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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 teardown shows woes for DIYers

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 teardown shows woes for DIYers

The industrious folks at iFixit have taken to tearing into Microsoft's Surface Pro 2, putting it through the same dismantling process the Kindle Fire HDX, iMac 2013, and other devices have recently undergone. Unfortunately, those who grab the Microsoft slate are going to have quite a battle if they ever elect to go the DIY route, with the Surface Pro 2 scoring a dismal 1 out of 10 repairability score.

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Nuclear Throne keeps 8-bit alive, battling on Mac, PC, PS4, and PS Vita

Nuclear Throne keeps 8-bit alive, battling on Mac, PC, PS4, and PS Vita

There's a game in development right this minute going by the name Nuclear Throne, developed by the same crew that made the cult classic Super Crate Box and appearing soon on PCs everywhere. This game is also in development for OS X (Mac, Apple computers), as well as PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita, readying itself for PC first and currently in Early Access mode for those of you on Steam. This game follows a little speck of a character through a collection of top-down levels that get increasingly more difficult as you traverse them - simple concept, but powerful results.

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Tablet shipments to grow 42.7% in 2013 tips Gartner

Tablet shipments to grow 42.7% in 2013 tips Gartner

Research firm Gartner follows global trends for a number of technology devices including PCs, tablets, and mobile phones. The research firm has issued a new note predicting that shipments of PCs, tablets, and mobile phones combined around the world will grow by a slight 4.5% in 2013. The research firm says that lower-priced devices will drive growth.

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Are Consoles Pushing Gamers to the PC?

Are Consoles Pushing Gamers to the PC?

There are PC gamers and there are console gamers. The console gamers would rather not get involved with PC gaming, while PC gamers look at those who invest and consoles and can’t help but wonder why they would invest in a device that won’t change over a significant period of time.

Years ago, PC gamers and console gamers stayed within their silos and didn’t even consider coming out. After all, to be a PC gamer was a badge of honor. And to play console games was to say that investing in new GPUs and high-end keyboards and mice was a mistake.

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ROCCAT RYOS MK mechanical gaming keyboard released with built-in processor

ROCCAT RYOS MK mechanical gaming keyboard released with built-in processor

The folks at ROCCAT have revealed release information at last for the keyboards it showed off earlier this year at CES 2013. Three models appear in this series, each of them with a "top of the line" quality - as marked by ROCCAT, of course, for the whole collection. There's a standard RYOS MK, another with full backlighting with the name RYOS MK GLOW, and a biggest-and-best model called RYOS MK PRO with all of the features of the other models paired with per-key lighting and its very own SDK for software development.

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Intel Broadwell chip delayed due to production issue

Intel Broadwell chip delayed due to production issue

Intel has revealed that its Broadwell chip has been delayed a solid quarter, moving its launch to Q1 of next year. The information was given during the company's financial call today, with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich saying the delay is due to a "defect density issue." The problem has resulted in lower numbers of usable chips than needed, and first efforts to fix the problem proved inadequate.

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Xbox One and PC cross-platform possibility discussed by Microsoft’s Phil Spencer

Xbox One and PC cross-platform possibility discussed by Microsoft’s Phil Spencer

Talk of a cross-platform play reality between the Xbox and the PC has been brought up many times over the years, not the least of which was last week when Ausgamers posed a question on the topic to Microsoft's Phil Spencer. Among several other questions, Spencer was asked if Xbox One and PC cross-platform play could be a reality in the future, and Spencer indicates the answer is yes.

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ASUS ET2321 all-in-one appears with slimline presentation

ASUS ET2321 all-in-one appears with slimline presentation

This week the folks at ASUS have shown off a computer that you may feel that you've seen before - it's part of a new wave of all-in-one machines that's cut down to their most minimal appearance. You've got a display with a flat black bezel and no edge save one metal bottom and the logo ASUS. This machine is the ASUS ET2321 and it's headed to the market with 4th generation Intel Core processor technology soon.

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