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Microsoft offers pirates free Win10 upgrades
— 10:33 AM on March 18, 2015

In January, Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for machines running Win7 or newer versions of the OS. And you...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Windows 10 will be able to authenticate your eyeballs
— 6:00 AM on March 18, 2015

Windows 10 users will be able to unlock their systems with a range of different biometric inputs. Microsoft has revealed that the upcoming OS...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Final HSA 1.0 specification now available
— 10:18 AM on March 17, 2015

Since 2012, a group of industry heavyweights including AMD, ARM, Qualcomm, Samsung, and Imagination Technologies has been working on on a development platform that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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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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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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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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Microsoft and Apple patches fix FREAK and more
— 8:52 AM on March 11, 2015

Microsoft's monthly patch ritual has reached its appointed time. This Patch Tuesday brings fixes for many of the critical flaws we've discussed with you...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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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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Asus Z97, H97 boards get Broadwell-compatible firmware
— 4:25 PM on March 10, 2015

Desktop versions of Intel's Broadwell CPU are still a couple of months off, but Asus motherboard owners who are looking to upgrade can rest...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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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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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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Intel's Xeon D brings Broadwell to cloud, web services
— 10:30 AM on March 9, 2015

The Xeon D is Intel's pre-emptive strike against upcoming ARM-based competition in the server market. Built on 14-nm process tech and fortified with Broadwell cores,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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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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