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Winners drawn in $1500 spring cleaning contest
— 6:37 PM on April 23, 2014

Our $1500 spring cleaning contest has drawn to a close. Our winners are Esproc and highlandr, who followed our entry rules and posted some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Dual-core Haswell, desktop GeForce team up in Brix Gaming mini PC
— 8:41 AM on April 23, 2014

Gigabyte is prepping another small-form-factor system targeting gamers. This latest addition to the Brix Gaming family combines a Haswell processor with discrete GeForce graphics pulled...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Microsoft expected to further shorten Windows cycle
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2014

A couple years back, famed Microsoft rumor-monger Mary Jo Foley reported that...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report predicts September return for Start menu
— 6:00 AM on April 22, 2014

When Microsoft announced the return of the Start menu earlier this month,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Tactile touchscreen buttons coming this year
— 12:31 PM on April 21, 2014

At CES last year, a company called Tactus demoed a novel twist on touchscreen buttons. The approach pipes fluid into elastic bubbles that...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Friday night topic: where are the good ultraportables?
— 5:20 PM on April 18, 2014

If I don't upgrade before October, my primary laptop will soon celebrate its fifth birthday. I didn't mean for things to turn out this way....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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Etc.
— 10:21 AM on April 18, 2014

Happy Good Friday, folks. Today is officially a TR holiday, so news may be a little bit thin. Then again, I'm probably going...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Wait, we're giving away $1500 in PC hardware?
— 2:46 PM on April 16, 2014

Man, I keep my head down for a few days, slaving away on a video card review, and the strangest things happen. This time,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Etc.
— 11:56 AM on April 16, 2014

Hey everyone. You might have noticed that it's a little quiet around here today. That's because Scott, Geoff, and I are all away from our desks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Windows 8.1 Update failing for many users
— 9:26 AM on April 11, 2014

Microsoft released a big Windows 8.1 update earlier this week. Dubbed simply Windows 8.1 Update, the patch contains a myriad of little tweaks...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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PC shipments fell again last quarter, but U.S. market fared better than others
— 11:39 AM on April 10, 2014

It's that time again. Research firms Gartner and IDC have both...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Logitech backlights wireless keyboard for the living room
— 10:29 AM on April 9, 2014

Simple remotes usually don't cut it for home-theater PCs. Although basic media and directional controls are usually sufficient for applications like XBMC and Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Here's the new Windows 8.1 Start menu in action
— 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014

Last week, at the Build conference, Microsoft announced the long-awaited return of the Start menu. Those not in attendance were only treated to a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Logitech's G502 gaming mouse tracks movement with a 12,000-DPI sensor
— 10:30 AM on April 8, 2014

Logitech has introduced a new wired mouse for gamers. The G502 Proteus Core has all the trappings of a modern gaming rodent, including...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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A quick service announcement about that OpenSSL exploit
— 9:43 AM on April 8, 2014

So, it turns out that there's a pretty serious vulnerability in OpenSSL, and a large section of the web is affected. Until this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Aimpad game controller ties Cherry MX switches to analog input
— 11:43 AM on April 7, 2014

We've seen a lot of unconventional PC controllers over the years, including several keypads primed specifically for first-person shooters. The Aimpad looks similar to...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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