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February 15, 2013
by sjvn01
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PC gaming comes to Ubuntu Linux with Steam client release

Since the dawn of the Linux penguin there has been one constant user compliant: “Linux won’t run my games!” Those days are now over. Today, February 14th, the Steam gaming client for Ubuntu Linux has arrived. According to the Canonical … Continue reading

January 25, 2013
by sjvn01
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High Efficiency Video Coding will help bring 4K video to Internet TV

4K TV sounds great, but it has this one big problem: 4K video content is honking huge. An answer may be at hand. The ITU has just given first-stage approval to a new, much more efficient video codec: High Efficiency … Continue reading

December 21, 2012
by sjvn01
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The five things you always forget to buy for the holidays [Gift Guide 2012]

T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house; not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. … except for you desperately searching for that all-important part you must have to make little Joey’s gadget work properly. Every … Continue reading