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The many seasons of better benchmarks
— 10:04 AM on August 15, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

Razer's BlackWidow and BlackWidow Ultimate keyboards
— 3:10 AM on July 26, 2011

We've tested both of Razer's clicky mechanical gaming keyboards to figure out whether they're worth the money—and hearing loss.

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

A month with Asus' Eee Pad Transformer
— 12:22 AM on July 22, 2011

Asus' Eee Pad Transformer may cost $100 less than the competition, but you wouldn't know it from using the thing. I've spent more...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Llano in overtime: 1866MHz RAM & IGP-only power
— 11:51 PM on July 17, 2011

Will 1866MHz memory make a big difference to the performance of the AMD A8-3850 APU? How does power consumption look without a discrete GPU...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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

— 9:40 AM on July 5, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

AMD's A8-3850 Fusion APU
— 11:17 PM on June 29, 2011

AMD's "Llano" APU makes a compelling proposition as a laptop chip, but its position on the desktop is more precarious. Read on to find...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

AMD's A8-3500M Fusion APU
— 7:53 PM on June 22, 2011

Can AMD's 'Llano' APU really take on Intel's excellent Sandy Bridge processors and hold its own? We've taken a deep look at its...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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

A eulogy for my last good Logitech mouse
— 10:28 PM on May 12, 2011

Why, oh, why does this happen to me? Why must my privileged, middle-class lifestyle be marred by microswitch failures? Once, just once, I wish I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices

Via intros QuadCore processor with guess how many cores
— 11:01 PM on May 11, 2011

We visited Via-Centaur's Austin, Texas offices and came away with some fresh details on the QuadCore processor and a better sense of Via's future plans...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Corsair's Gaming Audio Series SP2500 2.1 speakers
— 9:59 AM on May 6, 2011

Corsair has supplemented its line of audio products with a premium 2.1 speaker set. Is it worth the $250 asking price?

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

AMD's Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition processor
— 11:01 PM on May 2, 2011

After over two years in service, AMD's top quad adds another 100MHz. We wonder what it means, if anything.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

The unbearable lightness of whiteness
— 3:01 PM on April 29, 2011

Hey, kids, didya hear the news? Only ten months behind schedule, Apple shipped the iPhone 4 Caucasian Edition into the waiting arms of Anglophiles everywhere....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

A quick listen to Psyko's Carbon surround-sound gaming headset
— 11:06 PM on April 27, 2011

Psyko Audio Labs has updated its surround-sound gaming headset with a new Carbon model that offers a number of upgrades and a lower asking price....

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

Intel's Xeon X7560 and Dell's R810 server
— 10:41 AM on April 25, 2011

Intel's eight-core Nehalem-EX processor and Dell's R810 chassis combine to form a new class of 2P server, with huge memory capacity at a lower...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Systems Servers

Rediscovering reading with the Kindle
— 11:37 AM on March 18, 2011

Today, I finished my first book in a long, long time... probably years: On Writing by Stephen King. While King was one of my favorite...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

Taking the bait on jailbreaking
— 3:12 PM on March 15, 2011

So, I finally decided that leaving well enough alone was not enough of a barrier to possibly bricking my iPhone, so I jailbroke that mother—just...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech