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Half-Life 2: Update mod adds modern polish to old classic
— 6:00 AM on March 27, 2015

It's a little hard to believe that Half-Life 2 came out in 2004. The game has aged pretty well, but a devoted member of the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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AMD shows off DirectX 12 performance with new 3DMark benchmark
— 5:16 PM on March 26, 2015

Low-overhead graphics APIs like Vulkan (née Mantle) and DirectX 12 are probably the biggest news in game programming in some time, and 3DMark producer Futuremark...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Cougar's 300M gaming mouse looks awfully familiar
— 6:00 AM on March 26, 2015

Remember the Cooler Master Mizar mouse we reviewed last year? You know, the one that added modern amenities to a sculpted body reminiscent of...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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EVGA Hybrid liquid-cools the GeForce GTX 980
— 3:58 PM on March 25, 2015

Slapping a liquid cooler on a graphics card isn't a fresh idea, but factory-sealed setups are rare outside of the hottest-running pixel pushers around, like...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Rowhammer attack exploits shrinking process size in DRAM
— 2:24 PM on March 25, 2015

A couple weeks ago, Google's Project Zero team demonstrated a very clever exploit of modern DDR3 memory. Their inspiration came from a research paper, 

Type: Blog post Tags: Memory Software

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Project Spartan will be a clean break from Internet Explorer 11
— 5:15 PM on March 24, 2015

Microsoft's upcoming Project Spartan browser and Internet Explorer 11 are now their own platforms, and never the twain shall meet again. At a developer workshop...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Homeworld Remastered explained by person slightly older than original game
— 10:38 AM on March 24, 2015

Jr. Damage Gyromancer is back with another video offering his take on an intriguing video game. This time around, the Homeworld Remastered Collection is the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Pixar's RenderMan software now free for non-commercial use
— 10:06 AM on March 24, 2015

RenderMan is the core rendering technology behind not only Pixar's movies, but also a wide range of other Hollywood blockbusters. The rendering engine been used...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Catalyst 15.3 betas add FreeSync support, more CrossFire profiles
— 11:55 AM on March 23, 2015

AMD has posted a new batch of beta drivers for Radeon graphics cards. The Catalyst 15.3 beta release adds support for monitors with FreeSyc...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Nvidia follows a triangle through its GPU pipeline
— 9:45 AM on March 23, 2015

If you've read Scott's GPU reviews, you probably have some understanding of the functional units inside Nvidia's latest graphics chips. A recent blog post...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Pwn2Own 2015 pwns major software titles
— 9:32 AM on March 23, 2015

One of my favorite yearly security conferences is the Pwn2Own competition. In its humble beginnings, security researchers faced off against fully up-to-date laptops running Linux,...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Windows 10 PCs won't need a Secure Boot off switch
— 6:00 AM on March 23, 2015

PC enthusiasts generally take the right to install alternate operating systems as a given, but that right may be threatened by PCs designed for Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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4GB GTX 960s trickle into retail channels
— 11:43 AM on March 20, 2015

About a week ago, a number of graphics card manufacturers announced 4GB versions of the GeForce GTX 960. Now, those 4GB cards are beginning...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Renegade X commands and conquers Jr. Damage's attention
— 11:21 AM on March 20, 2015

Our series of game impressions videos continues with Renegade X, a long-in-development shooter that's completely free to play. Here's the scoop.

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Let's handicap the 2015 GPU race for a moment
— 11:02 AM on March 20, 2015

We had an exchange in the comments earlier this week that seems to me like it's worthy of a little more attention. TR reader "ermo"...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Carrizo's graphics involve clear signs of volcanic activity
— 10:39 AM on March 20, 2015

AMD just released its reference guide (PDF) for generation three of its Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, also known as Volcanic Islands. The Reading...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Promo provides glimpse of Magic Leap's augmented reality future
— 9:20 AM on March 20, 2015

For years, a well-funded startup called Magic Leap has been working in secret on new augmented reality technology. The company was founded by former biomedical...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Windows 10 update for pirates isn't amnesty
— 6:00 AM on March 20, 2015

After Microsoft's surprising revelation that users of pirated versions of Windows would be eligible for a free upgrade to Win10, there has been understandable...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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