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Corsair Force GT SSDs put through their paces, have graphs to prove it

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Instead of singling out one of Corsair's latest SandForce-equipped SSDs, the folks at StorageReview sussed out performance differences by putting each drive through the wringer. Though read / write specs are relatively uniform across the line, barring some slight dips in speed, they dug up a few juicy morsels...
Corsair Force GT SSDs put through their paces, have graphs to prove it

Distro Issue 36 lands with The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, the New York International Auto Show, Ultrabooks and Nikon's D4

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Buckle up, folks. The latest installment of our weekly e-publication is chock full of awesome. First, we caught up with The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne to chat about the role of tech in their music and, more specifically, the group's upcoming album. In case you were napping, we...
Distro Issue 36 lands with The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, the New York International Auto Show, Ultrabooks and Nikon's D4

Fujifilm X-Pro1 high-ISO shots go under the loupe in mirrorless standoff with OM-D E-5 and NEX-7

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We'll soon be putting Fujifilm's new interchange able shooter through our own wringer, but in the meantime we found an apt low-light comparison with two of its non-reflex brethren. Although blogging photog Steve Huff admits the tests are "crazy" and depend on the camera's own auto-exposure choices, the results...
Fujifilm X-Pro1 high-ISO shots go under the loupe in mirrorless standoff with OM-D E-5 and NEX-7

Sony VAIO Duo 11 slides its way past the FCC

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Sony is clearly bent on getting the VAIO Duo 11 to market on time -- just as we're recovering from our post-IFA jet lag, the Windows 8 slider has popped up for approval at the FCC. The PC put through the wringer is very much like what we saw...
Sony VAIO Duo 11 slides its way past the FCC

Distro Issue 48 arrives with the Nexus Q, Levar Burton and more

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After a brief respite to recover from last week's hot dog and homemade ice cream comas, our tablet mag is back in action. Getting our e-publication affairs back in order, Brian Heater sits down with Levar Burton to chat about Reading Rainbow, a new iPad app and Star Trek...
Distro Issue 48 arrives with the Nexus Q, Levar Burton and more

Triple-screen gaming setups put under the microscope, deemed an attainable luxury

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Can't help salivating over gaming setups with three screens? The Tech Report knows your hunger, and aims to satiate your cravings with a detailed look at the triple-display efforts of Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 680 OC and ASUS' Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Top. The high-end GPUs ran Battlefield 3,...
Triple-screen gaming setups put under the microscope, deemed an attainable luxury

Distro Issue 56 is here with smartphones, Windows 8 hybrids and the best of the rest from IFA 2012

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Last week, the tech world focused on Berlin for IFA 2012. Those few days were jam packed full of 84-inch 4K televisions, super-sized smartphones and both Windows 8 slates and hybrids. In the latest edition of our weekly tablet mag, we take a look at the best of what...
Distro Issue 56 is here with smartphones, Windows 8 hybrids and the best of the rest from IFA 2012

Yahoo CEO Search in Final Stages, With Levinsohn and Kilar in Lead

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According to sources close to the situation, the search for a new CEO for troubled Internet giant Yahoo is closing in on several key candidates in the mix, but it appears to be coming down to a contest between interim CEO Ross Levinsohn and Hulu CEO Jason Kilar. “It’s pretty...
Yahoo CEO Search in Final Stages, With Levinsohn and Kilar in Lead

Torture testing the new iPad

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Molly Wood's new CNET show Always On puts the new iPad through the wringer to see if it can handle all that life has to throw at it. Find out if it survives. [Read more]...
Torture testing the new iPad

HTC One X for AT&T benchmarked: impressive, most impressive

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The One X is not officially here... yet. That hasn't stopped someone from putting the new superphone through the benchmarking wringer, however. Turns out, that dual-core Snapdragon S4 SoC may be all it's cracked up to be, as screencaps have popped up online showing scores that blow away damn...
HTC One X for AT&T benchmarked: impressive, most impressive

Distro Issue 39 takes a look back at 40 years of Atari and the console's cultural impact

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If you're in the market for some weekend reading, we've got quite the issue of our weekly tablet mag in the hopper. James Trew takes a look back at 40 years of cultural impact at the hands of Atari in this installment's feature. It doesn't matter to Darren Murph...
Distro Issue 39 takes a look back at 40 years of Atari and the console's cultural impact

Distro Issue 85: Does the Razer Edge have enough muscle to upend portable gaming?

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We've heard rumblings about Razer's modular gaming plans since the early whispers of Project Fiona. Now, the gadget is a full-fledged tablet in the form of the Edge and in a fresh edition of our tablet mag, we put the Pro version and a couple of its add-ons through...
Distro Issue 85: Does the Razer Edge have enough muscle to upend portable gaming?

Ultimate guide to SSDs (plus reviews of 7 new drives!)

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Installing an SSD in your PC, be it a laptop or a desktop, is one of the easiest and most effective ways to boost the machine's overall performance. The change won't be merely noticeable--it will startle you. Your system will boot more quickly, windows and menus will jump open,...
Ultimate guide to SSDs (plus reviews of 7 new drives!)

Carl Icahn and HP -- match made in heaven?

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Weary Hewlett-Packard watchers this week were downright relieved to hear reports that Carl Icahn was sniffing around the beleaguered IT giant. The unconfirmed rumors sparked a rally in HP shares. The company has been through the wringer over the past 5 years, so news that the famed corporate raider might...
Carl Icahn and HP -- match made in heaven?

Canon 7D v2 firmware tested: increases burst capacity, gives manual audio control

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You don't get to unbox anything or have that new-camera smell, so how much does the Canon 7D v2 firmware really transform the now three year-old model? The answer depends a bit on what you do with it, but for most users the Japanese maker deserves kudos from bringing...
Canon 7D v2 firmware tested: increases burst capacity, gives manual audio control
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Vellamo benchmark adds CPU and memory tests, here's how it rates the One X and GS III

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Qualcomm's Vellamo app has been a part of the furniture in our Android benchmarking suite for a while now, providing a fun little test of browsing and networking speeds on almost any Android device. Version 2.0 adds something extra, however: a section called "Metal" that is all about putting...
Vellamo benchmark adds CPU and memory tests, here's how it rates the One X and GS III
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