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Amazon goes after Chromecast with Fire TV Stick
— 9:10 AM on October 27, 2014

I guess everybody's going after Google's Chromecast dongle. After Mozilla's Matchstick, here comes Amazon and the Fire TV Stick.

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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New Catalysts enable Mantle in Civ: Beyond Earth
— 6:00 AM on October 27, 2014

In case you missed it, AMD posted a new set of beta Catalyst drivers just before the weekend. These 14.9.2 drivers add Mantle support...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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TR's Fall 2014 System Guide
— 10:44 PM on October 26, 2014

Join us for another System Guide update, this time with just about all the tools you need to build a holiday PC early. We've...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Here's what's cooking in Damage Labs
— 5:00 PM on October 24, 2014

My two identical GPU test rigs—one for Radeons and another for GeForces—have served me well for several years. And they're purty!

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Gaming

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Here's the not-so-live video version of The TR Podcast 164
— 12:38 PM on October 24, 2014

After clumsily knocking over a few technical hurdles, we managed to live stream our podcast recording session last night on Twitch. We'll try to stream...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech The Tech Report Podcast

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Deal of the week: An IPS ultra-wide for $420, plus cheap SSDs and more
— 11:26 AM on October 24, 2014

One of these days, we're just going to skip the intro and dive right into the bulleted list. But not today. This counts as an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Microsoft's quarterly revenue up 25% on strong Surface, Xbox sales
— 9:13 AM on October 24, 2014

Microsoft is the latest in a string of tech companies to report positive quarterly financial results. For its first fiscal quarter, which ended September...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Personal tech

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Friday Shortbread
— 8:04 AM on October 24, 2014

Eight is Enough Reuters: Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up ZDNet: Chromebook shipments leap by 67 percent LinuxGizmos: Stick computer...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Assassin's Creed Unity PC requires 6GB of RAM, GTX 680
— 6:00 AM on October 24, 2014

Ubisoft has posted the hardware requirements for the PC version of Assassin's Creed Unity, and they're...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Join us as we attempt to live stream The TR Podcast tonight
— 6:59 PM on October 23, 2014

We've been mulling over the possibility of live-streaming The TR Podcast recording session for several weeks now, and I think perhaps tonight will be the...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Civ: Beyond Earth with Mantle aims to end multi-GPU microstuttering
— 3:46 PM on October 23, 2014

The next installment in Sid Meier's Civilization series, Civilization: Beyond Earth, comes out tomorrow. The folks at AMD have been working with its developer, Firaxis, to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming

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CPU startup claims to achieve 3x IPC gains with VISC architecture
— 2:22 PM on October 23, 2014

A Silicon Valley startup known as Soft Machines has just exited its "stealth" phase and is presenting at the Linley Microprocessor Conference today. The firm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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VisionTek's new USB 3.0 thumb drive has SSD performance
— 10:51 AM on October 23, 2014

There are speedy USB 3.0 thumb drives, and then there's VisionTek's newly announced Pocket SSD. Apparently, the drive's "aircraft-grade aluminum" housing conceals a SandForce controller...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Lian Li's latest Mini-ITX chassis houses 11 hard drives
— 9:21 AM on October 23, 2014

Mini-ITX motherboards can be ideal for home file servers, but the associated enclosures typically have a limited number of drive bays, especially for 3.5" mechanicals....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage

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Thursday Shortbread
— 6:49 AM on October 23, 2014

The Pick 6 WCCFtech: Intel and ASML Holdings EUV lithography slated for 2016 debut - end of 10nm cycle Reuters: Microsoft looks set

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Gmail and Google Now conspire to streamline your Inbox
— 6:00 AM on October 23, 2014

Google is trying to reinvent email with a new mobile and web app called Inbox. This...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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In the lab: WASD's Code keyboard with Cherry MX clear switches
— 3:27 PM on October 22, 2014

For a while now, we've been getting requests to review a keyboard based on Cherry's MX clear key switches. Good news: the folks at...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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GeForce 344.48 driver enables DSR on Kepler, Fermi GPUs
— 11:12 AM on October 22, 2014

Nvidia has released the 344.48 driver package for GeForce graphics cards. This driver is WHQL certified, so it's not a beta, and it includes...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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