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— 9:58 AM on July 20, 2015

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I actually took the whole span to rest and not work, which doesn't always happen around here....

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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TSMC begins volume production of 16-nm FinFET chips
— 6:31 PM on July 17, 2015

During its Q2 earnings call, TSMC president and co-CEO Mark Liu announced that the chipmaker has begun volume shipment of chips based on its 16-nm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD reports $181 million loss for Q2
— 5:05 PM on July 16, 2015

AMD has posted its Q2 2015 financial results. The company reported revenue of $942 million and an operating loss of $137 million. Gross margins dropped...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Tune in tonight at 9:30PM ET/6:30 PM PT for the TR Podcast live
— 3:44 PM on July 16, 2015

Tonight's podcast live stream is happening at our usual time, 9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT, over on our Twitch channel. We'll be talking about the Radeon R9...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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HP's Win10 business offerings include new hardware, services
— 1:18 PM on July 16, 2015

Windows 10 is coming, and PC makers everywhere are capitalizing on its release as a way to stem declining PC sales. HP certainly isn't...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems Windows

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Oculus acquires hand-tracking company Pebbles Interfaces
— 12:07 PM on July 16, 2015

Witness the power of Facebook's ever-growing bankroll. Oculus has acquired Israeli computer vision experts Pebbles Interfaces, a company that specializes in hand-tracking technology. Here's...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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The TR BBQ XII is just a month away!
— 9:45 AM on July 16, 2015

The TR BBQ XII is coming on August 15, 2015, and you should consider coming out to join us. I just booked my travel, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Cougar's 550M mouse lights up your life with 16 million colors
— 8:46 AM on July 16, 2015

Mouse preference is a personal choice. We all have different hands and our own personalities. Some mice are utilitarian, while others feature customizable shapes and sensors. 

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Intel delays 10-nm process, third 14-nm CPU to follow Skylake
— 5:15 PM on July 15, 2015

During the investor conference call for Intel's Q2 financial report, CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed recent rumors that the chipmaker's 10-nm manufacturing process has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Intel reports Q2 financials, qualifies Skylake chips for production
— 4:14 PM on July 15, 2015

Intel has released its financial results for Q2 2015. The company reported operating income of $2.9 billion on revenue of $13.2 billion, down 25% and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous Servers

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Hacking Team's UEFI rootkit could enable persistent infections
— 12:45 PM on July 15, 2015

If remote execution of code via Flash or Java vulnerabilities isn't irritating enough, the Hacking Team leaks could have opened the door to more persistent...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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Grab a Crucial 256GB SSD for $79, 512GB for $159
— 9:53 AM on July 15, 2015

Amazon is having something called "Prime Day" that appears to be really commercialistic and gross, according to everyone on Twitter. But in the midst of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Sandisk waves its new Connect Wireless Stick around
— 11:03 AM on July 14, 2015

SanDisk has updated its Connect Wireless Stick family of Wi-Fi-enabled flash drives. These drives don't require a USB connection to work. Instead, devices like...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Microsoft delays Surface Hub due to unexpected demand
— 6:00 AM on July 14, 2015

Those of you eager to leverage synergies with Microsoft's Surface Hub will have to wait a little longer than the previously announced September release date. Surface general...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Seagate lowers Q2 projections; gross margin, revenue drop
— 9:02 AM on July 13, 2015

Seagate has lowered its financial projections for Q2 2015, which ended July 3. The company expects $2.9 billion in revenue, down from earlier guidance...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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MIT's RAM-free clusters chew through big data sets cheaply
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2015

A common problem with "big data" analysis, according to MIT, is that the data sets are often too large to fit in RAM on a server or...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Miscellaneous Memory

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Gartner, IDC find that PC shipments continue to decline
— 9:11 AM on July 10, 2015

According to new research from both Gartner and IDC, worldwide PC shipments continued their decline in Q2 2015. The firms differ on the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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OCZ's Trion SSDs use TLC NAND to deliver affordable capacity
— 11:05 AM on July 9, 2015

OCZ is introducing a new family of SSDs today. These Trion 100-series drives feature TLC flash based on the same Toshiba A19 19-nm NAND we've come...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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