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Rockchip SoC powers $149 Chromebooks, sub-$100 dongle
— 6:00 AM on April 1, 2015

A quad-core Rockchip SoC has landed in a bunch of budget Chrome devices. The RK3288 clocks 32-bit Cortex-A17 CPU cores up to 1.8GHz...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Here are our musings on the new MacBook
— 10:11 AM on March 31, 2015

I thought we had a pretty solid discussion of the new MacBook in our recent podcast, so it seemed like a good idea to cut...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft unveils Atom-powered Surface 3 tablet
— 9:55 AM on March 31, 2015

Microsoft announced the rumored update to its non-Pro Surface today, and it's called Surface 3. The new tablet resembles a shrunken Surface Pro 3...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Source code references hint at Tegra X1 Chromebooks
— 9:23 AM on March 31, 2015

Nvidia's Tegra SoCs have already worked their way into a couple of Chromebooks. Acer rolled out a 13-incher in August, while HP added...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Operating systems

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Samsung's 850 EVO M.2 solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 AM on March 31, 2015

Samsung's 850 EVO SSD debuted in December inside the usual 2.5" case. Now, the drive is spreading to smaller mSATA and M.2 form factors....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Here's our take on Vulkan, the next OpenGL
— 9:39 AM on March 30, 2015

One of the biggest things that happened at GDC a few weeks ago was the introduction of the Vulkan graphics API, which is the new,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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The TR Podcast video 173: Torquing the Titan
— 4:26 PM on March 27, 2015

We recorded the latest episode of the TR Podcast last night, and the video of our conversation is now available on YouTube. In this episode,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Input devices Gaming Podcast

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Report: AMD R&D spending falls to near-10-year low
— 4:19 PM on March 27, 2015

R&D investment is the growth engine of technology companies, and by that measure, AMD's quarterly spending might not paint a pretty picture. EXPreview has aggregated...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Deal of the week: Ultra-wide IPS for $750, 16GB DDR4-2666 for $190, plus more
— 10:38 AM on March 27, 2015

Clever intro for another weekly deals post? Ain't nobody got time fo dat. Ultra-wide monitors seem to be everywhere these days, including the discount aisle. Newegg...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory

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AMD shows off DirectX 12 performance with new 3DMark benchmark
— 5:16 PM on March 26, 2015

Low-overhead graphics APIs like Vulkan (née Mantle) and DirectX 12 are probably the biggest news in game programming in some time, and 3DMark producer Futuremark...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Report: Microsoft to build an Intel-powered, non-Pro Surface tablet
— 9:23 AM on March 26, 2015

Microsoft may be bidding farewell to its ARM-powered Surface tablets along with its Windows RT OS. According to a report published by WinBeta, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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EVGA Hybrid liquid-cools the GeForce GTX 980
— 3:58 PM on March 25, 2015

Slapping a liquid cooler on a graphics card isn't a fresh idea, but factory-sealed setups are rare outside of the hottest-running pixel pushers around, like...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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SEC filing says Samsung is fabbing chips for Nvidia
— 10:19 AM on March 25, 2015

Last month, Meritz Securities analyst Park Yu-ak claimed that Samsung would be manufacturing chips for Nvidia. He didn't provide any evidence to support that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Pixar's RenderMan software now free for non-commercial use
— 10:06 AM on March 24, 2015

RenderMan is the core rendering technology behind not only Pixar's movies, but also a wide range of other Hollywood blockbusters. The rendering engine been used...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Catalyst 15.3 betas add FreeSync support, more CrossFire profiles
— 11:55 AM on March 23, 2015

AMD has posted a new batch of beta drivers for Radeon graphics cards. The Catalyst 15.3 beta release adds support for monitors with FreeSyc...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Google Glass isn't dead, just resting, says Eric Schmidt
— 10:03 AM on March 23, 2015

Google closed its Google Glass Explorer program back in January and transferred control of the project to Tony Fadell, former iPod guru and CEO...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nvidia follows a triangle through its GPU pipeline
— 9:45 AM on March 23, 2015

If you've read Scott's GPU reviews, you probably have some understanding of the functional units inside Nvidia's latest graphics chips. A recent blog post...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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4GB GTX 960s trickle into retail channels
— 11:43 AM on March 20, 2015

About a week ago, a number of graphics card manufacturers announced 4GB versions of the GeForce GTX 960. Now, those 4GB cards are beginning...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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