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Rediscovering reading with the Kindle
— 11:37 AM on March 18, 2011

Today, I finished my first book in a long, long time... probably years: On Writing by Stephen King. While King was one of my favorite...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Power, cooling, and a cheap 3TB hard drive
— 10:18 AM on March 18, 2011

Looking for a sweet deal on a high-wattage PSU? Newegg has PC Power & Cooling's 910W power supply on sale for $150. ...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling Storage

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AMD's first Bulldozer CPUs may debut June 11
— 9:34 AM on March 18, 2011

We'd already heard whispers about AMD's Bulldozer-based Zambezi processors starting to ship in the third week of June. Now, both Expreview and

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel outlines plans for micro servers
— 6:00 AM on March 18, 2011

There's been a rash of news in the past few months about ARM-based processors aimed either partly or directly at servers. Just this past January,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Awkward Moments Day Shortbread
— 12:00 AM on March 18, 2011

The Pick 6 Ars Technica on the politics of metered billing in Canada Bloomberg: Intel, Qualcomm say earthquake in Japan won't slow...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Release roundup: Graphics, cases, and heavy-duty docking stations
— 5:29 PM on March 17, 2011

Our inbox didn't collect too many exciting announcements this week, but we've got a few notable releases from Asus, Enermax, and StarTech. ...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage

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Winner drawn in XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition giveaway
— 5:14 PM on March 17, 2011

We've given away a heck of a lot of hardware in the last little while. Today, I have the pleasure of announcing the winner...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Intel's 510 Series solid-state drive
— 4:14 PM on March 17, 2011

Intel's latest 510 Series SSD combines custom firmware with a 6Gbps Marvell controller. We take a closer look at the drive's performance to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Asus AM3 boards gain Bulldozer support
— 12:37 PM on March 17, 2011

If you stuck by AMD's side during the great Intel onslaught of 2010, when Core i7 processors savagely beat their Phenom II rivals, you might...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Samsung reveals ultra-thin Series 9 laptops
— 12:09 PM on March 17, 2011

Samsung has revealed a pair of ultra-thin laptops, each with different parentage. These Series 9 systems include the 11.6" NP900X1A, which is priced...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Nazis, dinosaurs collide in Dino D-Day multiplayer shooter
— 10:39 AM on March 17, 2011

Sometimes, I get the feeling that modern games take themselves too seriously. While browsing Shacknews this morning, I noticed one that definitely doesn't:...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Doug Church joins Valve software
— 10:03 AM on March 17, 2011

If you've ever heard about Deus Ex, System Shock, and Thief, odds are it was from an old-school gamer who wouldn't shut up about how...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Completed Firefox 4 to be released March 22
— 9:45 AM on March 17, 2011

By now, you probably already know that Internet Explorer 9 beat Firefox 4 to the finish line. Microsoft released the latest version of its browser...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Report: Asus, Intel prepping a $200-250 netbook
— 6:00 AM on March 17, 2011

Atom-powered netbooks have never faced such stern competition. With affordable Fusion ultraportables pushing from one side and tablets exerting pressure from the other, the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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St. Patrick's Day Shortbread
— 5:56 AM on March 17, 2011

Eight is Enough Donanim Haber shares rumor: AMD's Bulldozer to be released on June 11th (in Turkish) DigiTimes: PC supply chains still has...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Nearly 50% of 2011 PCs to have processors with on-die graphics
— 5:21 PM on March 16, 2011

With Intel's Sandy Bridge and AMD's Zacate already out—not to mention Llano on the way—2011 looks set to be the year of processors with on-die...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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ONFI 3.0 flash spec boasts 400MB/s NAND interface
— 2:03 PM on March 16, 2011

Yesterday, the Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) Working Group (wow, that's a mouthful) released a new 3.0 standard for its NAND interface. The updated...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Llano CPU specifications begin to emerge
— 12:39 PM on March 16, 2011

Details about AMD's upcoming Llano accelerated processing units are still trickling out. This time, the guys at X-bit labs have gotten hold of a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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