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Microsoft will let you trade in your old Surface for a new one
— 10:45 AM on February 19, 2015

A new Microsoft promotion aims to get folks with old Surface tablets to upgrade. Available until March 8 (and exclusively in the U.S.), the

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Lenovo shipped PCs with adware vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks
— 9:09 AM on February 19, 2015

Lenovo has been shipping consumer PCs with pre-installed adware from a company called Superfish. The Virtual Discovery software inserts its own ads into some websites...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Fractal Design's new fans are priced to move
— 6:00 AM on February 19, 2015

Fractal Design introduced a couple of new fans this week. That's not the most exciting news, but the Amazon and Newegg reviews for...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Join me and guest Paul Heimlich for a Q&A live stream Thursday
— 4:06 PM on February 18, 2015

We're continuing our series of off-week TR Podcast live streams with a special session tomorrow night. Paul Heimlich of Paul's Hardware and Newegg.TV fame will...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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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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Steam machines to make an appearance at GDC next month
— 6:00 AM on February 13, 2015

We could get a first look at this year's line of Steam machines within weeks. According to Polygon,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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We'll be live streaming tonight at 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT
— 9:57 AM on February 12, 2015

Today is looking to be interesting. We're likely to publish somewhere between one to three articles, depending...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Samsung reminds us why smart TVs can be awful
— 6:00 AM on February 11, 2015

I would not want to work in Samsung's PR department right now. Earlier this week, Parker Higgins posted a troubling comparison highlighting parallels between George...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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Anyone can now buy a OnePlus One... on Tuesdays
— 6:00 AM on February 10, 2015

Since April, the OnePlus One smartphone has been available only to an exclusive club. Outside of a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Out of thermal paste? Use Nutella instead
— 4:32 PM on February 9, 2015

World Nutella Day was last week, and the folks at Cooler Master celebrated by using the stuff as thermal paste. Seriously.

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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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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Report: Tegra X1-powered Shield tablet on the way
— 6:00 AM on February 6, 2015

When it announced the Tegra X1 last month, Nvidia emphasized automotive applications for the new system-on-a-chip. But according to Fudzilla, the company also...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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In the lab: Intel's Broadwell-based NUC5i5RYK mini-PC
— 4:30 PM on February 5, 2015

I've just polished off my review of BenQ's XL2420G G-Sync monitor, and I'm now on to my next project: a look at one of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Join us tonight for a bonus TR Podcast Q&A live stream
— 11:21 AM on February 5, 2015

We're doing it again. Going live tonight on our Twitch channel with no script but whatever questions you guys want to throw at us....

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Mechanical keyboard moonlights as upgradeable Android PC
— 9:54 AM on February 5, 2015

Mechanical keyboards are everywhere these days, but none are quite like this one. Chinese vendor Acooo—bless you—has developed a oneBoard Pro+ keyboard that hides a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices

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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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iOS beat Android in the U.S. last quarter, says research firm
— 9:07 AM on February 4, 2015

You could say Apple scored a home run with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The new handsets didn't just help Apple

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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