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12-inch MacBook Air with fanless design rumored

12-inch MacBook Air with fanless design rumored

Apple is reportedly planning a new, 12-inch MacBook Air which would be even slimmer and more portable than the existing model, doing away with the fan among other things. In addition to being fanless, the new ultraportable is also said to do away with the mechanical click button trackpad familiar from existing MacBooks, instead using touch-to-tap.

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EverQuest Next Landmark heads to Closed Beta

EverQuest Next Landmark heads to Closed Beta

This week at GDC 2014, the team at Sony Online Entertainment behind the game EverQuest Next Landmark have let it be known that they’re leaving Alpha mode. After having been in Alpha for some weeks, the game is officially ready to take on Closed Beta mode, a much more (hopefully) stable environment where users will have an experience much closer to what the delivery of the final product will bring. This release will begin on March 26th.

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Titanfall NVIDIA GameWorks boosts bring 4K support, TXAA, HBAO+

Titanfall NVIDIA GameWorks boosts bring 4K support, TXAA, HBAO+

This week at GDC 2014, NVIDIA announced that they were working with Respawn Entertainment to bring on a number of GameWorks-centric enhancements to Titanfall in the immediate future. While many top-tier games work with NVIDIA before the release of their titles, it would appear that this move is happening after-the-fact. Better late than never - this release will have upgrades that bring what NVIDIA promises will be "the best game experience possible" in all arenas.

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HP 3D printers tease super-speed and quality

HP 3D printers tease super-speed and quality

HP is promising to shake up the 3D printer industry with new technology that not only makes the process faster but delivers higher-quality models, with CEO Meg Whitman teasing a reveal in June. Waiting for a current-gen 3D printer to finish is "like watching ice melt" Whitman snarked during HP's shareholder meeting this week, going on to suggest that the company had figured out a better, swifter way.

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Apple’s first third party retailer going out of business

Apple’s first third party retailer going out of business

Back when Apple was a new company in the computer market, it needed third party retailers to get its products to the masses. This was decades before Apple was the retail juggernaut that it is today with its own fancy and efficient retail stores around the country. The very first batch of Apple computers went to a retail store in Minneapolis called Team Electronics.

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Steam is down (again), it’s not just you

Steam is down (again), it’s not just you

If you’re a regular Steam user, you may have noticed that this gaming network has been down a bit more often than usual as of late. Having seen issue just this past week and here now again not a week later, it would seem that a recurring issue must be at fault. And it’s not a scheduled maintenance point, if that’s what you’re thinking.

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