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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Analyst expects Apple to start transition away from Intel by 2017
— 4:11 PM on January 14, 2015

No question about it, Apple's homebrewed processors for the iPhone and iPad are getting mighty fast. According to an analyst quoted by AppleInsider, those chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mac

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Biostar teases Z97 motherboard with USB 3.1
— 10:44 AM on January 14, 2015

MSI isn't the only one prepping a Z97 motherboard with USB 3.1 connectivity. Biostar also has one in the works. The Gaming Z97X first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Here are more glamor shots of MSI's USB Type-C motherboard
— 1:34 PM on January 8, 2015

MSI's Z97A Gaming 6 is the first motherboard we've seen with a USB 3.1 Type-C port. The official MSI photo we posted the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Sub-$100 Diamond box captures video to SD cards, Ethernet shares
— 10:35 AM on January 7, 2015

We don't often hear from Diamond, but the company is at this year's CES with some new products, including a curious capture box that can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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With Forge TV, Razer aims to bring PC gaming to the living room
— 9:43 AM on January 6, 2015

Everyone seems to be trying to crack PC gaming in the living room lately, and Razer has just thrown its hat into the ring...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices Game consoles

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Gigabyte's new X99 board is an overclocking champion
— 5:09 PM on January 5, 2015

Gigabyte has introduced another high-end Haswell-E motherboard aimed at competitive overclockers. During its CES press conference today, the firm revealed the X99-SOC Champion, which managed...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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New MSI Z97 mobo sports a USB 3.1 Type-C connector
— 8:02 PM on January 4, 2015

Finalized last August, the USB 3.1 Type-C connector has a reversible design that promises to eliminate the infamous USB quantum superposition problem. MSI...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Input devices

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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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Chromecast now lets guests take over your TV
— 11:48 AM on December 11, 2014

Google has added a new feature to its Chromecast dongle: the ability to beam content from guests even if they aren't connected to your...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Deal of the week: Cyber Monday edition
— 10:23 AM on December 1, 2014

For those who didn't get all their shopping done over last week's Black Friday bonanza, Cyber Monday has arrived with a new batch of discounted...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Mobile computing

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Native FLAC support coming to Windows 10
— 11:46 AM on November 26, 2014

Microsoft is doubling down on support for exotic media formats. After introducing MKV support in build 9879 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview earlier...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Operating systems Windows

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ASRock's latest X99 board turns onboard networking up to 22Gbps
— 10:30 AM on November 24, 2014

ASRock's workstation-oriented X99 WS-E/10G motherboard takes networking to a whole 'nother level. First, there are the dual Gigabit Ethernet jacks, each one powered by an...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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The TR Podcast 166 is now available on YouTube
— 4:41 PM on November 21, 2014

The video from last night's podcast recording session is now available on YouTube, and I've embedded it below. We decided to raise the difficulty level...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays Mobile computing Gaming The Tech Report Podcast

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Gigabyte squeezes Haswell-E motherboard into microATX form factor
— 10:30 AM on November 19, 2014

Gigabyte is rolling out a new motherboard for Haswell-E processors, and it's smaller than one might expect. Instead of occupying a full-sized ATX form factor,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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In the lab: MSI's X99S MPower motherboard
— 1:09 PM on November 14, 2014

Another Haswell-E motherboard has arrived at the Benchmarking Sweatshop. Say hello to MSI's X99S MPower: The board is optimized for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Skype for Web runs in your web browser (maybe)
— 10:50 AM on November 14, 2014

Skype is now officially a web app. While Outlook.com users have had access to a barebones version of the software for some time, Microsoft

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Deal of the week: A monster PSU for $110, Devil's Canyon for $196, and more
— 10:43 AM on November 14, 2014

One of this week's deals expires at 11:59 AM Central Time, so let's cut to the chase. SeaSonic's X-1250 PSU is massively discounted at Newegg for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage

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