most striking...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power

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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

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Release roundup: Power, memory, cases, and mice
— 4:52 PM on May 26, 2011

This week, Corsair, Cooler Master, Enermax, and NZXT are featured in our look at miscellaneous release announcements that didn't make it into our regular news...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Memory Input devices

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Antec's Soundscience Rockus 3D|2.1 speakers
— 12:55 AM on May 26, 2011

Much like Corsair, Antec has delved into the audio world with its first set of PC speakers. How did it fare?

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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