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U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on software patents
— 11:58 AM on June 20, 2014

In a unanimous, highly anticipated decision yesterday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank that adding a computer implementation to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Software

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Battlefield: Hardline single-player might go off the rails
— 11:19 AM on June 19, 2014

If you found yourself longing for a less restrictive single-player experience in EA's Battlefield games, there may be hope for you in the next release in...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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GeForce 340.43 beta drivers add SLI, 3D Vision profiles
— 10:16 AM on June 17, 2014

Nvidia has released a new set of GeForce beta drivers, version 340.43. If you were expecting major changes in this update, I'm sorry to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Internet Explorer Developer Channel gives devs early access
— 1:41 PM on June 16, 2014

For developers who need to keep their projects abreast of upcoming features in major web browsers, nightly builds of Chrome and Firefox have long been...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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Is this a handheld Steam machine?
— 9:18 AM on June 16, 2014

So far, all the Steam machine prototypes we've seen have been desktop systems aimed at the living room. A new concept teased at E3 promises...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Game consoles

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E3 is the wrong venue for PC gaming, Microsoft suggests
— 6:00 AM on June 16, 2014

Why was Windows gaming a no-show at Microsoft's E3 event? Apparently, it's because Microsoft felt the venue...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Game consoles

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HP rethinks computer architectures with ''The Machine''
— 6:00 AM on June 12, 2014

HP is working on a new kind of computer architecture that could revolutionize how servers and eventually even PCs are built. It's called "The Machine,"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Operating systems

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iOS developer uncovers split-screen code
— 10:46 AM on June 11, 2014

Adding more smoke to the apparent fire of split-screen multitasking for Apple's iOS, developer Steve Troughton-Smith claims to have uncovered code in SpringBoard, iOS's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Mac

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Windows 8.1 Update to be required for future support
— 9:31 AM on June 11, 2014

Microsoft released the first major update for Windows 8.1, creatively named Windows 8.1 Update, back in April as part of its regular "patch Tuesday" cycle....

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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TR subscribers get Macrium Reflect for 20-40% off
— 9:22 AM on June 11, 2014

We haven't said much about TR subscriptions for a little while, after the rush of the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Software The Tech Report

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Alienware's Steam machine switches to Windows, starts at $549
— 10:38 AM on June 10, 2014

Last month, Valve revealed that the first official Steam Machines would be delayed until 2015. The custom Steam controller is being tweaked, and Valve...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Deal of the week: Radeons, memory, and Devil's Canyon
— 11:53 AM on June 6, 2014

This is actually our second deals post of the week. Our first covered discounts on Crucial's new MX100 SSD, most of which have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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Microsoft releases Windows drivers for the Xbox One controller
— 11:51 AM on June 5, 2014

If you own an Xbox One, your controller can now serve double duty as a PC gamepad. Microsoft's Larry Hryb, a.k.a. Major Nelson, posted...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Crucial ships DDR4 for servers, desktop modules coming in August
— 5:47 PM on June 2, 2014

Crucial has made several DDR4-related announcements to coincide with the Computex trade show in Taiwan. The first is that the company is now shipping...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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TrueCrypt discontinued, is no longer secure
— 10:23 AM on May 29, 2014

Using TrueCrypt to keep your files secure? Well, time to switch to some other cryptography software. The TrueCrypt website now warns users that the...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Toshiba and SanDisk partner on new fab for 3D NAND
— 9:08 AM on May 15, 2014

Last summer, Samsung kicked off mass production of three-dimensional NAND that layers memory cells vertically. It's not the only one working on stacked NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Half-Life 2 and Portal now available for Nvidia's Shield
— 10:09 AM on May 12, 2014

My guess was correct, which I realize isn't saying much. Still, I was surprised this morning to learn that both Half-Life 2 and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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So I presume Nvidia's Shield is getting Half-Life 2
— 1:53 PM on May 9, 2014

Let's play the "send me an object to interpret" game. Seems to be all the rage these days, with creepy pictures and cakes...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles

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