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Jury finds Samsung violated Apple patents
— 6:55 PM on August 24, 2012

The jury in Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung has found that Samsung violated a great many of the patents Apple sought to enforce, and...

Poll Question: • Your reaction to the Apple-Samsung verdict?

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

Poll: What will happen first?
— 12:39 PM on May 30, 2012

It's time to peer into our crystal balls and predict the future. There are a number of things in the tech industry that should—or at...

Poll Question: • What will happen first?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Operating systems

Poll: How will Kepler fare against the Radeon HD 7970?
— 4:05 PM on January 25, 2012

If you've been paying attention to the GPU scene, you'll know that AMD's next-generation graphics architecture has already arrived in the Radeon HD 7970....

Poll Question: • Kepler's gaming performance will be:

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

Poll: What's the best PC game of 2011?
— 1:20 PM on December 8, 2011

This holiday season has been a busy one on the PC gaming front. Looking back, so has the year as a whole. We've...

Poll Question: • Best PC game of 2011?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3?
— 12:08 PM on November 9, 2011

Modern Warfare 3 looks like it's going to set all kinds of records for the biggest entertainment launch in history. It's not the only...

Poll Question: • I'd rather play:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: How should PC games deliver higher-quality art assets?
— 12:27 PM on October 5, 2011

A disturbing trend seems to be taking hold in the gaming industry: delays to the PC versions of cross-platform releases that otherwise come out on...

Poll Question: • Would you rather PC games be:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: Do you shut down, sleep, or hibernate?
— 1:54 PM on August 17, 2011

For ages, I've been in the habit of never turning off my primary PC. It's a desktop, and old habits die hard. However,...

Poll Question: • When not in use, my primary PC is usually:

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Poll: The third dimension
— 5:23 PM on July 27, 2011

I went to see the new Harry Potter movie the other day, and predictably, the most convenient screening available at 9 PM on a Saturday...

Poll Question: • When it comes to stereoscopic 3D, I prefer:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

Poll: Which PC gaming sin is the most egregious?
— 11:36 AM on June 15, 2011

It's high time for a new poll, and Bruno's excellent blog post on the 10 commandments of PC games is perfect fodder. Bruno...

Poll Question: • Most egregious PC gaming sin:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: What's the best first-person shooter weapon?
— 11:19 AM on May 18, 2011

First-person shooters have defined gaming on the PC. Because FPS titles tend to be about, well, shooting things, the weapons available in each game...

Poll Question: • Best FPS weapon:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: Do you prefer single- or multiplayer gaming?
— 12:01 PM on April 27, 2011

Valve is in the news this week with word that Portal 2 might be the studio's last "isolated single-player experience." There's much debate...

Poll Question: • Which game mode do you prefer?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: Rawest tech deal?
— 12:07 PM on April 20, 2011

Sometimes, life gives you a raw deal. Other times, the tech industry is the one handing out crappy cards. Crysis 2's $60 asking...

Poll Question: • Rawest deal:

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Gaming Personal tech

Poll: Which tech company is the most evil?
— 12:06 PM on March 9, 2011

Microsoft is generally assumed to be evil, Google likes to say that it's not, and Apple is too cool to care one way or another....

Poll Question: • Who's the most evil?

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

Poll: What's your pick of upcoming games?
— 11:18 AM on February 24, 2011

We're set for a bumper crop of top-flight games in 2011, and the toughest part of the story may simply be choosing which games to...

Poll Question: • Game you're most anticipating

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

Poll: Do you buy games via online services?
— 1:06 PM on February 9, 2011

Valve is projected to have raked in a cool $1 billion via its Steam content delivery service last year. We're fans of Steam,...

Poll Question: • Do you purchase most of your PC games via online services?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: Your most anticipated PC game
— 12:17 PM on October 13, 2010

Each holiday season, a torrent of new PC games floods the market. This year is no different, although publishers seem to be spacing things...

Poll Question: • Most anticipated PC game?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: Do you play FPS games on consoles or the PC?
— 11:33 AM on September 22, 2010

In this week's installment of Executives Say the Darndest Things, Xbox Kinect creator Kudo Tsunoda surprisingly claimed that "hardly anyone plays first person shooters...

Poll Question: • I play first-person shooters primarily on...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: What will be the best PC game of the season?
— 4:24 PM on November 10, 2009

It's that time of year again. Days are shorter, the weather is colder, folks are putting up decorations and prepping for the holiday shopping rush,...

Poll Question: • What will be the best PC game of the season?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming