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Brace yourselves: $149 Chromebooks are coming
— 12:58 PM on November 13, 2014

Now that multiple Windows-powered neo-netbooks are selling for $199, Chromebooks have sort of lost their pricing advantage. Google and its partners may be about...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Sharp's latest IGZO prototype sets the stage for 4K phablets
— 9:11 AM on November 13, 2014

In a couple of years, supersized smartphones may be available with 4K displays. Nikkei Technology reports that Sharp is demoing a new IGZO prototype...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Shield Tablet gets Lollipop November 18, game bundle for 32GB version
— 8:00 AM on November 13, 2014

Nvidia's Shield Tablet will get a taste of Android Lollipop early next week. The OS update is due to "begin public availability" on November 18,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Wednesday Night Shortbread
— 6:44 PM on November 12, 2014

Eight is Enough Computerworld: Google Fiber opens to small businesses in Kansas City area DigiTimes: TSMC 16FinFET Plus process achieves risk production...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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New Backblaze data shows which SMART stats predict drive failures
— 1:11 PM on November 12, 2014

Online backup provider Backblaze has a new batch of reliability data from its army of almost 40,000 mechanical drives. This time around, the company is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung suit accuses Nvidia of patent infringement and false advertising
— 10:12 AM on November 12, 2014

In early September, Nvidia filed a suit alleging that Samsung and Qualcomm were infringing on its graphics patents. The firm went so far as...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing

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Intel expands DC S3500 SSD family with monster 2.5'' units, mini M.2 models
— 11:00 AM on November 11, 2014

Intel has been making server SSDs since the X25-E debuted six years ago. Those drives have apparently grown quite popular, too, because the company...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Acer neo-netbook offers Win8.1, solid-state storage for $199.99
— 2:22 PM on November 10, 2014

Less than a week after becoming available, Asus' EeeBook X205 neo-notebook already has some competition. Say hello to the latest version of Acer's Aspire...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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PowerVR Series 7XT GPU announcement makes us figure out how this thing works
— 11:36 AM on November 10, 2014

I'll admit that I've not spent enough time looking into how some of the top mobile graphics cores actually work. That's true in part because...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Microsoft starts Black Friday early with $99 bloatware-free tablet deal
— 9:28 AM on November 10, 2014

Black Friday isn't for another two-and-a-half weeks, but don't tell that to Microsoft. The company has primed a series of discounts on the Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Asus' ZenWatch costs $199, should be available now
— 6:00 AM on November 10, 2014

When Asus introduced its fancy curved smartwatch two months ago, there was talk of it costing...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday Shortbread
— 3:42 PM on November 7, 2014

Eight is Enough WCCFtech: Intel launching Skylake-S and unlocked Broadwell in Q2 2015 simultaneously - Skylake-K still missing DigiTimes: Intel Core M platform...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Deal of the week: A 960GB SSD for $370, discounted IPS and G-Sync monitors, and more
— 11:47 AM on November 7, 2014

Black Friday is a few weeks away, but there are already some nice PC hardware deals to be found. SanDisk's Ultra II 960GB SSD is on...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Gaming

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Here's the video version of The TR Podcast 165
— 11:28 AM on November 7, 2014

This time out, we've attempted to up our game visually—but without the help of our intrepid host, Jordan. We press on and take questions from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Gaming Podcast

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Join us tonight at 8:30PM CST for The TR Podcast live
— 9:35 AM on November 6, 2014

After our semi-successful last attempt, we're going to make another run at streaming the TR Podcast live on Twitch this evening. If you're interested,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Futuremark acquired by UL, a century-old scientific testing firm
— 9:18 AM on November 6, 2014

Benchmarking giant Futuremark has been purchased by UL, a "global safety science leader" that's been around for more than a century. Otherwise known as Underwriters...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Software

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Wednesday Night Shortbread
— 6:24 PM on November 5, 2014

Eight is Enough Reuters: Qualcomm sees more China trouble, faces probes in U.S., Europe Fudzilla: Futuremark becomes part of Underwriters Laboratories Ars Technica:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Nexus 9 review roundup: swing and a miss
— 4:57 PM on November 5, 2014

Google's Nexus 9 tablet is out this week. Should you buy one? Judging by the first round of reviews, shopping around for another tablet...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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