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Windows 8 and the marginalization of geeks
— 10:23 AM on September 16, 2011

On Tuesday, Microsoft made the Windows 8 Developer Preview available publicly without demanding so much as a Windows Live login name and password in return....

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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The next computing revolution will be televised
— 12:50 AM on September 2, 2011

Up until very recently, I had been able to remain faithful to my home-theater PC. Well, that's not entirely true. I've gone through...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Dueling Zacate motherboards from Asus
— 12:37 AM on August 11, 2011

We've taken both of Asus' finest Zacate motherboards and put them under the microscope. How do they stack up against each other, and just...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Zotac's Z68-ITX WiFi Mini-ITX motherboard
— 12:03 AM on July 19, 2011

What has a Z68 chipset, a full-sized PCI Express x16 slot, integrated Wi-Fi, eight-phase CPU power, four USB 3.0 ports, and a footprint small enough...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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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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Ubuntu ushers me out of the Windows XP era
— 11:02 PM on July 7, 2011

Well, it finally happened. Windows XP is no longer the primary OS on any of my day-to-day machines. The last holdout was my laptop,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems

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Llano motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI
— 11:54 PM on June 29, 2011

AMD's Llano APU arrives on the desktop with an FM1 socket that requires a new motherboard. We've assembled three candidates from Asus, Gigabyte,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Asus' P8H67-I Deluxe Mini-ITX motherboard
— 12:55 AM on June 29, 2011

Mini-ITX motherboards don't get more loaded than Asus' P8H67-I Deluxe, which has a Sandy Bridge CPU socket, a PCIe x16 slot, four USB 3.0 ports,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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A tour of Zotac's Dongguan factory
— 10:09 PM on June 14, 2011

Unlike some graphics card and motherboard makers, Zotac has its own production capacity. We tour the Zotac factory in Dongguan, China to see where...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Motherboards Systems

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The more things change...
— 9:26 AM on June 13, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards

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Motherboards and their owners
— 10:21 AM on June 6, 2011

Some motherboards are easier to work with than others.

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards

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Bulldozer mobos from Asus and MSI: Sabertooth 990FX & 990FXA-GD80
— 10:57 PM on May 30, 2011

Bulldozer-based Zambezi CPUs are coming, but motherboard makers can't be bothered to wait. We take a detailed look at a pair of Bulldozer...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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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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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

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Asus' Sabertooth P67 motherboard
— 12:27 AM on May 4, 2011

Asus' Sabertooth P67 motherboard offers five-year warranty coverage, loads of temperature sensors, and a novel shroud designed to cool motherboard components. We take...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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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

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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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