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People want thicker smartphones with bigger batteries; Apple doesn't
— 12:52 PM on March 6, 2015

A lot of TR readers have lamented the drive toward slimmer devices that sacrifice battery life to shave a few millimeters. As it turns out,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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FREAK vulnerability can affect Windows, as well
— 12:14 PM on March 6, 2015

The FREAK vulnerability isn't just placing Apple, Android, and OpenSSL users at risk. Microsoft has discovered that all current versions of Windows are...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Friday Shortbread
— 10:32 AM on March 6, 2015

Eight is Enough Ars Technica: HTTPS-crippling "FREAK" bug affects Windows after all Plugable: Windows 8.1 and the ASMedia USB 3.1 XHCI 1.1...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Deal of the week: A G-Sync display, Shield Tablet, and more
— 9:15 AM on March 6, 2015

We have a few unexpected items in this week's deals post, plus some of the usual suspects. G-Sync monitors are still relatively rare, so it's somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood trailer is delightfully pulpy
— 6:00 AM on March 6, 2015

Wolfenstein: The New Order was a successful take on the classic series, and developer MachineGames now has another chapter to add to the story:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Thursday Night Shortbread
— 6:17 PM on March 5, 2015

The Pick 6 MacRumors: MacBook Air refresh with Broadwell processors and Intel HD 6000 graphics appears imminent Reuters: Apple delays larger iPad production...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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We learned more about Vulkan at Valve's glNext presentation
— 3:04 PM on March 5, 2015

Scott is on the ground at GDC this week, and he spent this morning learning more about the Vulkan graphics API at Valve's glNext...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Steam Controller gets November release, $50 price tag
— 2:08 PM on March 5, 2015

It seems like Valve's SteamOS living-room PC initiative is finally starting to gain some, well, steam. Valve has given its Steam Controller an official

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Monitors with AMD's FreeSync tech now available in select regions
— 12:58 PM on March 5, 2015

We may be about to see the floodgates open for monitors featuring AMD's FreeSync variable-refresh technology. The company says FreeSync monitors can now be found...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Report: The Witcher 3 to be bundled with higher-end Maxwell cards
— 9:02 AM on March 5, 2015

Nvidia appears to be gearing up to bundle The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with select Maxwell-based graphics cards. According to a convincing-looking advertisement posted...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia's PhysX joins the free source party
— 6:00 AM on March 5, 2015

If I were a game programmer, I'd be salivating at the bounty of cutting-edge souce code that's available free of charge. Unreal Engine 4 and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Intel announces Achievement Unlocked dev relations program
— 9:51 PM on March 4, 2015

Intel wants to make life easier for game developers targeting its integrated graphics. To that end, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Intel partners with Raptr to optimize game settings for Iris graphics
— 9:16 PM on March 4, 2015

GDC — As a sort of response to Nvidia's GeForce Experience software, AMD not long ago started bundling an application called Raptr with its Catalyst...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Socketed Intel desktop Broadwell coming mid-year
— 8:23 PM on March 4, 2015

GDC — In a press conference at the Game Developers Conference in San Franscisco today, Intel offered a few new details about its plans for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Microsoft announces PC wireless adapter for Xbox One controller
— 3:58 PM on March 4, 2015

If you're tired of connecting your Xbox One controller to your PC with a USB cable, relief is on the way. WinBeta reports that...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Wednesday Shortbread
— 2:17 PM on March 4, 2015

The Pick 6 Help Net Security: 0-day flaw in Seagate NAS devices endangers thousands AppleInsider: 'iPhone 6s' said to ship with 2GB...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Nvidia demos new Titan X graphics card at GDC
— 12:32 PM on March 4, 2015

Jen-Hsun Huang is quite the character. During Epic's State of Unreal Engine presentation with Tim Sweeney, the Nvidia CEO hopped onstage to answer Sweeney's call...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Valve's Source 2 engine will be free, too
— 11:46 AM on March 4, 2015

Epic recently made Unreal Engine 4 free for everyone, and Unity 5 is taking a similar approach with small developers. Now, Valve has...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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