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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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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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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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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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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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WD introduces Black 4TB desktop drive
— 7:00 AM on November 20, 2012

Western Digital hasn't bumped up the capacity of its high-end Black mechanical hard drive since the 2TB model debuted over three years ago. ...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Newegg chimes in on Windows 8 retail success
— 5:30 PM on November 19, 2012

There's been some debate out there about early Windows 8 sales numbers. On one side, we've heard Steve Ballmer publicly tout early adoption of...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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1TB optical media coming in 2015
— 12:09 PM on November 19, 2012

How much would an optical disc need to store for you care? Would a terabyte be enough? Fujifilm has developed a new recording...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Report: Win8 sales below Microsoft targets
— 6:00 AM on November 19, 2012

At the BUILD conference last month, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer boasted about...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Black Friday, Black Schmiday
— 4:59 PM on November 16, 2012

We're only a week from Black Friday, but by the look of things, retailers aren't saving their best deals for next week. Today's highlights include:

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Gaming

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19-nm NAND anchors Kingston SSDNow V300
— 12:07 PM on November 16, 2012

Add Kingston to the list of SSD vendors offering drives with next-generation NAND. The firm's new SSDNow V300 features flash memory chips built on...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Office 2013 trial is up for grabs
— 9:39 AM on November 16, 2012

While Office 2013 was released to manufacturing just over a month ago, the productivity suite isn't actually due out until the first quarter of...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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