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Nvidia Is Preparing the "Most Amazing Thing" Ever Made

Sep 22 2013 12:33 PM | xper in Hardware

Nvidia Corp. is readying something brand-new, but this is not exactly a graphics processing unit, according to a vice president of Epic Games. In the recent years the company most known for its GeForce graphics introduced a number of products beyond si...

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Should your next PC be a Surface Pro?

Aug 31 2013 07:15 AM | xper in Hardware

Microsoft revealed that it's limited-time $100 discount on Surface Pro pricing isn't so limited after all. The discount is now permanent, and Microsoft cut the cost of the Touch keyboard cover as well. The reduced pricing makes the Surface Pro more attractive, but it's still not enough to significantly sway sales.

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XFX Radeon HD 7850 Black Edition 2GB Video Card Review

Jun 15 2012 08:18 AM | xper in Hardware

With Computex Taipei 2012 over it's time to get back into the swing of things and the first item that's getting on this train comes from XFX and is part of the popular Black Edition video card series, a series that we've really begun to...

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Hybrid Drives Already Passe, as SSD Sales Skyrocket

Jun 15 2012 06:47 AM | xper in Hardware

Hybrid drives, which combine NAND flash with spinning disk, may still be a nascent technology, but their lifespan could be cut short by a lack of interest from consumers and computer manufacturers. A new report from IHS iSuppli shows that while sales...

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4-Way Intel Z77 Motherboard Round-up

Apr 19 2012 10:26 PM | xper in Hardware

Although Intel's die shrink of Sandy Bridge isn't due until next week (Monday, rumors say), the company has long shipped Ivy Bridge's accompanying chipsets. It might seem odd to jump the gun on "next-gen" motherboards, but 7-series...

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Get Comfy With Microsoft’s Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000

Dec 15 2011 03:36 PM | xper in Hardware

Today, Microsoft Hardware offers a more comfortable keyboard experience with the new Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 — the perfect balance of portability and comfort for both tablet and laptop users. Featuring an ergonomist-approved Comfort Curve design...

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Microsoft Releases AMD Bulldozer Hotfix

Dec 15 2011 02:35 PM | xper in Hardware

This update optimizes the performance of AMD Bulldozer CPUs that are used by Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computers. Currently, the performance of AMD Bulldozer CPUs is slower than expected. This behavior occurs because the threading...

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Glass multi-touch keyboard and mouse look amazing

Nov 29 2011 09:04 AM | xper in Hardware

You know how in movies that are set in the future, you have people using see through keyboards and mice on their computers? Well, we’re actually not too far away from owning such devices – provided that Giddings Product Development’s current Kickstarte...

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Price of DRAM Continues to Drop Rapidly

Nov 29 2011 08:51 AM | xper in Hardware

Due to slow season, oversupply of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and shortages of hard disk drives (HDDs) pricing of computer memory continues to decrease. The contract price of 4GB DDR3 memory module in the second half of November was down to...

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Microsoft Debuts Software for Homebrew Gadget Builds

Aug 04 2011 03:32 PM | xper in Hardware

Hardware hackers building their own gadgets may want to take a look at a new offering from Microsoft that promises to save time in prototyping new devices: a software development platform for home-built gadgets, called .Net Gadgeteer. ".Net Gadget...

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