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Watch the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII
— 11:41 AM on November 28, 2014

Thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday, ahem, there isn't much in the way of tech news out there today. But there is a new trailer for...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Native FLAC support coming to Windows 10
— 11:46 AM on November 26, 2014

Microsoft is doubling down on support for exotic media formats. After introducing MKV support in build 9879 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview earlier...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Operating systems Windows

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TR's 2014 Christmas gift guide
— 3:54 PM on November 25, 2014

It's that time of year again. The big man up north is making his list—and checking it twice—while shoppers to the south contemplate what...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Input devices Mobile computing Software

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Finally light bulb's Tesla tech gives LEDs a worthy rival
— 12:37 AM on November 20, 2014

Ever since I improbably started blogging occasionally about light bulbs, I've been waiting impatiently to get a look at the first product from The...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Mozilla ditches Google, signs five-year deal with Yahoo
— 4:47 PM on November 19, 2014

For the past 10 years, Google has been the default search engine in Firefox—and the Mozilla Foundation has gotten financial support from the search giant...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Hacker turns keyboard backlight into video game display
— 12:56 PM on November 17, 2014

Cooler Master's QuickFire Rapid-i keyboard has an ARM-based processor that powers a handful of neat backlighting options, including per-key illumination and a light-as-you-type effect...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Microsoft becomes world's second most valuable company
— 6:00 AM on November 17, 2014

Considering its string of recent misfortunes—Windows 8, Windows Phone, and the Surface RT, to name a few—one...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Skype for Web runs in your web browser (maybe)
— 10:50 AM on November 14, 2014

Skype is now officially a web app. While Outlook.com users have had access to a barebones version of the software for some time, Microsoft

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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BlackBerry and Samsung partner on secure messaging for Android
— 9:19 AM on November 14, 2014

Beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry has found an ally. The firm announced yesterday that it has partnered with Samsung to bring its BES12 software to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Velocity Micro responds to Samsung suit
— 6:26 PM on November 12, 2014

Velocity Micro founder and CEO Randy Copeland has responded to the Samsung counter-suit filed against his company and Nvidia. In a blog post...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Samsung suit accuses Nvidia of patent infringement and false advertising
— 10:12 AM on November 12, 2014

In early September, Nvidia filed a suit alleging that Samsung and Qualcomm were infringing on its graphics patents. The firm went so far as...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing

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Microsoft bundles combines Office, Xbox, Skype for $199/year
— 9:19 AM on November 11, 2014

Can't live without Microsoft's online services? Good news: the company is letting you subscribe to all of 'em—the consumer-focused ones, at least—for the not-so-low (but...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Raspberry Pi's Model A+ is smaller and cheaper than the original
— 10:09 AM on November 10, 2014

There's a new member of the Raspberry Pi family. It's called the Model A+, and remarkably, it's even smaller and cheaper than the original....

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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WASD's Code keyboard with Cherry MX clear switches reviewed
— 9:22 PM on November 9, 2014

I've been meaning to try out Cherry MX's clear key switches for a while, and now, I've finally gotten our wish. Join me for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Friday night topic: Tell me where it hurts
— 5:00 PM on November 7, 2014

I've spent way too much time at the computer from an early age. I love my job, but wow, sometimes it requires me to put...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Futuremark acquired by UL, a century-old scientific testing firm
— 9:18 AM on November 6, 2014

Benchmarking giant Futuremark has been purchased by UL, a "global safety science leader" that's been around for more than a century. Otherwise known as Underwriters...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Software

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Android Lollipop is coming to the Shield Tablet
— 3:48 PM on November 3, 2014

I think it's funny that a person from 10 years ago would have no idea how to decode the words in the headline above. You...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Personal tech

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Friday night topic: What are you doing for Halloween?
— 5:00 PM on October 31, 2014

Halloween has never really been a thing for me. Part of that is my upbringing. I was born in France, where trick-or-treating and dressing up...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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