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Radeon 17.5.2 drivers boost Prey performance
— 11:30 AM on May 19, 2017

Graphics driver optimization is a seemingly never-ending task. AMD's previous Radeon Software update focused on improving performance in Arkane Studios' survival-horror-action reboot of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Windows 10 on ARM could run x86 apps seamlessly at native speed
— 10:00 AM on May 16, 2017

Late last year, we heard that Microsoft was working on bringing Windows 10—not Windows RT, or Windows 10 RT, or something like that—over to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Aquantia AQtion NICs bring 5 Gbps Ethernet to a PCIe slot near you
— 12:00 PM on May 15, 2017

Gigabit Ethernet has been around for what seems like forever. The standard is so ubiquitous that TR staff has discussed no longer mentioning the presence...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Three flavors of Linux are coming to Windows Store
— 5:00 PM on May 12, 2017

One of the highlights of Microsoft's Build conference last year was the announcement of an Ubuntu-based Linux subsystem for Windows 10. The company's recent announcement...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Linux-Unix

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Owlchemy Labs gets a job at Google
— 4:00 PM on May 11, 2017

It's a good day for creators of virtual-reality workplace simulations and transdimensional hijinks. Wait—come to think of it, there might only be one company like...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Gaming

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Windows Mixed Reality gets motion controllers and a $399 bundle
— 1:48 PM on May 11, 2017

HoloLens gear isn't widely known or at least talked about in the consumer space, but the mixed reality hardware and custom applications for it have...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Input devices

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Float across devices with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
— 11:33 AM on May 11, 2017

Microsoft's spokespersons spent most of the first day of the company's annual Build conference talking about Cortana and other AI-related topics. Today, the focus...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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Microsoft patches critical security bug in Windows Defender
— 4:30 PM on May 9, 2017

If you're running Windows Defender (quite a strong possibility if you're running Windows), make sure you've got all your updates. Microsoft issued a patch...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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VESA forms a SIG for virtual and augmented reality devices
— 9:00 AM on May 9, 2017

With many virtual-reality headsets options already on the market, and Microsoft's mixed-reality devices potentially hitting the market later this year, consumers have no shortage...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Google's Fuchsia OS runs on a little bit of Magenta
— 2:30 PM on May 8, 2017

Both of Google's extant operating systems, the Android OS for mobile devices and Chrome OS for chromebooks, are based on the Linux kernel. In case...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows Insider Preview Build 16184 gathers your friends
— 5:00 PM on May 3, 2017

Microsoft has released the newest build of Windows 10 to the Windows Insider Program's Fast Ring: the Preview Build 16184. The meat of this...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Windows 10 S is tied to Edge and Bing
— 1:00 PM on May 3, 2017

We wrote yesterday about Windows 10 S, the new version of Windows 10 that limits users to installing applications from the Windows Store. As...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft Surface Laptop is a velvet-gloved jab at MacBooks
— 11:34 AM on May 2, 2017

Microsoft's Surface line of devices is well-regarded by critics and users alike, and it's getting a new member. During its education-focused event today, Microsoft displayed...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Windows 10 S joins the battle with Chrome OS in classrooms
— 10:54 AM on May 2, 2017

At its EDU event this morning, Microsoft introduced a new version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 S, its apparent answer to Google's increasingly-popular...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Microsoft describes how it uses telemetry data for smoother updates
— 1:23 PM on April 26, 2017

A vocal minority has up in arms about Windows 10's data collection ever since its release. The company's been making an effort towards being...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems

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Deals of the week: a mighty PSU, mid-range CPUs, and more
— 11:40 AM on April 21, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write something funny, stupid, or both... if I had anything today. We're buzzing bees at TR HQ right now,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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Updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 on Kaby and Ryzen are now blocked
— 2:50 PM on April 13, 2017

Well, the day has arrived. We previously reported that Microsoft had plans to block users of Kaby Lake and Ryzen systems from installing or...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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Deals of the week: huge monitors, a big hard drive, and more
— 11:41 AM on April 13, 2017

Tomorrow may be Good Friday, but all that means for hardware-hungry gerbils is that today is Deals Thursday. The release of AMD's excellent Ryzen 5...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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