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Rockchip SoC powers $149 Chromebooks, sub-$100 dongle
— 6:00 AM on April 1, 2015

A quad-core Rockchip SoC has landed in a bunch of budget Chrome devices. The RK3288 clocks 32-bit Cortex-A17 CPU cores up to 1.8GHz...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Here are our musings on the new MacBook
— 10:11 AM on March 31, 2015

I thought we had a pretty solid discussion of the new MacBook in our recent podcast, so it seemed like a good idea to cut...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft unveils Atom-powered Surface 3 tablet
— 9:55 AM on March 31, 2015

Microsoft announced the rumored update to its non-Pro Surface today, and it's called Surface 3. The new tablet resembles a shrunken Surface Pro 3...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Source code references hint at Tegra X1 Chromebooks
— 9:23 AM on March 31, 2015

Nvidia's Tegra SoCs have already worked their way into a couple of Chromebooks. Acer rolled out a 13-incher in August, while HP added...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Operating systems

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Samsung's 850 EVO M.2 solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 AM on March 31, 2015

Samsung's 850 EVO SSD debuted in December inside the usual 2.5" case. Now, the drive is spreading to smaller mSATA and M.2 form factors....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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GeForce Experience update streamlines GameStream setup
— 11:14 AM on March 30, 2015

Nvidia's GameStream tech lets GeForce owners stream PC games to Shield devices. The pairing process is a bit involved, though. Users have to enter...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Nvidia may update Shield portable with Tegra X1
— 9:57 AM on March 30, 2015

Nvidia may not be keeping its latest Shield gaming hardware chained to a set-top box. According to some Bluetooth certification documents uncovered by Chinese Android...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Here's our take on Vulkan, the next OpenGL
— 9:39 AM on March 30, 2015

One of the biggest things that happened at GDC a few weeks ago was the introduction of the Vulkan graphics API, which is the new,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Rockstar releases new GTA V screenshots ahead of April launch
— 6:00 AM on March 30, 2015

Breathe a sigh of relief, everybody. We've got some news about the upcoming PC version of Grand Theft Auto V that isn't another

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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The TR Podcast video 173: Torquing the Titan
— 4:26 PM on March 27, 2015

We recorded the latest episode of the TR Podcast last night, and the video of our conversation is now available on YouTube. In this episode,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Input devices Gaming Podcast

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Report: AMD R&D spending falls to near-10-year low
— 4:19 PM on March 27, 2015

R&D investment is the growth engine of technology companies, and by that measure, AMD's quarterly spending might not paint a pretty picture. EXPreview has aggregated...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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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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Report: Microsoft to build an Intel-powered, non-Pro Surface tablet
— 9:23 AM on March 26, 2015

Microsoft may be bidding farewell to its ARM-powered Surface tablets along with its Windows RT OS. According to a report published by WinBeta, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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SEC filing says Samsung is fabbing chips for Nvidia
— 10:19 AM on March 25, 2015

Last month, Meritz Securities analyst Park Yu-ak claimed that Samsung would be manufacturing chips for Nvidia. He didn't provide any evidence to support that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's latest microATX board has an eight-core ARMv8 SoC
— 6:00 AM on March 25, 2015

Well, well. Looky here. Gigabyte's server division has developed a microATX board with a 64-bit ARM processor onboard. Source:...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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