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Friday night topic: quadcopters!
— 4:51 PM on March 27, 2015

This past Christmas, I ordered up a cheap remote control quadcopter ($54) at the last minute to put under the tree. My thought was...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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The TR Podcast video 173: Torquing the Titan
— 4:26 PM on March 27, 2015

We recorded the latest episode of the TR Podcast last night, and the video of our conversation is now available on YouTube. In this episode,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Input devices Gaming Podcast

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Report: AMD R&D spending falls to near-10-year low
— 4:19 PM on March 27, 2015

R&D investment is the growth engine of technology companies, and by that measure, AMD's quarterly spending might not paint a pretty picture. EXPreview has aggregated...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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The TR Podcast is live, so come ask us stuff!
— 10:16 PM on March 26, 2015

Update: It's over now. Thanks to everybody who joined us! Tonight's' TR Podcast recording session is underway, and we're streaming it live on Twitch. You...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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AMD shows off DirectX 12 performance with new 3DMark benchmark
— 5:16 PM on March 26, 2015

Low-overhead graphics APIs like Vulkan (née Mantle) and DirectX 12 are probably the biggest news in game programming in some time, and 3DMark producer Futuremark...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Report: Microsoft to build an Intel-powered, non-Pro Surface tablet
— 9:23 AM on March 26, 2015

Microsoft may be bidding farewell to its ARM-powered Surface tablets along with its Windows RT OS. According to a report published by WinBeta, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Rowhammer attack exploits shrinking process size in DRAM
— 2:24 PM on March 25, 2015

A couple weeks ago, Google's Project Zero team demonstrated a very clever exploit of modern DDR3 memory. Their inspiration came from a research paper, 

Type: Blog post Tags: Memory Software

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SEC filing says Samsung is fabbing chips for Nvidia
— 10:19 AM on March 25, 2015

Last month, Meritz Securities analyst Park Yu-ak claimed that Samsung would be manufacturing chips for Nvidia. He didn't provide any evidence to support that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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The TR Podcast live stream returns Thursday night
— 9:48 AM on March 25, 2015

We'll be live streaming our recording session for the TR Podcast this Thursday evening at 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT. As usual, we'll take questions...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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Gigabyte's latest microATX board has an eight-core ARMv8 SoC
— 6:00 AM on March 25, 2015

Well, well. Looky here. Gigabyte's server division has developed a microATX board with a 64-bit ARM processor onboard. Source:...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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Project Spartan will be a clean break from Internet Explorer 11
— 5:15 PM on March 24, 2015

Microsoft's upcoming Project Spartan browser and Internet Explorer 11 are now their own platforms, and never the twain shall meet again. At a developer workshop...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Pixar's RenderMan software now free for non-commercial use
— 10:06 AM on March 24, 2015

RenderMan is the core rendering technology behind not only Pixar's movies, but also a wide range of other Hollywood blockbusters. The rendering engine been used...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Report: Intel could release a pair of socketed Broadwell CPUs
— 9:58 AM on March 24, 2015

Intel shared some info with us about the upcoming desktop version of Broadwell back at GDC, and if a new article by Chinese...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Catalyst 15.3 betas add FreeSync support, more CrossFire profiles
— 11:55 AM on March 23, 2015

AMD has posted a new batch of beta drivers for Radeon graphics cards. The Catalyst 15.3 beta release adds support for monitors with FreeSyc...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Etc.
— 11:31 AM on March 23, 2015

Man, I feel like I've been neglecting my Etc. post duties lately, while there's tons of stuff going on in the background. One of the projects...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Google Glass isn't dead, just resting, says Eric Schmidt
— 10:03 AM on March 23, 2015

Google closed its Google Glass Explorer program back in January and transferred control of the project to Tony Fadell, former iPod guru and CEO...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Pwn2Own 2015 pwns major software titles
— 9:32 AM on March 23, 2015

One of my favorite yearly security conferences is the Pwn2Own competition. In its humble beginnings, security researchers faced off against fully up-to-date laptops running Linux,...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Windows 10 PCs won't need a Secure Boot off switch
— 6:00 AM on March 23, 2015

PC enthusiasts generally take the right to install alternate operating systems as a given, but that right may be threatened by PCs designed for Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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