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— 9:28 AM on November 19, 2012

For years, we here at TR have been quietly sowing the seeds of a Johnny Cash-meets-Darth Vader meme, which we expected to take over the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet The Tech Report

Office 2013 trial is up for grabs
— 9:39 AM on November 16, 2012

While Office 2013 was released to manufacturing just over a month ago, the productivity suite isn't actually due out until the first quarter of...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Doh! TR's email service goes kaboom
— 12:22 PM on November 15, 2012

It seems our DNS provider, DomainMonger, had some sort of massive outage last night, apparently as part of a conversion about which they didn't notify...

Type: News story Tags: Internet The Tech Report

Windows 7 update brings some DX11.1 features
— 10:55 AM on November 15, 2012

Last week, a Microsoft developer stated that DirectX 11.1 would remain a Windows 8-only feature. That remark was true—but, as it turns out, only...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Memes propel GIF toward verb status
— 12:48 PM on November 13, 2012

The steady decline of the English language continues. The latest blow comes from the Oxford Dictionary, which has named GIF its "USA Word...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Steven Sinofsky steps down as Windows chief
— 9:30 PM on November 12, 2012

Windows is under new management. In a surprise executive shakeup earlier today, Microsoft announced...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

Friday night topic: Whose tweets to track?
— 5:17 PM on November 9, 2012

Ok, I'll admit, I have a bit of a Twitter problem. Checking my feed is, quite honestly, a great way to find relevant info...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Report: Broadband usage up 120% in one year
— 11:35 AM on November 9, 2012

Networking firm Sandvine has released a new report detailing Internet traffic trends, and usage is way up overall. In the past year, the average...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

— 8:58 AM on November 5, 2012

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I am typing to you this morning from my recently upgraded main PC. On Friday, I did something...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

Kim Dotcom teases new Mega site
— 11:13 AM on November 2, 2012

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's new venture has found a home. Dotcom announced the URL on Twitter, and millions are reportedly hitting the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Google Now's underpinnings explored
— 11:38 AM on November 1, 2012

The Jelly Bean version of Google's Android OS is coveted primarily for the Project Butter responsiveness enhancements that smooth out UI navigation. The more...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Operating systems

Chrome Remote Desktop gains audio, comes out of beta
— 9:38 AM on October 30, 2012

Just over a year ago, Google introduced, in beta form, an interesting Chrome extension dubbed Chrome Remote Desktop. The extension provided cross-platform Remote Desktop-like...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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

AMD releases Radeon-branded RAMDisk software
— 11:11 AM on October 10, 2012

System RAM is pretty inexpensive these days. Dual-channel kits routinely serve up 8GB for as little as $40, making it easy for just about anyone...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Software

The Atlantic digs into Google Maps' Ground Truth
— 12:50 PM on October 8, 2012

Google Maps has gotten a lot of praise lately, in part because the Apple Maps app that replaced it in iOS 6 has been somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

Firefox to nag users about plug-in updates
— 6:00 AM on October 8, 2012

Not keeping your browser plug-ins up to date can be dangerous. Security holes...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Mozilla releases preview of Firefox for Windows 8
— 5:42 PM on October 4, 2012

The Windows 8 version of Firefox sure has come a long way since that early demo we saw in April. Now, Mozilla has...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

AMD teams with Oracle on Java acceleration, Qualcomm on HSA
— 1:30 PM on October 3, 2012

AMD has teamed up with Oracle to work on Project Sumatra, a bid by the OpenJDK community to explore how Java can be accelerated by...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software