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Valve brings back Frostivus to DOTA 2

Valve brings back Frostivus to DOTA 2

Tis' the season of themed game updates, and DOTA 2 is joining in on the merriment with the return of Frostivus. Any players who were involved in the MOBA last December know that the festivities were cut short, thanks to…

10 PC Games You Should Check Out These Holidays

To help keep track of what's shipping over the year's final weeks, we've prepared a list of this season's hottest PC games ordered by release date. As always, you're welcome to pitch in with comments about PC releases we may have overlooked or otherwise excluded.

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Erik's recommendations

Welcome to TechSpot's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide! We are taking a more personal approach to this year's tech gift recommendations by asking each of our editors and staff members to provide their own picks on gifts they would like to receive or give. Erik, who manages TechSpot's downloads section is first in line and will be followed by the rest of our staff in the coming days and weeks.

Happy New Year & 2012's first tech poll

Happy New Year & 2012's first tech poll

Happy New Year everyone! This has been a great year in tech, though not necessarily the most exciting in the traditional sense of the PC industry that we've been watching for over a decade, 2011 has seen the biggest rise in mobile technology that is actually converging into that PC world...

TechSpot Laptop Buying Guide: Holiday 2011 Update

With the holiday shopping season in full swing it's time we give our Laptop Buying Guide one last pass before the year is over to make sure it's packing enough punch. Netbooks have lost their lure to simply become smaller, entry-level notebooks, while other categories are only seeing minor spec bumps. But if you are looking into the ultraportable market, a new breed of devices has emerged. Intel is pushing the Ultrabooks as thin and light systems with plenty of power, for now we're seeing a first generation of devices, with plenty more to come.

Ultraportables Thin and light laptops balance portability, performance and battery life. Business Mid to high end components with an emphasis on durability, security and battery life.
Desktop Replacements The most complete set of features, often forgo battery life and portability for extra horsepower. Gaming If mobility is a priority, there are some solid choices for gaming on the go.
Budget-oriented A good blend of price and features, but slim form factors are not necessarily a priority.