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Interested in writing for TR?
— 5:01 PM on October 15, 2012

TR is looking for writers, and I'd like to first search our audience before widening the net. The fact is we're a little different...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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11.6-inch Asus laptop runs Ubuntu, costs $314
— 4:36 PM on October 15, 2012

Here I was, thinking netbooks—especially Linux-powered ones—had long since been relegated to the history books. Maybe that was a little hasty of me. As

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Monday Shortbread
— 4:16 PM on October 15, 2012

The Pick 6 VR-Zone: U.S. presidential candidates data mine voters with cookies TechNewsWorld: Which distros would Obama and Romney use? CENS.com: TSMC...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Ivy-based Celerons coming next year
— 12:16 PM on October 15, 2012

Since its introduction this spring, Ivy Bridge has slowly trickled down Intel's desktop processor lineup. It infiltrated the low-end Core i3 and Pentium families...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: Amazon in talks to buy TI's OMAP division
— 11:02 AM on October 15, 2012

Less than a month ago, Texas Instruments revealed a change of focus for its processor division, which makes the OMAP chips used in a range...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Rumor: Mini iPad, 13'' Retina MacBook to launch on October 23
— 9:32 AM on October 15, 2012

Apple will unleash bite-sized versions of two of its products next week, if we're to believe the folks at 9to5Mac. Quoting "a consistently reliable source...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Here's the first Windows 8 TV ad
— 6:00 AM on October 15, 2012

With Windows 8's retail launch less than two weeks away, Microsoft has kicked the PR machine into full gear. On Sunday, the company revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Sunday Shortbread
— 2:58 PM on October 14, 2012

The Pick 6 Windows 8 is coming soon (video) TorrentFreak: AT&T starts six-strikes anti- piracy plan next month, will block websites Engaget: Apple, other...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Saturday Shortbread
— 12:32 PM on October 13, 2012

The Fierce Five Acer CEO: Microsoft's Surface tablet threatens its long-time PC partners PCWorld: Dell to continue offering Windows 7 after lauch...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Multiple sources say AMD plans more layoffs
— 5:23 PM on October 12, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, we caught wind of a rumor suggesting AMD was preparing to cut its work force to less than 10,000...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Deal of the week: Cheap SSDs, gaming bundles, and more
— 5:03 PM on October 12, 2012

OCZ seems to be suffering the effects of its overly aggressive SSD pricing strategy, but for now, the getting's good—so long as you're a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming Operating systems Windows

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Release roundup: Big cases, big drives, and ambidextrous mice
— 4:31 PM on October 12, 2012

In our look at this week's miscellaneous product launches, we have fresh fodder from Cooler Master, Lian Li, and Western Digital:

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices

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Win8-powered Asus hybrid, notebook available for pre-order
— 2:17 PM on October 12, 2012

Microsoft must have lifted some sort of Windows 8 pre-order embargo today. In addition to being able to reserve a copy of the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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An update to our discussion rules
— 12:23 PM on October 12, 2012

The rules that govern discussions in the TR forums and comments haven't changed in over four years, but today, we've decided to update them...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Friday Shortbread
— 12:06 PM on October 12, 2012

7 Up CPU World: Boxed AMD FX-8350 has surfaced on eBay Fudzilla: MSI announces HD 7970 Lightning Boost Edition Videogamer.com: This is what...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Windows 8 now available for pre-order
— 11:15 AM on October 12, 2012

If you're running Windows XP, Vista, or 7, you'll be able to upgrade to Win8 for just $40 when the new OS becomes available...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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AMD: Revenue, margin to shrink more than expected
— 9:32 AM on October 12, 2012

Alas, poor AMD. We already knew PC shipment forecasts for the third quarter weren't looking too good. Now, AMD has announced that its third-quarter...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Office 2013 hits release-to-manufacturing status
— 6:00 AM on October 12, 2012

As we've pointed out before, Microsoft isn't just refreshing its PC and phone...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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