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Our Radeon HD 7970 winner is....
— 1:28 PM on December 14, 2012

The winner of our Radeon HD 7970 giveaway is Tom Houston. Tom will be receiving a beefy, triple-slot Asus 7970 card, along with copies...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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Report: Via SoC to anchor $99-149 Asus tablet
— 11:46 AM on December 13, 2012

Back in the day, Asus made motherboards based on Via chipsets. The PC market looks quite different now, and it seems the partnership is changing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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New Acer Chromebook costs $299, has longer battery life
— 6:00 AM on December 13, 2012

Last month, Acer released a Chromebook with a shockingly low price tag—$199—and surprisingly decent specs—a 17W Sandy Bridge CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 320GB...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Intel details 22-nm process tuned for SoCs
— 1:00 PM on December 11, 2012

Intel has been cranking out desktop and mobile processors based on 22-nm tri-gate transistors for some time now. The company's Atom SoCs continue to be...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Lenovo unveils carbon-fiber ultrabook with 14'' touch screen
— 9:57 AM on December 11, 2012

Well hello there, gorgeous. This is the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, which Lenovo introduced earlier this morning: This...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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WebOS headed for Kickstarter-fueled smartphone return
— 11:59 AM on December 10, 2012

The mobile OS market is currently split four ways. Android and iOS are found on the lion's share of devices. Blackberry has been reduced almost...

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

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Apple's U.S. manufacturing may be more automated
— 9:42 AM on December 10, 2012

Last week, we learned that Apple plans to sink $100 million into U.S. manufacturing. Some of the company's new iMacs are already being...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Cases, SSDs, Chromebooks, and more
— 5:44 PM on December 7, 2012

As one of the remedies to its precarious financial situation, OCZ plans to stop ruining itself by offering uber-cheap SSDs. Some of the company's cheapest...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Mobile computing Gaming

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Cyril's sci-fi story, Fluke, is free to download today
— 4:35 PM on December 7, 2012

In case you missed it, we're giving away copies of Cyril's novella, Fluke: Langara's Prize, to anybody who wants one today. Just head...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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TR's 2012 Christmas gift guide
— 4:30 PM on December 7, 2012

We've compiled our lists and checked them twice. Read on for TR's Christmas gift guide.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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7-inch Archos tablet has Jelly Bean, dual analog sticks
— 12:16 PM on December 7, 2012

Smartphones and tablets have quickly become preferred platforms for mobile gaming. There's just one problem: touchscreen controls aren't the best fit for arcade-style games that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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We're giving away an Asus Radeon HD 7970 with three games, including Far Cry 3
— 10:58 AM on December 7, 2012

The final stage of our rolling Radeon giveaway is upon us, and it involves the juiciest prize yet. This time, we're giving away an Asus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming The Tech Report

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A review of Samsung's $249 Chromebook
— 8:58 PM on December 6, 2012

The new Samsung Chromebook is an interesting animal: it costs $249, has an ARM Cortex-A15-based processor, and runs Chrome OS, which is unlike any operating...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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IHS: Qualcomm the number-three semiconductor supplier in 2012
— 1:55 PM on December 6, 2012

IHS iSuppli has put together a preliminary list of the top 20 semiconductor suppliers for 2012. Intel is still at the top, despite the fact...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Specs leak for 13W, 10W Ivy Bridge CPUs
— 9:36 AM on December 6, 2012

Remember that rumor about Intel rolling out some lower-wattage Ivy Bridge CPUs ahead of the Haswell launch? Well, the folks at VR-Zone Chinese

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Lenovo: Industry 'underestimated' demand for touch PCs
— 6:00 AM on December 6, 2012

The day after the Windows 8 launch, I went to the local electronics store and tried a couple of touch-screen Windows 8 laptops. I wasn't...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Jelly Bean-equipped Toshiba 10-inch tablet to cost $350
— 12:53 PM on December 5, 2012

In the market for an inexpensive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet? Good news: Toshiba is set to release a new Excite 10 SE tablet tomorrow....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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HP EliteBook Revolve has convertible design, Win7 option
— 11:31 AM on December 5, 2012

Windows 8 convertibles are all the rage these days, and HP has a new one designed specifically for the business crowd. The EliteBook Revolve's screen...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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