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TR's 2014 Christmas gift guide
— 3:54 PM on November 25, 2014

It's that time of year again. The big man up north is making his list—and checking it twice—while shoppers to the south contemplate what...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Input devices Mobile computing Software

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This origami contraption simplifies checking CPU cooler clearances
— 10:24 AM on November 25, 2014

Determining whether an aftermarket cooler will fit into an existing system can be tricky, especially when dealing with small-form-factor rigs, taller memory modules, or bulky...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Finally light bulb's Tesla tech gives LEDs a worthy rival
— 12:37 AM on November 20, 2014

Ever since I improbably started blogging occasionally about light bulbs, I've been waiting impatiently to get a look at the first product from The...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Mozilla ditches Google, signs five-year deal with Yahoo
— 4:47 PM on November 19, 2014

For the past 10 years, Google has been the default search engine in Firefox—and the Mozilla Foundation has gotten financial support from the search giant...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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A first taste of Lollipop on Nvidia's Shield Tablet
— 8:00 AM on November 18, 2014

Nvidia's Shield Tablet starts getting its Android 5.0 Lollipop update today. We've taken a quick look at an early preview build to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Hacker turns keyboard backlight into video game display
— 12:56 PM on November 17, 2014

Cooler Master's QuickFire Rapid-i keyboard has an ARM-based processor that powers a handful of neat backlighting options, including per-key illumination and a light-as-you-type effect...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Microsoft becomes world's second most valuable company
— 6:00 AM on November 17, 2014

Considering its string of recent misfortunes—Windows 8, Windows Phone, and the Surface RT, to name a few—one...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Skype for Web runs in your web browser (maybe)
— 10:50 AM on November 14, 2014

Skype is now officially a web app. While Outlook.com users have had access to a barebones version of the software for some time, Microsoft

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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BlackBerry and Samsung partner on secure messaging for Android
— 9:19 AM on November 14, 2014

Beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry has found an ally. The firm announced yesterday that it has partnered with Samsung to bring its BES12 software to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Latest Win10 preview build adds touchpad gestures, MKV playback
— 6:00 AM on November 14, 2014

Microsoft is still improving upon the Windows 10 Technical Preview with incremental releases. The latest build,...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Gigabyte, EK Water Blocks want to liquid-cool your X99 mobo
— 2:54 PM on November 13, 2014

If you've ever lamented about not being able to liquid-cool every single component in your PC, then good news: Gigabyte and EK Water Blocks have...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling

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Windows flaw allows remote code execution
— 9:11 AM on November 12, 2014

If you didn't run Windows Update yesterday, now might be a good idea to do so. As Ars Technica reports, the latest Patch Tuesday...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Servers

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Gigabyte's Waterforce cooler chills three GTX 980s
— 6:00 AM on November 12, 2014

Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 980 lineup starts like one might expect, with a stock-clocked reference card. One step above that sits an amped-up version with a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Microsoft bundles combines Office, Xbox, Skype for $199/year
— 9:19 AM on November 11, 2014

Can't live without Microsoft's online services? Good news: the company is letting you subscribe to all of 'em—the consumer-focused ones, at least—for the not-so-low (but...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Microsoft starts Black Friday early with $99 bloatware-free tablet deal
— 9:28 AM on November 10, 2014

Black Friday isn't for another two-and-a-half weeks, but don't tell that to Microsoft. The company has primed a series of discounts on the Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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WASD's Code keyboard with Cherry MX clear switches reviewed
— 9:22 PM on November 9, 2014

I've been meaning to try out Cherry MX's clear key switches for a while, and now, I've finally gotten our wish. Join me for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Friday night topic: Tell me where it hurts
— 5:00 PM on November 7, 2014

I've spent way too much time at the computer from an early age. I love my job, but wow, sometimes it requires me to put...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Futuremark acquired by UL, a century-old scientific testing firm
— 9:18 AM on November 6, 2014

Benchmarking giant Futuremark has been purchased by UL, a "global safety science leader" that's been around for more than a century. Otherwise known as Underwriters...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Software

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