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Android Wear is an OS for wearables
— 6:00 AM on March 19, 2014

Brace yourself for a wave of Android-powered smart watches. Google has announced Android Wear, an OS designed specifically for wearables, and it already...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Gigabyte's Brix Pro reviewed
— 3:22 PM on March 18, 2014

The first, Intel-built NUC (short for Next Unit of Computing) debuted a little over a year ago, and our own Scott Wasson picked it apart...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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PowerVR Wizard brings ray tracing to real-time graphics
— 12:52 PM on March 18, 2014

When we visited Imagination Technologies at CES, they were showing off some intriguing hardware that augments their GPUs in order to accelerate ray-traced rendering....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Latest OpenGL ES spec adds GPU compute capabilities
— 11:10 AM on March 18, 2014

OpenGL may have fallen into some degree of disuse among PC game developers, but OpenGL ES is very much the graphics API of choice for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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WSJ: Microsoft, Google pressure Asus into shelving dual-OS tablet
— 11:16 AM on March 14, 2014

I guess Asus' Transformer Book Duet really might be dead in the water. Last month, a Chinese site suggested that Google wasn't keen on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Discounted tablets, wireless keyboards, cheap SSDs, and more
— 10:54 AM on March 14, 2014

It's been one of those weeks, and there's a pile of work ahead of me that will spill into the weekend, so I'll cut to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Report: Microsoft waives Windows Phone fees for Indian handset makers
— 9:31 AM on March 13, 2014

Microsoft has a history of charging steep licensing fees for Windows, but its philosophy may be changing. Last month, Bloomberg's sources told them Microsoft plans...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Surface Power Cover extends run times with second battery
— 6:00 AM on March 11, 2014

Considering the apparent popularity of Asus convertibles, I'm surprised it's taken so long for Microsoft to do this. Behold the new Surface Power Cover,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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iOS 7.1 aims to atone for iOS 7's shortcomings
— 5:19 PM on March 10, 2014

For those of you with iOS devices, Apple has released iOS 7.1 via over-the-air update today. This new rev of the OS adds a few...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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New Zotac mini-PCs offer Iris Pro, mobile Richland
— 11:22 AM on March 10, 2014

The CeBIT trade show is happening this week in Germany, and the guys at Zotac have introduced some new Zbox mini-PCs for the occasion. There's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Haswell-powered Asus Chromebox goes up for pre-order
— 6:00 AM on March 10, 2014

You know that Haswell-powered Asus Chromebox system we told you about last month? Well, it's gone up for pre-order at Newegg. The e-tailer

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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MSI gaming barebones has Mini-ITX mobo, external overclocking button
— 9:37 AM on March 7, 2014

MSI has developed an interesting Mini-ITX rig for gamers. The Nightblade barebones box comes with a variant of MSI's Z87I Gaming motherboard, a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Source 2 will be tuned for modders, according to Valve's Newell
— 9:19 AM on March 5, 2014

It's no secret that Valve is working on a next-gen version of its Source engine. Some Source 2 screenshots leaked out about a month...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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IDC: PC shipments fall 9.8% in 2013
— 6:00 AM on March 5, 2014

Ready for more doom and gloom about the state of the PC industry? Market research firm IDC has published PC shipment figures for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Tablet sales grow 68% in 2013, Android outsells iOS
— 12:23 PM on March 3, 2014

2013 was a big year for tablets. According to the latest numbers posted by Gartner, sales rose to 195 million units, an increase...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Couch computing
— 5:15 PM on February 28, 2014

My brother just called me sounding a little desperate. He's an outdoorsy type, not a big computer user, but he left his iPad 2...

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TR's February 2014 System Guide
— 3:22 PM on February 28, 2014

We've reworked our famous TR System Guide with a new, component-centric format, which tells readers not just which components to choose, but also how...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Google's modular smartphone concept could be available next year
— 9:41 AM on February 27, 2014

More details have been revealed about Project Ara, the modular smartphone initiative that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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