Brad's PAX 2009

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Greetings. I just got back from the 2009 Penny Arcade Expo. It was great meeting some Neowiners there this year. For those of you who couldn't go, this quickie photo album should help...

Live from GDC: Day 1

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Day 1 of GDC is about the summits. The show floor isn't open yet. I mostly spent the day meeting with other game developers and the media and exchanging ideas. I did a session...

CES Day 3 Live Blogging

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Another busy day at CES. The purpose of this article is to talk about the kinds of things you probably won't hear about at other news sources. Bushnell is...

Top 10 best selling PC games of 2008

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IGN has released the 10 best selling PC games of 2008. They were: Spore (Electronic Arts) Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Funcom) Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (Electronic Arts) The Sims 2 FreeTime...

Intel Core i7 Ships

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Today Intel's next-generation Core i7 shipped. The new 64-bit CPU includes 4 cores, each with 2 threads, brings the memory controller onto the die and significantly increases performance over Intel's existing CPU line. Dell...

Windows 7 hits milestone 3

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Mary-Jo Foley's blog reports some of the new things in Microsoft's internally released Windows 7 milestone. The successor to Windows Vista is only about a year away and scheduled to go into beta next month....

Neowin: The Next Generation

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Neowin Editor-In-Chief Steve Parker (Neobond) has put a call out to features users would like to see on Neowin.net coming up. Neowin is in the process of going through its next major development...

Windows UX Taskforce

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Long Zheng over at IStartedSomething has begun a taskforce to document the most significant failings of the Windows Vista user experience. Everything from the ancient fonts dialog to the IE download animation are being documented....

USB 3.0 battle heats up

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nVidia and AMD are looking to wrest control from Intel over the specification for USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is the next-generation high-speed connection standard due out next year that is expected to offer 10 times...

Windows Live Messenger and Youtube

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As originally reported on the Neowin forums, Windows Live Messenger blocks sending YouTube links to other Windows IM users. Speculation has grown throughout the web as to why this is. Monopolistic practices on Microsoft's...

February retail sales charts

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NPD has released the top 10 best selling PC games for February. Here are the results: February 2008 Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision) Sins Of A Solar Empire (Stardock) World Of...

The State of Skinning

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Tweaking and customizing Windows is a major element of what people do with their PC. Neowin.net's own sidebar has an entire section dedicated to Customization websites. There are about 50,000 posts on Neowin just...

Top Games of 2007

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With 2007 over, the best of the year lists are flying. What about games? GameRankings.com compiles their lists based on the average review scores of major game publications. You can check out the top 10...

Sins of a Solar Empire has gone gold!

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Stardock's much anticipated 4X real-time strategy game has gone gold and is expected to debut at most retail outlets in North America next week. It'll also be available for digital download directly from SinsOfASolarEmpire.com via...

Sins of a Solar Empire nears gold

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Sins of a Solar Empire, the upcoming strategy game that combines real-time strategy with 4X depth is heading towards going gold. Sins has been described as a cross between Homeworld and Civilization. As a game,...

Intel Mobile Core Duo at CES

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Intel's Mobile Core Duo processors aren't brand-new. But seeing the interesting ways third-parties have made use of them are. At this year's CES, we were able to check out some of form factors being...

Microsoft at CES Part 1

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This year's CES saw the last keynote speech by Bill Gates as a full-time Microsoft employee. Microsoft's booth focused on a number of key initiatives this year. What seems to be the single biggest...

CES 2008: High-Def video wars

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HD-DVD took a hit this week with Warner Bros. defecting to Blu-Ray. But anyone walking the show floor today at CES would be hard pressed to argue that there is a clear winner at this...

CES 2008: It begins

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We have arrived at CES! If last year's CES seemed a little more software-centric than usual, this year it's gadget oriented. Today the HD-DVD group officially canceled much of their CES events due to the...

Neowin at CES

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Next week we're going to CES. We plan to cover the hottest news in tech as they come out next week. But the show is far too big for us to give great coverage to...

A toast to the Neowin community!

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On behalf of myself, Steve, Marcel, Daniel and the entire Neowin team, Merry Christmas! And a toast to the entire Neowin.net community! You are the guys (and gals) that, when someone absolutely positively needs help...

When Spyware Wins

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If you're reading this, you're probably that guy. You know, the one whose friends and neighbors and family members call when their computers stop working. When you arrive, you often discover that the PC isn't...

WindowBlinds 6 beta 2 released

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Users of the Windows desktop experience suite, Object Desktop, can now try out beta 2 of WindowBlinds 6. WindowBlinds is a program that lets users of Windows XP or Windows Vista completely skin Windows (title...

Neowin Editorials begin!

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Starting this week Neowin.net is going to begin producing weekly editorials. While we pride ourselves on being able to gather the latest/greatest news from around the net and deliver them to you with our analysis,...

Silicon Knights sues Epic games

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ShackNews is reporting that Silicon Knights has served Epic Games (makers of the Unreal Engine) with a lawsuit. The thrust of the complaint seems centered around E3 2006, where Too Human was demonstrated and...

8 Needed Facebook Group Improvements

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As Facebook continues to gain popularity as it expands its user base far beyond the college campus, the limitations of the Facebook interface and environment have started to become more apparent. Michael Crassweller lists 8...

iPhone "Nano" in the works?

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AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is designing a second iPHone for release later this year. While it wouldn't be as powerful as the current iPhone, it will cost less and be similar in size to...

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