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Oculus removes hardware check DRM from Rift exclusives
— 4:37 PM on June 24, 2016

We've reported in the past on the ongoing saga regarding game exclusivity on the Oculus Rift and user group LibreVR's attempts to break...

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Only one month to go before the "second-10th" TR BBQ
— 2:32 PM on June 24, 2016

Family and friends can attest to the fact that I caught "BBQ brain" early this year. There's just something about a ten-year anniversary that feels...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Deals of the week: an affordable Core i7-6700K and gaming gear
— 10:18 AM on June 24, 2016

Gentlemen, I am sorry to inform you that your wallet will remain under siege for the time being. Yesterday's Steam Summer sale offensive is...

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3DMark is getting a full-featured DirectX 12 benchmark
— 8:09 AM on June 24, 2016

Preeminent benchmarking tool 3DMark is getting a new game-like benchmark to test DirectX 12 performance soon, according to the Futuremark blog. The new test,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Gigabyte's P57W gaming laptop reviewed
— 8:57 AM on June 23, 2016

17" laptops have long been maligned for their bulk, but the onward march of technology means one can now get a big machine like Gigabyte's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Hasselblad makes world's first mirrorless medium-format camera
— 4:32 PM on June 22, 2016

Here's something you don't see every day. TR photo enthusiasts will be plenty familiar with the concept of the mirrorless camera by now. These next-gen...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Star Wars Battlefront's Bespin update takes the fight to Cloud City
— 12:28 PM on June 21, 2016

Star Wars Battlefront has already taken players to the worlds of Endor, Hoth, Sullust, Tatooine, and Jakku. The latest update for EA's multiplayer space...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Microsoft's browser Edges out others in battery usage
— 4:44 PM on June 20, 2016

It's a fair guess that the majority of users have a browser window open all day, often with multiple tabs or windows. That means it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Networking

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Homegrown 93PFLOP supercomputer cements China's Top500 lead
— 9:24 AM on June 20, 2016

The Top500 list of most powerful supercomputers in the world got a new king today. The Sunway TaihuLight, a new installation at the National Supercomputing...

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The Tech Report System Guide: June 2016 edition
— 12:23 PM on June 18, 2016

In this edition of our System Guide, Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs and Nvidia's Pascal graphics cards come together to make for one heck of an exciting...

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Deals of the week: a Core i7-6700K for $314.99 and more
— 12:15 PM on June 17, 2016

It's Friday, gerbils, and you know what that means. That's right, you've survived another week, and your reward is a basket of PC hardware deals...

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In the lab: SteelSeries' Rival 700 gaming mouse
— 6:50 PM on June 16, 2016

Early this year, SteelSeries showed off its Rival 700 mouse at CES, and it's now finally available for purchase. Thanks to SteelSeries, we have...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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The Tech Report visits Computex 2016
— 8:51 AM on June 16, 2016

A couple weeks ago, we trekked all over Taipei to take in everything that Computex 2016 had to offer. Come with us and see the...

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Rumor: Zen-based Opterons have up to 32 cores and 128 PCIe lanes
— 2:34 PM on June 15, 2016

There's been a lot of talk about AMD's next series of Opterons based on the new Zen architecture. Earlier this year, a CERN engineer...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Corsair's Lapdog keyboard tray reviewed
— 9:15 AM on June 15, 2016

Corsair's Lapdog keyboard tray is built to bridge the gap between the desk and the den by giving gamers a way to put a keyboard...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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Roccat's Sova is a lapboard designed for comfort
— 1:32 PM on June 14, 2016

Several companies showed products at CES last year promising to bring mouse-and-keyboard gaming into the living room. Among them, Roccat's Sova was...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Alienware's revamped product line lands at E3
— 9:01 AM on June 14, 2016

Alienware is on the ground at E3 once again this year with new models of its Area-51 tower, Aurora mid-tower, and Alpha small-form-factor PC, as well as the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Bethesda Softworks' E3 keynote shows PC gaming some love
— 11:07 AM on June 13, 2016

Bethesda Softworks held its second-ever E3 keynote late last night in Los Angeles. As the developer of the recent Fallout games as well...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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