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The TR Podcast 166 is now available on YouTube
— 4:41 PM on November 21, 2014

The video from last night's podcast recording session is now available on YouTube, and I've embedded it below. We decided to raise the difficulty level...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays Mobile computing Gaming The Tech Report Podcast

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Chromebooks now come with 1TB of cloud storage for two years
— 4:10 PM on November 21, 2014

Is this a price war I smell? As $200 Chromebook-style Windows systems continue to trickle into the market, Google has increased the amount...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Valve lays out new rules for Early Access games
— 9:26 AM on November 21, 2014

Valve is trying to reign in its Early Access program, which lets games be sold to customers long before they're finished. According to Giant...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Telltale's Game of Thrones game looks pretty good
— 4:54 PM on November 20, 2014

You might know Telltale Games for its excellent The Walking Dead episodic game series. The studio is now hard at work on a Game of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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AMD's Carrizo APU is coming in mid-2015, will share package with Beema successor
— 9:44 AM on November 20, 2014

In the wake of a "Future of Computing" event held today in Singapore, John Byrne, senior VP and general manager of AMD's Computing and Graphics...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Acer's new 27'' G-Sync monitor scales up to 144Hz
— 6:00 AM on November 20, 2014

There's a new G-Sync display in Acer's stable. The 27" XB270HU slots in between the 28"...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Ubisoft hard at work on further AC Unity performance tweaks
— 11:48 AM on November 19, 2014

Previously on the Assassin's Creed Unity glitchfest saga. After much hype and excitement, Assassin's Creed Unity launched to mixed reviews and widespread complaints about performance...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Nokia announces its first Android tablet—kind of
— 10:19 AM on November 18, 2014

Microsoft may have acquired Nokia's Devices & Services division earlier this year, but the Finnish firm isn't totally out of the mobile devices racket....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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AMD and Nvidia have new drivers for Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition
— 9:20 AM on November 18, 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition and Far Cry 4 both come out today. As one might expect, AMD and Nvidia have released new graphics drivers for the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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WSJ: Intel to merge PC, mobile business units
— 8:59 AM on November 18, 2014

Change is brewing at Intel. According to a story by the Wall Street Journal, the chipmaker plans to merge its PC Client and Mobile...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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The new Surface Pro 3 ad is delightfully awful
— 4:22 PM on November 17, 2014

For the past few months, Microsoft has been running a series of ads that pit the Surface Pro 3 against Apple's MacBook...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Hacker turns keyboard backlight into video game display
— 12:56 PM on November 17, 2014

Cooler Master's QuickFire Rapid-i keyboard has an ARM-based processor that powers a handful of neat backlighting options, including per-key illumination and a light-as-you-type effect...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Lost Ark trailer shows eight minutes of Diablo-style action
— 10:23 AM on November 17, 2014

Korean game developer Tripod Studio has revealed Lost Ark, an "exciting hack & slash MMORPG" that looks an awful lot like Diablo. The official trailer...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Tesla K80 packs dual GK210 GPUs
— 9:50 AM on November 17, 2014

Nvidia unwrapped a new GPU computing card earlier this morning: the Tesla K80, which it touts as the "world's fastest data accelerator" for scientific...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Friday night topic: Your mobile gaming addiction
— 5:50 PM on November 14, 2014

We've had a number of Friday night discussions about whatever PC games are currently taking up our time. But...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Ubisoft 'wrapping up' Unity patch with PC performance fixes
— 4:13 PM on November 14, 2014

In case you missed the memo, Assassin's Creed Unity has had a rough launch. The game is apparently riddled with glitches, and many users are...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Brace yourselves: $149 Chromebooks are coming
— 12:58 PM on November 13, 2014

Now that multiple Windows-powered neo-netbooks are selling for $199, Chromebooks have sort of lost their pricing advantage. Google and its partners may be about...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Shield Tablet gets Lollipop November 18, game bundle for 32GB version
— 8:00 AM on November 13, 2014

Nvidia's Shield Tablet will get a taste of Android Lollipop early next week. The OS update is due to "begin public availability" on November 18,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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