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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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Mionix seeks backers for mouse with heart rate, skin sensors
— 3:45 PM on December 4, 2014

Smartwatches fitted with various biometric sensors are all the rage lately. Now, gaming peripheral maker Mionix Labs wants to implement the same technology in a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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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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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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Filco's new Cherry MX keyboard has Bluetooth connectivity
— 11:51 AM on December 3, 2014

Mechanical keyboards are everywhere these days, but wireless mechanical keyboards? Those are much harder to come by. Happily, PC Watch reports that Filco has...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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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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Valve adds Twitch-like broadcasting to Steam
— 6:00 AM on December 3, 2014

The popularity of game streaming has exploded in the past couple years. In 2013 alone, 45 million Twitch users watched 200 million hours of content...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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HP's new Core M-based EliteBooks are ultra thin, ultra light
— 11:53 AM on December 2, 2014

Intel's Core M processor has landed inside some hot new business notebooks from HP. Due next year, the EliteBook Folio 1020 series combines the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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DigiTimes foretells the end of touchscreen notebooks
— 10:28 AM on December 2, 2014

Touchscreen notebooks arrived en masse with Windows 8. They're everywhere now, but according to DigiTimes, they may soon be a thing of the past....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Fanless Android/Linux ''desktop'' pairs Snapdragon quad with mSATA storage
— 6:00 AM on December 2, 2014

Embedded PC maker CompuLab has created a tiny Linux "desktop" based on ARM hardware. The Utilite2 crams a Snapdragon SoC along with a surprising...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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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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TrendForce predicts tablet slump, laptop growth for 2015
— 6:00 AM on December 1, 2014

Not that long ago, tablets were dealing blow after blow to the notebook market. Today, things are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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More Black Friday deals: a 27'' IPS display for $290, a loaded 11.6'' convertible for $600, and more
— 9:37 AM on November 28, 2014

With Black Friday sales in full swing, here's another collection of notable deals: Newegg has a 27" Acer 2560x1440 AHVA monitor for $289.99 after promo...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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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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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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