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Haswell IGPs get their last driver update for Windows 7 and 8.1
— 9:15 AM on January 30, 2017

All good things must come to an end. In turn, all outdated software meets its maker in the grand scheme of things. The terminus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Wine project spills out a 2.0 release
— 2:17 PM on January 27, 2017

Advances in virtualization technology and web applications coupled with ever-rising memory and storage capacities have progressively turned the stage lights away from Wine, a software...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Mac Linux-Unix

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Chrome 56 reloads faster and shoots Flash in the knee
— 12:00 PM on January 27, 2017

Some of Google's projects, like Google Voice, go years between updates. Higher-priority projects like the company's Chrome web browser see more frequent refreshes.

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Deals of the week: tons o' graphics cards, a fast monitor, and RAM
— 11:27 AM on January 27, 2017

Behold, gerbils! Welcome to the magic show of El Dealino, the Mexican wizard known throughout lands far and wide. He is able to pull incredibly...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Displays Memory Input devices

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Hugo Barra lands on his virtual feet at Facebook
— 10:30 AM on January 26, 2017

Hugo Barra didn't have a hard time finding gainful employment after his departure from Xiaomi on Sunday. The Brazilian technology executive will now be...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Windows 10 Game Mode will prioritize games for smoother play
— 4:49 PM on January 25, 2017

Remember that "Game Mode" feature that Twitter user WalkingCat found in Windows 10 build 14997? When we first heard about it, we were left...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Google Voice gets a long-overdue update
— 10:00 AM on January 24, 2017

After five years without a significant update you'd be forgiven for thinking that Google Voice was going the way of Reader or iGoogle—projects that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Personal tech

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In the lab: Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard
— 10:00 AM on January 23, 2017

Intel's Kaby Lake desktop CPUs brought a ton of motherboards with them for enthusiasts of all stripes, and we've barely scratched the surface of what's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus ROG Maximus IX Formula chills with an EKWB waterblock
— 2:30 PM on January 20, 2017

Serious overclockers need serious hardware, and that usually means going with liquid-cooling setups. Given the nature of computer components, though, a good portion of liquid-cooling...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus Tinker Board gives the Raspberry Pi 3 a run for its money
— 1:30 PM on January 20, 2017

Most would say the original Raspberry Pi got the single-board computer craze (SBC) going. Since then, the Raspberry Pi got three major hardware revisions,...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Systems Personal tech

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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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Biostar B250 motherboards enter the race
— 1:00 PM on January 19, 2017

We shared news about Biostar's Z270 Racing motherboards with you gerbils a couple of days ago, and now we are back again to spill...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Imagination Technologies freshens up mid-range PowerVR GPUs
— 2:00 PM on January 17, 2017

Remember how friend-of-TR David Kanter established that Nvidia's GPUs since Maxwell have used tile-based rendering? And how AMD Vega is moving in that same...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Chipsets

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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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Biostar's Z270 boards race to the finish
— 3:05 PM on January 13, 2017

Biostar skipped the CES rush and let us know today about its high-end offerings for Kaby Lake CPUs using the Z270 chipset. The company is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deals of the week: a gaming monitor and system components
— 1:02 PM on January 13, 2017

Seasons's greetings, gerbils. 'Tis the season of upgrading, after Intel's recent release of its desktop Kaby Lake CPUs. You know what that means: deals...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Storage Displays Gaming

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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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