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  • Nvidia: It is 'no longer possible' for video game consoles to catch up to PCs
    Nvidia: It is 'no longer possible' for video game consoles to catch up to PCs

    When Sony and Microsoft announced the specs of their new video game consoles, gamers were quick to realize that the architecture of the next-generation console is nearly identical to that of a high-end PC. 8GB of RAM, 8-core processors, and AMD graph

    • Posted January 1, 1970
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  • Nvidia claims game consoles closing gap with PCs
    Nvidia claims game consoles closing gap with PCs

    Nvidia graphics may not be powering a single next-generation game console, but the chipmaker is okay with that, since the closing performance gap ultimately benefits PC developers. The Verge reported Wednesday that graphics chipmaker Nvidia harbors n

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • Are people buying games consoles rather than PCs?
    Are people buying games consoles rather than PCs?

    Leading analysts Gartner are suggesting that not only are tablets cannibalising PC sales, but that games consoles are also hitting the industry's pockets. Tablets such as the iPad are being blamed for Christmas laptop and desktop sales that were belo

    • Posted December 21, 2013
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  • Crytek CEO: PlayStation 4, next-gen Xbox can't compete with PCs
    Crytek CEO: PlayStation 4, next-gen Xbox can't compete with PCs

    There may come a day when diehard video game fans ditch their consoles completely in favor of PC gaming. Following the unveiling of Sony’s (SNE) PlayStation 4 console, and just ahead of Microsoft’s (MSFT) next Xbox’s debut, the CEO of leading game la

    • Posted January 1, 1970
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  • The OnLive Viewer iPad/Android App Shows What The Future Might Be For Mobile Computing
    The OnLive Viewer iPad/Android App Shows What The Future Might Be For Mobile Computing

    http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=dvM212MToowbnTta8UWwF-S3tnzddB63&version=2 OnLive is quickly turning into a major force in the gaming and mobile fields. The on-demand gaming service launched last summer but that was just the beginni

    • Posted December 7, 2010
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  • E3 2013: our top 10 moments from gaming's arms race
    E3 2013: our top 10 moments from gaming's arms race

    Sony rejects subtlety 1. Sony makes PS4 the Xbox alternative If a great history book is ever written about console wars waged between video game hardware manufacturers, then E3 2013 will be regarded as the moment when the arms race reached its fever

    • Posted July 12, 2012
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  • New for Xbox: Look, they've un-mothballed WebTV!
    New for Xbox: Look, they've un-mothballed WebTV!

    Again with the surfing-the-Internet-in-the-living-room thing? Fifteen years after it paid $425 million to buy WebTV, Microsoft on Monday announced several new features for its seven-year-old Xbox 360 gaming platform aimed at letting users access the

    • Posted October 7, 2014
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  • DECE's 'digital locker' take-anywhere DRM dubbed UltraViolet, launches later this year
    DECE's 'digital locker' take-anywhere DRM dubbed UltraViolet, launches later this year

    We're still not sure if we believe in the promises made by the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) yet -- buy a piece of content once in physical or digital format, and gain access across all formats and devices via a cloud based account -

    • Posted November 15, 2014
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  • Week in Tech: Twitter's 'MySpace problem' and the revenge of PC gaming
    Week in Tech: Twitter's 'MySpace problem' and the revenge of PC gaming

    What's white and invisible? The iPhone 7! We're not just resurrecting our favourite joke: as we discovered this week, future smartphones could actually be invisible thanks to some seriously cool technology. Come with us as we discover the power of PC

    • Posted September 2, 2012
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  • Nvidia's Tegra demo wows CES
    Nvidia's Tegra demo wows CES

    In what rates as one of CES's most compelling keynotes, Jen-Hsun Huang Co-founder and President of Nvidia drew rapturous applause from wowed tech watchers with his demonstration of the Tegra mobile chip. The processor is intended to give portable dev

    • Posted February 18, 2013
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  • BT Voyager 2110 review
    BT Voyager 2110 review

    BT released this 802.11b/g model about two years ago. That's a long time in any aspect of technology, let alone networking. Even then, we were sceptical it would have any impact in the market as it was so late - sales of combined ADSL modem/router/wi

    • Posted June 9, 2013
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  • Samsung's Q3 operating profit of $9.6 billion is a record, thanks to memory and cheap Galaxys
    Samsung's Q3 operating profit of $9.6 billion is a record, thanks to memory and cheap Galaxys

    Samsung's earnings for the third quarter are in and as usual, the money keeps flowing in. As it predicted a few months ago, Q3 represented a record high in operating profit for the company, hitting 10.16 trillion won, or about $9.6 billion. While the

    • Posted July 11, 2013
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  • Hulu launches streaming in Japan for about $20 US monthly
    Hulu launches streaming in Japan for about $20 US monthly

    Hulu may not have a new owner yet, but it does have an international presence now that it launched a subscription service in Japan today. Hulu.jp brings "hundreds of premium feature films and thousands of episodes of popular TV shows" to bear, for ¥1

    • Posted August 7, 2013
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  • Introducing Hack A Day, the gadget hack archive
    Introducing Hack A Day, the gadget hack archive

    We're pleased to announce the addition of another site to the Engadget and Weblogs Inc. extended family: Hack A Day, a new web magazine devoted to seeking out all the best hacks, mods and DIY (do it yourself) projects from around web. Our own residen

    • Posted October 9, 2013
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  • Here are all of Valve's Steam Machines from CES 2014, in specs
    Here are all of Valve's Steam Machines from CES 2014, in specs

    Remember those Steam Machine partners we heard about? Gabe Newell just took the stage at Valve's CES 2014 event and made them official, doling out specs for gaming rigs from Alienware, CyberPower, Gigabyte, iBuyPower, Falcon Northwest, and more. Ther

    • Posted June 14, 2014
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  • Snapdragon 805's desktop-class mobile graphics chops in action (video)
    Snapdragon 805's desktop-class mobile graphics chops in action (video)

    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 chip is still pretty dang new, but the company's already churned out a follow-up: the Snapdragon 805, a so-called Ultra HD processor. Like the 800, this version is a Krait-based, quad-core chip, and its biggest selling point

    • Posted September 26, 2014
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  • EA appoints Google advertising chief
    EA appoints Google advertising chief

    Electronic Arts has appointed Google's senior vice president of engineering Jeff Huber to its board of directors. Huber is responsible for technology development for Google's company's advertising systems including Adwords and Adsense, and for Google

    • Posted October 6, 2014
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  • Nintendo Wii set to overhaul Xbox 360 sales
    Nintendo Wii set to overhaul Xbox 360 sales

    The Nintendo Wii is on the brink of overtaking sales of the Microsoft Xbox 360 to become the biggest selling next-gen console on the market. The Xbox 360 was launched a year before the Wii, but booming Nintendo sales have seen the innovative console

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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  • OnLive and Juniper team up on cloud-based services for enterprise
    OnLive and Juniper team up on cloud-based services for enterprise

    OnLive's MicroConsole may not have exactly taken the video game market by storm just yet, but it looks like the company isn't about to wait any longer to expand its cloud-based empire. Today it announced that it's partnering with Juniper Networks on

    • Posted November 30, 2014
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  • Cisco announces Videoscape IPTV platform and products
    Cisco announces Videoscape IPTV platform and products

    As expected, Cisco held a quick CES presser today to launch its connected TV initiative, which it's calling Videoscape. It's pretty ambitious stuff -- Cisco's goal isn't to kick out a single consumer-focused set-top box, but rather to build out an en

    • Posted January 1, 2015
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