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Winners drawn in $1500 spring cleaning contest
— 6:37 PM on April 23, 2014

Our $1500 spring cleaning contest has drawn to a close. Our winners are Esproc and highlandr, who followed our entry rules and posted some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Dual-core Haswell, desktop GeForce team up in Brix Gaming mini PC
— 8:41 AM on April 23, 2014

Gigabyte is prepping another small-form-factor system targeting gamers. This latest addition to the Brix Gaming family combines a Haswell processor with discrete GeForce graphics pulled...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer shows Frostbite-fueled gameplay
— 10:39 AM on April 22, 2014

The next chapter in the Dragon Age series is due October 7. Dragon Age: Inquisition is being developed by franchise creator BioWare, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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New, 'more authentic' Grid game coming June 27
— 9:13 AM on April 22, 2014

The next Grid game is on the way—and it's closer to release than you might think. Codemasters has announced that Grid Autosport will be...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate driver brings CrossFire, Mantle tweaks
— 4:05 PM on April 21, 2014

AMD has released a new graphics driver for Radeon owners. The Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate driver is based on the 14.4 beta we...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Rumor: HTC-built Nexus 8 to arrive next quarter
— 1:13 PM on April 21, 2014

The latest rumors about Google's upcoming eight-inch tablet are in. This time, the folks at DigiTimes say they've been told the Nexus 8 will...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Tactile touchscreen buttons coming this year
— 12:31 PM on April 21, 2014

At CES last year, a company called Tactus demoed a novel twist on touchscreen buttons. The approach pipes fluid into elastic bubbles that...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Report: Next Thunderbolt chip to double bandwidth, add device charging
— 10:32 AM on April 21, 2014

Intel's Thunderbolt interconnect is apparently scheduled for another upgrade. According to an official-looking slide published by VR-Zone's Chinese alter-ego, a new controller dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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After briefly settling, AMD decides to Never Settle Forever yet again
— 7:00 AM on April 21, 2014

Although its Never Settle game bundling promo helped move a lot of Radeons in the past couple of years, AMD quietly let the program lapse...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Friday night topic: where are the good ultraportables?
— 5:20 PM on April 18, 2014

If I don't upgrade before October, my primary laptop will soon celebrate its fifth birthday. I didn't mean for things to turn out this way....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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Nvidia GeForce 337.61 beta hotfix display driver released
— 6:36 PM on April 16, 2014

Nvidia just released a new display driver for its family of graphic cards. Bear in mind that this is meant as a hotfix, so...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Software

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Ars Technica reviews Windows Phone 8.1
— 6:22 PM on April 16, 2014

Ars Technica's Peter Bright has written quite a treatise on Windows Phone 8.1. With the addition of a slew of new features including Cortana, a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Steam usage patterns reveal shameful number of unplayed games
— 2:16 PM on April 16, 2014

Raise your hand if you have a ton of unplayed games in your Steam library. If you're anything like me, you're probably mired in a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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What's next after Google Glass? Try Google contact lenses
— 12:29 PM on April 16, 2014

The wearable computing revolution continues. Credit Patent Bolt for spotting that Google has filed a patent to embed tiny cameras within contact lenses: Today's new...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Major smartphone makers to integrate kill switches into future mobile devices
— 12:11 PM on April 16, 2014

ZDNet is reporting that Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft have all agreed to integrate a smartphone kill switch into future mobile devices. While there has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft formally announces SQL Server 2014
— 3:24 PM on April 15, 2014

Today, Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella revealed more about its Big Data strategy with the announcement of the following products: SQL Server 2014. This release...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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4K display, Radeon GPU team up in $1,500 Toshiba laptop
— 11:43 AM on April 15, 2014

With the PPI arms race raging on in the phone world, I was starting to think display makers had forgotten about laptops. Happily, that's not...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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