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Friday night topic: Conspiracy theories
— 5:01 PM on September 19, 2014

You might have heard about the little stunt Nvidia pulled at its Game24 event yesterday. Using real-time global illumination on its new Maxwell GPUs, the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: A 23'' IPS monitor for $150, a 200-mm fan for free, and more
— 11:04 AM on September 19, 2014

The best deal of the week is easily Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 970, which is already selling online with prices starting at $329.99....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Storage Displays

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Curved VA panel powers 27'' Samsung monitor
— 9:12 AM on September 19, 2014

I guess curved PC monitors are a thing now. Samsung is the latest to join the party with the S27D590C, a concave...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Monitor scaler makers commit to FreeSync hardware
— 9:24 AM on September 18, 2014

AMD is collaborating with the "industry's biggest scaler vendors" to produce dynamic refresh hardware for PC monitors. According to the official AMD press release,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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AOC's new backlight tech saves your eyeballs from harmful wavelengths
— 6:00 AM on September 18, 2014

A lot of us spend the majority of our waking hours staring at LCD displays. That's tough on the eyes for various reasons, including the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Report: Asus may sue mobo makers over patent infringement
— 3:04 PM on September 17, 2014

Jeez. Are patent lawyers giving out discounts this month? Two weeks ago, Nvidia filed a patent suit against Samsung and Qualcomm. Today, DigiTimes reports...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Microsoft plans Windows event on September 30
— 10:28 AM on September 16, 2014

Those rumors about the Windows 9 Technical Preview's impending release might just be true. As ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reports, Microsoft has invited journalists...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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The TR Hardware Survey 2014: What's inside your main desktop PC?
— 3:26 PM on September 15, 2014

If you've been on TR for long enough, you probably remember our hardware surveys. Our first one went up way back in 2008, and...

Poll Questions: • Processor series • If you have an Intel Core processor, is it a • Number of processor cores • Graphics card(s) • Number of graphics cards • Price of each (or only) graphics card at time of purchase • What's overclocked? • Motherboard manufacturer • System memory capacity • Solid-state drive capacity • Mechanical storage capacity (total) • Do you have an optical drive? • Do you have a sound card? • Do you have any expansion cards beside a graphics card and sound card? • PSU wattage • System form factor • Type of CPU cooler • Number of displays • Resolution of largest display • Panel type of largest display • Mouse type • Type of keyboard • Primary operating system • Home network Wi-Fi speed • Internet connection speed (down) • Internet connection speed (up)

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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DisplayPort 1.3 supports 5K displays, 4K at 120Hz
— 10:49 AM on September 15, 2014

Dell's upcoming 5K monitor reportedly requires dual DisplayPort inputs to drive its 5120x2880 panel at full resolution. Future displays should be able to support...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Videos show Win9 preview's virtual desktops, notification center
— 6:00 AM on September 15, 2014

Last week, WinFutures treated us to a video of the Windows 9 Technical Preview's Start menu in action. Turns out the German site...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 9 preview's Start menu caught on video
— 2:46 PM on September 12, 2014

Those crafty Germans are getting all the Windows 9 scoops lately. On the heels of ComputerBase's screenshot gallery, WinFuture has posted a video...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: The Pentium AE for $55, cheap SSDs, and more
— 11:15 AM on September 12, 2014

This week's deals post runneth over with discounted goodness. Behold: The Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition CPU is already a sweet deal at its usual asking price,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays

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What's your biggest PC bottleneck?
— 9:52 AM on September 12, 2014

Modern PCs are incredibly powerful. They have multi-core CPUs, massively parallel graphics processors, gobs of memory, and...

Poll Question: • What's your biggest PC bottleneck?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Memory

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Google makes first Android apps available on Chrome OS
— 6:00 AM on September 12, 2014

We've known since June that they were coming, and now, they're here. Google says the first Android apps for Chrome OS are now...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Leaked shots show Windows 9 Technical Preview UI
— 12:30 PM on September 11, 2014

Rumor has it that a public preview of Windows 9 is due out later this month. Now, we know what it might look like....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Asus' dual-Xeon workstation board exudes glorious excess
— 6:00 AM on September 11, 2014

Xeons based on Intel's new Haswell-EP silicon debuted earlier this week. They have up to 18 cores apiece, and a pair of 'em can...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Workstations

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Intel's Android reference design promises OS updates for two years
— 10:13 AM on September 10, 2014

Intel has introduced a new initiative to help device makers create Android tablets based on its hardware. The simply named Intel Reference Design Platform...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Tomorrow's laptops could dock and charge without a single wired connection
— 1:20 PM on September 9, 2014

IDF — We now take wireless networking for granted, but at IDF San Francisco today, Intel previewed a future in which laptops and other devices...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Networking

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