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Battlefield Hardline trailer hypes cops 'n robbers at 60 FPS
— 10:13 AM on March 13, 2015

News is a little slow this morning, so let's all take a moment to drink in the new Battlefield Hardline trailer. But be careful. The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Asus' ROG G501 is an all-aluminum mobile beauty
— 8:00 AM on March 13, 2015

Maybe it ages me to admit it, but I tend to think of gaming laptops as thick, heavy slabs that nobody except the most devoted...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Thursday Night Shortbread
— 9:25 PM on March 12, 2015

Eight is Enough Intel lowers first-quarter revenue outlook Ars Technica: 400-page net neutrality order includes 80 pages of Republican dissents LinusTechTips: DirectX 12...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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The TR Podcast 172 video: An Apple on yer wrist and an Oculus on yer face
— 1:14 PM on March 12, 2015

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

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Podcast

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GeForce GTX 950M and 960M bring Maxwell to the mobile mid-range
— 10:48 AM on March 12, 2015

It seems like one can't swing a bag of dead SSDs these days without hitting a graphics card based on Nvidia's Maxwell GPU, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Star Citizen will weigh in at 100GB
— 8:33 AM on March 12, 2015

We took a look at Star Citizen's damage model earlier this week, and we now know how much disk space it's going to take...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Wednesday Night Shortbread
— 8:24 PM on March 11, 2015

7 Up Project Zero: Exploiting the DRAM rowhammer bug to gain kernel privileges Ars Technica's hands-on with the Retina MacBook: One-port wonder Ars...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Google updates Chromebook Pixel with USB-C, Broadwell CPUs
— 2:56 PM on March 11, 2015

Google's Chromebook Pixel has always been kind of a contradiction in terms. Whereas most Chromebooks ply the $300-and-below waters of budget laptops, the original Pixel...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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4GB GTX 960s are coming from Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI
— 1:04 PM on March 11, 2015

When Scott reviewed (and overclocked) Nvidia's Geforce GTX 960, he found it to be a more-than-capable performer for about $200. The GTX 960's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Descent reboot hits Kickstarter, empties gerbil wallets en masse
— 5:52 PM on March 10, 2015

Yes, an honest-to-goodness effort to reboot the PC gaming classic Descent has just hit Kickstarter. Descent was one of the original "3D" games, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Battlefield: Hardline runs at 720p on Xbone, 900p on PS4
— 11:29 AM on March 10, 2015

We PC gamers don't really need any more reasons to feel superior to our console-owning brethren, but developer Visceral Games recently added another one to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles

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GeForce GTX 900-series cards get The Witcher 3 bundle
— 10:27 AM on March 10, 2015

After a brief post-holiday hiatus, game bundles are back in style. Nvidia has just announced that GeForce GTX 960, 970, and 980 graphics cards...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Apple introduces new, ultra-thin MacBook
— 3:02 PM on March 9, 2015

At Apple's press event today, the company returned its mid-line MacBook to its product lineup. And yes, it's the thinnest Apple notebook ever. But...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Mantle melded with PowerVR in real-time Vulkan demo
— 2:56 PM on March 9, 2015

The wraps came off of Vulkan, the next-generation rebuild of OpenGL, at the Game Developers Conference last week. Although the graphics API is still in...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Star Citizen's new damage system is beautifully destructive
— 11:16 AM on March 9, 2015

Plenty of games have realistic-looking graphics, but the visuals don't always hold up when damage is added to the equation. That doesn't appear to be...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Report: MediaTek SoCs could adopt Radeon graphics
— 10:05 AM on March 9, 2015

MediaTek is one of the biggest SoC providers around. It currently offers a deep lineup of smartphone and tablets chips that pair ARM CPU cores...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Synaptics wants to make mice, keyboards do more in games
— 6:00 AM on March 9, 2015

This past week at GDC, Synaptics unveiled several touch- and fingerprint-sensing solutions that could make mice and keyboards more versatile—and potentially better for gamers.

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Personal tech

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A peek inside Zotac's console-killer Steam machine
— 4:02 PM on March 7, 2015

I was intrigued by the Steam machine Zotac announced earlier in the week, so I stopped by Valve's booth at GDC to talk with...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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