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Gabe Newell talks DRM, open to developing gaming hardware
— 3:31 PM on February 22, 2012

Comic off-shoot The Penny Arcade Report has posted a lengthy interview with Valve's Gabe Newell. While he doesn't reveal the release date for the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Microsoft: No new Xbox coming this year
— 6:00 AM on January 31, 2012

Hoping to see a new Xbox sooner than the rumored late-2013 time frame? Well, sorry to disappoint. A Microsoft executive seems to have confirmed the...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Rumor: 'Xbox 720' to have Radeon HD 6670-class GPU
— 6:00 AM on January 25, 2012

Either we're looking at an inaccurate rumor here, or the next-generation Xbox won't be the graphics powerhouse some of us expected. The folks at IGN...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Game consoles

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Controversial SOPA bill shelved
— 9:55 AM on January 16, 2012

We haven't devoted too much coverage to the whole SOPA debacle in recent weeks—politics aren't necessarily our area of expertise—but this latest development deserves a...

Type: News story Tags: Copyright

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Asus preps new PCIe, USB, and integrated audio solutions
— 2:04 AM on January 12, 2012

All has been quiet on the Xonar front, but that's set to change early this year. Asus is prepping a couple of new audio...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Etc.
— 10:09 AM on November 10, 2011

Howdy, all. You may have noticed that it's seemed a little quiet around here this week. That's because we're all working like mad behind the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia The Tech Report

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Poll: What's the best premium upgrade?
— 12:29 PM on November 3, 2011

When upgrading their PCs, most enthusiasts seem to focus on swapping in faster CPUs and graphics cards. The CPU has the biggest impact on...

Poll Question: • Best premium upgrade:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cooling Displays Input devices

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Creative announces quad-core Core3D audio processor
— 11:15 AM on September 2, 2011

The pace of progress in the PC audio market can probably be best described as glacial. Brace yourself, though, because another chunk just fell...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Poll: The third dimension
— 5:23 PM on July 27, 2011

I went to see the new Harry Potter movie the other day, and predictably, the most convenient screening available at 9 PM on a Saturday...

Poll Question: • When it comes to stereoscopic 3D, I prefer:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Consoles are '40% of the game industry,' says EA CEO
— 12:05 PM on July 27, 2011

Consoles aren't as big as they used to be, at least in the grand scheme of things. EA CEO Jon Riccitiello dropped that bombshell...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Microsoft adds RAW preview support to Windows 7
— 5:19 PM on July 26, 2011

Fellow photographers, rejoice! After a quick codec pack download, those of you running Windows 7 or Vista should be able to preview RAW files straight...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Release roundup: Fresh PSUs, gaming headphones, and a dock
— 3:37 PM on July 22, 2011

No doubt owing to the ongoing summer lull, the pickings are slim this week as far as new product introductions go. Still, our inbox has...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Power Storage

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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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AMD GPUs could power all three next-gen consoles
— 2:10 PM on July 11, 2011

Even today, AMD enjoys a rather privileged position in the console world, with its graphics processors powering two of the three current-gen consoles—Microsoft's Xbox 360...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Game consoles

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Bigfoot Killer Wireless-N cards land in Alienware laptops
— 11:59 AM on July 11, 2011

We don't hear Bigfoot's name all that often these days, but the company is still out there scoring juicy design wins with PC vendors. This...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Deal of the week: $1/GB solid-state storage and more
— 2:11 PM on July 8, 2011

We've got a cornucopia of deals for you this week, starting with an eye-popping bargain on a 64GB solid-state drive. Kingston's SSDNow V100 64GB currently...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Storage Memory

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Carmack foresees phones outdoing today's consoles
— 9:35 AM on July 8, 2011

id Software technical guru John Carmack has been rather chatty lately, giving long interviews and imparting his wisdom upon eager listeners. This time, he's

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Personal tech

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Amazon Cloud Drive gets sort-of-unlimited music storage
— 6:00 AM on July 7, 2011

Clearly, Amazon isn't taking the impending arrival of iCloud lying down. The company has announced three improvements that make Cloud Drive and Cloud Player...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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