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103 system fans clash in epic round-up
— 9:22 AM on December 11, 2014

System fans aren't the most exciting PC components, so we rarely cover them here at TR. However, there are some fairly substantial differences between the...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Custom mapping comes to Google Drive
— 6:00 AM on December 11, 2014

Google's support for custom maps has been inconsistent over the past few years, but the My Maps function seems to have finally found a stable...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Synaptics' new touchpads can read your fingerprint
— 7:00 AM on December 10, 2014

Yesterday, the Fast Identity Online Alliance published specifications for an authentication system that promises to replace...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Wednesday Shortbread
— 1:14 AM on December 10, 2014

The Pick 6 Reuters: Congress expected to reboot Internet tax issues in 2015 Microsoft tells U.S.: The world's servers are not yours...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Dashlane, LastPass can now change passwords automatically
— 3:39 PM on December 9, 2014

Changing passwords is a chore. It's such a chore that many people didn't bother even in the wake of the Heartbleed fiasco. A Pew...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Seagate's Archive HDD uses shingled recording to squeeze 1.33TB per platter
— 10:31 AM on December 9, 2014

In August, Seagate revealed that it had started shipping its first 8TB hard drive. Details were scarce at the time, but the drive has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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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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Marvell tunes its latest NVMe SSD controller for tablets and convertibles
— 12:14 PM on December 8, 2014

In August, Marvell introduced a potent PCIe SSD controller with four Gen3 lanes and support for the NVM Express protocol. Today, it's back...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Samsung's Gear VR headset is selling for $200
— 10:25 AM on December 8, 2014

A virtual reality revolution seems to be just over the horizon, and there's a new way to get in on the action early. Samsung's Gear...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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Weekend Shortbread
— 2:47 PM on December 6, 2014

Eight is Enough Softpedia: AMD breaks from Nvidia, drops TSMC and uses GlobalFoundries to make chips Don't call it a netbook (or a "Chromebook...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Friday Night Shortbread
— 11:57 PM on December 5, 2014

Eight is Enough The real and complete story - Does Windows defragment your SSD? CPU World: Intel Xeon E7 v3 CPUs to...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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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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Deal of the week: A 23'' Dell IPS display for $150
— 11:24 AM on December 5, 2014

After more than a week of Black Friday-inspired sales, the deals scene has quieted down some. There are still some nice discounts on PC hardware,...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Displays Memory

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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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The TR Podcast is live right now!
— 8:39 PM on December 4, 2014

Update: The stream has ended. Thanks to everyone who tuned in! You can watch me and the gang record episode 167 of the podcast right here...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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Join us tonight at 9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT for The TR Podcast live
— 9:50 AM on December 4, 2014

We'll be live-streaming our recording session for The TR Podcast this evening on our Twitch channel at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT, so you can tune...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Bluetooth 4.2 beefs up connectivity, security for the Internet of things
— 9:14 AM on December 4, 2014

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has updated its wireless connectivity specification with new provisions aimed at the Internet of things. Most of the additions apply...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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