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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Microsoft releases Pix DX12 tuning and debugging tool for Windows
— 10:00 AM on January 20, 2017

For three generations of Xbox consoles, game developers have used Microsoft's Pix tool for graphics performance tuning and debugging. Microsoft says that developers looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Upcoming Windows 10 build offers improved privacy settings
— 9:54 AM on January 11, 2017

As of last August, about two-thirds of gerbils who responded to our poll said they took Microsoft's offer of a free Windows 10 upgrade....

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Windows Insider build 15002 offers a bevy of improvements
— 4:39 PM on January 9, 2017

Microsoft is starting the New Year offering a ton of goodies to its Windows Insiders. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002, comes with wide...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming comes to Mac and PC
— 10:59 AM on January 5, 2017

Nvidia has been touting its GeForce Now game streaming service for its Shield tablets and Google TV boxes for a while now. The graphics giant...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Internet Windows Mac

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Rumor: Windows 10 build 14997 hints at Game Mode feature
— 12:00 PM on December 28, 2016

On Christmas day, an internal build of Windows 10 (version 14997) leaked to the internet. Unlike the Preview builds that Microsoft distributes to Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Phoronix compares 31 graphics cards' OpenGL chops in Linux
— 2:36 PM on December 22, 2016

Michael Larabel over at Phoronix keeps plugging away at testing the performance of PC hardware under Linux, and he's presented the open-source community with quite...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Linux-Unix

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Microsoft and Intel set to bring AR to the people with Project Evo
— 2:18 PM on December 8, 2016

At WinHEC 2016 today, Microsoft unveiled its take on the augmented reality concept, called "Project Evo." Evo is a collaboration with Intel that entails...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Netflix 4K coming to a select few PCs
— 12:00 PM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft has announced that Netflix 4K support is coming to a small number of Windows PCs over on its Windows Blog. Owners of 4K...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Windows

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Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member
— 9:30 AM on November 17, 2016

Linux and Microsoft were, for years, fully at odds with each other. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer considered Linux a bigger threat to Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix

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We have a winner in our Aimpad R5 giveaway
— 3:48 PM on November 4, 2016

All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately for me, that includes the time I've spent using the Aimpad R5 prototype. That's good...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices The Tech Report

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Dell teases a Surface Studio competitor
— 2:01 PM on November 2, 2016

Microsoft made a splash last week with its creator-focused Surface Studio all-in-one desktop PC. Windows Central reports that Dell is throwing its hat...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Microsoft ends OEM sales of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1
— 2:57 PM on November 1, 2016

Microsoft is really serious about the adoption of Windows 10. The company has used free upgrade promotions and obtrusive advertisements built into Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Our Aimpad R5 review sample is still up for grabs
— 12:09 PM on November 1, 2016

We liked what we saw when we reviewed the prototype Aimpad R5 analog keyboard. Now we're giving it away to some lucky gerbil...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices The Tech Report

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Windows Store games are now playable offline with a bit of work
— 9:00 AM on November 1, 2016

While game services like Origin, Steam, and GOG allow for playing their games offline, Microsoft's Windows Store has lagged behind its competitors in this respect...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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We're giving away our Aimpad R5 review unit
— 4:05 PM on October 27, 2016

If you've read our review of the Aimpad R5, you already know that we're pretty big fans of the concept behind this keyboard. If...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices The Tech Report

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Microsoft Surface Book i7 packs a bigger punch and more batteries
— 11:24 AM on October 26, 2016

Microsoft has refreshed part of its Surface Book lineup. The company announced the Surface Book i7, an updated model packing new graphics hardware and Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

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