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TR's Christmas 2012 system guide
— 4:55 PM on December 14, 2012

Today, we're giving stragglers a hand with their last-minute Christmas shopping. We've put together a freshly revamped set of PC build recommendations—because, sometimes, a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Deal of the week: Graphics cards, SSDs, cases, and more
— 4:24 PM on December 14, 2012

Been putting off your Christmas shopping until the last minute? You're in for a treat, then, because both Newegg and Amazon have some particularly good...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage

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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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GeForce Experience optimizes in-game graphics settings
— 11:51 AM on December 14, 2012

PC games typically present users with myriad of graphical detail options that affect not only the visuals, but also the frame rate. Getting the best...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Microsoft: Windows 8 was thought up before the iPad came out
— 9:43 AM on December 14, 2012

One could easily assume Microsoft designed Windows 8 in response to the iPad. After all, tablets were seen as an iffy proposition before the iPad...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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Google: No plans for more Windows 8 apps—for now
— 6:00 AM on December 14, 2012

When Windows 8 came out in October, Google ran ads promoting its Search...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Friday Shortbread
— 12:00 AM on December 14, 2012

7 Up AMD: We would like to use process technologies for longer periods of time Nvidia: Project Denver will not compete for...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Researchers demo vector-based video codec
— 1:13 PM on December 13, 2012

Modern video codecs rely on pixels to represent moving pictures. That method works well enough, but there are some inherent problems. Lower-resolution videos can't be...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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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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iOS finally gets official Google Maps app
— 9:58 AM on December 13, 2012

In case you missed it last night, Google's Maps app for iOS was released last night to a collective sigh of relief from iPhone...

Type: News story Tags: Software 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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Thursday Shortbread
— 1:59 AM on December 13, 2012

The Fierce Five Bloomberg: Google chairman says Android winning mobile war with Apple Fortune's exclusive: Larry Page on Google Google Maps is...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Wednesday Shortbread
— 5:53 PM on December 12, 2012

Eight is Enough X-bit labs: AMD blasts Intel Atom chips for micro-servers and Nvidia to research extreme high-performance embedded processor for DARPA Dream...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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GeForce versus Radeon captured on high-speed video
— 3:52 PM on December 12, 2012

Wondering what frame latencies mean to smooth animation? We have a couple of high-speed video examples for your viewing pleasure.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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New Last Light trailer comes with free copy of Metro: 2033
— 11:42 AM on December 12, 2012

As part of a promotional push for Metro: Last Light, THQ is giving away copies of the game's predecessor. All you have to do is...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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MicroATX MSI board boasts passively cooled Celeron
— 10:56 AM on December 12, 2012

Passive cooling is the holy grail for folks looking to build quiet PCs. It's particularly important for home-theater rigs, and MSI has a new motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cooling

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IE lets websites track cursor movements
— 9:41 AM on December 12, 2012

Microsoft has been campaigning to improve Internet Explorer's public image—and it's got a long road ahead if security oversights like this one keep popping...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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New Atom chips headed to servers
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2012

Intel's Atom processor lineup made a name for itself in netbooks. Since then,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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