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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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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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WD's Re+ hard drive promises low-power mechanical storage up to 6TB
— 10:47 AM on March 11, 2015

WD has introduced a new hard drive aimed at high-capacity datacenter applications. The Re+ scales up to 6TB, and the top model purportedly consumes just...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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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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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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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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People want thicker smartphones with bigger batteries; Apple doesn't
— 12:52 PM on March 6, 2015

A lot of TR readers have lamented the drive toward slimmer devices that sacrifice battery life to shave a few millimeters. As it turns out,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A G-Sync display, Shield Tablet, and more
— 9:15 AM on March 6, 2015

We have a few unexpected items in this week's deals post, plus some of the usual suspects. G-Sync monitors are still relatively rare, so it's somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood trailer is delightfully pulpy
— 6:00 AM on March 6, 2015

Wolfenstein: The New Order was a successful take on the classic series, and developer MachineGames now has another chapter to add to the story:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Steam Controller gets November release, $50 price tag
— 2:08 PM on March 5, 2015

It seems like Valve's SteamOS living-room PC initiative is finally starting to gain some, well, steam. Valve has given its Steam Controller an official

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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