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Windows 8 and the marginalization of geeks
— 10:23 AM on September 16, 2011

On Tuesday, Microsoft made the Windows 8 Developer Preview available publicly without demanding so much as a Windows Live login name and password in return....

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Developers receive Windows 8 tablets; Windows 8 DP build coming
— 1:39 PM on September 13, 2011

As the Intel Developer Forum chugs along in San Francisco, Microsoft is hosting the Build developer conference in Anaheim, a few hundred miles south. The...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Clash of the Sumo Titan bean bag chair
— 10:55 PM on May 18, 2011

Here at TR, we generally can't be bothered with things that don't raise the electricity bill or contain copious amounts of caffeine. However, over...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Don't go to Vegas—tales of a journalist's first CES
— 7:58 PM on January 9, 2011

It's 10:35 PM on the second-to-last day of CES as I sit on the hotel bed nursing my blistered feet, throat aching from the desert...

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Intel announces silicon photonics breakthrough
— 2:54 PM on July 27, 2010

The future of I/O connectivity is bright—literally. Intel has developed what it says is the "world's first silicon-based optical data connection with integrated lasers using...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Bigfoot intros Killer 2100 network card
— 12:11 AM on May 11, 2010

A year on from the release of its Killer Xeno Pro, Bigfoot Networks has struck again, unleashing a whole new Killer card aimed at...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Saturday science subject: Pluto's surface
— 4:56 PM on February 6, 2010

Pluto may have lost its status as a bona-fide planet back in 2006, but that hasn't quelled the interest of astronomers. Discovery News reports that...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Bigfoot Dashboard utility helps gamers identify bottlenecks
— 4:01 PM on December 8, 2009

For a while now, Bigfoot Networks has offered gamers a way to curb lag and maximize frame rates in online games through its Killer...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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The pool wants you!
— 9:52 AM on November 25, 2009

As Chicago said back in 1970, does anybody really know what time it is?...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Linux-Unix Networking

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Toshiba preps touch-screen Win7 notebooks
— 3:48 PM on October 14, 2009

With Windows 7 just over a week away from release, Toshiba is sparing no opportunity to tease its future notebooks based on the operating system....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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New StarTech KVM switch has native DisplayPort
— 1:32 PM on October 7, 2009

With many newer monitors and graphics cards flaunting DisplayPort connections, it's about time keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) switches got in line, too. StarTech now claims to be...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Input devices

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Saturday science subject: Seeing a black hole
— 5:09 PM on May 23, 2009

Einstein's general theory of relativity predicts the existence of black holes, but nobody's ever actually seen one. As New Scientist reports, however, a team led...

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Trying out Windows 7's XP Mode
— 3:04 PM on May 11, 2009

Late last month, Microsoft revealed plans to offer a free Windows XP virtualization solution to users of Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate. In a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Clip surgery!
— 4:28 PM on May 4, 2009

No, I'm not talking about getting your dog or cat fixed. I'm talking about the Sansa Clip MP3 player, and my recent foray into...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Gigabyte's Open Overclocking Championship 2009
— 12:43 AM on May 1, 2009

What happens when more than a dozen competitive overclockers converge on a mass of high-end hardware and free-flowing liquid nitrogen? We attended the North American...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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Fun with raytracing
— 11:10 PM on April 20, 2009

Traditional GPUs render a scene by taking the scene geometry (expressed as 3D meshes of triangles) and "pasting" 2D bitmap images (textures) onto those meshes....

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Portable audio—then and now
— 3:58 PM on April 15, 2009

I recently acquired a Sansa Clip 4GB MP3 player (which, I might add, I'm quite happy with). After using it for a few weeks, I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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ABS's M1 mechanical keyboard
— 7:00 PM on March 25, 2009

Here's an unusual concept: a mechanical gaming keyboard with non-clicky key switches. Can such a device create a smooth typing experience, and is it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices

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