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16.7 billion reasons Altera sold out to Intel
— 3:14 PM on June 1, 2015

Rumors have been swirling around this one for a while, but it just became official: Intel is buying FPGA maker Altera for $16.7 billion.  The official...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech Servers

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PowerColor's new sound card runs with the devil
— 11:24 AM on June 1, 2015

Computex will be filled with products that most of us expected, but PowerColor's latest came outta nowhere. The graphics card maker is dipping into the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Google Jumps on panoramic VR video
— 6:05 PM on May 28, 2015

Today's Google I/O keynote was mostly about Android, but it also contained some interesting virtual-reality news. Google introduced Jump, a system for capturing and...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Leak claims Skylake Xeons have up to 28 cores, new memory architecture
— 10:47 AM on May 27, 2015

Ready for another leaked slide deck detailing unannounced products? EXPreview has posted official-looking documents spelling out Intel's plans for Xeon processors based on its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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The Verge parent Vox Media acquires Re/code
— 9:10 AM on May 27, 2015

Two titans of the tech news sphere—The Verge and Re/code—will soon operate under the same umbrella. Re/code chiefs Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Oculus buys 3D scene reconstruction firm Surreal Vision
— 4:39 PM on May 26, 2015

Oculus has acquired Surreal Vision, a company comprising computer vision scientists from Imperial College, London, who specialize in 3D scene reconstruction—turning real-life settings into...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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Jony Ive becomes Apple's first-ever chief design officer
— 9:27 AM on May 26, 2015

On an otherwise sleepy Memorial Day, Apple had some news to share. Jony Ive, formerly senior vice president of design, has taken on the role...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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The TR Podcast 176: Project Cars, cable to the Maxx & the Tao of Chi
— 10:11 AM on May 25, 2015

The video of our latest TR Podcast live stream is now available on YouTube. This week we talked about Project Cars and hard-core racing sims...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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Friday night topic: how dinosaurs probably looked
— 5:00 PM on May 22, 2015

There's a new Jurassic Park movie coming out soon, over 20 years since the first movie and Michael Crichton's books changed the popular image of dinosaurs from...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Join us right now for a TR Podcast live stream
— 5:38 PM on May 21, 2015

After a brief, allergen-fueled hiatus, the TR Podcast returns tonight. Starting at 9:30 ET/6:30 PT right now, we'll be streaming our recording session live on...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Razer makes an amazing technicolor mousepad
— 10:32 AM on May 21, 2015

Is there anywhere RGB LEDs won't turn up these days? In a keyboard or mouse, OK. Headsets? That's a little silly. Razer has somehow found...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices

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YouTube live streamers can now broadcast at 60 FPS
— 10:05 AM on May 21, 2015

Twitch may be the biggest name in live streaming these days, but YouTube is taking steps to make its own service more appealing. After adding...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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$60 tuner almost turns the Xbox One into a DVR
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2015

Windows Media Center may be dead, but that doesn't mean Microsoft has given up on DVRs. The Xbox One can now tune in...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Imagination's OmniShield tech secures SoCs, IoT devices
— 3:20 PM on May 20, 2015

As more and more non-traditional computing devices connect to the Internet—the so-called Internet of Things—each networked device brings with it a potential security threat. To...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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OCZ's latest Z-Drive has 16 flash channels laced with NVMe goodness
— 10:14 AM on May 20, 2015

There's a new NVM Express SSD in town. OCZ's enterprise-oriented Z-Drive 6000 Series supports version 1.1b of the low-overhead protocol designed to replace AHCI....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Report: Lenovo eyes acquisition of MSI's gaming laptop division
— 4:38 PM on May 15, 2015

Lenovo could have its eye on MSI's gaming laptop division. If a new report by Digitimes is correct, the PC giant is in talks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Gaming

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Razer opens its first retail store in Taipei
— 9:57 AM on May 15, 2015

Seems like Razer might have been getting a little green with envy looking at the success of another major tech company's retail operations. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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IBM achieves silicon photonics milestone
— 6:00 AM on May 15, 2015

Today, a lot of the communication that takes place on chips and between computers is accomplished by way of electrical signals carried by metal wires....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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