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Asus' ROG G501 is an all-aluminum mobile beauty
— 8:00 AM on March 13, 2015

Maybe it ages me to admit it, but I tend to think of gaming laptops as thick, heavy slabs that nobody except the most devoted...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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The TR Podcast 172 video: An Apple on yer wrist and an Oculus on yer face
— 1:14 PM on March 12, 2015

We recorded the latest episode of the TR Podcast last night, and the video of our conversation is now available on YouTube. We talked about...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Podcast

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Google updates Chromebook Pixel with USB-C, Broadwell CPUs
— 2:56 PM on March 11, 2015

Google's Chromebook Pixel has always been kind of a contradiction in terms. Whereas most Chromebooks ply the $300-and-below waters of budget laptops, the original Pixel...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft and Apple patches fix FREAK and more
— 8:52 AM on March 11, 2015

Microsoft's monthly patch ritual has reached its appointed time. This Patch Tuesday brings fixes for many of the critical flaws we've discussed with you...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Oh lawd, we're podcasting on Wednesday again
— 5:30 PM on March 10, 2015

We're a bit of a moving target lately, but we're getting stuff done. This week's edition of the TR Podcast will be live-streamed on

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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PCs will get HBO Now at launch
— 6:00 AM on March 10, 2015

Turns out that Apple's HBO Now "exclusive" isn't so much. According to an HBO press release published by Engadget, PCs will also be able...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Apple introduces new, ultra-thin MacBook
— 3:02 PM on March 9, 2015

At Apple's press event today, the company returned its mid-line MacBook to its product lineup. And yes, it's the thinnest Apple notebook ever. But...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: MediaTek SoCs could adopt Radeon graphics
— 10:05 AM on March 9, 2015

MediaTek is one of the biggest SoC providers around. It currently offers a deep lineup of smartphone and tablets chips that pair ARM CPU cores...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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People want thicker smartphones with bigger batteries; Apple doesn't
— 12:52 PM on March 6, 2015

A lot of TR readers have lamented the drive toward slimmer devices that sacrifice battery life to shave a few millimeters. As it turns out,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A G-Sync display, Shield Tablet, and more
— 9:15 AM on March 6, 2015

We have a few unexpected items in this week's deals post, plus some of the usual suspects. G-Sync monitors are still relatively rare, so it's somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Gartner: Apple overtook Samsung as top smartphone vendor last quarter
— 3:33 PM on March 3, 2015

It's that time again: in the endless horse race of quarterly smartphone sales, we now know who's a nose ahead and who fell off the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Video shows Microsoft's Project Spartan browser, Cortana in action
— 10:07 AM on March 3, 2015

Microsoft confirmed the existence of Project Spartan, its Internet Explorer replacement, back in January. At the time, the company touted the integration of its...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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SanDisk unveils microSD card with a whopping 200GB capacity
— 11:58 AM on March 2, 2015

Moore's Law is an amazing thing, folks. Yesterday, SanDisk announced its latest high-capacity Ultra-branded microSDXC card, which crams 200GB of storage into a card...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Sony's waterproof Xperia Z4 takes on premium tablets
— 10:24 AM on March 2, 2015

Sony is the latest tablet maker with an uber-slender Android slate. The Xperia Z4 measures just 6.1 mm thick, allowing it to slip into...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung's Galaxy S6 is ready for battle at the high end
— 9:41 AM on March 2, 2015

Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2015, Samsung announced the latest updates to its Galaxy S line of high-end handsets: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Cherry Trail debuts as the Atom x5 and x7 series
— 8:00 AM on March 2, 2015

With the Atom x3 series, Intel has made certain concessions to cost and time-to-market concerns. The company has made fewer compromises with the Atom...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Atom x3 chips target cheap phones and tablets, feature ARM graphics
— 8:00 AM on March 2, 2015

At the Mobile World Congress today, Intel unwrapped a new line of Atom processors for entry-level phones and tablets. Known as the Atom x3 series,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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The TR Podcast 171: Nvidia takes heat, Carrizo runs cool, and Fractal stays quiet
— 2:05 AM on March 2, 2015

This episode is a fantastic assortment of GDC expectation, PC hardware controversy, and in-depth discussion of AMD's Carrizo APU and a svelte PC case....

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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