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AMD sheds more light on the PS4's custom APU
— 2:30 PM on February 21, 2013

Yesterday, Sony confirmed that the PlayStation 4 is powered by a single chip with eight x86 cores and PC-class graphics. The firm didn't get...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Game consoles

Sony confirms PlayStation 4's PC guts
— 9:46 PM on February 20, 2013

Confirming the rumors that have been swirling for quite some time, Sony finally revealed today that its next-generation console is basically a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Game consoles

WSJ: PlayStation 4 will have AMD silicon, cloud gaming
— 11:01 AM on February 19, 2013

We've heard it before, and now, the Wall Street Journal has echoed...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Game consoles

Deal of the week: Storage, ultrabooks, memory, and cheap games
— 5:54 PM on February 15, 2013

We've been busy all afternoon making sense of AMD's desktop graphics roadmap, so we're going to keep our weekly deal post short and sweet.

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing Gaming

Nvidia's Project Shield due late next quarter
— 9:02 AM on February 15, 2013

That nifty Project Shield handheld console is on the way—and with Nvidia's next-generation Tegra 4 processor in tow. Both the chip and the handheld...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Game consoles Personal tech

Newell argues for living room PCs, local game streaming
— 10:13 AM on February 8, 2013

On the first day of the DICE Summit, Gabe Newell and J.J. Abrams took to the stage to discuss storytelling in games and movies—and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

Release roundup: Mini PCs, slim SSD, and fast memory
— 6:06 PM on February 7, 2013

You know the drill. We get tipped off about a decent number of product launches every week, and they don't all make it into our...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Memory

Big retailers sign up to sell Ouya game console
— 10:21 AM on February 6, 2013

Remember that Kickstarted Ouya game console? The $100 device features Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor, Google's Android OS, a custom controller with dual analog...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

Nvidia explains how it built Project Shield
— 8:59 AM on January 31, 2013

Nvidia's Project Shield handheld was one of the biggest surprises at CES this year. As it turns out, the device went from idea to live...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

Desktop memory prices are on the rise again
— 8:59 AM on January 29, 2013

Desktop RAM has been spectacularly cheap for quite some time. Now, it's in the process of becoming... somewhat less spectacularly cheap. Quoting "industry sources" and...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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

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

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

Super-heating flash memory reportedly extends endurance
— 12:43 PM on December 3, 2012

The inconvenient but unavoidable truth about flash memory is the fact that individual cells degrade every time they're written or erased. These cells will burn...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

Deal of the week: a 120GB SSD for $85, cheap games, and more
— 5:29 PM on November 30, 2012

Yes, there are still deals to go around—even as some retailers (and some unfortunate shoppers) are recovering from the stampedes of Black Friday and Cyber...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

New Samsung NAND slips under 20-nm threshold
— 12:04 PM on November 15, 2012

Samsung has begun producing NAND chips using "10 nanometer-class" process technology. The press release doesn't get more specific about the fabrication process, which...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

Xbox 360 250GB to cost $99 with a contract
— 9:46 AM on October 23, 2012

Back in May, Microsoft started offering the cheapest member of the Xbox 360 lineup, the 4GB model, for $99 instead of the usual $199. The...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

Deal of the week: 25% off games and a $0.66/GB Samsung SSD
— 12:30 PM on October 19, 2012

Sleeping Dogs is one of my favorite games of the year. Just two months after its initial release, the price has been slashed...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Memory Gaming