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Updated Google search algorithm prioritizes mobile-friendly sites
— 11:29 AM on April 21, 2015

Mobile devices are increasingly becoming the way that many people view web sites, and Google is changing its search algorithm to reflect this fact. As...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Steam's community features now behind $5 spending threshold
— 6:00 AM on April 21, 2015

Steam is more than just a place to buy PC games. It's also a forum for discussing them, rating them, and amassing the associated trading...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Etc.
— 9:46 AM on April 20, 2015

Morning, folks. I'm off to London this week for a press event, but I'll try to post when I can from the road. I hate...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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This week produced a bumper crop of security holes, patches
— 7:11 PM on April 17, 2015

It was a massive patch Tuesday this week. We got patches for show-stopping flaws from Microsoft, Oracle, Google, and Adobe. Let's start with Microsoft, who released...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Star Wars Battlefront trailer will leave your jaw on the desk
— 12:54 PM on April 17, 2015

DICE has posted a reveal trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront game, and, well, check it out for yourself.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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This is my favorite fanless NUC chassis so far
— 9:12 AM on April 17, 2015

Intel's NUC is built around a standard motherboard form factor that allows others to create their own mini PC enclosures. Traditional case makers haven't gotten...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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Asus console brings Broadwell, GTX 960M to the living room
— 6:42 PM on April 15, 2015

Asus' ROG GR8 mini-PC is an intriguing option for those who want a console-like computer for living-room gaming. Today, the company announced the ROG...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Here's our discussion of FreeSync, G-Sync, and the BenQ XL2730Z
— 9:01 AM on April 15, 2015

We talked about my review of the BenQ XL2370Z FreeSync monitor on the podcast recently. Here's what I had to say about it there.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Updated: GTA V joins the AMD Gaming Evolved stable, supports Contact Hardening Shadows
— 6:08 PM on April 14, 2015

Grand Theft Auto V came out for the PC today. In tandem with that release, AMD has announced that GTA V is part of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Surface 3 review roundup: Honey, I shrunk the Surface Pro
— 4:40 PM on April 14, 2015

Microsoft's Surface 3 is a major course change for the company's lower-end tablet. ARM processors and Windows RT are out, replaced by an Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Ventus X mouse fights sweaty palms with textured finish, extra ventilation
— 10:45 AM on April 14, 2015

Some gamers get sweaty palms while playing, an affliction that can make it difficult to keep a good handle on one's mouse. Fortunately, Thermaltake's new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Etc.
— 6:00 AM on April 14, 2015

Any of you guys play GTA V after the launch last night? If so, what do you think so far?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Make your own movies with GTA V's PC-only editor
— 8:57 PM on April 13, 2015

We PC gamers had to wait longer than everyone else to get our hands on Grand Theft Auto V. Perhaps as consolation, Rockstar included something...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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AMD's Catalyst 15.4 beta driver is primed for GTA V
— 3:32 PM on April 13, 2015

Looks like Radeon owners will be ready to roll with day-of-release drivers for GTA V when it comes out tomorrow. AMD has just posted a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Dell, Apple, and Firefox make security headlines
— 3:22 PM on April 13, 2015

There are three recent security stories that impact our community. They involve flaws in Dell's System Detect, Firefox 37, and OS X. We've talked before about...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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BenQ's XL2730Z 'FreeSync' monitor reviewed
— 1:02 PM on April 13, 2015

AMD's FreeSync is here, personified in BenQ's XL2730Z monitor. We've gone deep into the display's performance and smoothness, with direct comparisons to G-Sync using...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Gaming

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GeForce 350.12 drivers are tuned for GTA V
— 9:44 AM on April 13, 2015

Grand Theft Auto V finally comes to the PC tomorrow. To help GeForce owners prepare, Nvidia has released new graphics drivers tuned specifically for the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Deal of the week: A $400 Steam Machine, $80 Define R4, and more
— 10:38 AM on April 10, 2015

We have another batch of PC hardware deals for you today. Alienware's "Steam Machine Ready" Alpha gaming rig normally costs more than current-gen consoles, but coupon...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Memory Gaming

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