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Microsoft revenue holds steady for its fiscal Q3
— 4:51 PM on April 21, 2016

Microsoft released its fiscal 2016 third-quarter results today. The company made $5.3 billion in operating income on $20.5 billion in revenue. That's a 20%...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Acer Predator 17 X notebook and G1 desktop join the hunt
— 2:35 PM on April 21, 2016

Acer has been betting heavily on its Predator lineup of gaming-oriented hardware lately. Today marks a new offensive for the black-and-red monsters. Let's first...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Acer Switch Alpha 12 passively cools Skylake Core i CPUs
— 12:58 PM on April 21, 2016

At its next@Acer event today, Acer revealed a number of interesting new products, including its Switch Alpha 12. The Switch branding for Aspire convertibles isn't new, but the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Opera preview build integrates a free VPN service with the browser
— 9:38 AM on April 21, 2016

Opera wants to become the browser of choice for users concerned about privacy. In March, the company introduced a native ad-blocking service. Now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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This is your three-month warning for the "second-10th" TR BBQ
— 1:35 PM on April 20, 2016

I know what you're thinking after reading that headline: what the heck does "second-10th" mean? It's pretty simple, really. We started hosting The Tech...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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April showers Surface Book and Surface Pros with updates
— 10:12 AM on April 20, 2016

Microsoft released a range of updates for the Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book this morning. The Surface Pro 4 and the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Updated MacBooks make Skylake Core M pretty in pink
— 9:36 AM on April 19, 2016

It's been a little over a year since Apple introduced the ultra-thin MacBook, so that means it's about time for a refresh. For its...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Huawei VR goggles turn compatible smartphones into VR portals
— 5:30 PM on April 18, 2016

Huawei is bringing its latest flagship smartphones on par with Samsung's in an important respect. At the Shanghai launch of its P9 smartphone Friday,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Toshiba cuts over 14,000 jobs worldwide
— 5:04 PM on April 18, 2016

Over the past few months, we've been reporting on financial troubles at Toshiba. In December, the company announced its intent to lay off 7,800...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: a GeForce GTX 980 Ti, cheap SSDs, and more
— 12:14 PM on April 15, 2016

Momma always said I should work hard so I can make a man of myself. I may have dropped out of school, but I'm making...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Google Chrome 50 drops support for Windows XP
— 7:22 AM on April 15, 2016

Just this week we reported on the continued post-support life of Windows XP, and now Google is distancing itself from the aging OS, too....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Razer ManO'War wireless headset will rock your ears
— 4:31 PM on April 14, 2016

Razer must be running out of names for poisonous snakes, because it's now turning to other kinds of nasty bugs to name its wares. The...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Third-party patch allows HTC Vive to play Oculus Home titles
— 11:11 AM on April 14, 2016

Software and hardware platform locks have long been a method of setting products apart, and VR headsets are no exception. The HTC Vive’s standard software...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Shield Tablet K1 update 1.2 adds Vulkan and Android 6.0.1 features
— 2:14 PM on April 13, 2016

Nvidia released firmware version 1.2 for the Shield Tablet K1 today. The two highlights of this release are support for the...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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New USB standards make cables and devices more trustworthy
— 1:31 PM on April 13, 2016

A while ago, Google engineer Benson Leung ran into a small problem with a USB 3.0 cable he got from Amazon: it fried his...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Input devices

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Gartner: PC shipments fell 9.6% between Q4 2015 and Q1 2016
— 3:34 PM on April 12, 2016

It's no secret that the PC market has been in decline for a while, and the latest report from Gartner's analysts doesn't bring any...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Signature Edition Type Cover makes Surface Pros soft and fuzzy
— 9:17 AM on April 12, 2016

If you'd like a little refinement in the keyboard cover for your Surface Pro, check out the newest item in Microsoft's lineup of Surface accessories. The...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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HTC 10 smartphone picks up the flagship torch
— 9:02 AM on April 12, 2016

Hot on the heels of the Vive launch, HTC has announced its next flagship smartphone. With the HTC 10, the company has done...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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