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Third-party patch allows HTC Vive to play Oculus Home titles
— 11:11 AM on April 14, 2016

Software and hardware platform locks have long been a method of setting products apart, and VR headsets are no exception. The HTC Vive’s standard software...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Shield Tablet K1 update 1.2 adds Vulkan and Android 6.0.1 features
— 2:14 PM on April 13, 2016

Nvidia released firmware version 1.2 for the Shield Tablet K1 today. The two highlights of this release are support for the...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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New USB standards make cables and devices more trustworthy
— 1:31 PM on April 13, 2016

A while ago, Google engineer Benson Leung ran into a small problem with a USB 3.0 cable he got from Amazon: it fried his...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Input devices

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Asus' ROG Spatha mouse is ready to join the MMO rumble
— 10:34 AM on April 13, 2016

Asus just took the wraps off its ROG Spatha wireless gaming mouse. This 12-button rodent comes with with a magnetic charging dock that doubles...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Gartner: PC shipments fell 9.6% between Q4 2015 and Q1 2016
— 3:34 PM on April 12, 2016

It's no secret that the PC market has been in decline for a while, and the latest report from Gartner's analysts doesn't bring any...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Reports of Windows XP's demise are greatly exaggerated
— 2:36 PM on April 12, 2016

Windows XP was the first version of Windows to bring together Microsoft's client and server product families. It became immensely popular after its 2001 release....

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Signature Edition Type Cover makes Surface Pros soft and fuzzy
— 9:17 AM on April 12, 2016

If you'd like a little refinement in the keyboard cover for your Surface Pro, check out the newest item in Microsoft's lineup of Surface accessories. The...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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SteelSeries Apex M500 keyboard goes back to basics
— 3:56 PM on April 11, 2016

The past few months has produced a rash of glitzy RGB LED keyboards with all sorts of weird shapes and lighting systems. It's a little...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Security researchers promote Badlock SMB bug ahead of patches
— 10:53 AM on April 11, 2016

Tomorrow marks the much talked-about release of the patch for the Samba bug branded Badlock. While we don’t...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Servers

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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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Deals of the week: SSDs, GeForces, and more
— 11:20 AM on April 8, 2016

Look in my eyes. Relax and take a deep breath. Now look at this swinging pocket watch. Can you read the time? Your eyelids are...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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3DMark's latest update includes a preview of VRMark
— 5:01 PM on April 6, 2016

Futuremark is releasing a preview of its VRMark benchmarking tool for owners of its 3DMark Advanced and 3DMark Enterprise benchmarking suites today. VRMark...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Oculus responds to concerns about the Rift's privacy policy
— 3:26 PM on April 6, 2016

Just a couple days ago, we covered an ongoing brouhaha over the Oculus Rift's privacy policy. The Rift's companion software installs a Windows service...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

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Windows 10 insider preview build 14316: now with bash
— 1:58 PM on April 6, 2016

Windows 10 Insider testers in the fast ring should be receiving preview build 14316 today. This update gives us an early look at the...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Intel announces leadership changes for Client Computing and IoT
— 8:34 AM on April 5, 2016

Intel has announced that two of its senior executives will be leaving the company. Doug Davis, who heads up Intel's Internet of Things Group,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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We bring you The Tech Report's April Fools' Day in tech report
— 3:58 PM on April 1, 2016

April Fool's day is here, and as usual, there's much silliness to be had around the web. We've gathered a few of our favorites. MSI's new...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Dell updates Precision workstations for the coming VR storm
— 2:09 PM on April 1, 2016

Everybody's jumping onto the virtual reality bandwagon these days, and Dell is no exception. The company has updated its lineup of Precision workstations with...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Input devices Gaming Workstations

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Deals of the week: cheap SSDs and dense DDR4 RAM
— 11:36 AM on April 1, 2016

Avast, ye landlubbers! There be booty in the seas, alright, but it's not much use if ye can't find it. Fret not, me pretties, your...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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