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The Alienware Graphics Amplifier: Finally, desktop quality graphics on your laptop

The Alienware 13 laptop -- announced this morning -- will go down in history as the first ever laptop allowed into the vaulted, blustery, and mythical halls of True PC Gaming. While the laptop itself is just an upgraded version of the...Show More Summary

Alienware's Graphics Amplifier Announced - An External Video Card Chassis Shipping Soon

The idea of an external PCI-Express chassis for video cards is practically as old as PCI-Express itself. However over the years the idea has failed to reach the consumer market as a complete product, even with the introduction of standardized external PCIe interfaces such as Thunderbolt. Show More Summary

Microsoft shows off shiny new Win 10 PCs, compute-tastic Azure

Joe Belfiore presents auto-provisioning biz boxes TechEd Europe  Microsoft's TechEd Europe conference is under way in Barcelona, and this morning Microsoft corporate VP Joe Belfiore showed new management features in the forthcoming Windows 10.…

Tick, tock ... flop: You'll need to charge Apple Watch EVERY DAY

Plus: One million sign up to Apple Pay The Apple Watch will require daily charging thanks to its dismal battery life, Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed.…

Alienware Launches The Alienware 13 Gaming Laptop With A Twist

Alienware teased the new, smaller version of their gaming laptop in August. Available today, the Alienware 13 is the 4.5 pound little brother to the Alienware 14, but this gaming laptop has a twist. Alienware is offering an add-on Alienware...Show More Summary

iPad Air 2: Vulture chews new Apple tablet

Air to the tablet throne? Review  This year’s update to Apple’s full-size iPad looks like a minor one. With headline changes like a Touch ID sensor, a faster processor, and a further reduction in thickness and weight, it’s tempting to write off the mods as a little window dressing to raise the iPad’s profile in time for the winter sales fest.…

ARM Announces Mali 800 Series GPUs - T860, T830, & T820

Due to a lack of total vertical integration and heavy focus on IP licensing, one of the more interesting aspects of the SoC development pipeline is that we get to see the architectures and chips developed and announced in a very decoupled fashion. Show More Summary

ARM Announces Mali-V550 Video Processor & Mali-DP550 Display Processor

As part of ARM’s fall refresh of their Mali graphics product lineup, today ARM is announcing refreshes and new products in a number of product segments. All told ARM is releasing new GPUs, a new video process, and a new display processor. Show More Summary

Alienware Area-51: Triad, Tri-SLI GTX 980, Haswell-E

Dell's Alienware division has a knack for making a splash with PC system design, whether it's with their big, bad unapologetic notebooks, unique X51 small form-factor PCs, or their no-holds-barred Area-51 killer gaming rigs. In fact, for some folks, Alienware designs can be an either "you love it or hate it" affair. Full disclosure: personally,...

OneDrive Will Offer Unlimited Storage For Office 365 Subscribers

It was only four months ago that Microsoft increased the available OneDrive storage for Office 365 subscribers to one terabyte, and apparently there was still room for improvement. Today, on the OneDrive blog, Microsoft announced that Office 365 subscribers will now be offered unlimited OneDrive storage. Show More Summary

Amazon Announces the Fire TV Stick

Today Amazon has announced their foray into the market for small HDMI streaming dongles. The Fire TV Stick competes with Google's Chromecast, the Roku Streaming Stick, and the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. Amazon notes in their advertising that the Fire TV Stick has more powerful hardward and faster WiFi than the Google Chromecast. Show More Summary

Amazon announces new Fire TV Stick as Fire Phone flames out

The new Kindle Fire TV Stick is a wireless casting device for your videos and Amazon services -- and it packs considerably more hardware under the hood than competing solutions.

ET deals: Dell Inspiron 20 all-in-one touch PC $511, USB stick with free 3G, 4G data $30

The compact Dell Inspiron 20 touch PC fits as well in your kitchen or living room as in your office. It's on sale right now for just $511, a sizable 30% off the usual price and the lowest we've seen yet. Plus get a 3G/4G mobile internet USB stick with free data for just $30 from FreedomPop.

Windows 10 will come with a command line package manager, much to the lament of Linux users

Sorry, penguin lovers -- if you thought that 2015, in the heinous wake of Windows 8, would finally be the year of desktop Linux, you were sadly mistaken. Windows 10 will actually come with a package manager. Yes, in Windows 10 you can open up a command line shell and install VLC or Firefox or thousands of other packages by typing in a single command.

The first Core M laptop paints a depressing, mediocre picture for Intel’s Broadwell

The first reviews of the Lenovo Core M-powered Yoga 3 Pro have hit the market, but they're anything but encouraging. It's not clear that the problem is actually with Intel's chip, but the end result is disappointing.

Samsung turns off lights on LEDs worldwide – except in South Korea

Not the bright future Sammy was imagining Samsung has decided to stop pushing its light emitting diode business outside of South Korea, despite reckoning it would be a growth area a few years ago.…

Investigating AMD Mantle’s superb multi-GPU scaling in Civilization: Beyond Earth

AMD is claiming that Mantle can offer a unique and potent improvement to Civilization: Beyond Earth. We take that concept for a test drive.

CVS, Rite Aid stop accepting Apple Pay

Apple Pay launched in the US last week, and its apparent success is already breeding contempt: With no public explanation, both CVS and Rite Aid -- huge US drugstore/pharmacy chains -- have stopped accepting Apple Pay. A leaked memoShow More Summary

255Tbps: World’s fastest network could carry all of the internet’s traffic on a single fiber

A joint group of researchers from the Netherlands and the US have smashed the world speed record for a fiber network, pushing 255 terabits per second down a single strand of glass fiber. This is equivalent to around 32 terabytes per second -- enough to transfer a 1GB movie in two milliseconds, or alternatively, the entire contents of your 1TB hard drive in under two seconds.

A Look At OS X Yosemite And iOS 8.1

It has been a busy year for Apple, although one could argue it has been more of a busy few months. The yearly updates for most of Apple's products now occur in September and October, and as a result we've seen the release of a number of new products and services in a very short period of time. Show More Summary

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