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ARM and Geomerics announce Enlighten 3 engine
— 11:00 AM on March 3, 2015

GDC — In 2013, ARM invested in a company called Geomerics, which provides a middleware lighting engine for real-time graphics and games. This week, at...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Vulkan is the low-overhead future of OpenGL
— 10:38 AM on March 3, 2015

Another piece in the next-gen graphics API puzzle has fallen into place. The Khronos Group has formally announced Vulkan, the API formerly known as...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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AMD changes plans for public Mantle SDK, hints at evolution of API
— 6:00 AM on March 3, 2015

At PDXLan in November, AMD Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy reportedly promised that the firm would release...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Tiny PowerVR G6020 GPU targets 720p phones, wearables
— 1:00 AM on March 2, 2015

Along with its new H.265 encoders, Imagination Tech also announced a new PowerVR GPU at the Mobile World Congress this morning. The PowerVR G6020...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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New PowerVR H.265 encoders promise big efficiency gains
— 1:00 AM on March 2, 2015

Imagination Technologies is unveiling new products at the Mobile World Congress this week. Among them: the PowerVR Series5 family of video encoders, which are designed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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HTC announces Vive headset powered by Steam VR
— 11:53 AM on March 1, 2015

When we heard Valve was planning to make some virtual-reality-related announcements around this week's Game Developer's Conference, I didn't expect to see the first part...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: Radeons, mechanical keyboards, IPS displays, and more
— 1:34 PM on February 27, 2015

The deal gods are smiling upon us today. We've got some nice bargains on a Radeon R9 290 graphics card, a mechanical keyboard, and an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Input devices

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The TR Podcast 171 video is now available via YouTube
— 5:15 PM on February 26, 2015

Last night's live stream was a lot of fun once we got going. We talked about Nvidia being in hot water, the excellence of the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Cases Podcast

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ISPs to be common carriers under new FCC rules
— 12:42 PM on February 26, 2015

As Reuters reports, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to reclassify ISPs as common carriers. According to the news agency, the new FCC rules will...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Valve shows possible glimpse of SteamVR headset
— 8:50 AM on February 25, 2015

Earlier this week, Valve teased a new "hardware system" called SteamVR, which it plans to demo at the Game Developers Conference next month. We...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Nvidia CEO on GTX 970 controversy: 'We won't let this happen again'
— 1:06 PM on February 24, 2015

Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia's CEO, has spoken out on the recent controversy...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Valve announces SteamVR, promises GDC demo
— 6:00 AM on February 24, 2015

Steam machines are still missing in action, but Valve is pressing ahead with its hardware efforts. Late...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Nvidia faces class-action lawsuit over GTX 970 memory issue
— 12:48 PM on February 23, 2015

Lenovo isn't the only one facing a possible class-action suit. As PC World reports, Nvidia is also the subject of legal ire over...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Friday night topic: online trust and the death of privacy
— 4:28 PM on February 20, 2015

All of the recent revelations about things like infected hard drive firmware and the still-unfolding

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems

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The TR Podcast 170.5: The Heimlich maneuver
— 1:48 PM on February 20, 2015

Last night's stream with Paul Heimlich was lots of fun. Thanks again to everybody who joined us live and participated via the chat. We talked about...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Software The Tech Report Podcast

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail netbook for only $150
— 9:05 AM on February 20, 2015

Another week, another lame introductory sentence for our bulleted list of sweet PC hardware deals. Forget Chromebooks. Staples is selling Asus' 11.6" X205TA netbook for

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Fractal Design's new fans are priced to move
— 6:00 AM on February 19, 2015

Fractal Design introduced a couple of new fans this week. That's not the most exciting news, but the Amazon and Newegg reviews for...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Acer's 'frameless' XG270HU display has FreeSync support
— 4:55 PM on February 18, 2015

When Acer announced the XG270HU at CES last month, the company billed it as the "world's first gaming monitor with an edge-to-edge frameless display."...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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