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In the recent past, people had two choices for acquiring Microsoft's Office productivity suite – buy or pirate. Then along came Open Office/Libre Office, Google Apps, and other free applications, transforming the decision to buy, pirate, or skip altogether. Microsoft may not have to worry about losing its core business and educational customers, but Office's future in the home market was starting... continued.
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The latest in CoolerMaster's All-In-One (AIO) watercooling line is now shipping. Liquid cooling is coming to the masses. Cooler Master just started shipping its Seidon 120XL and Seidon 240M solutions and, well… they're pretty cool.As part of the company's All-In-One (AIO) watercooling line, the Seidon 120XL and 240M are both designed from the ground up. The end result boasts a unique pump-... continued.
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Consoles generally have the advantage for controllers, getting excellent quality pads from Nintendo, Sony, Sega, and Microsoft. The PC has, traditionally, gotten the low quality third party peripherals that mimic, but rarely live up to the console pads they mimic. With such a wide variety to choose from, we've weeded through the lot of them to pick out 5 PC gamepads actually worth laying your hands on.
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Today Thermaltake introduced their new Chaser A31gaming case designed for computer gamers and enthusiasts that deliver a combination of cooling, performance and expandability. The cases come in three colors: Classy Black, Snow White, and Thunder Blue.The Thermaltake team promises the following from these cases:Tron inspired appearanceChaser A31 has an e-sports appearance and outstanding... continued.
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Wirelessly Connects to Your Smartphone, Tablet or Notebook for an Enhanced Audio ExperiencePer an announcement from the computer periperhal company Genius, the new wireless speaker system is ideal for home, the office or a day in the park.  The 195mm x 82mm x 82mm SP-960BT is convenient to use and can connect to your Bluetooth enabled device from a range of 30 feet. Two 2” drivers provide... continued.
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The very small, very cool, ZOTAC ZBOX nano XS just got a BIG boost with AMD Radeon HD 7340 Graphics.According to the latest news from the ZOTAC press team, the refreshed ZOTAC ZBOX nano XS with AMD Radeon HD 7340 graphics maintains the pocket-sized form factor while delivering an extra injection of performance.“ZOTAC is pleased to deliver AMD’s latest Brazos 2.0 platform in our tiny ZBOX nano XS... continued.
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In a partnership with OpenELEC, Arctic is offering a limited edition MC001-XBMC Media Center PC for $229 out the door, but only while stock lasts. According to Arctic, this media center PC is "the perfect companion for those who want a noiseless, yet capable media system for the bedroom or living room."The unit itself is fairly well equipped, although a bit underpowered with its dual core Atom... continued.
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Despite the fact devices like the iPad are rapidly evolving, gaining new features and functions with each generation, they still aren't acceptable PC replacements. Likewise, the typical PC hasn't been as portable and power efficient as a tablet. This has resulted in a marketplace that believes the tablet and notebook are mutually exclusive; with many users opting to carry both a notebook and a... continued.
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If you’re the tweaking type, AMD and GizmoSphere have a little something to get keep your hands busy and your mouth frothing. The company just announced Gizmo Board, a new low-cost board designed for x86-based embedded system development. Geeks, rejoice! Powered by an AMD Embedded G-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), the Gizmo is a 4-by-4-inch x86 development board that can run a... continued.
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January 31st is just days away, and that means Microsoft's crazy Windows 8 Upgrade Offer is coming to and end.Since the official launch of Windows 8, Microsoft has been promoting a tempting upgrade offer for existing PC owners. Unlike similar offers for previous versions of Windows, Microsoft is upgrading any edition of Windows XP, Vista, or 7 to the professional version of Windows 8 for just $39... continued.
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Thermaltake Cools Off with Bigwater 760 ProThe box-designed liquid cooling system can fit into two 5.25-inch drive bays.It's no secret that PC components can get kind of hot. The more you run that machine, the more heated things are going to get -- if you don't have the proper cooling system, that is. The standard heat sink and fan combo may work for some. However, hardcore users may need... continued.
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We’re taking a look in this article at Fractal Design’s Node 605 HTPC/Media Center computer case. For those less familiar with Fractal Designs' cases, they're "Scandinavian design" approach yields a simple yet striking appearance, clean lines, and minimalistic from a “flashy” perspective. When looking at their product catalog, it’s clear they make products geared towards those who like a... continued.
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The Blade Runner will be limited to a production run of 9,999. Designer Philippe Starck is collaborating with LaCie again -- and it's already sending both computer and design geeks into a frenzy. The two have just debuted the LaCie Blade Runner.The LaCie Blade Runner is a limited-edition hard drive that has an anthropomorphic metal interior and an angular cage-like shell. In other words, it... continued.
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The company is working with Leap Motion for select computers.Ready to wave your hands in the air like you don't care? Well, you should care. If you have an ASUS, that sort of motion may do weird and wonderful things to your PC.ASUS just announced a partnership with Leap Motion to bundle the company's pint-sized Leap Motion Controller with select new computers. If all goes well, ASUS expects to... continued.
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Forget your game face. Let’s talk about your game hand. If you’re still gaming with limited controls, Razer wants to put more power into your palm. That’s why the company just announced the Razer Orbweaver. The Razer Orbweaver is a mechanical gaming keypad. It’s also completely awesome, because it’s customizable, so you can put an infinite number of controls into... continued.

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