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Intel, Nvidia top Steam Hardware Survey
— 11:15 AM on July 26, 2012

The latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey is out, and it paints an interesting picture of the PC landscape—or, at least the part that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming Software

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Windows 8 offers improved graphics performance
— 12:34 PM on July 24, 2012

In a little more than three months, Windows 8 will be released to the public. Microsoft has done a great job of detailing...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Operating systems

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'Rigid Gems' demos real-time hybrid ray-tracing
— 9:45 AM on July 24, 2012

When it comes to graphics eye candy, we have a heckuva sweet tooth here at TR. One of our long-standing favorites is the demo from...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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AMD loses two high-profile executives
— 9:45 AM on July 24, 2012

Well, this can't be good. Yesterday evening, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that AMD's VP of Strategic Development, Bob Feldstein, has defected...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Game consoles

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Nvidia's 'A New Dawn' brings back the nymph
— 10:50 AM on July 23, 2012

Roughly a decade ago, Nvidia introduced a new graphics chip called the NV30, and it wasn't exactly a rousing success. Despite a bundle of hype...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Win8 app store to enable, facilitate seven-day trials
— 6:00 AM on July 23, 2012

One thing that's always bugged me about iOS is the dearth of options...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Microsoft posts first quarterly loss—ever
— 9:48 AM on July 20, 2012

If you read through Microsoft's latest earnings release, you'll see the company gloat about record revenue for both its fourth fiscal quarter and its...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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AMD revenues, profits down, but still in the black
— 6:00 AM on July 20, 2012

Well, AMD has some good news and some bad news in its freshly released quarterly results announcement. The good news: AMD didn't lose any...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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GeForce GTX 660 Ti rumored for August release
— 12:05 PM on July 17, 2012

If you want a decent graphics card based on Nvidia's latest Kepler GPU microarchitecture, you're going to have to spend at least $400 on a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Office 2013 Customer Preview now available
— 3:54 PM on July 16, 2012

Not content with revamping Windows and Windows Phone this year, Microsoft is also cooking up a major new release of Office, too. During his a...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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AMD cuts Radeon HD 7870, 7950, 7970 pricing
— 12:57 PM on July 13, 2012

Nothing like official price cuts to wrap up the week. AMD tells us...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Microsoft to users: disable Windows Gadgets
— 9:38 AM on July 11, 2012

Do you use Gadgets in Windows 7 or Vista? Bad news, then. In a security advisory published yesterday, Microsoft says the diminutive desktop (and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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AMD: Second-quarter revenue will fall short of estimates
— 6:00 AM on July 10, 2012

Here's the latest in AMD's ever-growing string of misfortunes. After posting a $590 million loss last quarter, AMD proudly announced that its revenue would...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Etc.
— 12:08 PM on July 9, 2012

Howdy.  Hope you enjoyed the odd combination of a holiday sandwiched by weekends.  The past week was a strange one for those of us who...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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EU court rules software downloads can be resold
— 6:00 AM on July 5, 2012

Is your Origin folder overstuffed with games you don't play anymore? Did you get carried away during the last Steam sale and end up...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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GeForce 304.79 beta drivers add TXAA, fix bugs
— 12:23 PM on July 3, 2012

Howdy, GeForce users! Hope you've got time for another driver installation. It's only taken two weeks, but Nvidia has already posted some new beta drivers to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Have lousy motherboard fan control? Install SpeedFan
— 11:56 AM on July 3, 2012

As TR's resident fan-control nerd, I've spent far too much time critiquing how motherboards go about adjusting fan speeds in response to system temperatures. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Software

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VLC adds Retina support, Android beta
— 1:01 PM on July 2, 2012

Too cool for Windows media player? Don't want to mess with codec packs for all those, ahem, Linux ISOs you've been downloading from BitTorrent? Good...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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