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Notebook batteries, not meant to last?

Thu, 12 Feb 2009 08:30:00 EDT

Notebook batteries are costly to replace, which begs the question why some of them fail after a relative short period of use.

More phenomenal AMD marketing?

Fri, 09 Jan 2009 09:30:00 EDT

With the introduction of the new Phenom II processor AMD uses a new marketing strategy with similar naming conventions to Intel's.

Intel's Core i7, is it ever enough?

Fri, 07 Nov 2008 09:00:00 EDT

The Core i7 platform solidifies Intel's lead over AMD, while obsoleting generations of its own products. But isn't enough enough at some point?

The frustrations of building a new PC

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:30:00 EDT

Building a PC seems trivial these days as hardware incompatibilities are supposed to be a thing of the past. We find out how that is not really the case.

Ray-tracing, the PC's next killer-app?

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 08:00:00 EDT

Ray-tracing could well be the next killer-app providing a quantum leap in PC gaming realism, just like 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics did in the '90s.

Obsolete computer hardware, remember this?

Wed, 23 Apr 2008 08:30:00 EDT

Finding a few boxes with obsoleted computer hardware and games brings back memories of a bygone age of computing.

Made in China, a security risk?

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 10:00:00 EDT

Recent reports of counterfeit computer hardware from China have once again sparked the discussion on whether this poses a security risk.

Global warming, fact or farce?

Wed, 26 Mar 2008 10:00:00 EDT

Global warming and the environment: topics that have been discussed numerous times. Here is another look at what we, as end users, can do.

Is the HD-DVD versus Blu-ray format war finally over?

Wed, 13 Feb 2008 08:00:00 EDT

Is HD-DVD fighting a losing battle and will Blu-ray prevail or will HD-DVD's price and backwards compatibility win the consumer over?

Will Microsoft keep missing the boat?

Tue, 15 Jan 2008 07:30:00 EDT

Microsoft often pitches itself as the great innovator and its products as innovative, but are they really? Here is a closer look.