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Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft board, goes ballin'
— 6:00 AM on August 20, 2014

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave up his last official position with the company yesterday. In a letter to current chief Satya Nadella, Ballmer...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Windows 8.1 August Update causes crashes, gets pulled
— 6:00 AM on August 18, 2014

The latest major update to Windows 8.1 wasn't just underwhelming. Turns out it has a host of other issues on top of that. As...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Here's my appearance on Newegg TV's Alt+Tab show
— 10:37 PM on August 15, 2014

If you missed the live stream earlier, here's the re-broadcast of the Alt+Tab show on Newegg TV. Paul, Steve, and I discussed a bunch...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming The Tech Report

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Report: Windows Threshold public beta is indeed coming this fall
— 2:59 PM on August 15, 2014

Hoping to sample the next major version of Windows? You may get your chance sooner than you think. Last week, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reported...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD hopes to put a little Mantle in OpenGL Next
— 11:27 AM on August 14, 2014

At Siggraph yesterday, we met with Richard Huddy, AMD's newly appointed Gaming Scientist. Huddy...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Not good with words? Win a Radeon R9 280X from Sapphire anyhow
— 10:32 AM on August 14, 2014

Are the 5-7-5 syllabic requirements of our haiku contest too much for you? Don't like your odds? Well, there's another chance to win some...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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FreeSync monitors will sample next month, start selling next year
— 6:00 AM on August 14, 2014

The Siggraph conference is going down in Vancouver, Canada this week, bringing a bunch of graphics goodness into the back yard of TR's northern outpost....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Intel: DirectX 12 yields big gains on tablets, other thermally constrained devices
— 12:01 PM on August 13, 2014

We already know that DirectX 12 will reduce CPU utilization in games by cutting API overhead. The performance benefits of this approach on desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Here's 12 minutes of Battlefield: Hardline's single-player campaign
— 9:58 AM on August 13, 2014

Although the Battlefield series has multiplayer down pat, the franchise's single-player experiences haven't been as satisfying. The last couple of chapters have felt a little...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Tonga GPU debuts aboard AMD's FirePro W7100
— 9:45 AM on August 13, 2014

At the start of Siggraph yesterday, AMD announced some additions to its FirePro lineup of workstation-class...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Errata prompts Intel to disable TSX in Haswell, early Broadwell CPUs
— 1:28 PM on August 12, 2014

The TSX instructions built into Intel's Haswell CPU cores haven't become widely used by everyday software just yet, but they promise to make certain...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel now free with high-end GeForces
— 10:47 AM on August 12, 2014

I think Nvidia has finally run out of Watch Dogs licenses to give out with GeForce graphics cards—but that's okay, because the company has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Zotac's new GeForce GTX 750 is passively cooled
— 9:21 AM on August 12, 2014

The GeForce GTX 750 is scarily power-efficient. In our testing, it drew the least power out of all the solutions in its price range,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Research paper reveals future Nvidia GPUs
— 6:00 AM on August 12, 2014

An obscure research paper detailing the use of GPU computing for radio telescopes has revealed the existence of three upcoming Nvidia GPUs. 3D Center...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Unannounced Radeon R9 285 pictured online
— 11:31 AM on August 11, 2014

AMD is rumored to be working on a new "Tonga" GPU that's reportedly destined to replace existing Tahiti silicon in the Radeon R9...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Khronos looks to rebuild OpenGL as a low-overhead API
— 9:57 AM on August 11, 2014

Now that DirectX 12 and Mantle have committed to providing developers with quicker, more direct access to modern GPUs in a way that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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New Chrome beta enables HTML5 Netflix on Linux
— 6:00 AM on August 11, 2014

Playing Netflix on Linux still requires jumping through a few hoops, but happily, the hoops are getting...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Friday night topic: Virtualizing your stuff
— 5:52 PM on August 8, 2014

The rise of virtualization has transformed the landscape in IT in the past ten years. Sounds a little stiff and boring, maybe, but the ability...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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