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Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 with the Exynos 5433 processor
— 3:17 PM on January 31, 2015

Most of the world gets a variant of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 based on the familiar Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 system-on-a-chip (SoC). In Samsung's home country...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290X for $233
— 10:59 AM on January 30, 2015

Big-screen TVs seem to be the deal du jour ahead of Superbowl Sunday, but there are some nice bargains on PC hardware, too. Here's what...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage

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AMD's new Fixer video is even crazier than the last
— 10:50 AM on January 30, 2015

The first installment of AMD's The Fixer video series was like a marketing executive's fever dream—and AMD didn't stop there. 18 months later, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Leak pegs desktop Broadwell, Skylake for mid-year
— 9:12 AM on January 30, 2015

During our live podcast on Wednesday, a viewer asked about the launch schedule for unlocked Broadwell desktop processors. I guesstimated that the chips would...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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WSJ: Microsoft to back Cyanogen with $70M investment
— 4:58 PM on January 29, 2015

Microsoft's work on Windows Phone hasn't exactly paid off. Recent comScore numbers peg the platform's U.S. usage share at just 3.5%. Microsoft will double...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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We discuss the GeForce GTX 970 memory controversy
— 11:28 AM on January 29, 2015

Wonder what the deal is with the GeForce GTX 970's memory configuration and the new details Nvidia revealed this past weekend? Here's our take...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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The TR Podcast 169 video: Win10, Elon's musk, and the gimpy GTX 970
— 11:00 AM on January 29, 2015

The video from last night's show is now available on YouTube. We talked about Microsoft's Windows 10 announcements, those holographic goggles, Jordan's man-crush on Elon...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Operating systems Podcast

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Qualcomm posts record revenue, loses high-profile design
— 9:10 AM on January 29, 2015

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm reported its quarterly financial results yesterday. For the three months ended December 28, its first fiscal quarter of 2015, the firm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Report: AMD plans Kaveri refresh for June-July time frame
— 2:49 PM on January 28, 2015

We already know that AMD's next-gen Carrizo APU isn't coming to the desktop. What we don't know is where that leaves AMD's APU lineup...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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So long, Flash; YouTube now uses HTML5 by default
— 9:15 AM on January 28, 2015

Using a recent browser? Then chances are Adobe's Flash plug-in will remain dormant the next time you fire up a YouTube video. That's because, according...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Unreal Engine 4 demo blurs line between rendered and reality
— 9:57 AM on January 27, 2015

I've seen a lot of impressive game-engine footage over the years, but nothing quite like the Unreal Engine 4 demo put together by level designer...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Cloud surge, Surface sales buoy Microsoft's quarterly results
— 6:00 AM on January 27, 2015

The financial results for Microsoft's second fiscal quarter, which ended December 31, paint a mixed picture of the company's businesses. Overall revenue hit $26.5 billion,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Details leak out on AMD's first Zen-based desktop CPUs
— 4:21 PM on January 26, 2015

We've known for some time that AMD is cooking up a revamped x86 architecture. That architecture is code-named Zen, and the folks at SweClockers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Nvidia: the GeForce GTX 970 works exactly as intended
— 12:00 PM on January 26, 2015

This weekend, we learned about some quirks of the GeForce GTX 970's memory config. Those revelations touched off tons of speculation and concern. To clear...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Report: 4GB of RAM coming to GTX 960 in March
— 9:56 AM on January 26, 2015

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 960 graphics card is pretty awesome, but some are concerned because it's equipped with only 2GB of RAM. That's not enough...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia admits, explains GeForce GTX 970 memory allocation issue
— 11:05 AM on January 24, 2015

We've been tracking an issue with GeForce GTX 970 memory use for a little while now, most...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Here's my guest appearance on tonight's Alt+Tab Show
— 10:59 PM on January 23, 2015

We talked about the GeForce GTX 960, among other things, on this evening's edition of the Alt+Tab Show. Here's the rebroadcast via YouTube for those...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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I'll be on Newegg TV's Alt+Tab show live at 3PM PT
— 3:07 PM on January 23, 2015

I'll be putting in an appearance this evening on Newegg TV's Alt+Tab Show starting at 6:00 PM Eastern time/3:00 PM Pacific. I'm sure we'll be...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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