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In the lab: HTC's Vive VR headset
— 5:23 PM on April 14, 2016

Just a few short days after Oculus' Rift hit our labs, HTC's Vive VR headset is also in our hands now. Yours truly is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Asus puts software in control of three new gaming monitors
— 10:50 AM on April 14, 2016

Three new gaming monitors—the MG28UQ, MG24UQ, and MG248Q—are joining the extended family of Asus gaming displays. These new displays have familiar specifications along with...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Tell us about your worst data disaster to win a Macrium Reflect key
— 12:49 PM on April 13, 2016

Our friends at Macrium are now offering deeper discounts for TR subscribers. Silver subscribers are now eligible for a 20% discount on purchases...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Reports of Windows XP's demise are greatly exaggerated
— 2:36 PM on April 12, 2016

Windows XP was the first version of Windows to bring together Microsoft's client and server product families. It became immensely popular after its 2001 release....

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Updated: Oculus significantly delays many Rift pre-orders
— 10:52 AM on April 12, 2016

It seems like the TR staff may have been lucky to get our Oculus Rift when we did. Today is the day that Oculus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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In the lab: Oculus' Rift VR headset
— 1:48 PM on April 11, 2016

After what seems like an eternity of hype, Oculus' Rift VR headset is a real, shipping product, and we got ours in the mail...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Microsoft Edge joins Google Chrome in anti-Flash crusade
— 4:13 PM on April 8, 2016

Dun dun dun, another one bites the dust. Last year, we reported that Google Chrome would start blocking Flash ads and some auto-playing...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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HTC reassures Vive early adopters that all is well
— 8:49 AM on April 8, 2016

HTC is trying to get on the level with Vive pre-order customers concerned about shipping dates and order processing. In a post on the Vive...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Nvidia reveals a prototype 1700Hz display for lower-latency VR
— 9:09 AM on April 7, 2016

Two significant hurdle that virtual reality displays have had to overcome are latency and persistence. If there’s too much delay between the movement of a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Windows 10 insider preview build 14316: now with bash
— 1:58 PM on April 6, 2016

Windows 10 Insider testers in the fast ring should be receiving preview build 14316 today. This update gives us an early look at the...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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SteamVR demo reel shows off the room-scale VR experience
— 12:30 PM on April 6, 2016

Reviewers around the web are talking up the room-scale immersion that HTC's Vive adds to the VR experience, but words alone don't really communicate just...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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HTC Vive review roundup: the best VR experience, at a high price
— 11:17 AM on April 6, 2016

HTC and Valve's Vive VR headset may not have quite the buzz or name recognition in the mainstream as its direct competitor, the Oculus...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Parts shortages and privacy concerns trouble the Oculus Rift
— 7:57 AM on April 4, 2016

The first retail Oculus Rifts are in a few users' hands now, but only a few. Many customers in the first wave of Rift pre-orders...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays

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Windows 10's Anniversary Update arrives this summer
— 3:38 PM on March 30, 2016

Microsoft's Build 2016 developer conference kicked off today in San Francisco with the announcement that Windows 10 has reached 270 million installs. That apparently...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Foxconn gains controlling stake in Sharp after lengthy negotiations
— 8:49 AM on March 30, 2016

Foxconn, a company best known in tech circles for manufacturing Apple's iPhone, has finalized its buyout of Japanese electronics company Sharp. The deal was...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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Oculus Rift review roundup: the future is here, but it'll cost you
— 5:24 PM on March 29, 2016

The time has finally come. The Oculus Rift is shipping to consumers, and tech news sites have begun issuing verdicts on the VR headset.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Oculus SDK 1.3 brings asynchronous timewarp to Windows
— 10:36 AM on March 28, 2016

Version 1.3 of Oculus' PC software development kit is available today. This new release adds support for asynchronous timewarp, a useful rendering method...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Microsoft is developing a universal Windows Skype app
— 3:42 PM on March 24, 2016

If you're a Skype user like me and most of the TR staff, you may have noticed that its desktop application has been a little...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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