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The astounding evolution of the hard drive

Invented more than 50 years ago, the hard drive has transformed from a room-size appliance capable of storing just a few megabytes of data, to a pocket-size device that can stash terabytes.

Steam's new Family Sharing system lets you lend and borrow PC games

Valve announces the new Family Sharing system will enter beta testing next month.

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Ashampoo MP3 Cover Finder finding covers

Ashampoo MP3 Cover Finder review: Organize your playlists—for a price

Ashampoo's MP3 Cover Finder is a tool to provide metadata and visual covers to mp3 files that are missing them or are incorrect. It uses intelligent fingerprint technology and searches the Internet to identify the tracks.

Free Game Friday: Boom

There's a reason why action movies are so popular, and believe me, it isn't for the story. Explosions fascinate and awe, so I put together a few free games that make them the star. Bombs away!

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Play your own way with these 10 awesome PC game mods

PC gamers never leave well enough alone with the games they buy. They tweak and adjust files, create new models and maps, and generally mess around with everything they can to craft completely new experiences. Check out these ten mods to get the most out of the games you already own.

Asus Zenbook UX301 Ultrabook

Asus demos two new Zenbooks, three Transformers, and an ultraportable laptop at IFA

New proudcts include Ultrabooks with Gorilla Glass lids, Windows/Android hybrids, and a budget-oriented ultraportable.

Free Game Friday: Feed your free time with these food games

If you love to eat and spend free time playing free games, this is the place for you. Enjoy these tasty morsels of bite-sized fun.

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10 awesome PC games that are completely free

Save some cash and have a blast! Take your pick of sci-fi, shooters, adventures, and more.

Disney Infinity Review: Finally, a game with all the wit, charm, and crass commercialization of a Disney movie

Disney's attempt at duplicating Skylanders' fusion of physical toys and video games has some issues, but it's incredibly fun.

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Review: Spelunky is a superb game that shines on PlayStation Vita

Spelunky is a self-improvement seminar wrapped up in the guise of a sublime platformer.

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Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition's review: A little less performance for a lot less cash

No one will mistake this machine for boutique builder's product, but we have no complaints about its price/performance ratio.

Review: The Bureau is a mediocre action game that sullies XCOM's good name

Stay clear of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, it’s nothing but a cash-in on its turn-based predecessor’s name.

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Free Game Friday: Nostalgia trip

Take a trip back to when the Internet was young and games were simple but addictive. Sure, you can enjoy the high-quality stuff that modern browsers can create, but then you'd miss this free game nostalgia trip.

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Switch to Mac: How to find your favorite Windows features in OS X

Moving to the Mac? OS X can do everything your Windows machine can—the trick is knowing where to look. In this Macworld video, PC World associate editor Alex Wawro explains where you'll find your preferences, how to access familiar programs, and more.

Review: Maingear's Shift Super Stock Z87 is an exercise in PC gaming decadence

Quite simply, the fastest desktop gaming PC we've ever tested.