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Weekend tech reading: MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011 Final

Weekend tech reading: MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011 Final

Evaporating liquid nitrogen in a humid equatorial country like Indonesia is a spectacular sight. The gargle and spit of liquid nitrogen stirring vehemently in an evaporator is the very sign of life in a healthy benchmarking setup. The coordination necessary for sub-zero overclocking is difficult to fathom for those who have never attempted so. 

Weekend tech reading: Sony brings PSN back online

Weekend tech reading: Sony brings PSN back online

Sony brings PSN back online, new security measures in place Sony Online Entertainment brought its PlayStation Network back online in parts of Europe and the U.S. Saturday following a three-week outage resulting from the hacking of the network by unknown individuals,…
Weekend tech reading: Portal 2 developer interviewed

Weekend tech reading: Portal 2 developer interviewed

Portal 2: 'We didn't want to deliver a half-assed experience' Portal 2 marks the return of Valve's first-person thinker, bringing with it sardonic mainframe GLaDOS and portal-popping Chell, along with more fiendish puzzles than you can shake a Companion Cube at.…

Weekend tech reading: PSN users get free download, more

Notes handed out before a Sony press conference today (timed so conveniently at 1am EDT in the US, and noon on the Sunday of Golden Week in Japan) reveal that Sony plans to offer free downloads of unidentified "content," 30 days of free PlayStation Plus access to new and existing members, and 30 days of free Qriocity service.

Weekend tech reading: 12 ways consoles hurt PC gaming

Weekend tech reading: 12 ways consoles hurt PC gaming

You're playing your favorite FPS and minding your own business when your character finally succumbs to that pesky stream of bullets that's been bouncing off his face for the past two minutes. “Aw man,” you say aloud while a big, ominous Game Over screen stares you down. "Well, at least I can jump right back in and..." But you can't.
Weekend tech reading: The first plastic computer processor

Weekend tech reading: The first plastic computer processor

Silicon may underpin the computers that surround us, but the rigid inflexibility of the semiconductor means it cannot reach everywhere. The first computer processor and memory chips made out of plastic semiconductors suggest that, someday, nowhere will be out of bounds for computer power.
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