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Anand Shimpi announces retirement from AnandTech
— 6:38 PM on August 30, 2014

The shape of the PC hardware community is changing today with Anand Shimpi's announcement that he's retiring from the publishing world after more than...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Friday night topic: why the fear of autonomous machines?
— 4:36 PM on August 29, 2014

If you keep up with the news these days, you're probably regularly exposed to stories about "drones," killer robots, and the like. You may...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Apple sets date for expected iPhone 6 reveal
— 6:00 AM on August 29, 2014

Well, it's official. Apple has sent out invites for its September 9 event, confirming the recent spate of rumors. As AppleInsider reports, the invites don't...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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This 8'' Windows 8.1 tablet will cost only $149
— 12:43 PM on August 28, 2014

Much like columns of Russian tanks in recent days, Windows 8.1 tablets are advancing into new territory. Archos has announced a Win8.1 tablet that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus shows glimpse of ZenWatch; Apple 'wearable' coming Sept 9
— 5:02 PM on August 27, 2014

In a video posted today, Asus has shed more light—both literally and figuratively—on its upcoming smartwatch. The device, first teased earlier this month, will...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Dropbox Pro now offers 1TB of storage for $9.99 a month
— 9:10 AM on August 27, 2014

The paid version of Dropbox's cloud storage service has just gotten a huge capacity upgrade. According to the official Dropbox blog, Dropbox Pro is...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Predicting player inputs smooths streaming PC games
— 6:00 AM on August 27, 2014

Everything is hosted in the cloud these days, including an increasing number of games. Heck, you can even roll your own remote gaming server and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Bloomberg: 12.9'' iPad coming in 2015
— 5:22 PM on August 26, 2014

The 13" iPad is coming! No, we swear. It's for real this time. A year after the Wall Street Journal predicted the jumbo iPad's arrival,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Amazon buys Twitch.tv for $970 million
— 10:21 PM on August 25, 2014

Twitch.tv has indeed been sold—but not to the company we expected. Last month, VentureBeat reported that

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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WinRT-powered Surface 2 gets a $100 price cut
— 9:19 AM on August 25, 2014

According to the multiverse hypothesis, there's a universe out there where Windows RT was actually successful. There, developers flocked to the ARM-only version of Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Browser plugin identifies advertorial content
— 9:21 AM on August 21, 2014

We've all seen advertisements masquerading as editorial content—not on TR, of course, but elsewhere on the web. These "advertorials" are becoming increasingly prevalent, and they're...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Some popular Chrome extensions are misbehaving
— 12:18 PM on August 20, 2014

If you're running a load of Chrome extensions, you may want to pay attention to a research study set to be presented at the Usenix...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Unity to add native x86 support on Android
— 12:03 PM on August 20, 2014

Intel is trying to carve itself a slice of the Android market, and that endeavor involves pushing for more native x86 apps. As part of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Asus has a smartwatch up its sleeve, plans Sep. 3 unveilng
— 4:07 PM on August 19, 2014

Smartwatches are turning up left and right lately—and another one might be just around the corner. SlashGear reports that Asus has sent out a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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14'' HP laptop will run Windows, cost $199
— 9:18 AM on August 18, 2014

Microsoft is going after Chromebooks big time, and that means more ultra-cheap Windows laptops are coming. According to Liliputing, the next such system will...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A 480GB SSD for $150
— 10:40 AM on August 15, 2014

I didn't intend for this week's deals post to be all about storage, but that's kinda what happened. Before we get into cheap SSDs and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Personal tech

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Intel: DirectX 12 yields big gains on tablets, other thermally constrained devices
— 12:01 PM on August 13, 2014

We already know that DirectX 12 will reduce CPU utilization in games by cutting API overhead. The performance benefits of this approach on desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Gartner: Chromebook sales to nearly triple by 2017
— 10:24 AM on August 12, 2014

Chromebooks are sprouting up all over the place these days. We'll apparently be seeing a lot more of them, too. Market research firm Gartner projects...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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