Loyd CaseSenior Editor, TechHive

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Loyd Case first started writing about PC technology for Computer Gaming World, giving him a creative outlet for his obsession about PC performance. The PC industry -- and Loyd -- have never been quite the same since.

Nintendo at E3

E3 2012: Nintendo Conference Liveblog

This fall, Nintendo will begin selling the successor to the hugely successful Wii, named the Wii U. At its E3 conference keynote, we expect to hear all about the launch lineup, and a lot about the 3DS as well.

Nvidia Launches Mobile GTX 680 GPU

The high end of Nvidia’s Kepler GPU goes mobile, offering leading edge graphics technology in a low power package.

Nintendo Talks Up Wii U Game Pad, Miiverse Online Network

The gaming universe is prepping for E3, but Nintendo launched an early stealth strike in a pre-E3 briefing on its Wii U Game Pad and Miiverse online gaming network.

Microsoft E3

E3 2012: Microsoft Conference Liveblog

Join our liveblog of the Microsoft keynote conference from E3 2012 as Microsoft discusses the road ahead for Xbox, and maybe even the PC and Windows Phone.

Windows 8 Release Preview, Desktop Apps for Android, and the coming E3 Expo on PCWorld Podcast #139

PCWorld editors discuss the just-released Windows 8 Release Preview, some apps to make your desktop or laptop PC work with your Android phone, and what we expect from the E3 Expo next week.

How to Make Windows and Mac OS Play Nicely Together

All of the PCs in my house run Windows, but I carry a Macbook Air on the road. Here’s how you can integrate the disparate worlds of Microsoft and Apple.

Windows 8 Release Preview Impressions

Microsoft's Windows 8 Release Preview demonstrates just how far the company has come with its new OS. Will it be enough to convert the naysayers?

How to Build an Energy-Efficient and Quiet Gaming PC

Building a system that maximizes game performance is easy; doing it while keeping power consumption down is harder. Here's how you can build your own, and make it whisper-quiet to boot.

Facebook IPO, Nvidia GTC, Diablo 3, and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon on PCWorld Podcast #138

The PCWorld editors discusses the impact of Facebook's IPO, news from the Nvidia GTC, the launch of Diablo 3, and Lenovo's slick new ultrabook.

Nvidia Makes the GPU Virtual

Nvidia’s new Kepler GPU integrates hardware virtualization, allowing more effective use of GPUs in cloud computing applications – including high performance games streamed from the cloud.

Nvidia Unveils Next Generation Kepler GPU Compute Engine

Nvidia touts massive improvement in performance in its latest Tesla GPU compute products, including an upcoming 7.1 billion transistor monster GPU compute engine

GeForce GTX 670 Review: Lower Price, Great Performance

The GTX 670 offers performance better than last year's high-end Nvidia GPU, while offering improved efficiency and a lower price.

Motherboard Port Guide: Solving Your Connector Mystery

Numerous connectors and pins live on your motherboard. We take you on a tour of the most commonly used slots, connectors, and pinouts.

Hot Ivy Bridge Chips, GeForce GTX 690, the True Cost of Printers, and Nook News on PCWorld Podcast #137

Are Ivy Bridge chips really hotter than Sandy Bridge? If you buy a cheap printer, will you pay more for ink? Is the new Nook with Glowlight the e-reader to beat?

Ivy Bridge Graphics: Entry-Level Cards are Dead

Intel’s new Ivy Bridge CPU, next to its predecessor, is a only a bit faster and consumes less power, but the real gains are on the graphics side.