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Study shows tablet screens mess up your sleep
— 10:49 AM on December 24, 2014

Hoping to get a good night's rest? Then you may want to stay away from tablet screens before bedtime. A new study by Harvard Medical...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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Gigabyte's wireless scissor-switch keyboard still has gaming chops
— 9:41 AM on December 24, 2014

When a company like Gigabyte introduces a new gaming keyboard these days, chances are the thing has mechanical key switches. Not so with Gigabyte's

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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IHS: 2014 was a good year for the semiconductor industry
— 12:53 PM on December 22, 2014

In 2014, the semiconductor market enjoyed its "best industry performance since 2010," according to the latest report from market research firm IHS. IHS projects...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Miscellaneous

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Etc.
— 11:55 AM on December 22, 2014

I felt like I had a few moments to spare this weekend, for the first time in quite a while, so I decided to address...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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The TR Podcast 167.5 bonus edition: You guys ask us stuff!
— 8:46 AM on December 19, 2014

In this special, video-only edition of The TR Podcast, we're freestyling without Jordan—and without much of a plan! Instead, we take questions from the chat...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Mobile computing Gaming The Tech Report Podcast

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Join us this evening for a bonus TR live stream
— 10:43 AM on December 18, 2014

Since Jordan's not available, our plan has been to put The TR Podcast on hiatus until 2015. That seems like an awfully long time to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech The Tech Report Podcast

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Saitek is making a custom controller for Farming Simulator
— 10:57 AM on December 17, 2014

Saitek offers a full lineup of custom controller hardware for flight sims. The firm has everything from combat-ready joysticks to yoke-and-throttle combos pulled from a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Report: Microsoft prepping streaming service for apps and games
— 6:00 AM on December 17, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been vocal about his "mobile first, cloud first" strategy. So, it's no...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Skype can now translate conversations in over 40 languages
— 6:00 AM on December 16, 2014

Douglas Adams' Babel fish may be a work of science fiction, but Microsoft is close to having its own universal translator in software. The...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Windows 10 build 9901 shows new consumer features
— 6:00 AM on December 15, 2014

A little more than a month from now, Microsoft will pull back the curtain on Windows 10's consumer features. Thanks to Paul Thurrott of...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: a 27'' IPS monitor for $180 and a 1TB MLC SSD for $370
— 10:41 AM on December 12, 2014

Retailers are still recovering from their Black Friday binges, but that hasn't stopped us from finding some nice deals that should appeal to PC enthusiasts. Best...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming

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Oculus acquisitions bring computer vision expertise
— 9:15 AM on December 12, 2014

Oculus continues to acquire talent and technology. Yesterday, the firm announced three major additions to its team. The first is Nimble VR, which has been...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices

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Custom mapping comes to Google Drive
— 6:00 AM on December 11, 2014

Google's support for custom maps has been inconsistent over the past few years, but the My Maps function seems to have finally found a stable...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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ECS's new mini PC sports a 64-bit Bay Trail SoC
— 10:44 AM on December 10, 2014

A new Bay Trail mini PC has quietly appeared online. FanlessTech spotted the product page for ECS's Liva X, which puts a Bay...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Synaptics' new touchpads can read your fingerprint
— 7:00 AM on December 10, 2014

Yesterday, the Fast Identity Online Alliance published specifications for an authentication system that promises to replace...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Dashlane, LastPass can now change passwords automatically
— 3:39 PM on December 9, 2014

Changing passwords is a chore. It's such a chore that many people didn't bother even in the wake of the Heartbleed fiasco. A Pew...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft may be hatching a new business model for Windows 10
— 9:29 AM on December 9, 2014

Lately, Microsoft has been offering Windows at steep discounts or free of charge to increase its presence in low-cost notebooks, tablets, and smartphones....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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FreeSync monitors hit mass production, coming in Jan-Feb
— 11:01 PM on December 8, 2014

Among other things, AMD's Catalyst Omega driver announcement has given us an update of sorts on the status of FreeSync. AMD told us...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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