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Report: PC shipments fell 7.7% year-on-year in the past quarter
— 10:44 AM on October 9, 2015

Time for the red ink to flow again. According to a report by Gartner, worldwide PC shipments totaled 73.7 million units in the third...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

Deals of the week: an ultrawide FreeSync monitor and more
— 8:52 AM on October 9, 2015

Happy Friday, gerbils. Last week, our deals were all about SSDs, and this week, they're (almost) all about monitors. Check out these displays for PC...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Prepare for the wasteland with Fallout 4's system requirements
— 12:41 PM on October 8, 2015

Want to build your own settlement, craft finely-tuned instruments of destruction, and jetpack around the wastes of post-apocalyptic Boston in Fallout 4? Bethesda has...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Green means gaming on HP's updated Pavilion notebooks
— 9:37 AM on October 8, 2015

HP wants to give you some green—in the form of its updated Pavilion gaming notebooks, anyway. These laptops are powered by Intel Skylake CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

Microsoft shows off mixed-reality gaming with HoloLens
— 9:40 AM on October 6, 2015

During today's Windows 10 Devices presentation, Microsoft showed off some new tricks for HoloLens—wearable holograms. The company will also be taking applications soon for HoloLens...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

Android 6.0 Marshmallow rolls out to Nexus devices starting today
— 12:47 PM on October 5, 2015

You don't have to wait for Google to begin shipping devices with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, like the Nexus 5X and 6P, to get...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Premium HDMI cables will be ready for next-generation media
— 7:00 AM on October 5, 2015

4K video, wider color gamuts, and high-dynamic-range media are all coming to a living room near you...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Microsoft acquires Havok physics engine from Intel
— 4:01 PM on October 2, 2015

After being acquired by Intel eight years ago, Havok is changing hands once more. Microsoft announced that it's purchased the 3D physics software provider...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Deals of the week: Crucial's MX200 500GB SSD and more
— 2:15 PM on October 2, 2015

Happy Friday, gerbils. Pickings were slim for deals this week, but we've still found a couple bargains worthy of your hard-earned dollars today. Newegg has

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Apple's A9 impresses and the Nexus strikes back: The TR Podcast 188
— 11:45 AM on October 2, 2015

Our discussion last night was wide-ranging. After a rough start due to technical issues, we took on a bunch of your questions while addressing some...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech Podcast

The Tech Report Podcast is live on Twitch
— 9:08 PM on October 1, 2015

After some technical problems, we are streaming The TR Podcast live on Twitch. Behold:

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

IBM claims key advance in carbon nanotube transistors
— 4:23 PM on October 1, 2015

IBM's research division says it's found a way to overcome a key roadblock on the way to practical carbon-nanotube transistors. The company notes that scaling carbon...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

More cuts: AMD to reduce global workforce by 5%
— 3:47 PM on October 1, 2015

AMD plans to reduce its global workforce by about 5%, according to a Form 8-K filing that became public today. The layoffs are part...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

The TR Podcast live stream returns this evening
— 3:13 PM on October 1, 2015

We're putting The TR Podcast band back together tonight. Join us this evening on Twitch at 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT as we discuss...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

AMD Catalyst 15.9.1 beta driver is ready for Star Wars and Fable
— 7:44 AM on October 1, 2015

Are you ready for the Star Wars Battlefront beta? AMD is, too. The company has released some fresh Catalyst beta drivers, version 15.9.1,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

OS X El Capitan and iOS 9.0.2 are available for download
— 5:06 PM on September 30, 2015

Those with Macs, iPhones, or both in their lives will find software updates waiting for them today. Apple has released version 10.11 of OS...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

WinRAR SFX archive bug could put 500 million users in danger
— 4:51 PM on September 30, 2015

Are you one of the roughly 500 million people using WinRAR? Best be careful with the archives you open. Security researcher Mohammed Reza Espargham...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Shield Android TV firmware update turns on 4K gaming
— 1:21 PM on September 30, 2015

Nvidia is giving native Android TV gaming and local media playback some extra love to go alongside the revamped GeForce Now service. Shield Android...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles