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Oculus buys 3D scene reconstruction firm Surreal Vision
— 4:39 PM on May 26, 2015

Oculus has acquired Surreal Vision, a company comprising computer vision scientists from Imperial College, London, who specialize in 3D scene reconstruction—turning real-life settings into...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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The TR BBQ XII happens August 15, 2015
— 10:05 AM on May 26, 2015

Mark your calendars and make your plans, folks. This year's TR BBQ extravaganza is set to happen on August 15 at DrFish's lakeside cottage in Holland, Michigan. If...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Here's our discussion and first impressions of the Asus ZenFone 2
— 9:38 AM on May 26, 2015

Asus' officially introduced its ZenFone 2 last week, and we have one in hand to test. The ZenFone 2 is an impressive device for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Braswell NUCs follow established formula
— 6:00 AM on May 26, 2015

Official PDFs detailing Braswell NUCs have appeared on Intel's website. The Technical Product Specification and Integration Guide describe a pair of mini-PCs based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Umbra action RPG uses Megascans tech to glorious effect
— 12:30 PM on May 22, 2015

You ever come across a game that looks way better than it should for its genre? No? Well, look no further. Umbra is an action RPG (aka "Diablo clone") that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Deal of the week: 27'' AHVA monitor for $300, The Witcher 3 for $39
— 12:05 PM on May 22, 2015

E-tailers are revving their promotional engines for the Memorial Day weekend, and that's produced some sweet deals on PC hardware. Craving a jumbo monitor based on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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The Witcher 3 developer explains controversial graphics downgrade
— 10:23 AM on May 22, 2015

Anyone who's followed The Witcher 3's development from the first teasers and trailers to the finished product has likely noticed not-quite-subtle changes to the graphics—and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Frostbite engine lead teases next-gen Radeon
— 9:30 AM on May 22, 2015

Although AMD has yet to reveal its next-gen Radeon, at least one developer has already been seeded with samples. Frostbite engine director Johan Andersson posted...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Join us right now for a TR Podcast live stream
— 5:38 PM on May 21, 2015

After a brief, allergen-fueled hiatus, the TR Podcast returns tonight. Starting at 9:30 ET/6:30 PT right now, we'll be streaming our recording session live on...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

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Catalyst 15.5 beta may help Radeons in The Witcher 3, Project Cars
— 11:42 AM on May 21, 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Project Cars aren't running so well right now for those with AMD graphics cards. The fight over Project Cars...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Collaborative rendering reduces bandwidth for streaming games
— 9:09 AM on May 21, 2015

Researchers at Microsoft and Duke University have developed a way to dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by games streamed from remote servers. Dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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OCZ's latest Z-Drive has 16 flash channels laced with NVMe goodness
— 10:14 AM on May 20, 2015

There's a new NVM Express SSD in town. OCZ's enterprise-oriented Z-Drive 6000 Series supports version 1.1b of the low-overhead protocol designed to replace AHCI....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Nvidia testing game key distribution through GeForce Experience
— 4:23 PM on May 19, 2015

Are you the lucky owner of a GeForce Titan X? Nvidia wants to hook you up with a game code for The Witcher 3:...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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AMD's high-bandwidth memory explained
— 7:00 AM on May 19, 2015

HBM is the next generation of memory for high-bandwidth applications like graphics, and AMD has helped usher it to market. Read on to find...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Memory

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Reverse engineering exposes Deus Ex rendering process
— 6:00 AM on May 19, 2015

A couple months ago, we covered an Nvidia blog post that followed a triangle through the GPU rendering pipeline. The post described the progression...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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We have a winner in our GeForce GTX 980 giveaway
— 4:27 PM on May 18, 2015

We've selected a winner in our GeForce GTX 980 giveaway. Congratulations Gerald Goudy, you're getting the Gold Edition card Asus developed to celebrate 20...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Braswell SoCs appear on fanless Asus microATX boards
— 9:49 AM on May 18, 2015

Otherwise known as Braswell, Intel's latest Atom processor combines upgraded graphics with 14-nm fabrication. We've already seen the chip pop up on several Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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