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GOG's Steam-y Galaxy storefront enters open beta
— 11:55 AM on May 5, 2015

We love GOG.com for its wide selection of classic games, but there's one hitch: the site sells each game as a separate application, without...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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GeForce GTX 970, 980 now bundled with new Witcher, Batman games
— 10:11 AM on May 5, 2015

In March, Nvidia began bundling select GeForce GTX 960, 970, and 980 graphics cards with download...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Apple releases specifications for third-party Watch bands
— 9:22 AM on May 5, 2015

Don't like the stock bands and straps included with the Apple Watch? Third parties may soon be able to design and sell officially licensed bands...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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The curtain falls on Windows Media Center
— 5:12 PM on May 4, 2015

Windows Media Center, Microsoft's long-running effort to blend elements of DVRs, cable boxes, and DVD players into Windows, will be taking its final bow before...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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The PC Gaming Show provides a dedicated soapbox at E3
— 4:14 PM on May 4, 2015

E3 is perhaps the biggest annual event in gaming, but the PC is usually overshadowed by the presence of the big three console makers. That's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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DX12 demo will make you squint to see what's better
— 3:28 PM on May 4, 2015

The advent of Microsoft's DirectX 12 API is probably one of the biggest developments in game programming this year, but the benefits of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Lenovo's lightweight LaVie Z ultrabooks start selling stateside
— 11:13 AM on May 4, 2015

The ultra-light LaVie Z ultrabooks Lenovo introduced at CES are now available in the U.S. Both machines have Broadwell-based Core i7 processors and 13.3"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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MSI refreshes Socket FM2+ mobos for Godavari APUs
— 11:12 AM on May 4, 2015

AMD's latest APU family, code-named Godavari, is supposedly set to launch in a month or two, and MSI has released eight refreshed Socket FM2+ motherboards...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Rise of Incarnates promises better fighting than Mayweather-Pacquiao
— 9:45 AM on May 4, 2015

Jr. Damage Gyromancer is back with a look at another intriguing PC game, Rise of Incarnates, a brawler from the folks at Bandai Namco. 

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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The TR Podcast 175: the Zen of chipmaking and ARM's Cortex-A72 revealed
— 1:53 PM on May 2, 2015

The video of last night's TR Podcast live stream is now available on YouTube. We talked about the AMD Zen rumors, Rys joined us to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Podcast

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Inside ARM's Cortex-A72 microarchitecture
— 3:02 PM on May 1, 2015

The Cortex-A72 is ARM's next big CPU core, successor to the Cortex-A57 that currently dominates among premium Android smartphones. Here's a look at the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Servers

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Asus' 144Hz MG279Q monitor may top out at 90Hz with FreeSync
— 12:38 PM on May 1, 2015

We've been eagerly awaiting the release of Asus' MG279Q, a FreeSync display with an IPS panel and a fast 144Hz peak refresh rate. It...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail netbook for $161, free case fans, and more
— 11:24 AM on May 1, 2015

The only thing more difficult than coming up with a fresh intro for our weekly deals posts is doing it the morning after a podcast...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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Gigabyte's 9-series motherboards are Broadwell-ready
— 6:00 AM on May 1, 2015

The desktop versions of Intel's Broadwell CPU aren't available yet, but motherboard manufacturers are making sure their products are ready well before the new chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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The TR Podcast will be live on Twitch shortly!
— 7:51 PM on April 30, 2015

We'll be starting up the TR Podcast live stream at 9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT over on our Twitch channel. Come join the chat, ask questions,...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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AMD delays FreeSync support for multi-GPU systems
— 4:54 PM on April 30, 2015

Monitors with AMD's FreeSync technology are finally shipping, but support for the variable-refresh tech has been limited to PCs with single Radeon GPUs thus far....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Continuum turns Win10 phones and tablets into desktops
— 10:03 AM on April 30, 2015

At its Build keynote yesterday, Microsoft showed off the adaptability of Windows 10 on a variety of devices. Win10's Continuum feature allows devices to"flex" in...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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BenQ's curved 35'' gaming monitor updates at 144Hz
— 9:06 AM on April 30, 2015

Add another 21:9 monitor to the ranks. BenQ's new XR3501 is the latest display to adopt the ultra-wide aspect ratio, but that's not the only...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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