Article | 12/12/2012
Christmas project: build a new PC for $700
The end of the year is usually as good a time as any to build a new budget PC. Many stores put on specials before they shut for the holiday period, an...
Article | 23/03/2011
The Pentium processor's 18th birthday
Today (in the US, at least) is the eighteenth birthday of Intel's Pentium microprocessor architecture. It has enjoyed a childhood filled with attentio...
Article | 20/01/2011
Which CPU? Intel Sandy Bridge vs. AMD Fusion
Over the next few weeks, Intel and AMD are set to unleash two new families of CPUs: Sandy Bridge (Intel's 2nd Generation Core processors) and AMD Fusi...
Article | 12/01/2011
ARM CEO: PC market not our target
Chip design firm ARM grabbed the spotlight at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week when Microsoft announced that its new Windows OS wo...
Article | 11/01/2011
CES Concept Tech: 16 Gizmos Worth Waiting For
One of the funnest parts of the Consumer Electronics Show are the cool, the crazy, and just-around-the-corner products.
Article | 11/01/2011
What's new in PC components
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) isn't just all tablet, cameras, and laptops; there's plenty of news for the PC component geek, too, ranging from t...
Article | 11/01/2011
2011's Hottest Tech: CES and Beyond
From CES in January to next holiday season, 2011 promises some phenomenal new gear.
Article | 8/01/2011
Is the Microsoft-Intel marriage finally over?
Cringely here, reporting from CES in Vegas, where rude beasts walk the earth (at least, the ones that don't crawl or slither), impeded in their forwar...
Article | 7/01/2011
The hottest products at CES 2011 (so far)
We round up some of the coolest tech at CES 2011.
Article | 21/12/2010
10 reasons to hate PC gamers
From World of Warcraft nerdlingers to rampant games piracy, we list ten reasons to hate PC gamers.
Article | 11/12/2010
Apple's switch to Sandy Bridge: Impact for gamers?
Rumors suggest that Intel's forthcoming Sandy Bridge integrated CPU/graphics platform will find its way into the lower-end range of the next generatio...
Article | 11/11/2010
Call of Duty Black Ops gets slammed across the web by gamers
For all the launch fanfare, it sounds like Call of Duty Black Ops may be suffering from Fallout New Vegas syndrome. Scan the PC version's official for...
Article | 4/11/2010
AMD Radeon HD 6800 series is the new midrange graphics champ
With the release of the Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards, AMD delivers fantastic value for the average PC gamer.
Article | 29/10/2010
In pictures: Max Australia Halloween Party
Last night, nefarious members of Australia's technology press converged at the CBD Bar, Sydney, for a Halloween Party thrown by PR firm Max Australia,...
Article | 31/08/2010
Why Intel's Infineon buy is a smart move
Intel has been on a buying binge lately. Just two weeks ago the world's largest chip maker agreed to acquire security vendor McAfee for $7.68 billion...
Article | 19/08/2010
Has the mouse outlived its usefulness?
A German retailer has prematurely posted (and very quickly taken down) details and product shots of the upcoming Microsoft Arc Touch mouse. The Micros...
Article | 16/08/2010
Ways to share spare CPU cycles
A network of hundreds of thousands of home computer users recently discovered a rare celestial object by donating their computers' downtime to a worth...
Article | 15/07/2010
Lab notes: Kingston vs. VelociRaptor storage smackdown
It's time for a storage upgrade, but your budget won't bear the burden of both a blazing new VelociRaptor hard drive and an extra injection of Kingsto...
Article | 7/07/2010
Intel breaks mold, poised to fill 'compute continuum' gaps
Chip manufacturer Intel is defying conventions and moving out of its established space in personal computing systems, and spreading their territory to...
Article | 6/07/2010
A guide to Intel's Core processor family
For many of us computer users, a PC's CPU – or central processing unit – is an unseen device that we know little about. We’re bamboozled by numbers an...