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Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft board, goes ballin'
— 6:00 AM on August 20, 2014

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave up his last official position with the company yesterday. In a letter to current chief Satya Nadella, Ballmer...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Asus has a smartwatch up its sleeve, plans Sep. 3 unveilng
— 4:07 PM on August 19, 2014

Smartwatches are turning up left and right lately—and another one might be just around the corner. SlashGear reports that Asus has sent out a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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New Star Citizen trailers show beautiful racing, FPS footage
— 10:03 AM on August 18, 2014

Crowd-funded space sim Star Citizen has raised over $51 million from 525,000 backers, and the latest footage suggests that money is being put to good...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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14'' HP laptop will run Windows, cost $199
— 9:18 AM on August 18, 2014

Microsoft is going after Chromebooks big time, and that means more ultra-cheap Windows laptops are coming. According to Liliputing, the next such system will...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Here's my appearance on Newegg TV's Alt+Tab show
— 10:37 PM on August 15, 2014

If you missed the live stream earlier, here's the re-broadcast of the Alt+Tab show on Newegg TV. Paul, Steve, and I discussed a bunch...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming The Tech Report

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Deal of the week: A 480GB SSD for $150
— 10:40 AM on August 15, 2014

I didn't intend for this week's deals post to be all about storage, but that's kinda what happened. Before we get into cheap SSDs and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Personal tech

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Blizzard wins the cinematic promo game
— 9:48 AM on August 15, 2014

Yeah, I dunno how you do much better at promoting your game using non-in-game CGI footage than what Blizzard just released to announce its upcoming...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Metal Gear Solid V is coming to Steam
— 9:14 AM on August 14, 2014

The Metal Gear series is one of the biggest franchises on game consoles, and the latest chapters are coming to the PC. In a livestream...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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FreeSync monitors will sample next month, start selling next year
— 6:00 AM on August 14, 2014

The Siggraph conference is going down in Vancouver, Canada this week, bringing a bunch of graphics goodness into the back yard of TR's northern outpost....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Intel: DirectX 12 yields big gains on tablets, other thermally constrained devices
— 12:01 PM on August 13, 2014

We already know that DirectX 12 will reduce CPU utilization in games by cutting API overhead. The performance benefits of this approach on desktop...

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

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Quantum Break gameplay footage makes me want an Xbox One
— 6:00 AM on August 13, 2014

Thanks to my recently upgraded home-theater PC, my Xbox 360 hasn't been turned on in months. It's not even plugged in anymore. I haven't been...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel now free with high-end GeForces
— 10:47 AM on August 12, 2014

I think Nvidia has finally run out of Watch Dogs licenses to give out with GeForce graphics cards—but that's okay, because the company has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia's Shield Tablet reviewed
— 5:21 PM on August 11, 2014

Nvidia's Shield tablet has the heart of a game console and the soul of an enthusiast PC. It's incredibly fast, too, and it might...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Steam beta code mentions music, movies, and TV series
— 10:56 AM on August 11, 2014

Valve may be preparing to turn Steam more of an all-purpose entertainment platform. SteamDB found snippets of code in the latest Steam beta client...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Khronos looks to rebuild OpenGL as a low-overhead API
— 9:57 AM on August 11, 2014

Now that DirectX 12 and Mantle have committed to providing developers with quicker, more direct access to modern GPUs in a way that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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New Chrome beta enables HTML5 Netflix on Linux
— 6:00 AM on August 11, 2014

Playing Netflix on Linux still requires jumping through a few hoops, but happily, the hoops are getting...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Friday night topic: Virtualizing your stuff
— 5:52 PM on August 8, 2014

The rise of virtualization has transformed the landscape in IT in the past ten years. Sounds a little stiff and boring, maybe, but the ability...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Tegra K1-powered Nexus 9 might be for real
— 4:05 PM on August 8, 2014

The next Nexus tablet really could be Nvidia-powered. Today, both SlashGear and ExtremeTech are reporting on fresh rumors about the Nexus 9, which...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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