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We have all been eagerly awaiting Steam OS and the inevitable flood of affordable console like mini-PCs that will let us play our existing library of games in the living room. The problem is Valveā€™s innovative new wireless controller is not ready, holding up the whole launch. Tired of waiting, some manufacturers have launched their own Windows based setups. But can they compete with your existing console?

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Over the past year, PC graphics cards have swelled to gargantuan proportions, with price tags to match: Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan costs an incredible $US999, to say nothing of the $US3000 Titan Z you might consider if your family is in the oil business. Today, Nvidia's trying something different: the new GeForce GTX 980 is not only the fastest card Nvidia has ever built, it's also incredibly efficient.

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Tegra 4 still on track for this year, but by next year it's going to be dwarfed by the next generation, and shortly after that by what Nvidia's calling a 100-fold improvement in power.

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Today Nvidia is pulling the wraps off the GK110-based GeForce GTX Titan, a single-GPU card that is expected to easily capture the title of Baddest arse GPU in the world when benchmarks are released this Thursday, February 21. The Titan is Nvidia's "Big Kepler" GPU, and has double the transistors and almost double the CUDA cores of the mid-range GK104 chip found in its flagship GeForce GTX 680 GPU. Though it runs at a lower clock speed in stock trim, it should still offer a sizable performance improvement over the already capable GTX 680.

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Not to be outdone by Intel's giant splash yesterday, AMD is trotting out its next-gen mobile GPU line. And while they still might be outdone, the Radeon HD 7900M series does look pretty damn terrific.

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The magic of the muppets is that they're 'real', or as real as puppetry gets. Still, even when the Muppets could have easily gone CGI, they stuck to their roots. That doesn't mean everything in the new Muppets movie was old school though. Even muppets need the magic of the movies.