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Vulkan is the low-overhead future of OpenGL
— 10:38 AM on March 3, 2015

Another piece in the next-gen graphics API puzzle has fallen into place. The Khronos Group has formally announced Vulkan, the API formerly known as...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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AMD changes plans for public Mantle SDK, hints at evolution of API
— 6:00 AM on March 3, 2015

At PDXLan in November, AMD Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy reportedly promised that the firm would release...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Unreal Engine 4 now free for everyone
— 11:51 AM on March 2, 2015

Free-to-play games are all the rage these days, so it's only fitting that development tools appear to be headed in the same direction. Epic

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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New PowerVR H.265 encoders promise big efficiency gains
— 1:00 AM on March 2, 2015

Imagination Technologies is unveiling new products at the Mobile World Congress this week. Among them: the PowerVR Series5 family of video encoders, which are designed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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HTC announces Vive headset powered by Steam VR
— 11:53 AM on March 1, 2015

When we heard Valve was planning to make some virtual-reality-related announcements around this week's Game Developer's Conference, I didn't expect to see the first part...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Toxikk resurrects the arena FPS in modern graphics glory
— 4:46 PM on February 28, 2015

Toxikk is a brand-new arena FPS in the vein of Unreal Tournament and Quake 3 Arena built using Unreal Engine 4. The game is in...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: Radeons, mechanical keyboards, IPS displays, and more
— 1:34 PM on February 27, 2015

The deal gods are smiling upon us today. We've got some nice bargains on a Radeon R9 290 graphics card, a mechanical keyboard, and an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Input devices

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ISPs to be common carriers under new FCC rules
— 12:42 PM on February 26, 2015

As Reuters reports, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to reclassify ISPs as common carriers. According to the news agency, the new FCC rules will...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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These folks won a copy of Homeworld Remastered Collection
— 10:20 AM on February 26, 2015

I said I was going to give out 10 keys for the Homeworld Remastered Collection...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Scarecrow wreaks havoc in latest Arkham Knight trailer
— 1:53 PM on February 25, 2015

A new trailer for Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight is out, and this one features a pretty terrifying rendition of the game's arch-villain, Scarecrow. Take a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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I think I'll give away some Homeworld Remastered keys
— 10:12 AM on February 25, 2015

Our Homeworld Remastered beta project for TR subscribers has left us with some extra Steam keys for the game. Since it comes...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Valve shows possible glimpse of SteamVR headset
— 8:50 AM on February 25, 2015

Earlier this week, Valve teased a new "hardware system" called SteamVR, which it plans to demo at the Game Developers Conference next month. We...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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GTA V PC delayed a third time, now due on April 14
— 6:00 AM on February 25, 2015

If I didn't know any better, I'd think Rockstar Games was starting to give PC gamers the runaround. Ahem. After delaying the PC version of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Valve announces SteamVR, promises GDC demo
— 6:00 AM on February 24, 2015

Steam machines are still missing in action, but Valve is pressing ahead with its hardware efforts. Late...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Beta testers, your Homeworld Remastered keys are coming shortly
— 9:53 AM on February 23, 2015

If you're a TR subscriber who participated in the private Homeworld Remastered Collection beta, you...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming The Tech Report

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Friday night topic: online trust and the death of privacy
— 4:28 PM on February 20, 2015

All of the recent revelations about things like infected hard drive firmware and the still-unfolding

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems

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The TR Podcast 170.5: The Heimlich maneuver
— 1:48 PM on February 20, 2015

Last night's stream with Paul Heimlich was lots of fun. Thanks again to everybody who joined us live and participated via the chat. We talked about...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Software The Tech Report Podcast

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Acer's 'frameless' XG270HU display has FreeSync support
— 4:55 PM on February 18, 2015

When Acer announced the XG270HU at CES last month, the company billed it as the "world's first gaming monitor with an edge-to-edge frameless display."...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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