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  • 2011: The Year We Say Goodbye to BIOS And Hello To UEFI

    2011: The Year We Say Goodbye to BIOS And Hello To UEFI

    Are we looking at the final days of BIOS? Apparently so, if we're to believe the BBC. Its replacement, UEFI (which I've taken to pronounce like UEFA, as in the UEFA Champions League), will be found on more and more PCs beginning next year. For end-users that immediately means one thing: much faster boot times. Read More

  • NZXT's Phantom case does a whole lot but doesn't look completely ridiculous

    NZXT's Phantom case does a whole lot but doesn't look completely ridiculous

    How do you guys feel about PC cases these days? Are you a fan of the over-the-top styling that so many of them feature, or would you like something a little more staid? I ask because NZXT has a new case called the Phantom. It’s not too crazy—there’s no spinning lights or any of that jazz—and it’s a full tower. That’s key in case you want to rock dual video cards or want to add… Read More

  • Apparently, You Can Still Solder Together Your Own Computer If You Really Want To

    Apparently, You Can Still Solder Together Your Own Computer If You Really Want To

    Back in the dark ages, it used to be if you wanted a computer, you built it yourself. And I don’t mean order the parts and put them together, I mean soldering the chip sockets into a breadboard and assembling all the bits by hand. For whatever reason, computer enthusiast Matt Sarnoff misses the halcyon days of the Altair, and decided to build his own PC the old fashion way: with a hot piece… Read More

  • The Three PC Features I Want On My Next Mac

    The Three PC Features I Want On My Next Mac

    This is a counterpoint to The Three Mac Features I Want On My Next PC PCs suck. They’re underpriced, underpowered, and nothing more than disgusting commodity hardware stuck into a box with no regard for usability and peripheral compatibility. But I still want one. Well, sort of. I don’t want to give up OS X my Mac’s performance record or, well, my freedom. So I guess really what… Read More

  • eMachines Mini-e ER1402 is a wee bit o' computin' power, by gar

    eMachines Mini-e ER1402 is a wee bit o' computin' power, by gar

    The twee little Mini-e ER1402 is a $300 computer with a big heart. The fella weighs a mere 9 pounds and has HDMI out and AMD Athlon II NEO Processor, NVIDIA GeForce 9200 graphics and 2GB of memory, just enough for a walk in the park and a wee snoot of brandy at the local after. The shape? Not my absolute fave but when you have so little work with, you kind of take what you can get. Very, very… Read More

  • Digital Storm announces Special|Ops gaming computers

    Digital Storm announces Special|Ops gaming computers

    Digital Storm just announced their latest PC, the Special|Ops. Intended mainly for the gaming fanatic, the Special|Ops runs the latest is CPU/GPU technology, and comes boxed in a quite attractive and well ventilated case. Of course they've already brought us the Black|Ops and the Black|Ops Assassin, so I think we're starting to see a trend here. Read More

  • Black|OPS Assassin PC chills out vertically

    Black|OPS Assassin PC chills out vertically

    Digital Storm announced their latest enthusiast PC, the Black|OPS Assassin. Normally we don't bother telling you about every new computer that hits the market, but this one is actually fairly unique. It's a departure from your standard design in that it uses vertical cooling, and the laws of physics. Read More

  • Malware targeting iPad users

    Malware targeting iPad users

    Uh oh, sounds like the tablet that Steve brought down from the mountain might be susceptible to attack. A recent campaign by malware spammers has been targeting users of the much hyped iPad, inviting users to download an updated and improved version of iTunes. The update promises to provide more compatibility and better performance, and is completely fake. Read More

  • Maingear shows off their new mX-L notebook

    Maingear shows off their new mX-L notebook

    Maingear just announced their new mX-L 15 notebook, a gaming machine with a price that's not on the crazy scale. It's available in multiple configurations of course, which we'll talk about after the jump. Read More

  • Episodes from Liberty City: The Grand Theft Auto IV DLC heads to PS3, PC on March 30

    Episodes from Liberty City: The Grand Theft Auto IV DLC heads to PS3, PC on March 30

    Whoa. Rockstar just announced that the two DLCs for Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, will be released for the PS3 and PC on March 30. That's March 30 world-wide, mind you. The games will be sold separately (as downloads on PSN and Games for Windows Live) as well as in the familiar Episodes from Liberty City double pack. Read More