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— 10:28 AM on January 20, 2014

Morning, all. Today is MLK day, so we'll be posting lightly or possibly lounging around on the couch playing Kingdom Rush. I personally plan to...

Type: News story Tags: Networking The Tech Report

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Chrome gets noisy tab indicator, new Windows 8 mode
— 9:19 AM on January 15, 2014

Yesterday, Google began the silent, automated rollout of its latest Chrome release—version 32.0. The new update doesn't look all that different from the previous one...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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TR's big CES 2014 digest
— 5:24 PM on January 14, 2014

We did this last year, and you guys seemed to enjoy it,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Valve adds VR to Steam's Big Picture mode
— 9:27 AM on January 14, 2014

Today is the day Valve's Steam Dev Days conference begins. As we learned last week, Valve is expected to release a development toolkit for...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming Software

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Lucid GameXtend conserves power with just-in-time frame delivery
— 12:00 PM on January 11, 2014

We hadn't heard much from the folks at Lucid for a while, but they were back at CES 2014 with an intriguing new application for...

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

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Report: Winamp could be saved by Radionomy deal
— 9:15 AM on January 2, 2014

Just before Christmas, we learned that Winamp might get a second wind. Now, TechCruch is reporting that the media player software and associated Shoudcast...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Report: NSA intercepts computer shipments, plants malware
— 6:00 AM on December 30, 2013

German news magazine Der Spiegel has published a couple of articles containing new...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Internet Software

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Winamp isn't dead yet, could get second wind
— 6:00 AM on December 23, 2013

Remember how Winamp was supposed to shut down on December 20? It's now December 23, and reports of Winamp's death seem to have been...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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— 9:32 AM on December 19, 2013

Morning, all. Man, news has been slow around here as we approach the holidays. That's not true for reviews and other projects, of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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Microsoft to name new CEO in 'early part of 2014'
— 5:02 PM on December 17, 2013

Almost four months have passed since Steve Ballmer announced his plan to resign as Microsoft's CEO. Ballmer isn't scheduled to step down until August...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Personal tech

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— 9:50 AM on December 2, 2013

Morning, all. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving and holiday weekend. Mine was restful and low-key, which is what I was craving...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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Voice-activated Google search comes to Chrome
— 6:00 AM on November 27, 2013

Voice-enabled Google search is one of my favorite features on Android-based smartphones and tablets. (There's an app for that, too.) Now, the same...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Winamp is shutting down December 20
— 9:32 AM on November 21, 2013

More than 16 years after its first release, Winamp is shutting down. "Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Australis UI lands in Firefox Nightly
— 9:12 AM on November 19, 2013

Mozilla has been quietly working on a new user interface for its Firefox web browser. According to a post on the Mozilla blog, the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Here are our Dear Diary contest winners
— 11:19 AM on November 18, 2013

At last! Our $2,300 Dear Diary contest is over, and our winners have been chosen. It was tough, honestly. Since the contest started three weeks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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— 11:33 PM on November 17, 2013

Hey, guys.  Just a quick update to let you know that we are close to announcing the winners of our Dear Diary contest.  The judging...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Reliability study tracks 25,000 hard drives
— 12:08 PM on November 12, 2013

Way back in 2007, Google published a study on hard drive failure...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Hotfix for Windows 8.1 mouse accuracy issues now available
— 8:30 AM on November 11, 2013

As expected, Microsoft has released a fix for the mouse movement issues that have affected some users of Windows 8.1. The hotfix, available here,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Software Operating systems Windows

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