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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

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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

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XBMC signs on to support $99 Ouya console
— 10:56 AM on August 7, 2012

Despite its critics, the Ouya game console is proving to be one of Kickstarter's most popular projects. The funding drive began in mid-July,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Software

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Release roundup: Patriot and Gelid
— 5:51 PM on July 12, 2012

Our overflow bucket wasn't too full this week. Only a couple of hardware announcements in our inbox hadn't already made it into our daily news...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Memory

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Valve's Source Filmmaker now available on Steam
— 11:07 AM on July 11, 2012

Valve has produced some pretty slick promotional videos for its games, most notably Team Fortress 2. Now, anyone can try their hand at making...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Have lousy motherboard fan control? Install SpeedFan
— 11:56 AM on July 3, 2012

As TR's resident fan-control nerd, I've spent far too much time critiquing how motherboards go about adjusting fan speeds in response to system temperatures. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Software

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Google's pricey Nexus Q media streamer made in the USA
— 11:58 AM on June 29, 2012

$200 tablets and $1,500 glasses weren't the only devices Google revealed during its I/O conference this week. It also debuted the Nexus Q,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Liquid cooling chills supercomputer, warms surrounding buildings
— 11:46 AM on June 19, 2012

Thanks in part to the popularity of closed-loop water coolers, liquid cooling is becoming more and more prevalent in high-end desktop PCs. Servers are...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Servers

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Corsair intros full line of cooling fans
— 1:59 PM on June 12, 2012

Computex — Corsair's lineup includes cases, coolers, and PSUs, all of which incorporate fans. I suppose it was only a matter of time before the...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Nano-ceramic bearing powers new Spire fan
— 12:49 PM on June 12, 2012

Computex — Fancy cooling fans tend to be expensive, but Spire's latest is set to retail for only $13. We checked out the new Nano-Bearing...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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We catch up with Asus' Xonar team
— 11:55 AM on June 12, 2012

Computex — On day three of the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan, I took a break from the bustle of the show floor to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Five fans cool Super Overclocked GeForce GTX 680
— 9:06 AM on June 10, 2012

Computex — This year's Computex show was filled with hot-clocked graphics cards. Some featured custom cooling solutions with one fan, others had two, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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BitFenix shows off prodigious Mini-ITX enclosure
— 8:55 AM on June 9, 2012

Computex — TR readers seemed pretty enthusiastic when BitFenix announced its Prodigy enclosure a couple of weeks ago, so we stopped by the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Noctua explains active noise cancellation tech
— 11:16 PM on June 8, 2012

Computex — We probably should have scheduled our Computex meeting with Noctua earlier in the week, before my brain had been turned to mush after...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Enermax dips into liquid cooling
— 10:26 PM on June 8, 2012

Computex — Perhaps because Intel's Sandy Bridge-E CPUs ship without heatsinks (and with toasty 130W TDPs), we've seen an awful lot of water coolers at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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EVGA's hot-clocked GTX 680 features massive blower
— 9:10 AM on June 8, 2012

Computex — Graphics cards based on Nvidia's GeForce GTX 680 are all over Computex. Every graphics card maker we've visited has had at least...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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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

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Rumor: Apple TV set has entered trial production
— 6:00 AM on May 29, 2012

There's already an Apple TV: a set-top box with iTunes support. Lately, though, the rumor mill has been grinding on about another product with...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mac

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