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The curtain falls on Windows Media Center
— 5:12 PM on May 4, 2015

Windows Media Center, Microsoft's long-running effort to blend elements of DVRs, cable boxes, and DVD players into Windows, will be taking its final bow before...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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The PC Gaming Show provides a dedicated soapbox at E3
— 4:14 PM on May 4, 2015

E3 is perhaps the biggest annual event in gaming, but the PC is usually overshadowed by the presence of the big three console makers. That's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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DX12 demo will make you squint to see what's better
— 3:28 PM on May 4, 2015

The advent of Microsoft's DirectX 12 API is probably one of the biggest developments in game programming this year, but the benefits of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Lenovo's lightweight LaVie Z ultrabooks start selling stateside
— 11:13 AM on May 4, 2015

The ultra-light LaVie Z ultrabooks Lenovo introduced at CES are now available in the U.S. Both machines have Broadwell-based Core i7 processors and 13.3"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Etc.
— 10:11 AM on May 4, 2015

Man, this past weekend was epic, as weekends go. Here in the KC area, we had 75° F weather, and everything was in bloom. For the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Rise of Incarnates promises better fighting than Mayweather-Pacquiao
— 9:45 AM on May 4, 2015

Jr. Damage Gyromancer is back with a look at another intriguing PC game, Rise of Incarnates, a brawler from the folks at Bandai Namco. 

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Telecom industry seeks to stay the FCC's net neutrality rules
— 6:00 AM on May 4, 2015

Major Internet service providers and other telecom companies in the United States haven't been happy with the Federal Communications Commission since its decision to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Elon Musk lays out vision for a battery-powered future
— 6:28 PM on May 1, 2015

Tesla may be best known for its electric cars, but founder Elon Musk has broader ambitions for the company's battery packs. Last night, the would-be...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Inside ARM's Cortex-A72 microarchitecture
— 3:02 PM on May 1, 2015

The Cortex-A72 is ARM's next big CPU core, successor to the Cortex-A57 that currently dominates among premium Android smartphones. Here's a look at the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Servers

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Asus' 144Hz MG279Q monitor may top out at 90Hz with FreeSync
— 12:38 PM on May 1, 2015

We've been eagerly awaiting the release of Asus' MG279Q, a FreeSync display with an IPS panel and a fast 144Hz peak refresh rate. It...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail netbook for $161, free case fans, and more
— 11:24 AM on May 1, 2015

The only thing more difficult than coming up with a fresh intro for our weekly deals posts is doing it the morning after a podcast...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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AMD delays FreeSync support for multi-GPU systems
— 4:54 PM on April 30, 2015

Monitors with AMD's FreeSync technology are finally shipping, but support for the variable-refresh tech has been limited to PCs with single Radeon GPUs thus far....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Continuum turns Win10 phones and tablets into desktops
— 10:03 AM on April 30, 2015

At its Build keynote yesterday, Microsoft showed off the adaptability of Windows 10 on a variety of devices. Win10's Continuum feature allows devices to"flex" in...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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Leaked AMD roadmap schedules 14-nm bonanza for 2016
— 9:58 PM on April 29, 2015

AMD's next financial analyst's day is scheduled for May 6, but materials from the event may have already leaked out. Official-looking slides hosted on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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MSI's Prestige Series notebooks are all about color
— 10:33 AM on April 29, 2015

Content creators like photographers and videographers demand consistent color reproduction between displays, but screens with 100% sRGB coverage are pretty rare in notebooks outside of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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LG's G4 packs fast f/1.8 lens, Snapdragon 808 power
— 3:31 PM on April 28, 2015

Smartphones from Samsung and Apple may be the most familiar faces in the high-end handset market, but LG wants to be a contender there, too....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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TR's April 2015 peripheral staff picks
— 12:18 PM on April 28, 2015

It's time for our latest roundup of recommendations for monitors, keyboards, mice, and more. We've tied it all together in our April 2015 peripheral...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Input devices

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Valve removes payment options for Skyrim mods
— 10:08 AM on April 28, 2015

Less than a week after Valve announced its intent to let mod makers charge for their work through the Steam Workshop, the backpedaling has...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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