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Microsoft's first smartwatch is focused on fitness
— 10:40 AM on October 30, 2014

The rumors were right: Microsoft did have a smartwatch in the pipeline for the holiday season. Curiously, though, the new Microsoft Band isn't an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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The TR Podcast 164: We get twitchy over Apples, Nexuses, and beefy games
— 11:55 PM on October 29, 2014

This podcast covers a wide gamut of topics including new products from Apple, the new Avengers trailer, earnings from Intel, Apple and AMD, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Alienware's Graphics Amplifier brings desktop GPUs to notebooks
— 11:14 AM on October 28, 2014

For years, PC hardware makers have demoed external modules that pair full-sized desktop graphics cards with notebooks....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Windows 10 to add touchpad gestures for power users
— 9:30 AM on October 28, 2014

In my first look at Windows 10, I said I hoped to see more touchpad gestures in the OS—particularly ones to control the new...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft takes $50 off the Xbox One for the holidays
— 10:19 AM on October 27, 2014

The Xbox One will be a little bit cheaper this holiday season. Microsoft has announced a deal good for $50 off the console, bringing...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Here's what's cooking in Damage Labs
— 5:00 PM on October 24, 2014

My two identical GPU test rigs—one for Radeons and another for GeForces—have served me well for several years. And they're purty!

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Gaming

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Here's the not-so-live video version of The TR Podcast 164
— 12:38 PM on October 24, 2014

After clumsily knocking over a few technical hurdles, we managed to live stream our podcast recording session last night on Twitch. We'll try to stream...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech The Tech Report Podcast

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Deal of the week: An IPS ultra-wide for $420, plus cheap SSDs and more
— 11:26 AM on October 24, 2014

One of these days, we're just going to skip the intro and dive right into the bulleted list. But not today. This counts as an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Microsoft's quarterly revenue up 25% on strong Surface, Xbox sales
— 9:13 AM on October 24, 2014

Microsoft is the latest in a string of tech companies to report positive quarterly financial results. For its first fiscal quarter, which ended September...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Personal tech

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Cooler Master's Nepton 240M liquid cooler reviewed
— 3:15 PM on October 21, 2014

Cooler Master's Nepton 240M is a big liquid cooler with a price to match. I strapped it to TR's Casewarmer to see whether it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Toshiba intros $330 notebook with 360-degree hinge
— 9:15 AM on October 21, 2014

Are Lenovo's Yoga laptops too rich for your blood? Good news: Toshiba has announced a budget ultraportable that features a similar 360-degree hinge design....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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''Biggest ever'' iPhone launch drives strong Q4 Apple financials
— 9:36 PM on October 20, 2014

Apple's fiscal fourth quarter financial results are in, and as expected, the iDevice maker raked in a boatload of money. For the three months...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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You can now pre-order Asus' $199 Win8.1 netbook
— 2:10 PM on October 20, 2014

Asus' EeeBook X205 is a new take on the netbook concept, with low-horsepower Intel hardware, Windows 8.1, and a puny $199 price tag. We

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare needs 6GB of RAM and 55GB of storage
— 11:46 AM on October 20, 2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is due out on November 4, and the minimum system requirements have appeared on Steam. In some respects, they're...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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Forbes: Microsoft smartwatch to launch within 'next few weeks'
— 6:00 AM on October 20, 2014

Yes, Microsoft apparently has a smartwatch in the works—and the device may become available sooner than you think. Quoting "sources close to the project,"

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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$250 Samsung Chromebook 2 has Intel inside
— 4:38 PM on October 17, 2014

Samsung has a new $250 Chromebook out, and it's powered by one of Intel's Bay Trail chips. Say hello to the new Samsung Chromebook...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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This mini Bay Trail PC is the size of a thumb drive
— 9:13 AM on October 17, 2014

We've seen a lot of mini PCs based on Intel's Atom SoC, but this latest one is easily the smallest. A Chinese vendor called Shenzhen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Will.i.am's Puls looks like a bracelet, is smarter than a watch
— 9:13 AM on October 16, 2014

Move over, smartwatches. Black Eyed Peas member and Intel "director of creative innovation" Will.i.am has introduced...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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