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AMD adds a handful of faster Opterons
— 10:18 AM on June 4, 2012

The Opteron processor family has just gotten a little bigger: AMD has added five new models, all of which offer slightly higher clock speeds and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Deal of the week: Storage and displays
— 5:42 PM on June 1, 2012

With hard drive prices the way they are, it's rare to find truly good deals on mechanical storage. Newegg has a couple of those right...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays

Release roundup: Card readers and efficient PSUs
— 4:56 PM on June 1, 2012

We've only got a couple of items for this week's release roundup. Computex is drawing nigh, and most hardware makers seem to be holding off...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage

13.5-inch OLED prototype has 3840x2160 pixels
— 11:54 AM on June 1, 2012

Good news on the display front. Sharp and Semiconductor Energy Laboratory have jointly developed a new oxide semiconductor that promises screens with higher resolutions,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

RotoSub brings active noise cancellation to Noctua fans
— 12:19 PM on May 31, 2012

Noctua builds some very nice cooling gear, including several kinds of low-noise fans. We've spoken with the company at length about all the little...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Why did Bulldozer disappoint? Some possible answers
— 11:12 AM on May 31, 2012

AMD's "Bulldozer" microarchitecture has been something of a disappointment, particularly in the FX desktop processors, where it doesn't consistently outperform AMD's prior-generation Phenom II...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Poll: What will happen first?
— 12:39 PM on May 30, 2012

It's time to peer into our crystal balls and predict the future. There are a number of things in the tech industry that should—or at...

Poll Question: • What will happen first?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Operating systems

John Carmack working with open-source VR headset
— 11:11 AM on May 30, 2012

During my misspent youth, we used to hang out at an Internet cafe that had a virtual reality headset. The headset was hooked up to...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

OCZ debuts Agility 4 solid-state drives
— 9:58 AM on May 30, 2012

In recent years, OCZ seems to have eased the frantic pace of its SSD releases. The company is still churning out new drives on a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

5'' LG display has IPS tech and 1080p resolution
— 11:56 AM on May 29, 2012

Forget 720p smartphone displays. LG has developed a 5" screen that serves up 1920x1080 pixels. Do the math, and that's 440 pixels per...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

Deal of the week: More storage bargains
— 4:22 PM on May 25, 2012

All the juicy discounts seem to be among mechanical and solid-state drives this week. We've singled out two of each for our latest deal 'o...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Toshiba hybrid drive coming to ultrabooks in September
— 10:40 AM on May 25, 2012

Hybrid storage solutions come in many flavors, but Seagate is the only one making something that fits inside a standard hard drive form factor.

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

BitFenix intros enthusiast-friendly mini-ITX case
— 5:31 PM on May 24, 2012

We've seen more than our fair share of Mini-ITX enclosures over the years, and we've reviewed quite a few of them, too. BitFenix's...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

Kinect gets new SDK, higher-resolution competition
— 11:53 AM on May 24, 2012

Earlier this week, Microsoft released a new SDK for its Kinect motion controller. Version 1.5 adds numerous enhancements, including face tracking functionality that...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Next-gen Brazos APUs sneak online
— 10:42 AM on May 24, 2012

While putting together the latest system guide, we lamented the lack of a replacement for HP's excellent dm1z ultraportable. The 11.6" system is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

Seagate to acquire controlling stake in LaCie
— 3:23 PM on May 23, 2012

Looks like Seagate might be on a little shopping spree. Just over a year after announcing its takeover of Samsung's mechanical storage business, Seagate...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Hard drive prices continue slow decline
— 11:05 AM on May 23, 2012

More than a month has passed since we last looked at hard drive prices, so it's time for an update. We've been tracking a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

iSuppli: Hard-drive densities to hit 1800 Gb/inĀ² in 2016
— 6:00 AM on May 23, 2012

While SSDs keep getting cheaper by the day, the price of mechanical storage seems to be declining at a much slower pace. Part of that...

Type: News story Tags: Storage