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Friday night topic: Where do you see PC enthusiasts in 5 years?
— 6:00 PM on October 5, 2012

Had an interesting conversation with some fellow editors of PC hardware sites recently that revolved around the question: will we still be doing this in...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Lenovo to start making some PCs in America
— 6:00 AM on October 4, 2012

American companies outsourcing manufacturing to China is a fact of life these days....

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Friday night topic: The tyranny of 'features'
— 5:11 PM on September 21, 2012

I had an unexpectedly educational experience a while back when my coffee maker died and I set out to replace it. As I've noted, I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Friday night topic: Near misses
— 5:30 PM on September 14, 2012

This past Tuesday afternoon, I met with AMD in its hotel suite near IDF for a series of briefings about various parts of its business....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

iPhone 5 expected to boost U.S. GDP growth
— 9:45 AM on September 11, 2012

Just how big is the iPhone? Bigger than you might think. Big enough that, according to a J.P. Morgan Chase research note quoted by...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

HP unveils slick, iMac-like all-in-one PC
— 5:42 PM on September 10, 2012

Drawing inspiration from Apple's designs is a time-honored tradition throughout the industry—Apple v. Samsung tomfoolery notwithstanding. HP offered an excellent reminder of that this morning...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Rumor: 13-inch Retina MacBook, new iMacs already shipping
— 9:23 AM on September 10, 2012

Love the new MacBook Pro with Retina display but hate the $2,199 asking price? Well, good news. According to DigiTimes, which says it was tipped...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

Quad-core CPU appears on Pico-ITX board
— 11:26 AM on September 7, 2012

Over the past year or so, a bunch of mini PC boards have combined ARM-based SoCs with basic I/O ports. These barebones computers tend...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

$49 barebones ARM board has HDMI, USB, SATA
— 11:36 AM on September 6, 2012

The folks behind the Raspberry Pi mini computer board are moving production to the UK. They've also come up with a new...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Valve job posting teases hardware plans
— 6:00 AM on September 4, 2012

Is it me, or is Valve growing more and more eager to break...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Game consoles

Friday night topic: Pet edition!
— 5:44 PM on August 31, 2012

Yeah, that's right, we're shamelessly going to post a FNT asking you to link to pictures of your pets. Feel free to tell us...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Release roundup: Gaming headphones and workstation goodies
— 5:37 PM on August 30, 2012

We've got a mix of workstation hardware and enthusiast gear in this week's release roundup. Announcements from Cooler Master, Kingston, and Sapphire have all made...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage

Zotac updates Zbox Nano with Brazos 2.0
— 6:00 AM on August 23, 2012

We loved the Zotac Zbox Nano AD10 when we reviewed it last year. Into a chassis small enough to fit in the palm of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets Systems

Right to resell downloaded music challenged in US court
— 2:46 PM on August 20, 2012

An EU court has already ruled that downloaded games and software can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Internet

Creative revamps Sound Blaster audio lineup
— 11:29 AM on August 16, 2012

Creative is rolling out a new family of sound cards at the Gamescom convention this week. The Sound Blaster Z-Series appears to use the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

New MPEG standard purportedly twice as efficient as H.264
— 10:04 AM on August 16, 2012

Over the past few years, H.264 video compression has permeated just about every corner of the tech world—YouTube, Blu-ray, cable and satellite HDTV, cell phones,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

A Mac version of Origin is on the way
— 6:00 AM on August 15, 2012

As determined as ever to boldly go where Valve has gone before, EA...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Mac

Release roundup: GPU-toting nettops and cheap gamer keyboards
— 6:00 AM on August 10, 2012

Every week, we gather press releases that slipped through the net of our daily coverage, and we post them in the release roundup. Here's this...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Input devices