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DirectX 11.1 won't come to Windows 7
— 12:03 PM on November 12, 2012

When Microsoft released DirectX 11 as part of Windows 7, it back-ported the API to the previous version of the OS. That may not...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

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Etc.
— 11:19 AM on November 8, 2012

Howdy, folks. I've been working on benchmarking some new games with the latest video cards, a task that requires me to learn how to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming The Tech Report

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Retina iPad mini due next year, reports say
— 6:00 AM on November 8, 2012

If you've had a chance to play with an iPad mini, you were...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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VivoTab RT slips to $549, keyboard included
— 5:06 PM on November 7, 2012

Hoping to stick a Windows RT tablet under the Christmas tree this year? Then you might be hard-pressed to do better than Asus' VivoTab RT....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Imagination Tech buys MIPS, gets license to thrill
— 9:26 AM on November 7, 2012

These are certainly interesting times in the tech industry, not least because of the success of chip firms who license their IP for use by...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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New Samsung 840 Pro SSDs include Assassin's Creed 3
— 5:00 AM on November 7, 2012

Game bundles are all the rage this year. In August, Nvidia offered Borderlands 2 with its GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card. AMD

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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Steam for Linux beta opens with new Nvidia drivers in tow
— 4:32 PM on November 6, 2012

Let the pandering to Linux gamers begin! Valve has just kicked off the Steam for Linux beta, bringing the Steam client, a free-to-play version...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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Report: 7-inch Xbox Surface tablet in the works
— 11:58 AM on November 6, 2012

Microsoft's family of Surface tablets may grow to include a 7" model tailored...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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IHS: iPad mini costs $188 to make
— 8:08 AM on November 5, 2012

At $329, the iPad mini is a fair bit pricier than its $199, 7" Android rivals. Then again, it also looks nicer and seems to...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Descent being ported to Unreal Engine 3
— 11:56 AM on November 2, 2012

Remember Descent? The first-person shooter spawned a couple of sequels, but the last one came out way back in 2000. We haven't really...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Wall Street Journal echoes Microsoft phone rumors
— 9:50 AM on November 2, 2012

About a month ago, we quoted a handful of reports all citing evidence of an upcoming Microsoft phone. Now, the Wall Street Journal...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Ace of Spades combines Minecraft, Team Fortress
— 12:21 PM on November 1, 2012

You know Minecraft has hit the big time when it's the most popular game on Xbox Live, ahead of even the Call of Duty...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Natural Selection 2 is out, costs $24.99
— 4:51 PM on October 31, 2012

I have fond memories of playing Natural Selection, arguably one of the finest mods for the original Half-Life. The mix of action and RTS elements,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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ARM intros 64-bit Cortex-A50, to be used by AMD
— 9:46 AM on October 31, 2012

Yesterday, we reported that AMD's ARM-compatible processors will include pre-fab 64-bit ARM cores, not compatible cores designed by AMD itself. Now, we have some...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Latest Windows Phone 8 ad features Steve Ballmer
— 6:00 AM on October 31, 2012

Steve Ballmer has kind of a history with ads. There was that famous Windows 1.0 ad, in which he donned a used car salesman outfit...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Hawken trailers detail mech configuration, combat
— 12:51 PM on October 30, 2012

Hawken, the first-person mech game with shades of Mechwarrior and Shogo, is currently being tested in a closed beta. If you're not one of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Reports: Apple fires iOS, retail chiefs
— 6:00 AM on October 30, 2012

Wow. Lots of big news this week already: the new Google hardware, the Windows Phone 8 launch, AMD partnering up with ARM, and now...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Google unveils new Nexus devices
— 1:10 PM on October 29, 2012

Although Hurricane Sandy caused Google to cancel the media event it had planned for today, the company has updated its blog with official details on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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