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Report: Windows Threshold preview planned for Sept 30
— 11:20 AM on August 21, 2014

Thanks to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, we already knew about Microsoft's plan for a public Windows Threshold preview in the early fall. Now, thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Asus' ROG Swift PG278Q G-Sync monitor reviewed
— 11:13 AM on August 20, 2014

The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q is the first G-Sync monitor to make its way into Damage Labs, and we've been bathed in the glory of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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SanDisk's Ultra II SSD combines TLC NAND with clever caching
— 11:58 AM on August 19, 2014

SanDisk has lifted the lid on the Ultra II, a new SATA SSD that combines three-bit TLC flash with Marvell controller technology. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Enermax's new card readers are perfect for empty external bays
— 6:00 AM on August 19, 2014

Enermax's new Mighty Charger card readers slipped under our radar last week. The bay inserts aren't the most exciting products, to be honest, but I...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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A quick look at AMD's Radeon R7 SSD
— 11:01 PM on August 18, 2014

AMD is getting into the storage business. The Radeon R7 SSD combines OCZ's Barefoot 3 controller with Toshiba's 19-nm MLC NAND, custom firmware, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Cooler Master's Elite 110 mini-ITX case reviewed
— 10:03 PM on August 17, 2014

Cooler Master's Elite 110 is a tiny case with a price to match. Is it a good value? We loaded it up with parts and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Cooling

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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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Deal of the week: A 480GB SSD for $150
— 10:40 AM on August 15, 2014

I didn't intend for this week's deals post to be all about storage, but that's kinda what happened. Before we get into cheap SSDs and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Personal tech

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Lego USB drive will tickle your nostalgia
— 3:44 PM on August 14, 2014

Lego USB drives aren't exactly a new thing. People have been making their own for a while. But PNY is now selling an official...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Spec for reversible USB Type-C connector finalized
— 9:12 AM on August 13, 2014

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has finished the specification for its new, reversible USB connector design. First announced last December, the USB 3.1 Type-C...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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