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Deal of the week: Game pre-orders, PSUs, and notebook RAM
— 5:22 PM on January 6, 2012

Let's start this week's post with a few game pre-order deals. We're all excited about some of the releases coming this year, and Amazon...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Gaming

Should new acquaintance be forgot
— 1:17 PM on January 6, 2012

For Christmas this year, which is really last year but that seems confusing, my lovely wife did something she had only done once before in...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Thunderbolt expected to strike more frequently next year
— 11:26 AM on December 27, 2011

Intel's wicked-fast Thunderbolt interconnect has thus far been limited to Macs, but DigiTimes claims that will change next year. The site expects Sony...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

Island in the tech stream
— 4:16 PM on December 19, 2011

It's been over a year since the second-generation Apple TV emerged from the Cupertino location of Hobbytown USA, yet the black, minier-than-a-mini set-top box remains...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Windows 8 to implement picture passwords
— 1:00 PM on December 19, 2011

Thanks to Windows 8, you won't have to wait for Thanksgiving to make rude gestures at family members. In the latest update to the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Release roundup: Fresh memory and gaming peripherals
— 5:03 PM on December 15, 2011

Yeah, so, at this point, I think most hardware firms are saving their big launches for CES. That's become apparent in the dearth of new...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Input devices

Windows 8 app store to allow open-source software
— 2:46 PM on December 12, 2011

Apple's walled garden approach to software distribution looks set to become the norm rather than the exception, but it may not mean the marginalization of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

Luxury mouse rings in at $320
— 10:56 AM on December 9, 2011

You've gotta have pretty big balls to charge $320 for a mouse—balls as big as the Sphere 2 wired mouse being hawked by the...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

IDC isn't optimistic about Windows 8's success
— 4:40 PM on December 5, 2011

Microsoft is betting on tablets and touch input big-time with Windows 8, but how will users of conventional PCs respond to the new operating system?...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Release roundup: Cases, power, cooling, and SO-DIMMs
— 3:01 PM on December 2, 2011

We've got a packed roundup this week. No fewer than three announcements from NZXT have hit our inbox, and we have news from Cooler Master,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling Memory

Windows 8 on ARM may not support desktop apps
— 9:42 AM on December 2, 2011

The ARM incarnation of Windows 8 is sounding more and more like a raw deal. Remember back in September, when Microsoft said the ARM...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

Cue Mr. Collins, Mr. Phil Collins
— 11:17 AM on November 30, 2011

Recently, I completed what felt like my forty-third Hackintosh build. It was, in fact, only my second assemblage of The Supreme Hackintosh. But the first...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Apple said to prep MacBook Air price cuts
— 9:41 AM on November 28, 2011

With the first wave of ultrabooks, PC makers have shown they can offer laptops similar to Apple's MacBook Air at lower prices. The ball is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

PC-optimized Kinect in the works
— 11:59 AM on November 23, 2011

Microsoft continues to push its Kinect motion controller toward the PC. The SDK is out, promotional videos are pimping the device's programmability,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

$1,200 touchscreen table to debut at CES
— 1:05 PM on November 21, 2011

Touchscreen technology has already revolutionized smartphones and tablets. Now, it's coming for your table. Microsoft's Surface effort has entered its second generation, and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices

SteelSeries wheel targets sim racing crowd
— 11:30 AM on November 21, 2011

Anyone who's really into driving games will tell you that the best way to improve the experience is to ditch the dual analog sticks of...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

The Supreme Hackintosh 2.0 part II: Ode to Joy?
— 11:46 PM on November 15, 2011

Welcome, MacHolios (are you threatening me?). Join me now on a mythical, mystical, magical stroll down the paths of hardware procurement and operating system tomfoolery....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Synaptics ClickPad tracks 10-finger gestures for Windows 8
— 12:31 PM on November 8, 2011

Windows 8's finger-friendly Metro interface supports all kinds of multi-touch gestures, but you won't need a tablet to take advantage. At the Microsoft Ecosystem...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices