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Win8 adoption low among web surfers, Steam gamers
— 1:04 PM on December 4, 2012

Microsoft says it's sold 40 million licenses for Windows 8. However, the new OS made up only 1.3% of web traffic in November according...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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New 3DMark scene has fire, brimstone, particles
— 6:00 AM on December 4, 2012

The folks at Futuremark say they're "deep into final testing" of the next 3DMark, and they've posted a fresh trailer to get us all hyped...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Here's what kind of PC you'll need for Crysis 3
— 5:19 PM on December 3, 2012

The Crysis series has always been notorious for its steep hardware requirements. Crytek posted minimum, recommended, and "hi-performance" PC specs for Crysis 3 on the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Steam's Big Picture mode out of beta
— 1:55 PM on December 3, 2012

It's official: Steam's Big Picture mode is finally ready for prime time. The couch-friendly user interface for Valve's game and content distribution service was revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Super-heating flash memory reportedly extends endurance
— 12:43 PM on December 3, 2012

The inconvenient but unavoidable truth about flash memory is the fact that individual cells degrade every time they're written or erased. These cells will burn...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Friday night topic: Slimy software companies
— 5:47 PM on November 30, 2012

I'll admit it. I actually bought a piece of software from Corel today. I decided to upgrade to Paint Shop Pro X5 from...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Deal of the week: a 120GB SSD for $85, cheap games, and more
— 5:29 PM on November 30, 2012

Yes, there are still deals to go around—even as some retailers (and some unfortunate shoppers) are recovering from the stampedes of Black Friday and Cyber...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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Release roundup: White paint, rugged storage, and precision mice
— 5:00 PM on November 30, 2012

Things were a little slow last week because of the holiday, but they definitely picked up this week. We covered plenty of releases in our...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Power Storage Input devices

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New OCZ CEO: ''We've got the train back on the track''
— 9:52 AM on November 30, 2012

OCZ has been going through a rough patch lately. Founder and CEO Ryan Petersen left the company in September, and one month later, OCZ...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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iTunes 11 is out for Windows, sucks way less
— 6:00 AM on November 30, 2012

I generally don't mind using most Apple software. Heck, I quite like some of it. There is one glaring exception, though: iTunes for Windows. I...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Humble Bundle goes pro, offers THQ games dirt-cheap
— 5:32 PM on November 29, 2012

We've covered Humble Indie Bundles in the past, but they're usually just that—bundles of indie games. This time, the same folks are offering something...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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New IE ad pokes fun at the haters
— 9:31 AM on November 29, 2012

Let's face it: Internet Explorer has an image problem. For years, Microsoft's browser was synonymous with sub-par security, poor standards support, and sluggish performance. IE...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Dishonored selling well, will become a franchise
— 6:00 AM on November 29, 2012

I enjoyed Dishonored. I enjoyed it so much I wrote about it last month, but it never quite struck me as a potential best-seller....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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AMD reportedly readying Radeon-branded SSDs
— 11:11 AM on November 28, 2012

AMD surprised everyone last year by getting into the memory business. Radeon-branded DRAM modules have been available online for a while now, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Latest GeForce drivers crank up Far Cry 3 performance
— 9:30 AM on November 28, 2012

Far Cry 3 is due out tomorrow in Europe and next Tuesday here in North America, and Nvidia has churned out a fresh driver update...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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OCZ's Vector SSD reviewed
— 11:00 AM on November 27, 2012

At last, OCZ has an SSD controller all its own. The Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller debuts in the Vector SSD, and we've run...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Ubisoft shows off Far Cry 3 map editor
— 6:00 AM on November 27, 2012

You know, Far Cry 3 is starting to look awfully tempting. Over the past few days, we've seen glowing reviews from sites like Shacknews...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Windows 8's pre-launch adoption beat Vista's
— 5:27 PM on November 26, 2012

We're still waiting for figures comparing Windows 8's post-launch uptake to that of previous releases. November numbers aren't out yet, and October data doesn't tell...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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