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The TR Podcast 166 is now available on YouTube
— 4:41 PM on November 21, 2014

The video from last night's podcast recording session is now available on YouTube, and I've embedded it below. We decided to raise the difficulty level...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays Mobile computing Gaming The Tech Report Podcast

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Deal of the week: Devil's Canyon starting at $179.99, Intel 730 Series for $0.42/GB, and more
— 11:48 AM on November 21, 2014

Black Friday now spans more than a week, which seems a bit ridiculous. But it's hard to complain about getting even more sweet deals on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Report: Valve lays out new rules for Early Access games
— 9:26 AM on November 21, 2014

Valve is trying to reign in its Early Access program, which lets games be sold to customers long before they're finished. According to Giant...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Telltale's Game of Thrones game looks pretty good
— 4:54 PM on November 20, 2014

You might know Telltale Games for its excellent The Walking Dead episodic game series. The studio is now hard at work on a Game of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Samsung to intro FreeSync-enabled UHD monitors in March 2015
— 9:56 AM on November 20, 2014

At its Future of Compute event in Singapore this morning, AMD shared some big news about the future of FreeSync. Samsung plans to release...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Acer's new 27'' G-Sync monitor scales up to 144Hz
— 6:00 AM on November 20, 2014

There's a new G-Sync display in Acer's stable. The 27" XB270HU slots in between the 28"...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Finally light bulb's Tesla tech gives LEDs a worthy rival
— 12:37 AM on November 20, 2014

Ever since I improbably started blogging occasionally about light bulbs, I've been waiting impatiently to get a look at the first product from The...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Mozilla ditches Google, signs five-year deal with Yahoo
— 4:47 PM on November 19, 2014

For the past 10 years, Google has been the default search engine in Firefox—and the Mozilla Foundation has gotten financial support from the search giant...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Ubisoft hard at work on further AC Unity performance tweaks
— 11:48 AM on November 19, 2014

Previously on the Assassin's Creed Unity glitchfest saga. After much hype and excitement, Assassin's Creed Unity launched to mixed reviews and widespread complaints about performance...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Dell's latest 4K displays bring IPS goodness down to $600
— 6:00 AM on November 19, 2014

Most affordable 4K monitors are based on TN technology, but not the latest duo from Dell. The 23.8" P2415Q and 27" P2715Q both...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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AMD and Nvidia have new drivers for Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition
— 9:20 AM on November 18, 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition and Far Cry 4 both come out today. As one might expect, AMD and Nvidia have released new graphics drivers for the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Hacker turns keyboard backlight into video game display
— 12:56 PM on November 17, 2014

Cooler Master's QuickFire Rapid-i keyboard has an ARM-based processor that powers a handful of neat backlighting options, including per-key illumination and a light-as-you-type effect...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Lost Ark trailer shows eight minutes of Diablo-style action
— 10:23 AM on November 17, 2014

Korean game developer Tripod Studio has revealed Lost Ark, an "exciting hack & slash MMORPG" that looks an awful lot like Diablo. The official trailer...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Microsoft becomes world's second most valuable company
— 6:00 AM on November 17, 2014

Considering its string of recent misfortunes—Windows 8, Windows Phone, and the Surface RT, to name a few—one...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Ubisoft 'wrapping up' Unity patch with PC performance fixes
— 4:13 PM on November 14, 2014

In case you missed the memo, Assassin's Creed Unity has had a rough launch. The game is apparently riddled with glitches, and many users are...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Skype for Web runs in your web browser (maybe)
— 10:50 AM on November 14, 2014

Skype is now officially a web app. While Outlook.com users have had access to a barebones version of the software for some time, Microsoft

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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BlackBerry and Samsung partner on secure messaging for Android
— 9:19 AM on November 14, 2014

Beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry has found an ally. The firm announced yesterday that it has partnered with Samsung to bring its BES12 software to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Sharp's latest IGZO prototype sets the stage for 4K phablets
— 9:11 AM on November 13, 2014

In a couple of years, supersized smartphones may be available with 4K displays. Nikkei Technology reports that Sharp is demoing a new IGZO prototype...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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