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It’s time for PC game demos to make a comeback

  I’ve been privately lamenting the lack of PC game demos lately. There was a time when demos were commonplace: a chunk of a brand new game you could try out for free before you bought the full game. Demos gave us a chance not only see what a game had to offer and whether […]

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Tekken 7 PC Performance Review

  HIGHLIGHTS Tekken 7 on PC is cheaper than it is on PS4 or Xbox One Its graphical settings are barebones Tekken 7 PC specifications are lenient Tekken 7 is the first mainline entry in the long-running fighting game franchise to see a release on Windows PCs. With its debut on the PS1 in 1995, […]

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10 great PC games you may have missed in 2017

Now that we’ve taken a peek at the best PC games of 2017—so far, at least—it’s time for our other biannual tradition: Rounding up some of the top PC games of 2017 that might have escaped your notice. The smaller indie titles, the B-games, the ones that slipped between the cracks here at the site and […]

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Akitio Node Cabinet review: Real, affordable graphics for your laptop

  The Akitio Node external GPU cabinet is here to give your Thunderbolt 3-equipped laptop a big boost. This affordable unit—basically, a big steel box with a 400-watt PSU and a fan in front—lets you drop in most modern AMD or Nvidia graphics cards and then connect it to a laptop using PCIe over Thunderbolt 3/USB-C. […]

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The best laptops of 2017: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more

  Choosing the best laptop can be difficult these days. With companies like Dell, HP, Acer, and Asus continually launching updates of popular notebooks and expansions of product lines, we’re all but swimming in options right now. Summer has pushed even more convertibles, 2-in-1s, and traditional notebooks onto store shelves. The most interesting ones poke […]

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HP Spectre x2 review: It beats the Surface Pro on value, if not performance

  Our review of HP’s Spectre x2 12.3-inch 2-in-1 tablet begins with a simple question: Can HP continue its tradition of being an elegant, yet durable alternative to Microsoft’s Surface Pro flagship? The answer is Yes. HP took the best bits from its Elite x2 tablet and the first-generation Spectre x2 tablet (2015), then updated the new Spectre x2 with the […]

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New 3D Chip Combines Computing, Data Storage

  HIGHLIGHTS New chip uses multiple nanotechnologies to reverse data bottleneck 3D architecture promises to address the communication “bottleneck” The architecture features interleaving layers of logic and memory At a time when computer chips’ ability to process a glut of data is slowing, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a three dimensional (3D) […]

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Kano Launches Pixel Kit DIY Light-Up Computer

Nearly a year after its successful Kickstarter campaign, Kano’s Pixel Kit is now available to the masses. The LEGO-like light board boasts 128 pixels that bring to life your own games, data, artwork, and music. For $79.99, you get a box of buttons, boards, batteries, books, and beyond. Build the Pixel Kit yourself, then connect it to a […]

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Toshiba launches Portégé Z20t enterprise laptop

Portégé Z20t features a 12.5-inch Full HD anti-glare IPS screen with wide viewing angles. It weighs 730g and measures 8.8mm in tablet mode and weighs 1.51kg as a laptop. NEW DELHI: Toshiba has launched its Portege Z20t ultra-portable 2-in-1 laptop at Rs 1,30,000 in the Indian market. The laptop, aimed at business users, comes with […]

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Toshiba Posts $318 Million Loss in Wake of Accounting Scandal

Crisis-hit Toshiba said Monday it would book a $318 million loss for its latest fiscal year in the wake of a billion dollar profit-padding scandal. The vast 140-year-old conglomerate said that its annual loss for the year to March 2015 would be JPY 37.8 billion (roughly Rs. 2,121 crores), reversing a previously expected JPY 120 […]