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Review: Asus Xonar Essence One USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier delivers audio ecstasy

This lovingly crafted DAC and headphone amp delivers a stellar audio performance rivaling that of much pricier audiophile gear.

AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review

AMD updates the original Radeon HD 7970 with a higher core clock speed, the ability to briefly boost core clocks, and faster memory. But can it catch up with Nvidia's hot new GTX 680? We put AMD's latest high-end card to the test.

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Noteworthy Alternatives to Arduino

Though Arduino is the most popular microcontroller available, it isn't the only project-friendly board out there. Here are some others you should check out.

GeForce GTX 670 Review: Lower Price, Great Performance

The GTX 670 offers performance better than last year's high-end Nvidia GPU, while offering improved efficiency and a lower price.

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GeForce GTX 680 Review: Nvidia's Impressive, Efficient New Graphics Card

Nvidia's new high-end graphics card is the most efficient in its class, and a great buy for serious game enthusiasts.

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Motorola Titanium Review: Great Battery Life, Not Much Else

The Titanium is a push-to-talk phone with great battery life, but slow data speeds make it useless as a smartphone.

Which Specs Deserve Your Respect?

When it comes to buying a new computer, printer, camera, HDTV, phone, tablet, or storage drive, there are some specs you can safely neglect. Here are the features to ignore, pay attention to in some contexts and actively seek out.

AMD Radeon HD 6990: Serious Inquiries Only, Please

AMD’s dual-GPU Radeon HD 6990 is the world’s fastest single-slot graphics card. But with massive power comes a massive price tag.

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Dell Streak 7: Solid Design, Mediocre Display

This Android-based tablet sports an elegant design, but it disappoints in many other areas.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti: A Strong Contender For The Midrange Crown

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 560 Ti makes a strong push for the midrange graphics card crown, but savvy shoppers have a few options before them.

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Google CR-48: First Look at the First Chrome OS Laptop

Google’s prototype Chrome OS computer delivers little more than the company’s browser in a box.

2011 CES Best of Innovations Honorees

Take a look at some of the most innovative tech of the year--and the most innovative tech of the near future. Here are the 2011 Best of Innovations honorees.

Windows Phone 7 Impresses on the Samsung Focus and HTC Surround

We've an the opportunity to take a look at the first two handsets running Windows Phone 7 OS, the Samsung Focus and HTC Surround, and found a lot to like.