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Whatever a "Steam Box" Means to Video Games, Only Valve Knows for Sure

Steam Box. Gabecube. Steam Engine. And, of course, Orange Box. If Valve Corporation is planning to offer a so-called PC gaming “console,” the gaming community has already focus-grouped the brand names for it. “Companion Cube” would also seem to be perfect. Nothing is confirmed. Valve’s intentions in hardware are as opaque as its timetable for […]

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The Nucleus of the Digital Age

By KONSTANTIN KAKAES Los Alamos National Laboratory MANIAC I was used for nuclear-weapons research at Los Alamos in the 1950s. The computer was based on the device built by John von Neumann’s team. Turing’s Cathedral By George Dyson Pantheon, 401 pages, $29.95 The mathematician John von Neumann, born Neumann Janos in Budapest in 1903, was […]

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Graphics cards: Top picks for budget and performance PCs

March 04, 2012, 7:40 AM — Graphics processing units aren’t just about performance. A good GPU will speed up many of your image and video tasks, whether you’re touching up casual vacation photos or compressing movie footage. The right graphics card will also allow you to connect multiple monitors to your PC. And, of course, […]

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What’s Up: Vernox Computer Services opens in Rapids Mall

<!–Saxotech Paragraph Count: 20–> WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Another entrepreneur has opened a business in the Rapids Mall. While Virgil Schwake, Nekoosa, opened Vernox Computer Services, LLC on Dec. 5, his services have been offered for much longer than that. “In 1999-2000, I started an online business, and just recently I decided I’d like to open […]

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Check Him Out!

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On Computers: Windows 8 halts decades of software ‘code creep’

Be careful transferring your old computer notions to the new systems. We always thought the more RAM the better. It speeds up programs and compares to hot rodding a car engine. Then arrived laptops and mobile devices, all dependent on batteries. The more RAM you have, the more electrical power your system consumes, the shorter […]

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Fastest Movers, Apps of the Week: Feb. 26 to March 3

App lovers moving toward spring are starting to think about the shopping and planting seasons ahead. This week, Apple app downloads veered toward consumer tastes, while Android users were more interested in games and gadgets. Here are the fastest-moving apps of the week: APPLE Local Sales Shopping Deals (Free)* — Enter your ZIP code and […]

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Should You Buy Apple Before the iPad Launches?

Make sure to come back to Fool.com this Wednesday as Fool analysts will be hosting a live chat on Apple’s unveiling of the next iPad. You’ll not only get our perspective on what it means for Apple as an investment, but you can also ask questions about how the tablet affects its suppliers and Apple […]

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Half Life Developer Valve Rumoured To Announce “Steam Box” Hardware at GDC

Valve started out by making scary smart narrative – driven FPS games. Then they made a smart digital store for PC games. And according to Joshua Topolsky and The Verge, it is now paving the way for smart hardware. The house of Half-Life is reportedly working together with PC manufacturers to release Steam-powered PC hardware. The […]

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