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Microsoft acquires Havok physics engine from Intel
— 4:01 PM on October 2, 2015

After being acquired by Intel eight years ago, Havok is changing hands once more. Microsoft announced that it's purchased the 3D physics software provider...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Apple's A9 impresses and the Nexus strikes back: The TR Podcast 188
— 11:45 AM on October 2, 2015

Our discussion last night was wide-ranging. After a rough start due to technical issues, we took on a bunch of your questions while addressing some...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech Podcast

Report: Amazon to halt sales of Chromecast and Apple TV
— 9:00 AM on October 2, 2015

Bloomberg reports that by the end of October, Amazon will no longer carry or allow its third-party sellers to sell Google's Chromecast or the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

The Tech Report Podcast is live on Twitch
— 9:08 PM on October 1, 2015

After some technical problems, we are streaming The TR Podcast live on Twitch. Behold:

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

A billion Android devices could be vulnerable to Stagefright 2.0 bug
— 4:37 PM on October 1, 2015

Zimperium Zlabs has disclosed a new Android vulnerability it's calling Stagefright 2.0. In case that name isn't ringing any bells, it's a bug...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

The TR Podcast live stream returns this evening
— 3:13 PM on October 1, 2015

We're putting The TR Podcast band back together tonight. Join us this evening on Twitch at 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT as we discuss...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

WinRAR SFX archive bug could put 500 million users in danger
— 4:51 PM on September 30, 2015

Are you one of the roughly 500 million people using WinRAR? Best be careful with the archives you open. Security researcher Mohammed Reza Espargham...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Nvidia GeForce Now is a rebuilt, reimagined Grid
— 8:43 AM on September 30, 2015

Nvidia believes game streaming is an increasingly compelling way to play. Its GeForce Now service is a from-the-ground-up reimagining of the Grid streaming service, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Turn-based BattleTech game project hits Kickstarter
— 7:47 AM on September 30, 2015

Harebrained Schemes, the developer that brought back Shadowrun, is working on a turn-based BattleTech game for the PC. The game is being

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Mixing power-line networking with Wi-Fi proves intoxicating
— 11:27 AM on September 28, 2015

You may recall my failed attempt at using a second Wi-Fi router in repeater mode in order to overcome some signal-strength issues in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

Chess, guns, and chainswords collide in Warhammer 40,000: Regicide
— 11:39 AM on September 25, 2015

Dakka! Dakka dakka dakka! That, my friends, is the most beautiful sound in the universe. Well, second best, perhaps, after the dulcet tones of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Software

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 4:50 PM on September 24, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard has more next-gen storage connectivity than you can shake a stick at, Techicolor LED lighting, and premium Creative audio. Does all...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Asus' Z170I Pro Gaming is a bite-size enthusiast's board
— 12:26 PM on September 23, 2015

Mini-ITX motherboards need to make the most out of the space available, especially with Intel's Z170 platform offering so much PCIe connectivity. Asus is doing its...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac provides tons of goods in tiny package
— 9:03 AM on September 21, 2015

They say the best things come in small packages. That's apparently the goal ASRock has in mind with its just-announced Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard.

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

— 8:53 AM on September 21, 2015

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I spent part of mine participating in that Rocket League tournament, which did not end well for Team...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

Rumor: Richer, faster Chromecast coming soon
— 1:24 PM on September 18, 2015

Google's Chromecast has long been a cheap and easy way to get video from your Android devices and PC onto the big screen, but the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

The Witness will rack players' brains on January 26, 2016
— 1:10 PM on September 17, 2015

In The Witness, the next game from Braid creator Jonathan Blow and Thekla, players will be dropped onto a deserted island, and they're on their...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

$50 Fire tablet brings Amazon's content library to everybody
— 11:40 AM on September 17, 2015

Amazon is Firing with all barrels today. The online giant is going after the low end of the tablet market with the new Fire,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing