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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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Acer bringing ultra-high-res displays to notebooks, desktops
— 11:04 AM on January 16, 2013

Although it looks like 1080p will become the prevailing resolution for new notebook displays, Acer has a solution with considerably more pixels. At...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Is 1920x1080 the new 1366x768?
— 4:49 PM on January 14, 2013

One of the stories that came out of this year's CES is a classic good news/bad news sort of scenario for PC users. The good news...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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New Diamond sound card has C-Media inside
— 6:56 PM on January 9, 2013

The PC audio market doesn't get a lot of love, but we'll be treated to a new sound card in March. That's when Diamond...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Asus shows super-wide, 144Hz displays
— 11:11 AM on January 8, 2013

Alongside that monster graphics card, Asus had some cool new monitors on display in its CES suite. Here's the the MX2900Q, a 29" IPS...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Gigabyte boards use Thunderbolt ports to drive 4K display resolutions
— 6:00 AM on January 8, 2013

4K displays are all over CES this year. The thing is, they're a little on the pricey side. Not all PC graphics solutions can...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays

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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

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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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Samsung unveils 24'' touch monitor for Win8
— 6:00 AM on January 3, 2013

We've seen plenty of tablets, laptops, and all-in-one desktops with touch screens ripe for Windows 8, but surprisingly few standalone desktop monitors. However, Samsung seems...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Report: Intel plans staggered rollout for TV service
— 12:17 PM on December 31, 2012

Back in March, we learned that Intel is cooking up an Internet-based TV service for the living room. The initial version will debut at...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Deal of the week: Games bargains and more
— 4:58 PM on December 21, 2012

It's probably already too late to shop online for physical Christmas gifts, but digital downloads are still fair game. And as it happens, Amazon has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Operating systems

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Steam for Linux beta now open for all
— 6:00 AM on December 20, 2012

Valve has confirmed that it's working on console-like PCs for the living room. The systems will run Steam on top of Linux, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix

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New MRAM tech promises higher densities, lower power
— 11:14 AM on December 19, 2012

Researchers at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have made a discovery that can dramatically lower the power consumption and increase the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Researchers demo vector-based video codec
— 1:13 PM on December 13, 2012

Modern video codecs rely on pixels to represent moving pictures. That method works well enough, but there are some inherent problems. Lower-resolution videos can't be...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Downloaded documentary tells Napster's story
— 10:49 AM on December 10, 2012

Napster forever changed not only the music industry, but also the Internet. The seminal music sharing service was a revelation when it was released in...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Valve: Linux, Big Picture to power 'turnkey' living room PCs
— 6:00 AM on December 10, 2012

What do Steam's new Big Picture mode and the Steam for...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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