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Our bonus TR live stream is up right now!
— 8:35 PM on December 18, 2014

Update: The stream has ended. Thanks to all who joined in! Hi folks. You can watch our bonus TR live stream below:

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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This year's Steam Holiday Sale is on
— 12:59 PM on December 18, 2014

It's that time of year again. Valve has kicked off its latest Steam Holiday Sale, which is going to serve up a rolling selection...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Minecraft: Story Mode coming next year
— 11:24 AM on December 18, 2014

Not much more than a month after completing its $2.5-billion acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang, Microsoft seems to have started milking the franchise. Mojang...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Join us this evening for a bonus TR live stream
— 10:43 AM on December 18, 2014

Since Jordan's not available, our plan has been to put The TR Podcast on hiatus until 2015. That seems like an awfully long time to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech The Tech Report Podcast

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Saitek is making a custom controller for Farming Simulator
— 10:57 AM on December 17, 2014

Saitek offers a full lineup of custom controller hardware for flight sims. The firm has everything from combat-ready joysticks to yoke-and-throttle combos pulled from a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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GeForce 347.09 driver is ready for Elite: Dangerous, new Metal Gear Solid
— 9:10 AM on December 17, 2014

A new set of beta GeForce drivers has landed. Today's release is numbered 347.09, and Nvidia bills it as a "Game Ready" driver for...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Nvidia FleXes new PhysX effects
— 10:48 AM on December 16, 2014

During a press event last year, Nvidia introduced PhysX FleX, a particle-based physics simulation that lets different effects affect one another. GPU-driven engine promises...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Just Cause 3 screenshots show tropical vistas, explosions
— 9:26 AM on December 16, 2014

I think a lot of us at TR are excited about Just Cause 3, which Avalanche studios finally unveiled last month. We've only gotten...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Western Digital acquires enterprise SSD maker
— 5:23 PM on December 15, 2014

Another firm specializing in enterprise solid-state storage has been acquired by Western Digital. This time, it's Skyera, which Western Digital describes as a "developer...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Metro Redux bundle lands on Linux, SteamOS
— 9:12 AM on December 15, 2014

Steam Machines are still missing in action, but the library of SteamOS titles continues to grow. This time, it's the Metro Redux bundle that has...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Xbox chief: '[I]t's time for us to talk about gaming on Windows'
— 2:56 PM on December 12, 2014

We learned yesterday that Microsoft plans to unveil Windows 10's "consumer experience" on January 21. The company has stayed mostly mum on the specifics,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Deal of the week: a 27'' IPS monitor for $180 and a 1TB MLC SSD for $370
— 10:41 AM on December 12, 2014

Retailers are still recovering from their Black Friday binges, but that hasn't stopped us from finding some nice deals that should appeal to PC enthusiasts. Best...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming

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Are these Intel's first Broadwell NUCs?
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2014

Intel's new Broadwell architecture premiered with the Core M earlier this fall. Now, it's on its way to ultrabooks—and, by the looks of it, NUC...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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TR's Christmas 2014 System Guide
— 9:05 PM on December 11, 2014

Join us for this year's last System Guide update, in which we've fine-tuned our picks for your eleventh-hour Christmas shopping needs. This holiday edition...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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The TR Podcast 167: The best of 2014 & 2015, plus two freaking petabytes
— 1:47 PM on December 10, 2014

Join us for geek movie trailers, listener mail, SSD endurance, and Jordan feeling left out.

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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ECS's new mini PC sports a 64-bit Bay Trail SoC
— 10:44 AM on December 10, 2014

A new Bay Trail mini PC has quietly appeared online. FanlessTech spotted the product page for ECS's Liva X, which puts a Bay...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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SimCity 2000 is free on Origin right now
— 9:05 AM on December 10, 2014

EA has gotten into the habit of giving away PC games as part of Origin's new "On the House" program. We were treated to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Seagate's Archive HDD uses shingled recording to squeeze 1.33TB per platter
— 10:31 AM on December 9, 2014

In August, Seagate revealed that it had started shipping its first 8TB hard drive. Details were scarce at the time, but the drive has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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