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Deal of the week: Windows 8, displays, storage, and games
— 5:52 PM on January 18, 2013

Bad news: Microsoft has announced that its Windows 8 upgrade promotion will end on February 1. From then on, prices for Windows 8 and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Windows

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Release roundup: Case windows, gaming mice, and fancy mobos
— 6:00 AM on January 18, 2013

We covered a whole boatload of new hardware launches at CES last week. You'd think the flow of releases would taper off for a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage Input devices

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A driver update to reduce Radeon frame times
— 9:13 PM on January 16, 2013

We spotted an issue with high frame latencies in several of the latest games on the Radeon HD 7950 not long ago, and now AMD...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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BioShock Infinite PC perks, requirements detailed
— 2:06 PM on January 15, 2013

As we slowly inch toward BioShock Infinite's March 26 release, developer Irrational Games has revealed the PC version's hardware requirements. The minimum specs are...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Dishonored developer worked on Half-Life 2: Episode Four
— 9:49 AM on January 15, 2013

We haven't seen a new Half-Life 2 game since Episode Two came out in October 2007. According to the folks at ValveTime and Rock, Paper,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Oculus Rift is freaking amazing
— 3:09 PM on January 14, 2013

Like many of you, I had heard the hype about the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, the big names who are backing the device, and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: Monitors, PSUs, games, and more
— 5:19 PM on January 11, 2013

We have plenty of news from CES to keep us occupied this week, but we wouldn't want to skip our weekly deal post—especially considering some...

Type: News story Tags: Power Displays Gaming Windows

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Backlit gaming keyboards on the way from Rosewill
— 10:32 AM on January 11, 2013

Rosewill just keeps expanding its line of mechanical keyboards. Considering how much we liked the ones we reviewed, we can't really complain. This week...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Green MX switches, blank caps appear on Cooler Master keyboards
— 4:17 PM on January 9, 2013

While browsing Cooler Master's suite at the Consumer Electronics Show, our Editor in Chief got up close and personal with the firm's mechanical keyboards. ...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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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

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IR sensors, Xbox-style buttons infiltrate Thermaltake mice
— 2:51 PM on January 8, 2013

Among other products, Thermaltake is showing a bunch of new mouse designs at CES this year. One of the most intriguing is the Volos,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Corsair adds all-mechanical keyboard, new mice
— 11:29 AM on January 8, 2013

Corsair's Vengeance keyboards are pretty sweet. They combine gorgeous industrial designs with Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, and they're pretty reasonably priced. ...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Deal of the week: SSDs, mice, games, and more
— 5:57 PM on January 4, 2013

Post-holiday sales are still popping up around the web, and as it happens, Newegg has one running today and through the weekend. Among the...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Input devices Gaming

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PC Perspective offers a peek at capture-based frame latency measurement
— 12:24 PM on January 4, 2013

Back before I published my first "Inside the second" article, as I was still mulling over the issues in my head, I attended a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Talk to the Dragon, NaturallySpeaking
— 10:03 AM on January 4, 2013

While I wouldn't consider myself to be particularly injury prone, I've managed to damage various bits of my body over the years. Muscles have...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices

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Sony patent describes RFID-infused DRM
— 1:03 PM on January 3, 2013

DRM schemes were introduced to curb piracy, and they're increasingly being deployed as weapons against used-game sales. While most have been cracked or otherwise bypassed,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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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

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Driver software to be tweaked to reduce Radeon frame latencies in series of updates
— 2:56 PM on January 2, 2013

To our surprise, we recently found that the GeForce GTX 660 Ti generally outperforms the Radeon HD 7950 in our latency-focused tests in many...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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