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People want thicker smartphones with bigger batteries; Apple doesn't
— 12:52 PM on March 6, 2015

A lot of TR readers have lamented the drive toward slimmer devices that sacrifice battery life to shave a few millimeters. As it turns out,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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FREAK vulnerability can affect Windows, as well
— 12:14 PM on March 6, 2015

The FREAK vulnerability isn't just placing Apple, Android, and OpenSSL users at risk. Microsoft has discovered that all current versions of Windows are...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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A first look at USB 3.1 performance
— 11:30 AM on March 6, 2015

Today, we're going to take our very first look at some USB 3.1 gear. Asus has supplied us with a drive enclosure and a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Deal of the week: A G-Sync display, Shield Tablet, and more
— 9:15 AM on March 6, 2015

We have a few unexpected items in this week's deals post, plus some of the usual suspects. G-Sync monitors are still relatively rare, so it's somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood trailer is delightfully pulpy
— 6:00 AM on March 6, 2015

Wolfenstein: The New Order was a successful take on the classic series, and developer MachineGames now has another chapter to add to the story:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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We learned more about Vulkan at Valve's glNext presentation
— 3:04 PM on March 5, 2015

Scott is on the ground at GDC this week, and he spent this morning learning more about the Vulkan graphics API at Valve's glNext...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Monitors with AMD's FreeSync tech now available in select regions
— 12:58 PM on March 5, 2015

We may be about to see the floodgates open for monitors featuring AMD's FreeSync variable-refresh technology. The company says FreeSync monitors can now be found...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Nvidia's PhysX joins the free source party
— 6:00 AM on March 5, 2015

If I were a game programmer, I'd be salivating at the bounty of cutting-edge souce code that's available free of charge. Unreal Engine 4 and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Intel announces Achievement Unlocked dev relations program
— 9:51 PM on March 4, 2015

Intel wants to make life easier for game developers targeting its integrated graphics. To that end, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Socketed Intel desktop Broadwell coming mid-year
— 8:23 PM on March 4, 2015

GDC — In a press conference at the Game Developers Conference in San Franscisco today, Intel offered a few new details about its plans for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Valve's Source 2 engine will be free, too
— 11:46 AM on March 4, 2015

Epic recently made Unreal Engine 4 free for everyone, and Unity 5 is taking a similar approach with small developers. Now, Valve has...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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BitTorrent Sync exits beta, offers free private cloud storage
— 6:00 AM on March 4, 2015

Cloud-based storage makes it easy to share files between multiple users and devices, but what if you don't trust third-party servers with your data? One...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Internet Software

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Valve's $50 Steam Link looks like a Chromecast for games
— 12:49 AM on March 4, 2015

Valve's bid for the living room includes more than just standalone Steam Machines. At the Game Developers Conference yesterday, the firm announced Steam Link, a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Nvidia introduces Shield set-top box with Android TV
— 10:14 PM on March 3, 2015

Tonight at GDC, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang introduced the latest in the company's lineup of Shield devices: a set-top box running Android TV.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Personal tech

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With LiquidVR, AMD aims to make virtual reality more fluid
— 7:39 PM on March 3, 2015

Virtual reality is a hot topic at this year's Game Developers Conference, and AMD has its head...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Gartner: Apple overtook Samsung as top smartphone vendor last quarter
— 3:33 PM on March 3, 2015

It's that time again: in the endless horse race of quarterly smartphone sales, we now know who's a nose ahead and who fell off the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Unity 5 wants to be the game engine for everyone, everywhere
— 1:40 PM on March 3, 2015

Today at GDC 2015, Unity released the latest version of its eponymous game engine: Unity 5. The company emphasized the egalitarian philosophy and broad cross-platform...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Personal tech

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Video shows Microsoft's Project Spartan browser, Cortana in action
— 10:07 AM on March 3, 2015

Microsoft confirmed the existence of Project Spartan, its Internet Explorer replacement, back in January. At the time, the company touted the integration of its...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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