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Deal of the week: Game pre-orders, PSUs, and notebook RAM
— 5:22 PM on January 6, 2012

Let's start this week's post with a few game pre-order deals. We're all excited about some of the releases coming this year, and Amazon...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Gaming

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Chrome 17 to check downloads for malware, preload pages
— 6:00 AM on January 6, 2012

In light of Google's frantic browser release cycle, fresh versions of Chrome aren't always terribly noteworthy. According to the latest update on the Google...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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IE6's demise celebrated... by Microsoft
— 5:34 PM on January 4, 2012

Of all people, Microsoft is cheering Internet Explorer 6's long-awaited decline into irrelevance. In a post on the Windows Blog yesterday, the company revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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MSI outs ultra-high-end X79 motherboard
— 11:01 AM on January 4, 2012

When Intel launched its Sandy Bridge-E processors and accompanying X79 chipset, MSI didn't have an ultra-high-end board ready to show off. At...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Leaked pictures tease Ivy Bridge motherboard
— 11:06 AM on January 3, 2012

Heard of motherboard maker Wibtek? Yeah, me neither. The Chinese firm has popped up on our radar because pictures of one of its...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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A belated podcast scheduling note
— 12:48 PM on January 2, 2012

You'll have to forgive me for the tardy timing of this blog post. What with Christmas vacation, followed by a crazy work week, topped with...

Type: Blog post Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Facebook releases Messenger app for Windows
— 6:00 AM on December 30, 2011

If you're running Windows 7 and trust Mark Zuckerberg to keep your social life cataloged, unwelcome messages from relatives and distant acquaintances can now be...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Overheating fix released for Gigabyte X79 mobos
— 11:18 AM on December 29, 2011

Gigabyte has cranked out UEFI updates for four of its motherboards based on Intel's X79 Express chipset, and it's urging users to upgrade. According...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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XBMC 11.0 now out in beta
— 10:40 AM on December 28, 2011

XBMC has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a media player for hacked Xbox consoles. The software is now available in a...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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The TR Podcast 102: Future TV and a holiday Ti fighter
— 11:05 PM on December 18, 2011

It's a short and sweet episode of vocal tech reporting this week. Highlights include listener questions, some discussion of 21st-century TV and Nvidia's new...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Chrome update brings robust profile support
— 12:26 PM on December 15, 2011

Quick show of hands: how many of you have computers around the house that are used by multiple people? Probably a lot, me included....

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Rumor mill hints at MacBook Pro with high-DPI panel
— 9:37 AM on December 14, 2011

We've already heard reports that both Apple and Samsung will unleash tablets with high-DPI displays next year. According to a story posted by DigiTimes...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Windows 8 app store to allow open-source software
— 2:46 PM on December 12, 2011

Apple's walled garden approach to software distribution looks set to become the norm rather than the exception, but it may not mean the marginalization of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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MSI X79 and GTX 580 giveaway: we have our winners
— 6:20 PM on December 8, 2011

The next step in our MSI Thanksgiving giveaway has begun. We've just selected our three winners in a random draw from the pool of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards

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Microsoft previews the Windows app store
— 10:47 AM on December 7, 2011

We've heard rumblings about Microsoft introducing a Windows 8 apps store since April. Redmond confirmed its new distribution platform for Metro-style apps

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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The TR Podcast 101: Scott really hates the Kindle Fire
— 1:31 AM on December 5, 2011

In this episode, Scott rants about the Kindle Fire, we share our enthusiasm for Arkham City and Infinity Blade II, and we go over...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Release roundup: Cases, power, cooling, and SO-DIMMs
— 3:01 PM on December 2, 2011

We've got a packed roundup this week. No fewer than three announcements from NZXT have hit our inbox, and we have news from Cooler Master,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling Memory

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Web stats firm: Chrome overtook Firefox in November
— 6:00 AM on December 2, 2011

Firefox may not be the world's second-most-popular web browser anymore. According to data released by StatCounter, Google Chrome overtook Firefox for the first time...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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