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Microsoft's first smartwatch is focused on fitness
— 10:40 AM on October 30, 2014

The rumors were right: Microsoft did have a smartwatch in the pipeline for the holiday season. Curiously, though, the new Microsoft Band isn't an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Choose your own sensor with Corsair's featherweight Sabre RGB gaming mouse
— 9:21 AM on October 30, 2014

Peripheral preferences tend to be very personal, especially among gamers. Perhaps that's why Corsair's new Sabre RGB mouse comes in two different flavors. One...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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The Leviathan is Razer's new sound bar
— 9:36 AM on October 29, 2014

Besides its gaming peripherals and case licensing program, Razer also has a line of audio products. The firm has now expanded that family...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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LiteOn's EP1 Series crams 960GB onto four-lane M.2 SSD
— 6:00 AM on October 29, 2014

Four-lane M.2 sockets can be found on quite a few X99 motherboards—and even select Z97 offerings—but mini PCIe SSDs that can take advantage of the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Alienware's Graphics Amplifier brings desktop GPUs to notebooks
— 11:14 AM on October 28, 2014

For years, PC hardware makers have demoed external modules that pair full-sized desktop graphics cards with notebooks....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Windows 10 to add touchpad gestures for power users
— 9:30 AM on October 28, 2014

In my first look at Windows 10, I said I hoped to see more touchpad gestures in the OS—particularly ones to control the new...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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The grass is greener with Nvidia's Turf Effects
— 12:37 PM on October 27, 2014

Nvidia has revealed a new addition to its GameWorks family of visual effects. The grass simulation is called Turf Effects, and it looks very...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Microsoft takes $50 off the Xbox One for the holidays
— 10:19 AM on October 27, 2014

The Xbox One will be a little bit cheaper this holiday season. Microsoft has announced a deal good for $50 off the console, bringing...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Amazon goes after Chromecast with Fire TV Stick
— 9:10 AM on October 27, 2014

I guess everybody's going after Google's Chromecast dongle. After Mozilla's Matchstick, here comes Amazon and the Fire TV Stick.

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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New Catalysts enable Mantle in Civ: Beyond Earth
— 6:00 AM on October 27, 2014

In case you missed it, AMD posted a new set of beta Catalyst drivers just before the weekend. These 14.9.2 drivers add Mantle support...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Here's what's cooking in Damage Labs
— 5:00 PM on October 24, 2014

My two identical GPU test rigs—one for Radeons and another for GeForces—have served me well for several years. And they're purty!

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Gaming

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Here's the not-so-live video version of The TR Podcast 164
— 12:38 PM on October 24, 2014

After clumsily knocking over a few technical hurdles, we managed to live stream our podcast recording session last night on Twitch. We'll try to stream...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech The Tech Report Podcast

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Deal of the week: An IPS ultra-wide for $420, plus cheap SSDs and more
— 11:26 AM on October 24, 2014

One of these days, we're just going to skip the intro and dive right into the bulleted list. But not today. This counts as an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Microsoft's quarterly revenue up 25% on strong Surface, Xbox sales
— 9:13 AM on October 24, 2014

Microsoft is the latest in a string of tech companies to report positive quarterly financial results. For its first fiscal quarter, which ended September...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Personal tech

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Assassin's Creed Unity PC requires 6GB of RAM, GTX 680
— 6:00 AM on October 24, 2014

Ubisoft has posted the hardware requirements for the PC version of Assassin's Creed Unity, and they're...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Civ: Beyond Earth with Mantle aims to end multi-GPU microstuttering
— 3:46 PM on October 23, 2014

The next installment in Sid Meier's Civilization series, Civilization: Beyond Earth, comes out tomorrow. The folks at AMD have been working with its developer, Firaxis, to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming

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GeForce 344.48 driver enables DSR on Kepler, Fermi GPUs
— 11:12 AM on October 22, 2014

Nvidia has released the 344.48 driver package for GeForce graphics cards. This driver is WHQL certified, so it's not a beta, and it includes...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Toshiba intros $330 notebook with 360-degree hinge
— 9:15 AM on October 21, 2014

Are Lenovo's Yoga laptops too rich for your blood? Good news: Toshiba has announced a budget ultraportable that features a similar 360-degree hinge design....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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