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Microsoft acquires Havok physics engine from Intel
— 4:01 PM on October 2, 2015

After being acquired by Intel eight years ago, Havok is changing hands once more. Microsoft announced that it's purchased the 3D physics software provider...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Apple's A9 impresses and the Nexus strikes back: The TR Podcast 188
— 11:45 AM on October 2, 2015

Our discussion last night was wide-ranging. After a rough start due to technical issues, we took on a bunch of your questions while addressing some...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech Podcast

The Tech Report Podcast is live on Twitch
— 9:08 PM on October 1, 2015

After some technical problems, we are streaming The TR Podcast live on Twitch. Behold:

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

A billion Android devices could be vulnerable to Stagefright 2.0 bug
— 4:37 PM on October 1, 2015

Zimperium Zlabs has disclosed a new Android vulnerability it's calling Stagefright 2.0. In case that name isn't ringing any bells, it's a bug...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

The TR Podcast live stream returns this evening
— 3:13 PM on October 1, 2015

We're putting The TR Podcast band back together tonight. Join us this evening on Twitch at 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT as we discuss...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

WinRAR SFX archive bug could put 500 million users in danger
— 4:51 PM on September 30, 2015

Are you one of the roughly 500 million people using WinRAR? Best be careful with the archives you open. Security researcher Mohammed Reza Espargham...

Type: News story Tags: Software

AOC's 1080p USB display adds an extra monitor with one plug
— 3:24 PM on September 30, 2015

The utility of multiple displays is hard to dispute, but it's hard to cart around a second monitor if you mostly work on the go....

Type: News story Tags: Displays

Nvidia GeForce Now is a rebuilt, reimagined Grid
— 8:43 AM on September 30, 2015

Nvidia believes game streaming is an increasingly compelling way to play. Its GeForce Now service is a from-the-ground-up reimagining of the Grid streaming service, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Turn-based BattleTech game project hits Kickstarter
— 7:47 AM on September 30, 2015

Harebrained Schemes, the developer that brought back Shadowrun, is working on a turn-based BattleTech game for the PC. The game is being

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Mixing power-line networking with Wi-Fi proves intoxicating
— 11:27 AM on September 28, 2015

You may recall my failed attempt at using a second Wi-Fi router in repeater mode in order to overcome some signal-strength issues in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

Computer Stick project puts Cherry Trail in the palm of your hand
— 4:56 PM on September 25, 2015

Did you find the Intel Compute Stick concept interesting? Here's another take on the formula. The Computer Stick Indiegogo project wants to add...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Chess, guns, and chainswords collide in Warhammer 40,000: Regicide
— 11:39 AM on September 25, 2015

Dakka! Dakka dakka dakka! That, my friends, is the most beautiful sound in the universe. Well, second best, perhaps, after the dulcet tones of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Software

Buying a Rift-compatible PC will be easier with Oculus Ready
— 12:58 PM on September 24, 2015

At Oculus Connect today, Oculus reiterated its recommended specifications for a Rift-compatible PC. (For quick reference, that means a Core i5-4590-class CPU and a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

Samsung's updated Gear VR arrives in November for $99
— 12:29 PM on September 24, 2015

At the Oculus Connect keynote today, Samsung unveiled its updated Gear VR headset, which it's trumpeting as the device that will make VR experiences accessible...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

Arctic Cooling's Freezer 32 CPU cooler promises silence at idle
— 11:51 AM on September 24, 2015

We've enjoyed the recent explosion of semi-passive graphics card coolers that stop their fans while the GPU is idle. Arctic Cooling is extending that idea...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Wednesday Night Shortbread
— 9:17 PM on September 23, 2015

Eight is Enough WCCFtech: Nvidia confirms Volta to succeed Pascal, launching in 2018 - to power supercomputers in 2017 DSOGaming: Microsoft disables Safedisc...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Asetek wins injunction against Cooler Master liquid coolers
— 6:33 PM on September 23, 2015

It could be argued that liquid-cooling company Asetek practically invented the now-ubiquitous all-in-one liquid cooler that sits atop many PC enthusiasts' CPUs and GPUs....

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Asus intros Transformer Book T100HA and Flip TP200SA
— 8:00 AM on September 22, 2015

Intel's Braswell and Cherry Trail 14-nm SoCs can make for PCs that sip power and are still fast enough for basic computing needs. Asus just...

Type: News story Tags: Systems