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Google testing experimental new UI for Chrome OS
— 9:04 AM on July 21, 2014

Chrome OS might be in for a visual overhaul. Late last week, Google's François Beaufort posted the first public screenshot of Athena, which he...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Web fonts will soon look better in Chrome
— 8:28 AM on July 18, 2014

For all of Google Chrome's advantages, its sub-par rendering of web fonts has always been a sore point. With the release of Chrome 37, however,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs in next year
— 9:06 AM on July 17, 2014

In a message to employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced that the company will axe up to 18,000 jobs over the next year....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Etc.
— 1:42 PM on July 15, 2014

This work week will be shortened at both ends for me by other commitments. I took a vacation day yesterday, and I'll be driving up...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Report: AMD's next-gen Carrizo APU has on-package memory
— 11:01 AM on July 15, 2014

Hard news is a little scarce this time of year, but the rumor mill never rests, and the latest unconfirmed tidbit is especially intriguing. Italian...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory

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Leak suggests PCIe 3.0 coming to next-gen Intel chipsets
— 9:27 AM on July 15, 2014

For years, Intel's core-logic chipsets have been limited to Gen2 PCIe. The older interface persisted even as the firm's CPUs adopted faster Gen3 lanes. However,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Web-based password managers insecure, study says
— 1:43 PM on July 14, 2014

After the Heartbleed vulnerability shook most of the Internet earlier this year, many users turned to password management services in order to reset...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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Rumor: Windows 9 may be coming this fall
— 11:06 AM on July 14, 2014

In light of Windows 8's failure to achieve Microsoft's "Windows everywhere" vision, the company may be eager to get a fresh start. Frequent Windows leaker...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Deal of the week: Rosewill's Green Series 630W PSU for $41
— 10:58 AM on July 11, 2014

For the first time in what seems like forever, our weekly deals post is devoid of cheap SSDs. There are plenty of 'em out there,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Power Cooling

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TR BBQ XI prize haul adds a trio of Gigabyte boards
— 12:59 PM on July 10, 2014

The 11th annual TR BBQ is just over a week away, and our sponsors are outdoing themselves by providing world-class PC hardware for us...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards The Tech Report

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Steam tops eight million concurrent users
— 10:13 AM on June 30, 2014

This past weekend, a record 8,020,813 gamers were on Steam at the same time. According to Valve's stats page, the new peak occurred around...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Release roundup: Mining mobos, colored coolers, and USB 3.0 thumb drives
— 5:33 PM on June 27, 2014

This week in the roundup, we've got announcements from Biostar, Lepa, and Silicon Power. Exciting, I know. My fingers are trembling with anticipation as I...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Storage

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Mozilla prepares Firefox for the VR web
— 2:20 PM on June 27, 2014

We haven't seen a production version of Oculus' Rift VR headset yet. Even so, Mozilla feels that the product will be revolutionary not just for games,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Deal of the week: Thermaltake's Theron gaming mouse for $20
— 11:14 AM on June 27, 2014

On the off chance that you haven't spent all your money in the ongoing Steam Summer Sale, we've collected a handful of enticing hardware deals....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Input devices

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Google to bring Chromebooks, Android closer together
— 1:03 PM on June 26, 2014

Google's Chromebook platform is gaining steam. In its I/O keynote, Google touted partnerships with eight OEMs, a total of 15 Chromebook models, and availability in 28 countries....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Google envisions Android everywhere at I/O conference
— 4:27 PM on June 25, 2014

Google has kicked off its 2014 I/O developer conference. In this morning's keynote, the company shared some big numbers for Android and an even bigger...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Ubisoft might avoid PC delay with Assassin's Creed Unity
— 12:25 PM on June 24, 2014

Ubisoft has a history of tardy PC releases, so much so that the phenomenon has a name: the "Ubidelay." In a recent interview with...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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MacBook Air owners can get $650 toward a Surface Pro 3
— 10:33 AM on June 24, 2014

Is your MacBook Air looking a little lackluster next to Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3? If so, the company wants to help. Microsoft Stores...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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