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Microsoft describes how it uses telemetry data for smoother updates
— 1:23 PM on April 26, 2017

A vocal minority has up in arms about Windows 10's data collection ever since its release. The company's been making an effort towards being...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems

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Deals of the week: a mighty PSU, mid-range CPUs, and more
— 11:40 AM on April 21, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write something funny, stupid, or both... if I had anything today. We're buzzing bees at TR HQ right now,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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Rumor: Google to bake ad-blocking into Chrome browser
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google intends to include an ad-blocking component in future versions of its popular Chrome web browser. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google retires outdated Octane JavaScript benchmark
— 5:00 PM on April 13, 2017

Benchmarks are a crucial part of what we do here at TR. As fun as it can be to compare performance figures for competing widgets,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Deals of the week: huge monitors, a big hard drive, and more
— 11:41 AM on April 13, 2017

Tomorrow may be Good Friday, but all that means for hardware-hungry gerbils is that today is Deals Thursday. The release of AMD's excellent Ryzen 5...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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Microsoft Surface Dial gets integrated into more apps
— 4:05 PM on April 10, 2017

A tool is no good if you don't have anything to use it on. That goes doubly so for something as unique as Microsoft's Surface...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Gigabyte Brix IoT is small and connects to almost anything
— 3:30 PM on April 7, 2017

IoT is a buzzword that either gets people excited about new levels of convenience or makes them nervous about new types of security problems. Gigabyte's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

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Deals of the week: a packed ROG mobo, lit RAM, and more
— 11:25 AM on April 7, 2017

Fair Friday to you, dear gerbils. Can you feel the tension in the air? Do you sense the impending explosion of frametime graphs, value charts,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory

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HTC Vive will get a temporary $100 price drop this week
— 1:02 PM on April 3, 2017

If you've been itching to get on the VR bandwagon but don't fancy the steep price of the HTC's VR headset, there's some good news....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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MakeVR and Vive Tracker get HTC Vive ready for work and play
— 2:30 PM on March 27, 2017

We tend to focus on virtual reality for entertainment purposes, but the technology has potential to aid with more productive tasks. HTC and developer Sixense...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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Google points deep-learning machines at audio effect subtitles
— 12:45 PM on March 24, 2017

If you've ever looked through the subtitle options on a DVD or Blu-ray disc, you've likely noticed that there's often a set of subtitles for...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Deals of the week: an RX 480 4GB for $150 and more
— 10:57 AM on March 24, 2017

How fare thee, kind gerbil? Have you meditated on that upgrade you've been putting off for the better part of six months now? Are the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia Storage

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Elgato Stream Deck lets streamers play news desk
— 4:30 PM on March 23, 2017

Elgato's just-announced Stream Deck puts the tactile macro buttons seen in use by news production crews into the hands of streamers. The deck seems...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays Input devices Gaming Networking

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AMD publishes patches for Vega support on Linux
— 4:00 PM on March 22, 2017

Phoronix reports that AMD just published 100 patches to the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver, adding support for the company's upcoming Vega GPUs. Just a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Linux-Unix

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Samsung Bixby wants to guide you through the Galaxy
— 12:32 PM on March 20, 2017

Smartphones and connected devices keep adding new capabilities, and Samsung thinks users might need some help keeping up. The company says its Bixby AI...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Internet

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Google Guetzli compression algorithm squeezes more out of JPEGs
— 1:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Waiting for images to load is no fun. Neither is paying for bandwidth to serve or receive those images. We've reported in the recent past...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Chrome 57 saves power and CPU cycles by throttling background tabs
— 11:30 AM on March 15, 2017

When we wrote about Chrome 56 about six weeks ago, we mentioned that Google was working on aggressively throttling background tabs in order to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Twitch streaming set to come to a desktop near you
— 9:00 AM on March 15, 2017

Following its acquisition of Curse this last summer, Twitch has now revealed its plans for the platform: an official Twitch desktop app. Set...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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