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Valve's first hardware beta starting by next year

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Valve Software's hardware division is still in its infancy. Despite having existed for over a year, recruitment is still its primary concern -- "prototyping is almost secondary," longtime inventor/hacker/now Valve employee Jeri Ellsworth told us in an interview this week.… Go To Full Article

RIM's L-Series BlackBerry 10 handset gets another chance to pout for the cameras

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Those excited about what handsets RIM will belatedly produce at the start of next year should check out these two pictures of an L-Series handset taking it easy on someone's desk. There isn't much to glean from the pair, aside… Go To Full Article

iRobot buys rival Evolution Robotics for $74 million

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iRobot celebrated Roomba's 10th birthday quietly teeing up a $74 million acquisition of rival Evolution Robotics Inc. The Pasadena-based company produces the Mint, a hard-floor 'bot that uses ordinary Swiffer pads to wet-wipe your wooden decks clean -- and comes… Go To Full Article

BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk retire, to exit the game industry

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BioWare co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka collectively announced their retirement today from the studio they founded nearly 20 years ago, as well as from their positions at parent company Electronic Arts. Each is leaving the game industry altogether, with… Go To Full Article

MyDigitalSSD TweakTown Chris Ramseyer Signature Edition by SuperSSpeed SSD now availa

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World's fastest consumer SSD now available worldwide. Go To Full Article

Kobo cuts 8GB Arc tablet in favor of larger models, pricing still starts at $200

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It's only been a couple of weeks since Kobo took the wraps off of its new lineup of readers and tablets, but someone must have told the company spacier Arcs were in need. Today, the outfit announced it's bringing a… Go To Full Article

Micron Announces Availability of 30 nm DDR3L-RS Products

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Micron Technology, Inc., one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced high-volume availability of 30-nanometer (nm) reduced-power DDR3L-RS SDRAM for ultrathin computing devices and tablets. The 2-gigabit (Gb) and 4 Gb solutions reduce power consumption in… Go To Full Article

Vizio All-in-One review (24-inch): a TV maker tries its hand at desktops

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We see lots of computers announced every year: many of them are forgettable, and we don't even have the manpower here at Engadget to review them all. You might wonder, then, why we've been a little fixated on Vizio's. Well,… Go To Full Article

History of Hard Drives

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In 1890, Herman Hollerith took the US census process from hand calculating to a punch card reading machine that used the location of holes on each card to tally interviewees’ responses. Go To Full Article

Internet Archive puts all TV news since 2009 online, helps you stay classy

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Wish you could spend your evenings and weekends reliving the halcyon days of broadcast news? You should head on over to the Internet Archive. Founder Brewster Kahle has collected TV news from 20 major channels since 2009, and is making… Go To Full Article

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