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Rumor: Moto X Play coming to Verizon as Droid Maxx 2
— 5:35 PM on August 25, 2015

The Moto X Play is an intriguing phone thanks to its supposedly excellent camera, big battery, and low(er) price. The big question mark until...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Cortana public beta on Android can replace your launcher
— 7:32 AM on August 25, 2015

If you have an Android phone, and you've been itching to talk to Cortana, now's your chance. Microsoft has opened the Android public beta for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Microsoft MobileFusion makes 3D scans with a smartphone camera
— 5:16 PM on August 24, 2015

Microsoft's Kinect SDK has allowed apps to perform 3D mapping for a while, but the Kinect is hardly ubiquitous or portable—let alone something many...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Intel chops down Mini-ITX to make 5x5 motherboards
— 5:01 PM on August 24, 2015

Intel has pulled back the curtain on a new mobo format called 5x5. 5x5 boards are smaller than Mini-ITX mobos, but they retain support for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Solid-state electrolytes could make for denser, safer batteries
— 7:39 AM on August 24, 2015

Anybody who's ever used a cell phone, tablet, or laptop with a rechargeable battery wants more—more battery life and more usable charging cycles. Owners would also prefer...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deals of the week: Heavy-duty graphics cards and pro audio gear
— 5:10 PM on August 21, 2015

Psst. Hey kid, wanna grab some deals? It's Friday, take a look at the selection in my trenchcoat. Let's start with graphics cards. We have...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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OnePlus 2 firmware update fixes Stagefright vulnerability
— 12:14 PM on August 21, 2015

Like most Android phones, the OnePlus 2 shipped vulnerable to Stagefright attacks. The company has corrected that issue in an over-the-air (OTA) firmware...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Kansas City, the TR meetup is tonight!
— 11:22 AM on August 21, 2015

If you're in the Kansas City area and have some free time this evening, consider coming out...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Put a pair of Type-C ports up front with Asus' USB 3.1 UPD Panel
— 9:29 AM on August 21, 2015

Need something to do with a Z170 motherboard's numerous PCIe lanes? Asus' USB 3.1 UPD (for USB Power Delivery) Panel could be a useful...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Report: Q2 smartphone sales growth slowest since 2013
— 10:12 AM on August 20, 2015

Gartner has released its analysis of the worldwide smartphone market for the last quarter.  The report, uh, reports the market's lowest quarterly growth rate...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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JPR: Second-quarter GPU shipments fell 11% versus Q1
— 1:44 PM on August 19, 2015

Jon Peddie Research has published its latest Market Watch statistics for Q2 2015, and they reveal some interesting tidbits. Total GPU shipments dropped 11%...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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Etc.
— 12:51 PM on August 19, 2015

Hey, folks. I'm out at IDF this week, still soaking up as much as I can about Skylake and other interesting tech. I've been prodding...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Intel RealSense cameras go far beyond still photos at IDF
— 8:05 AM on August 19, 2015

IDF—During the opening keynote at the Intel Developer Forum yesterday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demoed the company's RealSense camera technology (PDF) and talked about where...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software Personal tech

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MIT researchers build an overexposure-proof HDR camera
— 4:58 PM on August 18, 2015

Any photographer who's ever overexposed a digital image is familiar with the results of that mistake: portions of the image are pure white, and even...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Intel slides detail Skylake microarchitecture, energy efficiency features
— 2:13 PM on August 18, 2015

IDF - Intel is presenting the details of the Skylake microarchitecture at IDF today. There's no live stream of the presentation, but a PDF...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: Are Skylake CPUs tempting you to upgrade?
— 5:44 PM on August 17, 2015

It's been almost two weeks since Intel's Skylake enthusiast CPUs hit the market. We know how they perform, and we have a good idea...

Poll Question: • Are Skylake CPUs and Z170 motherboards tempting you to upgrade?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

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TR BBQ XII field report: We had a blast
— 4:14 PM on August 17, 2015

Scott and I traveled to Holland, Michigan this past weekend for TR BBQ XII. While Scott is a veteran of the event, this BBQ was...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Ok, Kansas City, let's have a TR meetup on Friday night
— 1:04 PM on August 17, 2015

The TR BBQ is past us, and it's that time of year. Let's have a TR meetup in the Kansas City area this coming Friday...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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