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PSA: we'll be performing scheduled maintenance on the site tomorrow
— 12:12 PM on November 24, 2017

Hi guys! I'm interrupting the scheduled programming to let you guys know that we're setting up a site upgrade tomorrow, November 25, at around 11:00...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Peruse our picks from the 2017 Steam Autumn Sale
— 10:59 AM on November 24, 2017

Open up your wallets, PC gamers, because Steam's running a pretty darn good sale right now. It's called the Steam Autumn Sale, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Intel patches new vulnerabilities in its Management Engine
— 3:15 PM on November 21, 2017

The last year has not been Intel's best from a PC security perspective. Positive Technologies recently announced that PCs built with Intel processors going...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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Marvell takes Cavium under its wing for $6 billion
— 4:18 PM on November 20, 2017

The big acquisition deal in progress in the semiconductor space might be Broadcom's rejected bid to take over Qualcomm, but a pair of less-prominent...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Rumor: December Radeon drivers will bring a performance OSD
— 4:04 PM on November 17, 2017

Ever since the Catalyst Omega update way back in 2014, AMD's been doing a major Radeon driver release every year. These big releases add...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Radeon 17.11.2 drivers take the fight to the Galactic Empire
— 9:00 AM on November 17, 2017

Today's the day for the release of DICE's sequel to its 2015 Star Wars: Battlefront. Opinions on the new game run as wide a gamut...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Firefox 57 brings Project Quantum to the masses
— 1:00 PM on November 14, 2017

Back when it became the most popular alternative to the then-dominant Internet Explorer, one of the best features of the Firefox browser was its speed....

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $130 billion bid
— 9:00 AM on November 13, 2017

Qualcomm announced this morning that it's officially rejecting Broadcom's unsolicited $130 billion takeover offer. Qualcomm's board of directors unanimously voted to turn down...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Thermaltake X Comfort Air chair tries to keep backsides cooler
— 4:58 PM on November 10, 2017

What kind of chair are you using, gerbils? I'm still sitting in an ancient steel-framed office chair that pre-dates DirectX. A lot of companies are...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Intel 15.60 graphics drivers support HDR and Windows Mixed Reality
— 9:06 AM on November 8, 2017

One upshot of the last three generations of Intel's CPUs having roughly the same graphics processors is that the same driver works on all of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Broadcom proposes to take over Qualcomm for $130 billion
— 7:45 AM on November 6, 2017

Broadcom issued an unsolicited proposal this morning to acquire mobile technology giant Qualcomm for $70 per share in a monster cash-and-stock deal that's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking Personal tech

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Radeon 17.11.1 drivers are ready to answer the Call of Duty
— 10:30 AM on November 3, 2017

Just three days into the eleventh month of 2017, AMD has already banged out another graphics driver. Radeon Software version 17.11.1 offers game-specific support...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Report: Apple might drop Qualcomm modems entirely
— 9:00 AM on November 1, 2017

Apple and Qualcomm have been poking at each other for some time. This year alone, Apple sued Qualcomm for its licensing practices, while

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Radeon Pro 17.Q4 drivers improve ProRender and kill bugs
— 4:47 PM on October 30, 2017

Drivers ready for the latest crop of games may get the lion's share of press time, but both AMD and Nvidia have dedicated teams working...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Workstations

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GeForce 388.13 drivers are ready to return to the European front
— 10:30 AM on October 30, 2017

It's been a pretty busy period for major game releases. Just last week—among other major releases—we had Wolfenstein II: The New...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Nvidia and AMD lock 'n' load new drivers for Wolfenstein II
— 4:59 PM on October 27, 2017

Today's the day for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. If you're planning on spending your weekend shooting up sci-fi Nazis, pause just a moment...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Report: Destiny 2 might ban players for using overlay software
— 2:00 PM on October 25, 2017

Update, 14:24 on October 25: Bungie has posted a notice indicating that the approximately 400 bans issued were all handed out after manual investigation...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Radeon 17.10.2 drivers bring big game boosts
— 9:00 AM on October 24, 2017

The release of a new Windows version usually brings along a new Radeon driver, and so it goes today with the Radeon Software...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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