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IHS: 2014 was a good year for the semiconductor industry
— 12:53 PM on December 22, 2014

In 2014, the semiconductor market enjoyed its "best industry performance since 2010," according to the latest report from market research firm IHS. IHS projects...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Miscellaneous

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Etc.
— 11:55 AM on December 22, 2014

I felt like I had a few moments to spare this weekend, for the first time in quite a while, so I decided to address...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Passively cooled Bay Trail board has full-sized slots, microATX footprint
— 10:30 AM on December 15, 2014

Intel's Bay Trail SoC has popped up on another PC motherboard. Unlike most implementations, which stick to the Mini-ITX form factor, Biostar's J1900MH2 opts...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Windows 10 build 9901 shows new consumer features
— 6:00 AM on December 15, 2014

A little more than a month from now, Microsoft will pull back the curtain on Windows 10's consumer features. Thanks to Paul Thurrott of...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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ECS's new mini PC sports a 64-bit Bay Trail SoC
— 10:44 AM on December 10, 2014

A new Bay Trail mini PC has quietly appeared online. FanlessTech spotted the product page for ECS's Liva X, which puts a Bay...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Microsoft may be hatching a new business model for Windows 10
— 9:29 AM on December 9, 2014

Lately, Microsoft has been offering Windows at steep discounts or free of charge to increase its presence in low-cost notebooks, tablets, and smartphones....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Cortana voice assistant demoed on Windows 10
— 4:39 PM on December 5, 2014

Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant debuted with Windows Phone 8.1 this spring, and it (she?) is now headed to Windows 10. The folks at WinBeta

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft: Windows 10 on track for 'late summer and early fall'
— 1:20 PM on December 5, 2014

At its big Windows 10 reveal event in September, Microsoft quoted a vague mid-2015 release time frame for the new operating system. Now, as...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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The TR Podcast 167 video: The best of 2014 & 2015, plus two freaking petabytes
— 10:47 AM on December 5, 2014

Thanks to everybody who tuned into our live stream last night. In case you missed it, the video version of the podcast is now up...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Displays Podcast

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Tegra K1 SoC pops up in PC Partner mini PC
— 6:00 AM on December 4, 2014

PC Partner has developed a mini PC based on Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor. The inconspicuously named N258N1-F uses the quad-core, Cortex-A15 version of the SoC...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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WinXP is still more popular than Win8.1—but not for much longer
— 9:26 AM on December 3, 2014

Internet statistics firm NetMarketShare has published its operating system usage figures for November. The results are pretty enlightening; among other things, they show Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Cyber Monday edition
— 10:23 AM on December 1, 2014

For those who didn't get all their shopping done over last week's Black Friday bonanza, Cyber Monday has arrived with a new batch of discounted...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Mobile computing

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Report: Windows 10 Consumer Preview coming in January
— 12:13 PM on November 28, 2014

We've already gotten a first-hand look at what Windows 10 brings to the table for the technically savvy—multiple desktops, an improved command line, and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Black Friday begins
— 1:30 AM on November 28, 2014

It's hard to tell when Black Friday officially begins, but a fresh batch of deals just hit my inbox. TigerDirect and Newegg have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Native FLAC support coming to Windows 10
— 11:46 AM on November 26, 2014

Microsoft is doubling down on support for exotic media formats. After introducing MKV support in build 9879 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview earlier...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Operating systems Windows

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ASRock's latest X99 board turns onboard networking up to 22Gbps
— 10:30 AM on November 24, 2014

ASRock's workstation-oriented X99 WS-E/10G motherboard takes networking to a whole 'nother level. First, there are the dual Gigabit Ethernet jacks, each one powered by an...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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The TR Podcast 166 is now available on YouTube
— 4:41 PM on November 21, 2014

The video from last night's podcast recording session is now available on YouTube, and I've embedded it below. We decided to raise the difficulty level...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays Mobile computing Gaming The Tech Report Podcast

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Deal of the week: Devil's Canyon starting at $179.99, Intel 730 Series for $0.42/GB, and more
— 11:48 AM on November 21, 2014

Black Friday now spans more than a week, which seems a bit ridiculous. But it's hard to complain about getting even more sweet deals on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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