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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290 for $240, cheap IPS monitors, and more
— 9:33 AM on March 13, 2015

Buckle up. It's time for another edition of TR's weekly deals post. Rebates continue to deliver incredible deals on Radeon R9 290 graphics cards. The pick...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Memory

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We're streaming the TR Podcast live on Twitch
— 8:38 PM on March 11, 2015

We're recording the podcast a day early this week. You can watch the live stream on TR's Twitch channel right now session on YouTube...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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WD's Re+ hard drive promises low-power mechanical storage up to 6TB
— 10:47 AM on March 11, 2015

WD has introduced a new hard drive aimed at high-capacity datacenter applications. The Re+ scales up to 6TB, and the top model purportedly consumes just...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Oh lawd, we're podcasting on Wednesday again
— 5:30 PM on March 10, 2015

We're a bit of a moving target lately, but we're getting stuff done. This week's edition of the TR Podcast will be live-streamed on

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Asus Z97, H97 boards get Broadwell-compatible firmware
— 4:25 PM on March 10, 2015

Desktop versions of Intel's Broadwell CPU are still a couple of months off, but Asus motherboard owners who are looking to upgrade can rest...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Etc.
— 2:43 PM on March 10, 2015

I have some sad news to deliver this afternoon. After nine years on TR's staff, Cyril Kowaliski is leaving us. He's decided to leave the...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Apple Watch starts at $349, ships April 24
— 3:24 PM on March 9, 2015

Apple first revealed its smart watch way back in September. We didn't get too many details at the time, ahem, but Apple revealed much...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Intel's Xeon D brings Broadwell to cloud, web services
— 10:30 AM on March 9, 2015

The Xeon D is Intel's pre-emptive strike against upcoming ARM-based competition in the server market. Built on 14-nm process tech and fortified with Broadwell cores,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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Report: MediaTek SoCs could adopt Radeon graphics
— 10:05 AM on March 9, 2015

MediaTek is one of the biggest SoC providers around. It currently offers a deep lineup of smartphone and tablets chips that pair ARM CPU cores...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Synaptics wants to make mice, keyboards do more in games
— 6:00 AM on March 9, 2015

This past week at GDC, Synaptics unveiled several touch- and fingerprint-sensing solutions that could make mice and keyboards more versatile—and potentially better for gamers.

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Personal tech

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People want thicker smartphones with bigger batteries; Apple doesn't
— 12:52 PM on March 6, 2015

A lot of TR readers have lamented the drive toward slimmer devices that sacrifice battery life to shave a few millimeters. As it turns out,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A G-Sync display, Shield Tablet, and more
— 9:15 AM on March 6, 2015

We have a few unexpected items in this week's deals post, plus some of the usual suspects. G-Sync monitors are still relatively rare, so it's somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Socketed Intel desktop Broadwell coming mid-year
— 8:23 PM on March 4, 2015

GDC — In a press conference at the Game Developers Conference in San Franscisco today, Intel offered a few new details about its plans for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Nvidia introduces Shield set-top box with Android TV
— 10:14 PM on March 3, 2015

Tonight at GDC, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang introduced the latest in the company's lineup of Shield devices: a set-top box running Android TV.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Personal tech

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Gartner: Apple overtook Samsung as top smartphone vendor last quarter
— 3:33 PM on March 3, 2015

It's that time again: in the endless horse race of quarterly smartphone sales, we now know who's a nose ahead and who fell off the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Unity 5 wants to be the game engine for everyone, everywhere
— 1:40 PM on March 3, 2015

Today at GDC 2015, Unity released the latest version of its eponymous game engine: Unity 5. The company emphasized the egalitarian philosophy and broad cross-platform...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Personal tech

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AMD changes plans for public Mantle SDK, hints at evolution of API
— 6:00 AM on March 3, 2015

At PDXLan in November, AMD Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy reportedly promised that the firm would release...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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End is in sight for Intel's contra-revenue efforts
— 4:38 PM on March 2, 2015

Intel may soon stop pursuing mobile market share by offering massive discounts on Atom processors. In a press briefing about the new Atom x3,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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