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The new Surface Pro 3 ad is delightfully awful
— 4:22 PM on November 17, 2014

For the past few months, Microsoft has been running a series of ads that pit the Surface Pro 3 against Apple's MacBook...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Your mobile gaming addiction
— 5:50 PM on November 14, 2014

We've had a number of Friday night discussions about whatever PC games are currently taking up our time. But...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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In the lab: MSI's X99S MPower motherboard
— 1:09 PM on November 14, 2014

Another Haswell-E motherboard has arrived at the Benchmarking Sweatshop. Say hello to MSI's X99S MPower: The board is optimized for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deal of the week: A monster PSU for $110, Devil's Canyon for $196, and more
— 10:43 AM on November 14, 2014

One of this week's deals expires at 11:59 AM Central Time, so let's cut to the chase. SeaSonic's X-1250 PSU is massively discounted at Newegg for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage

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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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The TR Podcast 165: Game reqs get inflated, benchmarks get weird, and Asus nails the X99-A
— 12:36 AM on November 14, 2014

Join us for a Jordan-less podcast... which like, right there, should be incentive enough to listen.

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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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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Brace yourselves: $149 Chromebooks are coming
— 12:58 PM on November 13, 2014

Now that multiple Windows-powered neo-netbooks are selling for $199, Chromebooks have sort of lost their pricing advantage. Google and its partners may be about...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Sharp's latest IGZO prototype sets the stage for 4K phablets
— 9:11 AM on November 13, 2014

In a couple of years, supersized smartphones may be available with 4K displays. Nikkei Technology reports that Sharp is demoing a new IGZO prototype...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Shield Tablet gets Lollipop November 18, game bundle for 32GB version
— 8:00 AM on November 13, 2014

Nvidia's Shield Tablet will get a taste of Android Lollipop early next week. The OS update is due to "begin public availability" on November 18,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Samsung suit accuses Nvidia of patent infringement and false advertising
— 10:12 AM on November 12, 2014

In early September, Nvidia filed a suit alleging that Samsung and Qualcomm were infringing on its graphics patents. The firm went so far as...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing

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Acer neo-netbook offers Win8.1, solid-state storage for $199.99
— 2:22 PM on November 10, 2014

Less than a week after becoming available, Asus' EeeBook X205 neo-notebook already has some competition. Say hello to the latest version of Acer's Aspire...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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PowerVR Series 7XT GPU announcement makes us figure out how this thing works
— 11:36 AM on November 10, 2014

I'll admit that I've not spent enough time looking into how some of the top mobile graphics cores actually work. That's true in part because...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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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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Asus' ZenWatch costs $199, should be available now
— 6:00 AM on November 10, 2014

When Asus introduced its fancy curved smartwatch two months ago, there was talk of it costing...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A 960GB SSD for $370, discounted IPS and G-Sync monitors, and more
— 11:47 AM on November 7, 2014

Black Friday is a few weeks away, but there are already some nice PC hardware deals to be found. SanDisk's Ultra II 960GB SSD is on...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Gaming

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Here's the video version of The TR Podcast 165
— 11:28 AM on November 7, 2014

This time out, we've attempted to up our game visually—but without the help of our intrepid host, Jordan. We press on and take questions from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Gaming Podcast

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Join us tonight at 8:30PM CST for The TR Podcast live
— 9:35 AM on November 6, 2014

After our semi-successful last attempt, we're going to make another run at streaming the TR Podcast live on Twitch this evening. If you're interested,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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