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In the world of home technology there are options galore. You can spend a lot or a little, focus on audio only or buy into a system that will help you save energy. However, there are a few basics that every homeowner can benefit from, regardless of the type of house you live in. You might not be able to afford everything on this list of must-haves, but it serves as a good building block, offering... continued.
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Today’s businesses are looking for “the best performance per watt and the best performance per dollar” stresses Charles Liang, the founder of server technology provider Super Micro Computer Inc. (Supermicro). The ability to deliver that in a complete, end-to-end solution is what differentiates Supermicro from its competitors, says Liang, who has served as president, CEO, and chairman of the board... continued.
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Are you a hardcore tech fan? Do you prefer a super motherboard over a super model? Would you rather spend time with Haswell or a has-been? Take our Tech Survey to see how you compare to true PC addicts. Everyone who votes gets entered into our weekly drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Click READ MORE (below) to begin our survey...
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Metro: Last Light is the successor to the critically acclaimed Metro 2033, developed by 4A games and published by Deep Silver. Metro: Last Light is once again set in the same dark, post apocalyptic world as the last.  The world has been devastated by an all-out nuclear war and humanity now survives thanks to the refuge the metro system below Moscow offers.The world of Metro: Last Light has... continued.
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Everyone’s frothing over Haswell. Micro Center is giving the people what they want, packing that Intel processor into the newly launched PowerSpec G411 gaming PC.PowerSpec is the retailer’s own desktop brand. This latest release uses an Intel Core i7-4770K unlocked processor to deliver power, speed, and detail to high-def video, content creation, and even the most power-hungry PC games.Other... continued.
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Hard drives are now relatively cheap, but data loss is expensive, so using the money you save on individual drives to better protect your data makes sense. One way to protect data? Hot-swappable drives that can be backup targets for that one machine or an entire network. Then swap the drive and carry it offsite for disaster recovery. One way to implement swappable drives? One of iStarUSA's drive... continued.
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There's no clear definition for the ultimate PC, which means it is up to you to figure it out and submit your build for the most ultimate machine you can dream up. There is only 1 rule... there are no rules.
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Updating your graphics card is like giving your old PC a good kick in the pants. It can make for a smoother gaming system overall, as well as keep the setup from running too hard and too hot. ASUS is heating up the graphics card market with its latest Radeon HD7790-DC2OC-1GD5 graphics card.The latest in the ASUS line promises better performance via a 1075MHz GPU and the company’s own DirectCU II... continued.
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 PC manufacturers were thrown off by Windows 8 and its new touch-friendly face, which has given the PC industry what it needed to bring the PC forward into the mobile device space. The PC’s long term success hinges on its ability to evolve, both in form factor and functionality. Boxes have largely given way to all-in-ones, laptops to Ultrabooks, and so on. Innovation often equals... continued.
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Back in 2012, Belkin introduced the Thunderbolt Express Dock to a lot of fanfare. So what the heck happened? Well, the product had a few tweaks since then (for the better!). Now, the company has officially started shipping the product. The Thunderbolt Express Dock is slim and sort of sexy, designed to hide all of that not-so-sexy cable clutter. Made specifically for use with Mac computers that... continued.
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The smartphone has become an invaluable tool. It’s almost like a best friend. Well, hopefully you never lose your best friend. If that’s something you have nightmares about, you may want to pick up Kensington’s Proximity Tag. The Proximity Tag is designed to keep tabs on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone via an app-enabled monitoring system. It can track that pricey portable and even offer up a... continued.
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Currently in its alpha phase and developed by Introversion Software, Prison Architect is a fantastic and fresh game that will put a smile on any city builder's face (especially those disappointed by the poor launch of Sim City).The premise is the same as all games in the genre, you start with land, money, and a directive to build. In this case, you're building a prison and choosing key things,... continued.
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All-in-one computers have a great space-saving profile for businesses and regular home users. When configured with WiFi and wireless keyboard/mouse, the only cable is the power cable, making for an uncluttered and unimposing look. Not at all a stranger to the AIO market, HP has introduced its Compaq Elite 8300 AIO system. Let’s take a closer look. Physical Layout Many AIOs tend to look... continued.
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As a PC builder, it's refreshing to see a wide variety in enthusiast desktop cases. For a long while it seemed like case makers used the term "enthusiast" and "gamer" interchangeably, and believed every gamer wants a case loaded with great features, but with neon lights, aggressive designs, and wild colors. Everyone else wanted a plain box. There's certainly a market for extreme designs, but... continued.
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Believe it or not, everyone doesn’t have an Ethernet jack or WiFi available in every single nook and cranny of his or her workspace. However, those users can definitely enjoy networking as well, via powerline technology. Powerline networking can turn any outlet into a web connection. However, you’re going to have to hook up powerline-enhanced networking products to the outlet to make... continued.

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