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IHS: 2014 was a good year for the semiconductor industry
— 12:53 PM on December 22, 2014

In 2014, the semiconductor market enjoyed its "best industry performance since 2010," according to the latest report from market research firm IHS. IHS projects...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Miscellaneous

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Etc.
— 11:55 AM on December 22, 2014

I felt like I had a few moments to spare this weekend, for the first time in quite a while, so I decided to address...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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New HP Chromebook combines Tegra K1, 1080p touch screen
— 6:00 AM on December 22, 2014

Another Chromebook has entered the fray. Say hello to the HP Chromebook 14 Touch, whose $439.99 asking price gives you front-row seats to the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Join us this evening for a bonus TR live stream
— 10:43 AM on December 18, 2014

Since Jordan's not available, our plan has been to put The TR Podcast on hiatus until 2015. That seems like an awfully long time to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech The Tech Report Podcast

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Transformer Book T100 Chi teased on Wi-Fi Alliance page
— 3:54 PM on December 16, 2014

Asus' Transformer Book T100 convertible earned our TR Recommended award last year. Now, a premium successor to the system looks to be in the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Windows 10 build 9901 shows new consumer features
— 6:00 AM on December 15, 2014

A little more than a month from now, Microsoft will pull back the curtain on Windows 10's consumer features. Thanks to Paul Thurrott of...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Xbox chief: '[I]t's time for us to talk about gaming on Windows'
— 2:56 PM on December 12, 2014

We learned yesterday that Microsoft plans to unveil Windows 10's "consumer experience" on January 21. The company has stayed mostly mum on the specifics,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Are these Intel's first Broadwell NUCs?
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2014

Intel's new Broadwell architecture premiered with the Core M earlier this fall. Now, it's on its way to ultrabooks—and, by the looks of it, NUC...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 'consumer experience' on Jan 21
— 4:32 PM on December 11, 2014

When it premiered Windows 10 in September, Microsoft focused on the operating system's desktop interface. The company has now set a date for the...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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ECS's new mini PC sports a 64-bit Bay Trail SoC
— 10:44 AM on December 10, 2014

A new Bay Trail mini PC has quietly appeared online. FanlessTech spotted the product page for ECS's Liva X, which puts a Bay...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Synaptics' new touchpads can read your fingerprint
— 7:00 AM on December 10, 2014

Yesterday, the Fast Identity Online Alliance published specifications for an authentication system that promises to replace...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Microsoft may be hatching a new business model for Windows 10
— 9:29 AM on December 9, 2014

Lately, Microsoft has been offering Windows at steep discounts or free of charge to increase its presence in low-cost notebooks, tablets, and smartphones....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Marvell tunes its latest NVMe SSD controller for tablets and convertibles
— 12:14 PM on December 8, 2014

In August, Marvell introduced a potent PCIe SSD controller with four Gen3 lanes and support for the NVM Express protocol. Today, it's back...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Samsung's Gear VR headset is selling for $200
— 10:25 AM on December 8, 2014

A virtual reality revolution seems to be just over the horizon, and there's a new way to get in on the action early. Samsung's Gear...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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The TR Podcast 167 video: The best of 2014 & 2015, plus two freaking petabytes
— 10:47 AM on December 5, 2014

Thanks to everybody who tuned into our live stream last night. In case you missed it, the video version of the podcast is now up...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Displays 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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