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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

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Chrome 17 to check downloads for malware, preload pages
— 6:00 AM on January 6, 2012

In light of Google's frantic browser release cycle, fresh versions of Chrome aren't always terribly noteworthy. According to the latest update on the Google...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Release roundup: Cases, cooling, and solid-state caching
— 5:18 PM on January 5, 2012

We're kind of in limbo this week as far as new hardware releases are concerned. The holidays are just behind us, and the Consumer Electronics...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Storage

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IE6's demise celebrated... by Microsoft
— 5:34 PM on January 4, 2012

Of all people, Microsoft is cheering Internet Explorer 6's long-awaited decline into irrelevance. In a post on the Windows Blog yesterday, the company revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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AMD sued over allegedly defective chipsets
— 3:00 PM on January 4, 2012

Looks like AMD has yet another problem to contend with: a lawsuit from the world's biggest contract manufacturer of notebooks. Bloomberg reports that Quanta Computer...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Cheap games, bargain-priced SSDs and RAM
— 5:05 PM on December 30, 2011

The Christmas shopping rush is behind us now, but the holiday deals are not. There are some particularly nice bargains to be had among downloadable...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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Facebook releases Messenger app for Windows
— 6:00 AM on December 30, 2011

If you're running Windows 7 and trust Mark Zuckerberg to keep your social life cataloged, unwelcome messages from relatives and distant acquaintances can now be...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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XBMC 11.0 now out in beta
— 10:40 AM on December 28, 2011

XBMC has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a media player for hacked Xbox consoles. The software is now available in a...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Bit-Tech showcases 2011's best mods
— 10:47 AM on December 27, 2011

There was a time when modding one's PC involved little more than a spray paint and a window kit. That was years ago, and...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Google Zeitgeist chronicles search trends for 2011
— 12:15 PM on December 16, 2011

Every year, Google's Zeitgeist tabulates trends based on the most popular web searches of the previous 12 months. The 2011 version is now up,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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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

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Chrome update brings robust profile support
— 12:26 PM on December 15, 2011

Quick show of hands: how many of you have computers around the house that are used by multiple people? Probably a lot, me included....

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Ivy Bridge chipset specs come into focus
— 11:01 AM on December 13, 2011

Everyone is excited about Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge CPUs. There's good reason, especially since the next-gen processors will be able to slip into some...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

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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

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Deal of the week: Memory, games, and SSDs
— 5:33 PM on December 9, 2011

It's not too late to do your Christmas shopping, and the deals are still flowing. This week, Amazon has a couple of nice Corsair memory...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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Release roundup: Storage, RAM, and USB 3.0 headers
— 3:27 PM on December 8, 2011

The flow of press releases is winding down as the holidays draw near. We've still got enough miscellaneous announcements for another edition of the release...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory

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OnLive game streaming comes to smartphones, tablets
— 10:27 AM on December 8, 2011

OnLive's cloud gaming service has finally come to tablets and smartphones. Released first for the PC and then on a separate, TV-friendly console, OnLive...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Internet

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Microsoft previews the Windows app store
— 10:47 AM on December 7, 2011

We've heard rumblings about Microsoft introducing a Windows 8 apps store since April. Redmond confirmed its new distribution platform for Metro-style apps

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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