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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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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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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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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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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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SanDisk unveils microSD card with a whopping 200GB capacity
— 11:58 AM on March 2, 2015

Moore's Law is an amazing thing, folks. Yesterday, SanDisk announced its latest high-capacity Ultra-branded microSDXC card, which crams 200GB of storage into a card...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Unreal Engine 4 now free for everyone
— 11:51 AM on March 2, 2015

Free-to-play games are all the rage these days, so it's only fitting that development tools appear to be headed in the same direction. Epic

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Sony's waterproof Xperia Z4 takes on premium tablets
— 10:24 AM on March 2, 2015

Sony is the latest tablet maker with an uber-slender Android slate. The Xperia Z4 measures just 6.1 mm thick, allowing it to slip into...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung's Galaxy S6 is ready for battle at the high end
— 9:41 AM on March 2, 2015

Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2015, Samsung announced the latest updates to its Galaxy S line of high-end handsets: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Cherry Trail debuts as the Atom x5 and x7 series
— 8:00 AM on March 2, 2015

With the Atom x3 series, Intel has made certain concessions to cost and time-to-market concerns. The company has made fewer compromises with the Atom...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Atom x3 chips target cheap phones and tablets, feature ARM graphics
— 8:00 AM on March 2, 2015

At the Mobile World Congress today, Intel unwrapped a new line of Atom processors for entry-level phones and tablets. Known as the Atom x3 series,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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