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Digital Storm VIRTUE suggests mid-tower gaming systems need a steel boost

Digital Storm VIRTUE suggests mid-tower gaming systems need a steel boost

As the PC gaming rig ecosystem continues to expand, groups like Digital Storm stand to gain largely from those ladies and gentlemen aiming to do two things at once: work with a high-powered computer and keep a low, yet stylish profile. That's getting pretty darn specific when you consider the start of the gaming PC trend not too many years ago: massive builds and wacky cases galore - but here Digital Storm keeps it tight.

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Alienware 17 and 18 hands-on

Alienware 17 and 18 hands-on

Three years in the making, the new Alienware 17 and Alienware 18 notebooks arrive at a time when gaming is under the spotlight. Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 have thrown new attention on mainstream gaming, but the Dell-owned PC gaming specialist isn't willing to concede the power crown so readily. Alongside the new Alienware 14, a more portable option, come two gaming monsters that are perhaps more accurately described as "luggable". Still, big machines get meaty specifications, not to mention distinctive designs. Read on for our hands-on first impressions.

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Alienware 14 hands-on: PC gaming’s new portable powerhouse

Alienware 14 hands-on: PC gaming’s new portable powerhouse

Alienware has a new gaming notebook range, the result of three years of development, and the Alienware 14 may well be our favorite. "Significantly evolved" from the already eye-catching design of the old model, the new Alienware 14 - the "M14x" nomenclature has been retired, Alienware GM Frank Azor says, since nobody outside of the company knew what it stood for - wraps Intel's latest 4th-gen Core i7 Haswell processors in a new magnesium alloy and anodized aluminum chassis, with Tron-esque AlienFX lighting and no shortage of grunt. Read on for our first impressions.

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MacBook Air refreshed with “All-day battery life”

MacBook Air refreshed with “All-day battery life”

This week the folks at Apple have revealed a new generation for the MacBook Air at WWDC 2013 with a 4th Generation Intel core processor (Haswell.) This system works with Haswell ULT, made for notebooks to work with smart low-power states with "up to 30 days" of standby time. While the 5 hours of battery life with the 11-inch machine goes up another 6 hours, the 13-inch MacBook Air used to work with 7 hours of battery life while the new model works with 12 hours of battery life.

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Intel Obsidian Tizen skin leaks: Android ambitions tipped

Intel Obsidian Tizen skin leaks: Android ambitions tipped

Intel has been cooking up its own smartphone interface, it's reported, intending to reskin Tizen and potentially Android with a new theme codenamed Obsidian. The new software will launch first on an Intel reference device known as "Josephine" sources tell Ars Technica, with a pared-back aesthetic using simple, flat iconography and a notification system new to smartphones, involving twisting the app icons.

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Intel TV said yet to secure content despite offering 75% cable premium

Intel TV said yet to secure content despite offering 75% cable premium

Intel is yet to close a single content deal for its upcoming Intel TV service, sources claim, despite reportedly offering media companies as much as a 75-percent premium over what traditional cable firms pay. The combination live and on-demand TV service is expected to launch this year, according to Intel, but insiders familiar with the ongoing content owner negotiations tell Reuters that no programming has actually been settled upon at this stage.

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