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IHS: 2014 was a good year for the semiconductor industry
— 12:53 PM on December 22, 2014

In 2014, the semiconductor market enjoyed its "best industry performance since 2010," according to the latest report from market research firm IHS. IHS projects...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Miscellaneous

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Etc.
— 11:55 AM on December 22, 2014

I felt like I had a few moments to spare this weekend, for the first time in quite a while, so I decided to address...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Notes from TR's next-gen storage testing
— 3:13 PM on December 19, 2014

In between work on other projects, I've been running exploratory tests on PCIe SSDs to see how their performance characteristics differ from the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage

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RRAM breakthrough could lead to 1Tb chips built on 28-nm tech
— 10:00 AM on December 19, 2014

Remember Crossbar, the firm developing resistive random access memory (RRAM) with higher performance and endurance than NAND? The company announced a breakthrough at...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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The TR Podcast 167.5 bonus edition: You guys ask us stuff!
— 8:46 AM on December 19, 2014

In this special, video-only edition of The TR Podcast, we're freestyling without Jordan—and without much of a plan! Instead, we take questions from the chat...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Mobile computing Gaming The Tech Report Podcast

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Our bonus TR live stream is up right now!
— 8:35 PM on December 18, 2014

Update: The stream has ended. Thanks to all who joined in! Hi folks. You can watch our bonus TR live stream below:

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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Join us this evening for a bonus TR live stream
— 10:43 AM on December 18, 2014

Since Jordan's not available, our plan has been to put The TR Podcast on hiatus until 2015. That seems like an awfully long time to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech The Tech Report Podcast

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Report: Microsoft prepping streaming service for apps and games
— 6:00 AM on December 17, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been vocal about his "mobile first, cloud first" strategy. So, it's no...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Skype can now translate conversations in over 40 languages
— 6:00 AM on December 16, 2014

Douglas Adams' Babel fish may be a work of science fiction, but Microsoft is close to having its own universal translator in software. The...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Western Digital acquires enterprise SSD maker
— 5:23 PM on December 15, 2014

Another firm specializing in enterprise solid-state storage has been acquired by Western Digital. This time, it's Skyera, which Western Digital describes as a "developer...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Gigabyte's three-way GTX 980 costs more than most PCs
— 11:30 AM on December 15, 2014

Remember Gigabyte's insane Waterforce GTX 980? You know, the one with three hot-clocked GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards hooked up to an external liquid...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Passively cooled Bay Trail board has full-sized slots, microATX footprint
— 10:30 AM on December 15, 2014

Intel's Bay Trail SoC has popped up on another PC motherboard. Unlike most implementations, which stick to the Mini-ITX form factor, Biostar's J1900MH2 opts...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deal of the week: a 27'' IPS monitor for $180 and a 1TB MLC SSD for $370
— 10:41 AM on December 12, 2014

Retailers are still recovering from their Black Friday binges, but that hasn't stopped us from finding some nice deals that should appeal to PC enthusiasts. Best...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming

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103 system fans clash in epic round-up
— 9:22 AM on December 11, 2014

System fans aren't the most exciting PC components, so we rarely cover them here at TR. However, there are some fairly substantial differences between the...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Custom mapping comes to Google Drive
— 6:00 AM on December 11, 2014

Google's support for custom maps has been inconsistent over the past few years, but the My Maps function seems to have finally found a stable...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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The TR Podcast 167: The best of 2014 & 2015, plus two freaking petabytes
— 1:47 PM on December 10, 2014

Join us for geek movie trailers, listener mail, SSD endurance, and Jordan feeling left out.

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Dashlane, LastPass can now change passwords automatically
— 3:39 PM on December 9, 2014

Changing passwords is a chore. It's such a chore that many people didn't bother even in the wake of the Heartbleed fiasco. A Pew...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Seagate's Archive HDD uses shingled recording to squeeze 1.33TB per platter
— 10:31 AM on December 9, 2014

In August, Seagate revealed that it had started shipping its first 8TB hard drive. Details were scarce at the time, but the drive has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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