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Dear piracy apologists: Downloading unreleased films is not cool

Commentary: Even in the age of Spotify and Netflix, the movie-going experience remains largely intact. Not because of greed, but because filmmaking has no good alternative.

By July 29, 2014


Intel launches new Atom processors, touts mobile wins

The chip giant says during Mobile World Congress that it's making real progress in mobile and that it has signed new agreements with Lenovo, Asus, Dell, and Foxconn.

By February 24, 2014


Two-metre Halo UNSC Spirit of Fire takes Lego out of this world

A Lego builder has just completed a four-year project to recreate a two-metre long Lego model of Halo colony ship UNSC Spirit of Fire.

By February 4, 2014


Time to recalculate? Thor's hammer may be a featherweight

Neil deGrasse Tyson's calculations that Thor's hammer weighs as much as 300 billion elephants may be off by about 300 billion elephants.

By February 19, 2013


Is deGrasse Tyson wrong? Mjolnir lighter than aluminium

Materials scientist Suveen Mathaudhu has refuted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's claim that Thor's hammer weights more than 300 billion elephants.

By February 18, 2013


Dell's fourth quarter just misses

For fiscal 2013, the company says that non-GAAP earnings will top the $2.13 a share mark posted in fiscal 2012.

By February 21, 2012


HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7780n - Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13 GHz

HP's Pavilion m7780n desktop brings strong performance for its price. We wish HP helped you better navigate the tricky ins and outs of getting the most out of this system's HD DVD drive. Assuming you get it working, this PC delivers a wide variety of desk-bound entertainment and utility.

By February 23, 2007

3 stars Editors' rating February 23, 2007

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HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7690n - Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13 GHz

We'd rather see an HD-DVD drive in a living room-style case, but if HP had to build it into a standard desktop, at least the Pavilion m7690n Media Center TV PC is powerful, and it's also affordable. It will play both high-def movies and 3D games, and it's also ready for Windows Vista, for less than $2,000. No other PC we know of can make that claim. If you're in the market for such a system, this is a steal.

By November 27, 2006

3.5 stars Editors' rating November 27, 2006

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More Intel mobile processors surface

Though Intel updated its price list with new mobile processors, some chip prices, including those for new mobile Core i3s, aren't publicly disclosed.

By September 28, 2010


eBay Marketplaces president leaving company

Citing personal reasons, Lorrie Norrington is departing after two years leading the division that oversees eBay and other e-commerce sites.

By September 22, 2010