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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

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Z68 Express motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI
— 2:01 AM on May 11, 2011

Intel's Z68 Express has finally arrived. Join us as we explore the chipset's QuickSync transcoding support, accompanying GPU virtualization, new Smart Response SSD...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Zotac's GeForce GTX 580 AMP²! graphics card
— 11:00 PM on May 8, 2011

Zotac's GTX 580 AMP²! may not be the value shopper's most rational choice, but any enthusiast will appreciate its obvious virtues.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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The brominated flame retardant-free iMacs are here!
— 5:58 PM on May 5, 2011

This past Tuesday morning—or this morning if you're stuck in your own, less-entertaining version of "Groundhog Day"—Apple released updated iMac all-in-one-except-for-external-RAIDs-second-monitors-routers-and-all-in-one-printers models. And like Gollum...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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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

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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

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Give my Dustbuster a dial, please
— 11:20 PM on April 28, 2011

During my early days as a PC enthusiast, we didn't really care about noise. The howl of a stack of high-speed fans was the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics

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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

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XFX's Radeon HD 6950 1GB takes on Zotac's GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP
— 2:31 PM on April 18, 2011

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti and Radeon HD 6950 1GB both target PC enthusiasts seeking potent mid-range graphics. We compare a couple of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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AMD's Radeon HD 6450 graphics card
— 11:21 PM on April 6, 2011

Sandy Bridge's peppy integrated graphics component has brought forth a new generation of entry-level graphics cards that seek to outdo it. Is the $55

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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AMD's Radeon HD 6790 graphics card
— 11:01 PM on April 4, 2011

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti finally has a direct rival from the AMD camp. Does the Radeon HD 6790 set a new performance and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 590 graphics card
— 8:00 AM on March 24, 2011

Nvidia's answer to the Radeon HD 6990 raises some interesting questions about priorities. Read on to see what we mean.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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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

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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

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics processor
— 8:00 AM on March 15, 2011

At $149, is Nvidia's latest DirectX 11 GPU a compelling step up from cheaper solutions? And could it be a nearly-as-good step down from pricier...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Snooping Timbuk2's camera messenger bag
— 11:36 PM on March 10, 2011

For more than a decade, I lugged my notebook in a simple shoulder bag. I suppose you'd call it a messenger-style bag today, but...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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AMD's Radeon HD 6990 graphics card
— 11:00 PM on March 7, 2011

The Radeon HD 6000 series finally has its flagship: a dual-GPU graphics card with formidable performance potential. How does it fare against conventional multi-GPU solutions?

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Gigabyte's Fusion-infused GA-E350N-USB3 motherboard
— 12:07 AM on March 7, 2011

We take a closer look at a Fusion-equipped Gigabyte GA-E350N-USB3 Mini-ITX motherboard to see if it delivers on Zacate's potential for small-form-factor desktops and home-theater...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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