Samsung’s CES Unveiling Begins With Home Entertainment Gear

January 3, 2012

It’s a trickle right now, but it’ll be a flood soon enough. Samsung has just introduced the first of their CES slate of products, with home entertainment getting the first push. The company just introduced a new line of audio dock systems that look ultra stylish, with one in particular being the first in the […]

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Google Censors Chrome In Wake Of Backfired Ad Campaign

January 3, 2012

Google released a statement today apologizing for the actions of a Chrome advertising campaign it commissioned and kicked off just a few days ago. As an apology, the company has deprecated Chrome’s page ranking; searching for “browser” doesn’t return a direct link to Google Chrome until several pages worth of results. This brouhaha kicked…

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AVADirect Unveils a Pair of Compact/SFF X79-Based Systems

January 3, 2012

When you think of “compact” or “small form factor”, it’s all too easy to make the leap to “weak” or “underpowered”, but AVADirect’s two new small systems are anything but. The company announced a compact gaming system and a workstation, and both systems pack a wallop. The Compact…

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Microsoft: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Internet Explorer 6

January 3, 2012

For the love of all that is holy on the Internet, it’s time to stick in a fork in Internet Explorer 6 and consider it done, says Microsoft (and we wholeheartedly agree, by the way), in a matter of words. That’s not a direct quote from the Redmond software giant, but heck, the company did […]

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MSI Announced the MSI Big Bang-XPower II

January 3, 2012

Speaking of MSI, the company announced its X79 chipset-based MSI Big Bang-XPower II. Billed as a flagship motherboard, the Big Bang-XPower II features 8 DIMM slots that support a total of 128GB of system memory, 4-way SLI/CrossFire X (with PCI-E Gen 3 support), and a 22-phase PWM design. There are plenty of features for overclockers, […]

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Cooler Master Rolls Out Cosmos II Case, Calls It an "Ultra Tower"

January 3, 2012

This isn’t just a new year for Cooler Master, 2012 just happens to represent the company’s 20th year of service. What better way to celebrate the occasion than to release a new chassis? Honestly, we can think of several, but none of them productive (and some aren’t even legal), so kudos to Cooler Master for […]

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Is Best Buy Going Out of Business? Forbes Says "Gradually"

January 3, 2012

Would you miss Best Buy if the electronics chain suddenly shut its doors for good the way Circuit City did awhile back? The knee-jerk reaction by many tech enthusiasts is to answer “Hell no!” followed by a Best Buy horror story or three, but such incidents aside, would you really be happier if Best Buy […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook Receives Massive Price Cut, Is A Corporate Shakeup Coming?

January 3, 2012

RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook hasn’t exactly sold as well as the company would have liked. Now, it appears the company may be taking notes from HP: RIM has discounted the PlayBook by as much as $400. Until February 4, RIM is offering the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB PlayBooks for $299. Given the fact that all three […]

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Toshiba Portégé Z835-P330 Ultrabook Review

January 3, 2012

Toshiba’s Portégé R835-P330 is one of just a handful Ultrabooks currently available and is part of a new breed of laptops intended to blend ultra-portability with performance. Thin, lightweight, and well equipped, the Ultrabook form factor is the direction the Windows laptop market is headed, but first manufacturers have to get…

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MSI Adds GT685 Gaming Laptop With GeForce GTX 580M Graphics

January 3, 2012

MSI introduced its latest gaming laptop in the form of the new generation GT685. This laptop is the first in the company’s lineup to feature the Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M discrete graphics card which offers 384 more CUDAs than the previous generation card as well as 2GB GDDR5 of display memory. You’ll also find an […]

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