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Weekend Shortbread
— 11:21 AM on June 8, 2013

7 Up VR-Zone: Intel's Haswell "Wilson Canyon" NUC smiles for the cameras and MSI's Z87-GD65 Gaming wins Computex Best Choice Award C|Net: Apple...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Deal of the week: A Radeon HD 7950 Boost for $250, indie games, and more
— 5:49 PM on June 7, 2013

For our deal post this week, we've singled out two delightfully affordable graphics cards from AMD. The first is PowerColor's Radeon HD 7950 Boost, which is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

Release roundup: Computex edition
— 4:54 PM on June 7, 2013

We've already spent all week covering product releases from Computex, but... well, it's Computex. That means we still have plenty of fodder left for our...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Systems Memory

NSA's PRISM program collecting data from Microsoft, Google, Facebook, others
— 10:35 AM on June 7, 2013

Documents leaked to The Guardian and The Washington Post suggest that...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Amazon introduces dedicated store for indie PC, Mac games
— 9:00 AM on June 7, 2013

Indie games are thriving on the PC, and it seems Amazon wants a piece of the action. The online retailer has introduced a

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Here's what Windows 8.1's Start button looks like
— 6:00 AM on June 7, 2013

We've all heard about the return of the Start button. We've all weathered the disappointment of learning that, while the button is coming back, the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

You can still enter to win a Corsair Vengeance K90 keyboard and M90 mouse
— 5:39 PM on June 6, 2013

Time is running out on our latest giveaway, as part of which you...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Wolfenstein E3 trailer shows gameplay, extreme cheese
— 1:29 PM on June 6, 2013

As Computex winds down in Taipei, the gaming industry is prepping for E3 in Los Angeles next week. Bethesda has jumped the gun a little,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Intel shows Thunderbolt thumb drive at Computex
— 11:50 AM on June 6, 2013

Ah, now there's something we haven't seen before. According to the folks at PC World, Intel showed off what it called the "world's fastest...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Leaked desktop roadmap suggests Haswell refresh in 2014, no Broadwell in sight
— 9:11 AM on June 6, 2013

I hope you like Haswell, because it looks like the chip might be around for a while. An official-looking roadmap published by VR-Zone...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Thursday Shortbread
— 9:04 AM on June 6, 2013

Eight is Enough DigiTimes: DIY market forced to adapt to changing PC market VR-Zone's coverage of Asus ROG press conference and MSI rolling...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Intel developing depth camera for next-gen notebooks
— 6:00 AM on June 6, 2013

During an event at Computex this week, Intel VP Kirk Skaugen revealed that the chip giant has been quietly working on camera technology. It's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

AMD's Lisa Su teases AMD-powered Android, Chrome OS devices
— 5:09 PM on June 5, 2013

Major Android tablet makers have begun adopting Intel's Atom processors. Soon, we may see Android devices featuring AMD hardware, too. As PC World...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

Microsoft posts Windows 8.1 video preview, preps Outlook for Windows RT
— 3:13 PM on June 5, 2013

The public preview release of Windows 8.1 is about three weeks away, and to get us all hyped up, Microsoft has posted a video...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Gigabyte AM3+ motherboard confirms '5GHz FX series processors'
— 10:43 AM on June 5, 2013

Remember the 5GHz AMD "Centurion" processor that was rumored to be in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

NZXT adds $70 'sound-crushing' case, sub-$100 modular PSUs
— 10:39 AM on June 5, 2013

NZXT has some fresh goodies on display at Computex this week. Among them is the H230, a mid-tower enclosure that, in NZXT's words, "brings...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power

— 9:46 AM on June 5, 2013

Morning, folks. As you may have seen, AMD has officially announced its Richland APUs for the desktop. These are tweaked "Trinity" processors with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

20Gbps Thunderbolt gets a name: Thunderbolt 2
— 9:07 AM on June 5, 2013

In April, we learned all about Intel's next-generation Thunderbolt controller, dubbed Falcon Ridge. This controller combines the dual 10Gbps channels of existing Thunderbolt implementations...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays