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So this is what Gordon Freeman's been up to
— 3:22 PM on February 9, 2015

It's now been over seven years since Valve released Half-Life 2: Episode Two. What's Gordon Freeman been up to in the meantime? This fan video...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Report: Amazon shipped counterfeit Kaveri APUs
— 11:14 AM on February 9, 2015

Amazon has apparently been conned into selling counterfeit Kaveri APUs. Two customer reviews for the A8-7600 complain about processors with different pin-outs than the expected...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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First DirectX 12 benchmarks show performance, CPU scaling benefits
— 3:31 PM on February 6, 2015

The first DirectX 12 benchmarks are in, and they bode well for the new API. With a little help from Microsoft and Oxide Games—not to mention...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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The TR Podcast 169.5 bonus edition: Q&A intensifies
— 10:59 AM on February 6, 2015

We had a bit of trouble getting started last night on the live stream due to my technical incompetence, but once we worked that out,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Displays Game consoles

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Valve presenting next-gen OpenGL API at Game Developers Conference
— 4:03 PM on February 4, 2015

Ronald already caught this in today's shortbread, but it bears more attention. Valve is presenting a session on the next generation of OpenGL...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Analyst: Samsung to manufacture chips for Nvidia
— 6:00 AM on February 4, 2015

Oh, what a strange world we live in. Nvidia and Samsung are currently at odds over

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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ARM unveils Cortex-A72 CPU, Mali-T880 graphics, and more
— 2:32 PM on February 3, 2015

The folks at ARM today announced a new suite of technologies aimed at future smartphones coming in the 2016 time frame. We didn't get a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Battlefield Hardline system requirements call for 60GB of storage
— 10:06 AM on February 3, 2015

The Battlefield Hardline open beta kicked off today. To celebrate the occasion, EA has released the system requirements for the cops 'n robbers...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 with the Exynos 5433 processor
— 3:17 PM on January 31, 2015

Most of the world gets a variant of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 based on the familiar Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 system-on-a-chip (SoC). In Samsung's home country...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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AMD's new Fixer video is even crazier than the last
— 10:50 AM on January 30, 2015

The first installment of AMD's The Fixer video series was like a marketing executive's fever dream—and AMD didn't stop there. 18 months later, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Leak pegs desktop Broadwell, Skylake for mid-year
— 9:12 AM on January 30, 2015

During our live podcast on Wednesday, a viewer asked about the launch schedule for unlocked Broadwell desktop processors. I guesstimated that the chips would...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Battlefield Hardline open beta scheduled for February 3
— 6:00 AM on January 30, 2015

Clear your schedules, folks. According to EA, the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta is set to kick off on February 3. The beta will available...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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We discuss the GeForce GTX 970 memory controversy
— 11:28 AM on January 29, 2015

Wonder what the deal is with the GeForce GTX 970's memory configuration and the new details Nvidia revealed this past weekend? Here's our take...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Qualcomm posts record revenue, loses high-profile design
— 9:10 AM on January 29, 2015

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm reported its quarterly financial results yesterday. For the three months ended December 28, its first fiscal quarter of 2015, the firm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Report: AMD plans Kaveri refresh for June-July time frame
— 2:49 PM on January 28, 2015

We already know that AMD's next-gen Carrizo APU isn't coming to the desktop. What we don't know is where that leaves AMD's APU lineup...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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TR subscribers get early access to Homeworld Remastered beta
— 12:23 PM on January 28, 2015

You may have seen some cryptic posts around here in recent weeks urging TR subscribers to, you know, do that stuff about the thing....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming The Tech Report

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Watch 15 minutes of The Witcher 3 gameplay at 60 FPS
— 10:39 AM on January 28, 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may be one of the best-looking games of the year. Its gorgeous environments and incredibly detailed characters are on display...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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First-person parkour zombie-fest Dying Light is out now
— 12:40 PM on January 27, 2015

For some reason, Dying Light hasn't really been on my radar. But it should have been. Developed by the folks behind the Dead Island series,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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