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We need your input as we plan the "second-10th" TR BBQ
— 1:32 PM on May 23, 2016

There's only two months to go before the next TR BBQ. This post is specifically aimed at TR gerbils that won't be able to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Leap Motion gets an official VR headset mounting kit
— 9:32 AM on May 23, 2016

Leap Motion released a whole-hand motion-tracking controller back in 2013. In February, the company updated its software to better complement the upcoming VR headsets....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Apple pulls iOS 9.3.2 for the 9.7" iPad Pro after bricking reports
— 3:41 PM on May 20, 2016

Apple has pulled iOS version 9.3.2 for its 9.7" iPad Pro today after users reported that the update caused their devices to enter an unusable...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Google contemplates disabling the backspace shortcut in Chrome
— 1:38 PM on May 20, 2016

Google's Chrome browser is a dominant force in the web-browser market. According to NetMarketShare.com, Chrome holds about 43% of the browser market. Google has never...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: a 1TB SSD for $205 and more
— 11:20 AM on May 20, 2016

Happy Friday, Gerbils, and welcome to another of our storied deals-of-the-week posts. We’ve got a lot of returning alumni this week, and a few newcomers....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Bristol Ridge and Polaris headline AMD's Computex show
— 8:46 AM on May 20, 2016

AMD has announced a showcase of its "latest technology" at Computex Taipei 2016. The company says the event will feature the launch of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Chromebooks outshipped Macs in the USA last quarter
— 4:33 PM on May 19, 2016

In a market first, Chromebook manufacturers moved more of their wares than Apple did Macs in the USA last quarter, according to a statement...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Google details Android N security and performance improvements
— 12:03 PM on May 19, 2016

The as-yet-unnamed Android N was officially announced during Google's I/O 2016 Keynote. For those fortunate enough to own a Nexus or Pixel C device,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Nvidia Shield Android TV gets more content and HDR support
— 9:00 AM on May 19, 2016

When we reviewed Nvidia's Shield Android TV last September, we found a lot to like, but we didn't quite find the console-killer we were...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Google boosts machine learning with its Tensor Processing Unit
— 8:31 AM on May 19, 2016

Google has some new hardware out, and no, it's not a Nexus device. The search giant makes extensive use of machine learning to power services...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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Google Daydream puts mobile VR and Android on the same page
— 2:33 PM on May 18, 2016

The next version of Google's Android will make mobile VR a more standard experience. At its Google I/O event today, the company introduced a mobile...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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ARM and TSMC validate a 10-nm FinFET test chip
— 11:50 AM on May 18, 2016

ARM Holdings' first ARM v8 test chip based on TSMC's 10FinFET process technology has passed validation. For the SoC arena, this is exciting news...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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HGST drives lead the pack in latest Backblaze reliability report
— 5:33 PM on May 17, 2016

Every quarter, Backblaze releases a report that accounts for the thousands of hard drives it uses in its proprietary Storage Pod enclosures, and the failure...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Motorola launches offensive of entry-level Moto G4 handsets
— 3:24 PM on May 17, 2016

The Moto G has long been regarded as one of the best mid-range phones out there for a while now. Motorola is looking to capitalize...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Google details plans to phase out Flash Player
— 8:33 AM on May 17, 2016

Earlier this year, Google announced that it would no longer accept Flash-based ads for its AdWords and DoubleClick services. By the end of 2016,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Tuesday Shortbread
— 5:50 AM on May 17, 2016

Eight is Enough DigiTimes: Intel, Microsoft to limit OS support on new processors; to increase IPC players costs AnandTech: AMD changes SSD strategy:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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We're teaming up with Corsair and MSI to build a sweet VR PC
— 4:45 PM on May 16, 2016

Oculus' Rift and HTC's Vive VR headsets have been in the wild for some time now. We're still poking and prodding that next-generation technology to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 bring lots of small fixes
— 3:57 PM on May 16, 2016

Looks like today is Apple Patch Monday. Cupertino has released a bevy of fixes for its two main operating systems, bringing iOS to version...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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