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Oculus Rift gets a $600 price tag as preorders begin
— 10:19 AM on January 6, 2016

The day is finally here when one can pre-order Oculus' production Rift hardware, and it'll run buyers $599.99. If that price tag doesn't deter you,...

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Oculus offers a free Rift headset to some of its original backers
— 1:55 AM on January 6, 2016

Some backers of the original Oculus Rift development kit are getting a nice surprise. The company has announced that backers who pledged for an...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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Drive PX 2 powers Nvidia's dream of self-driving cars
— 10:56 PM on January 4, 2016

At its CES keynote this evening, Nvidia discussed the strategy it's using to realize the dream of the self-driving car. The company believes autonomous vehicles...

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Oculus Rift preorders go live Wednesday at 8 AM PT
— 10:47 AM on January 4, 2016

Oculus announced this morning that preorders of its Rift headset will begin this Wednesday, January 6, at 8 AM PT. The company didn't reveal...

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Oculus delays Touch controllers until the second half of 2016
— 2:53 PM on December 31, 2015

Oculus says its Rift VR headset is still on track for release in the first quarter of 2016, but the accompanying Touch controllers...

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Valve's Christmas mix-up leaves users steaming
— 8:11 AM on December 31, 2015

Most Steam users are probably familiar with the flaky performance of the service during Valve's big sales. Unfortunately for Valve, the problems that hit the...

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Google's next Android release will use Oracle's OpenJDK APIs
— 12:11 PM on December 30, 2015

According to VentureBeat, Google is replacing its homegrown implementation of Java APIs in Android with Oracle's open-source OpenJDK.  Google's Narayan Kamath let the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Adobe patches another critical Flash vulnerability
— 4:40 PM on December 29, 2015

2015 hasn't been kind to the Flash plugin. Adobe has released another emergency patch for its Flash products to address a critical vulnerability. Affected...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Samsung chip helps wearables to better track their wearers' health
— 12:56 PM on December 29, 2015

Samsung probably isn't the first name that comes to mind when you think of personal health technology, but the company appears to be making strides...

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XE may be taking wireless charging long distance
— 9:34 AM on December 28, 2015

Wireless phone chargers are already on the market, but those devices require you to rest your phone on a dedicated base station. The future...

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Intel completes its acquisition of FPGA maker Altera
— 9:22 AM on December 28, 2015

Intel recently completed its acquisition of FPGA producer Altera. The transaction began back in June. Intel shelled out a cool $16.7 billion for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous Servers

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TR's 12 days of Christmas giveaways: our final winner and a recap
— 4:28 PM on December 27, 2015

All good things must come to an end, and that includes TR's 12 days of Christmas giveaways. The winner of our final giveaway—drum roll, please—is...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Exclusive deal: Samsung's 850 EVO 500GB SSD for $138
— 10:30 AM on December 26, 2015

Happy day after Christmas, gerbils. We have one more gift for you. Adorama is giving TR readers an exclusive deal on Samsung's 850 EVO...

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TR's 12th day of giveaways: a Gigabyte GTX 970 and X99 mobo
— 1:46 PM on December 25, 2015

It's Christmas day, and that means it's the grand finale of our 12 days of giveaways. Let's start the festivities by taking the wrapping off...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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TR's 12 days of giveaways, day 11: EVGA's GeForce GTX 980 FTW
— 7:23 AM on December 24, 2015

It's Christmas Eve, and that means it's day 11 of TR's 12 days of giveaways. Before we announce the sweet prize we have today, we...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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UC Boulder microprocessor talks to its memory with light
— 5:49 PM on December 23, 2015

2015 has been a big year for photonics. In May, IBM announced a silicon photonics transceiver fabricated using standard silicon fabrication processes.  Now, researchers at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Miscellaneous

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Google tests one-touch phone logins to replace passwords
— 4:33 PM on December 23, 2015

Passwords are a universally hated method of authentication, but they're ubiquitous and pretty secure if used correctly. There's a problem with that last bit, though....

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ITC rules Nvidia infringed three Samsung patents
— 9:17 AM on December 23, 2015

It's not been a good month for Nvidia when it comes to courts of law. After the US International Trade Commission determined Samsung didn't...

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