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Geek Reads: The Hacker Crackdown Finale

Hello, and welcome to the fourth installment in our weekly Geek Reads column! This week we finish the final chapter of Bruce Sterling's The Hacker Crackdown with the trial of Knight Lightning and the advent of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Join us, won't you?

Geek Reads: Part Three of The Hacker Crackdown

Hello and welcome to the third installment of our weekend Geek Reads column! This week we tackle the penultimate chapter of The Hacker Crackdown and discuss white hat hackers and law enforcement luminaries like Gail Thackeray in an effort to understand the ethical line that divides computer cops from the cybercriminals they hunt.

Geek Reads: Part Two of The Hacker Crackdown

Hello and welcome to the second installment of our weekend Geek Reads column! This week we plumb the depths of the second quarter of The Hacker Crackdown and learn about Secret Service tactics, the Legion of Doom and the early roots of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

AMD Radeon HD 6990: Serious Inquiries Only, Please

AMD’s dual-GPU Radeon HD 6990 is the world’s fastest single-slot graphics card. But with massive power comes a massive price tag.

Geek Reads: Part One of The Hacker Crackdown

Hello and welcome to the first installment of our weekly Geek Reads column! This week we dive into the first quarter of The Hacker Crackdown to trace the genesis of the hacker golden age. Join us, won't you?

Inside Intel's Next-Gen Processors

Here’s how the new Core i5 and i7 'Sandy Bridge' chips--which bake graphics hardware into the CPU--are redefining PC performance.

HP Compaq 6000 Pro: An All-in-One for the Office

HP’s business-centric all-in-one lacks the bells and whistles of consumer-oriented machines, but it offers strong performance and some room to tinker.


The Future of the PC on PCWorld Podcast #109

Join the crew from PCWorld's GeekTech blog as we pull out our crystal ball and predict what the PC of the future will look like.

Maingear Vybe Super Stock: Big Performance in a Small(er) Package

Maingear’s Vybe Super Stock boasts an impressive mix of speed and affordability, tucked into a cleverly designed case.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti: A Strong Contender For The Midrange Crown

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 560 Ti makes a strong push for the midrange graphics card crown, but savvy shoppers have a few options before them.

Origin Genesis Midtower: Solid Performance, at a Price That's Hard to Beat

Origin has updated the Genesis Midtower desktop for 2011 with Intel’s Sandy Bridge CPUs. While far less imposing than its larger sibling, this machine represents one of the best price-to-performance ratios on our charts, with few sacrifices.

Origin Genesis: Liquid-Cooled Behemoth Masters Benchmarks and Budgets

Origin’s Genesis is back, armed with an impressive 5GHz overclock on its Intel Sandy Bridge CPU. It powers its way to the top of our charts, delivering the fastest results we’ve ever seen, at a price that’s actually a bit lower than its predecessor.

How Desktop PCs Got Their Groove Back

Technology announced this week at CES breathes new life Into the desktop PC.

Maingear's HTPC Prototype Is Packed With Potential

The "granddaddy" of all home theater PCs sports a motorized, 1080p touchscreen, full-sized graphics cards, and plenty of storage space.

iBuyPower's Erebus Is An Overclocker's Wet Dream

This liquid cooled behemoth was designed from the ground up to beat heat, so overclockers can wring the maximum performance out of their hardware.