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New Xi3 PC is paperback-sized, costs $399
— 6:00 AM on January 15, 2013

Xi3 raised eyebrows last week when its Modular Computer chassis was named as a host for a potential Steam box development system. Now, the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

HP regains top spot as PC shipments slump
— 9:57 AM on January 14, 2013

PC shipment estimates for the past quarter are in, and they're not all that encouraging. According to the folks at Gartner, shipments slipped from...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Adata serves mobile storage in multiple flavors
— 5:35 PM on January 11, 2013

The mobile market is growing, and so is the number of PC component makers looking to stake out new territory. Adata is dipping into...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Personal tech

Nvidia's Project Shield handheld caught on video
— 1:23 PM on January 10, 2013

One of the great things about CES is that, if you know where to look, you can see freshly announced products and prototypes in action....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Personal tech

New details, early benchmark data revealed for 15W Kabini APU
— 11:31 AM on January 10, 2013

Earlier this week at CES, AMD unveiled its 2013 mobile and desktop processor roadmap. One of the processors up the company's sleeve is Kabini,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

New, cheaper Intel NUC coming next month
— 10:08 AM on January 9, 2013

Intel's Next Unit of Computing is about to get cheaper. While visiting Intel's booth at CES, our Editor in Chief was shown a new version...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Xi3 reveals Steam-optimized PC in 'grapefruit-sized' chassis
— 6:00 AM on January 9, 2013

Huh, interesting. With all the rumors about Valve's Steam Box floating around, I was kind of picturing a Mini-ITX-sized living room PC. Valve may be...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

Sliding MSI tablet coming this month at $1299
— 2:56 PM on January 8, 2013

Remember that MSI tablet with the slide-out keyboard we saw at Computex? The device made an encore performance at CES this week—only now, it's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Lenovo all-in-one doubles as tabletop PC
— 9:57 AM on January 8, 2013

The CES Digital Experience showcase always plays host to some interesting new concoctions. It was there last year that we saw Lenovo's Yoga convertible...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Atom SoCs heading to cheaper smartphones, faster tablets
— 6:06 PM on January 7, 2013

Intel talked about more than ultrabooks at its CES press conference today. The firm also unveiled a new wrinkle in its smartphone strategy: a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

Nvidia shows new Tegra chip, cloud gaming, handheld console
— 4:59 PM on January 7, 2013

During Nvidia's pre-CES press conference last night, company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took to the stage and unveiled a trifecta of new products. The most notable...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech Servers

New Lenovo Win8 tablets have dueling convertible designs
— 1:02 PM on January 7, 2013

The Consumer Electronics Show will no doubt be filled with Windows 8 convertibles. So far, one of the most promising appears to be Lenovo's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

New USB 3.0 spec to hit 10 Gbps data rate
— 10:30 AM on January 7, 2013

Eat your heart out, Thunderbolt. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced a "supplement" to the USB 3.0 specification that will raise data rates...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Systems Miscellaneous

New Zbox systems get Ivy Bridge, desktop GeForce
— 8:00 AM on January 7, 2013

This week's news will be filled with product news from CES. The Consumer Electronics Show doesn't begin officially until Tuesday, but press releases are...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

Ubuntu for smartphones looks promising
— 11:40 AM on January 3, 2013

Is there room for another smartphone OS? Canonical seems to think so. The company behind Ubuntu is bringing its Linux distribution to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

Leap motion control tech coming to high-end Asus PCs
— 9:42 AM on January 3, 2013

Ooh, interesting. Mere days ahead of CES, Asus has announced that it's going to add motion control technology to some of its upcoming PCs....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices

— 11:05 AM on December 31, 2012

So... after getting a taste of couch-based PC gaming recently, I decided to go whole hog. That meant, essentially, building a new HTPC....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

Improving the PC as a gaming platform: the hardware
— 12:03 PM on December 28, 2012

So, we meet again. Last time, we were, ahem, discussing religion: the

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Gaming