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How to build a PC: The Tech Report guide
— 8:21 PM on December 17, 2012

Building a PC from parts might seem daunting, but it's really not that difficult. We've published an in-depth guide that walks through every...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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AMD introduces Radeon HD 8000M mobile GPUs
— 2:03 PM on December 17, 2012

We were all a little surprised when AMD's Radeon HD 7000M-series mobile GPUs came out last December. Despite their branding, those weren't 28-nm parts...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Samsung acquires SSD caching software
— 1:42 PM on December 17, 2012

Samsung is one of a select group of SSD vendors that makes not only its own controller silicon, but also its own NAND. Now,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Software

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'Bunnie' Huang designing hacker-friendly laptop
— 12:46 PM on December 17, 2012

Andrew "Bunnie" Huang made a name for himself hacking Microsoft's original Xbox console. Now, he's designing a laptop infused with hacker-friendly features. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Mobile computing

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Analyst: Intel should open up fabs to Apple
— 9:53 AM on December 17, 2012

The idea of Intel manufacturing Apple's proprietary A-series chips isn't new—the rumor mill broached the subject a year a and half ago. According to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Monday Shortbread
— 12:15 AM on December 17, 2012

7 Up Ars Technica's review: Dell's acrobatic XPS 12 is the Windows 8 convertible to beat TNW: New exploit could give Android malware...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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The TR Podcast 125: The Radeon vs. GeForce brouhaha comes home for Christmas
— 10:00 PM on December 16, 2012

In our last episode of 2012, we preview our upcoming PC build guide, share our Christmas gift suggestions, delve into the latest Radeon vs....

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Sunday Shortbread
— 12:43 PM on December 16, 2012

The Fierce Five Bloomberg: Canadian dollar gains versus majors on China factories Reuters: Microsoft, Motorola file to keep patent case details private WMPoweruser:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Rage DLC coming later this week for $4.99
— 6:00 AM on December 16, 2012

Maybe it was the short, somewhat bland single-player campaign, or perhaps it was the unremarkable multiplayer. Either way, Rage fell off the radar pretty quickly...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Saturday Shortbread
— 1:37 PM on December 15, 2012

Eight is Enough Bloomberg: Intel wins first round in patent fight that threatens chips Barron's: Intel's Atom server chip a broader strategy, says...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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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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