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Opera preview build integrates a free VPN service with the browser
— 9:38 AM on April 21, 2016

Opera wants to become the browser of choice for users concerned about privacy. In March, the company introduced a native ad-blocking service. Now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google Chrome 50 drops support for Windows XP
— 7:22 AM on April 15, 2016

Just this week we reported on the continued post-support life of Windows XP, and now Google is distancing itself from the aging OS, too....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Razer ManO'War wireless headset will rock your ears
— 4:31 PM on April 14, 2016

Razer must be running out of names for poisonous snakes, because it's now turning to other kinds of nasty bugs to name its wares. The...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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G.Skill Trident Z 16GB kit pairs DDR4-3600 speed with low latency
— 9:07 AM on April 11, 2016

Not content with making ever-larger and ever-faster RAM kits, G.Skill is pushing speed and latency boundaries this time around. The company's latest 16GB Trident Z...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Microsoft Edge joins Google Chrome in anti-Flash crusade
— 4:13 PM on April 8, 2016

Dun dun dun, another one bites the dust. Last year, we reported that Google Chrome would start blocking Flash ads and some auto-playing...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Samsung fires up fabrication of "10-nm class" DDR4 RAM
— 3:59 PM on April 7, 2016

There's an old saying among IT folks that Intel is the 800-lb gorilla in the CPU space. That description also fits Samsung when it comes...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Mobile computing Servers

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Parts shortages and privacy concerns trouble the Oculus Rift
— 7:57 AM on April 4, 2016

The first retail Oculus Rifts are in a few users' hands now, but only a few. Many customers in the first wave of Rift pre-orders...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays

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HyperX Revolver headset goes up for pre-order April 1
— 11:49 AM on March 30, 2016

HyperX is officially launching its Cloud Revolver stereo gaming headset today. This update to the already-popular HyperX Cloud features a more aggressive design than...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Razer's Ripsaw capture box makes streaming a breeze
— 7:56 AM on March 30, 2016

Game streaming is bigger than ever, but all that video encoding is hard on a processor. Gamers playing on weaker machines, like your typical store-bought...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Report: SK Hynix will start mass-producing HBM2 memory this year
— 8:24 AM on March 8, 2016

A new generation of graphics cards is coming, and memory chipmaker SK Hynix wants to be part of the revolution. According to the German...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Corsair's Void Surround gaming headset reviewed
— 2:11 PM on March 7, 2016

Corsair's Void Surround headset promises universal device compatibility and surround-sound immersion, thanks to an included Dolby 7.1 USB dongle that works with Corsair's CUE software...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Report: Intel is building an augmented-reality headset
— 9:49 AM on March 3, 2016

Augmented reality (AR) has yet to truly take off, but the avenues it opens for entertainment and work are manifold, as demonstrated by Microsoft's...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Input devices

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DROWN attack breaks TLS wide open using SSLv2
— 10:42 AM on March 1, 2016

An international group of researchers has discovered that web traffic encrypted with Transport Layer Security (TLS) can be decrypted if a server also supports...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Imagination demos real-time ray tracing with its PowerVR GR6500
— 10:36 AM on February 24, 2016

Back in 2014, Imagination Technologies announced its PowerVR GR6500 ray-tracing GPU. That design taped out in July last year, and now the company is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Talking Soft Machines with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 189
— 10:08 AM on February 21, 2016

The Tech Report Podcast returns from a long slumber with new Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman in the host's seat. Jeff and special guest David Kanter discuss...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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The Tech Report Podcast is live on Twitch
— 8:25 PM on February 18, 2016

The Tech Report Podcast is recording live on Twitch. We're talking Soft Machines' VISC processors with David Kanter. Watch us here, or join us...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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The Tech Report Podcast live stream returns this evening
— 6:00 PM on February 18, 2016

If you hadn't already heard, The Tech Report Podcast live stream is returning this evening. I'll be discussing Soft Machines' VISC architecture and the performance...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter v2 promises less latency
— 4:49 PM on February 17, 2016

Microsoft has been busy at work with its Surface lineup and accessories. Today, the company is releasing a new version of its

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays Mobile computing Windows

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