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Android apps coming to all future Chromebooks
— 4:00 PM on January 23, 2017

The perceived lack of applications has been the biggest knock against Google's Chrome OS platform since the very beginning. Last May, Google announced plans...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Microsoft releases Pix DX12 tuning and debugging tool for Windows
— 10:00 AM on January 20, 2017

For three generations of Xbox consoles, game developers have used Microsoft's Pix tool for graphics performance tuning and debugging. Microsoft says that developers looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Sixa Rivvr wireless kit is ready for all VR headsets
— 9:58 AM on January 19, 2017

While it's still hard to tell if VR is going to become a permanent part of our electronics landscape, the first generation of headsets has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Google RAISR upsamples thumbnails for massive bandwidth savings
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2017

When we're browsing the web with our phones, bandwidth is usually at a premium. Even carriers that promise unlimited bandwidth often pin an asterisk to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking

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Synology RT2600ac offers up speedy Wi-Fi and tight controls
— 1:30 PM on January 13, 2017

Synology is a company best known for its NAS devices, but it's also been building up a family of routers. The company has now...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Consumer Reports approves MacBook Pros after retesting
— 10:04 AM on January 13, 2017

Consumer Reports (CR) has generally been a fan of the build quality and performance of Apple's computers. However, the consumer watchdog recently cautioned its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Mac

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Eurocom's Tornado F5 laptops offer up Kaby Lake and Pascal
— 10:00 AM on January 12, 2017

Kaby Lake's the hottest act in town, and everyone wants a piece of the action. Eurocom, a developer of upgradable notebooks, has refreshed...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Rumor: AMD Ryzen CPUs to launch before March 3
— 9:00 AM on January 12, 2017

AMD has a lot riding on Ryzen. The company's CPUs and SoCs haven't been able to compete with the performance of Intel's mainstream desktop...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Nighthawk S8000 swoops down on managed switch market
— 11:30 AM on January 11, 2017

Buyers of high-end consumer routers have sent manufacturers the message that aggressive styling based on next-generation fighter aircraft and science-fiction space ships helps...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Networking

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Upcoming Windows 10 build offers improved privacy settings
— 9:54 AM on January 11, 2017

As of last August, about two-thirds of gerbils who responded to our poll said they took Microsoft's offer of a free Windows 10 upgrade....

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Consumer Reports retests MacBook Pro after a talk with Apple
— 9:17 AM on January 11, 2017

For decades, Consumer Reports (CR) has acted as a fairly respected consumer watchdog, testing the claims of countless products and offering up assessments to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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Kaby Lake Pentiums gain Hyper-Threading and lose ECC support
— 3:25 PM on January 10, 2017

Up until now, the biggest difference between Intel's budget Pentium chips and its Core i3 offerings has been the presence of Hyper-Threading. The line between...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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In the lab: Intel's Core i3-7350K CPU
— 1:57 PM on January 10, 2017

Hey, folks. You may have noticed a certain lack of post-CES floor reports on the site over the last couple days. I have several CES-related...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Windows Insider build 15002 offers a bevy of improvements
— 4:39 PM on January 9, 2017

Microsoft is starting the New Year offering a ton of goodies to its Windows Insiders. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002, comes with wide...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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The Tech Report CES 2017 news recap
— 9:39 AM on January 9, 2017

Well, CES 2017 is over. We don't know if you were busy last week, but things were pretty crazy here at TR HQ. We doubled...

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

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Thermaltake's Cronos Riing RGB 7.1 headset shines bright
— 4:42 PM on January 6, 2017

Adding RGB LEDs to system components is well and good, but we've had a good laughs at the TR virtual office picturing that shiny hardware...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Pico Neo CV virtual reality headset stands on its own
— 3:43 PM on January 6, 2017

Thus far, VR experiences have required a PC, a console, or at least a high-end smartphone to go with the headset. The VR specialists at...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Linksys WRT32X router packs Killer features
— 12:00 PM on January 6, 2017

Linksys is letting loose the WRT32X router with Killer Networking features onboard, courtesy of a partnership with Rivet Networks. A quick perusal of the spec...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet Networking

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