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New PowerVR H.265 encoders promise big efficiency gains
— 1:00 AM on March 2, 2015

Imagination Technologies is unveiling new products at the Mobile World Congress this week. Among them: the PowerVR Series5 family of video encoders, which are designed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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The TR Podcast 171 video is now available via YouTube
— 5:15 PM on February 26, 2015

Last night's live stream was a lot of fun once we got going. We talked about Nvidia being in hot water, the excellence of the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Cases Podcast

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail netbook for only $150
— 9:05 AM on February 20, 2015

Another week, another lame introductory sentence for our bulleted list of sweet PC hardware deals. Forget Chromebooks. Staples is selling Asus' 11.6" X205TA netbook for

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Chromecast support is coming to VLC media player
— 2:59 PM on February 17, 2015

Beaming videos from VLC media player to your TV may soon be easier than ever. As PocketLint reports, the latest VLC changelog suggests...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $400, half off Far Cry 4, and more
— 10:43 AM on February 13, 2015

Last week's deals post was entirely devoid of SSDs—but this week's isn't. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB is on sale at Newegg for only $399.99 without...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory Gaming

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Deal of the week: A mini Win8.1 tablet for $75, and more
— 11:15 AM on February 6, 2015

This week's deals post is all over the place, so let's get straight to the bulleted list: HP's Stream 7 Win8.1 tablet is on sale at...

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

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Fingernail-sized Samsung device combines 3GB of RAM, 32GB of flash
— 10:09 AM on February 4, 2015

Samsung has developed a fingernail-sized device with enough memory and storage for high-end smartphones. This ePoP, or embedded package on package, combines 3GB of LPDDR3-1866...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Report: Skylake chipsets getting massive PCIe upgrade
— 12:04 PM on February 2, 2015

For years, the PCI Express connectivity in Intel's core-logic chipsets has been limited to Gen2 speeds. Now, a new leak suggests the next generation is...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Storage

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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290X for $233
— 10:59 AM on January 30, 2015

Big-screen TVs seem to be the deal du jour ahead of Superbowl Sunday, but there are some nice bargains on PC hardware, too. Here's what...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage

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So long, Flash; YouTube now uses HTML5 by default
— 9:15 AM on January 28, 2015

Using a recent browser? Then chances are Adobe's Flash plug-in will remain dormant the next time you fire up a YouTube video. That's because, according...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Deal of the week: An unlocked FX quad for $90, Bay Trail convertible for $230, and more
— 11:13 AM on January 16, 2015

This week's deals post is brought to you by the letter A, because it fits with our first item—and because I've run out of other...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Mobile computing

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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Samsung starts making 8Gb GDDR5 memory chips
— 9:11 AM on January 15, 2015

Samsung is making it easier for graphics card makers load up on memory. The firm has kicked off mass production of GDDR5 RAM with a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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The Witcher 3 specs call for 6GB of RAM, quad-core CPUs
— 6:00 AM on January 13, 2015

Add another game to the growing list of titles with steep RAM requirements. Like Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory Gaming

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New Rosewill cases include slashed mid-towers, imposing skyscraper
— 12:56 PM on January 8, 2015

There's no shortage of small-form-factor cases at CES this year, but plenty of more traditional towers have also caught the eyes of our roving editor...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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New Antec cases have stylish looks, noise-reduction features
— 6:45 PM on January 7, 2015

A trio of new Antec enclosures is on its way. The P380, P70, and P50 run the gamut from ATX to microATX, and all are...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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SilverStone has new Sugo cases for Mini-ITX and microATX systems
— 3:54 PM on January 7, 2015

The slim FTZ01 and RVZ02 chassis aren't the only new SilverStone chassis being ogled at CES this year. A couple of more cuboid designs...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Uber-slim SilverStone Mini-ITX cases can house dual-slot graphics
— 3:53 PM on January 7, 2015

Generally speaking, slim Mini-ITX cases lack room for full-fledged desktop graphics cards. Not so with SilverStone's new RVZ02 and FTZ01, which both get around that...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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