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Wait, we're giving away $1500 in PC hardware?
— 2:46 PM on April 16, 2014

Man, I keep my head down for a few days, slaving away on a video card review, and the strangest things happen. This time,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Etc.
— 11:56 AM on April 16, 2014

Hey everyone. You might have noticed that it's a little quiet around here today. That's because Scott, Geoff, and I are all away from our desks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Windows 8.1 Update failing for many users
— 9:26 AM on April 11, 2014

Microsoft released a big Windows 8.1 update earlier this week. Dubbed simply Windows 8.1 Update, the patch contains a myriad of little tweaks...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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Logitech backlights wireless keyboard for the living room
— 10:29 AM on April 9, 2014

Simple remotes usually don't cut it for home-theater PCs. Although basic media and directional controls are usually sufficient for applications like XBMC and Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Here's the new Windows 8.1 Start menu in action
— 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014

Last week, at the Build conference, Microsoft announced the long-awaited return of the Start menu. Those not in attendance were only treated to a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Logitech's G502 gaming mouse tracks movement with a 12,000-DPI sensor
— 10:30 AM on April 8, 2014

Logitech has introduced a new wired mouse for gamers. The G502 Proteus Core has all the trappings of a modern gaming rodent, including...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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A quick service announcement about that OpenSSL exploit
— 9:43 AM on April 8, 2014

So, it turns out that there's a pretty serious vulnerability in OpenSSL, and a large section of the web is affected. Until this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Aimpad game controller ties Cherry MX switches to analog input
— 11:43 AM on April 7, 2014

We've seen a lot of unconventional PC controllers over the years, including several keypads primed specifically for first-person shooters. The Aimpad looks similar to...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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TR's April 2014 peripheral staff picks
— 11:41 PM on April 6, 2014

When we introduced our new System Guide format in February, we cut out peripherals in order to focus more closely on internal PC components. Our...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Input devices

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Sad news and a podcast postponement
— 1:27 PM on April 4, 2014

I thought I should give everyone a heads up that we didn't record a podcast as scheduled this week. Instead, our producer and host,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Cooler Master's fancy backlit keyboard will be out on April 13
— 4:14 PM on April 3, 2014

At CES, Cooler Master showed us a keyboard with a fancy backlighting system that lit up keys after each keypress. The company has now...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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It's official: the Windows 8.1 Update is coming April 8
— 11:37 AM on April 3, 2014

Microsoft has announced some big things at this week's Build conference, from the impending return of the Start menu to pricing changes for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Smartphones and tablets under 9'' get Windows for free
— 6:00 AM on April 3, 2014

Remember that rumor about Microsoft cutting Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 PCs?...

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

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Microsoft announces revived Start menu, universal apps
— 4:43 PM on April 2, 2014

Windows 8.1 got us part of the way there by restoring the Start button, and now, Microsoft is going all the way. As PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Market share data suggests XP users upgrading to Windows 7 rather than Win8
— 10:49 AM on April 2, 2014

Official support for Windows XP ends next week, but plenty of machines are still using the OS. The latest market share numbers from...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Reversible USB 3.1 Type C connector pictured
— 9:13 AM on April 2, 2014

Back in December, we learned that the USB 3.0 Promoter Group was developing a new, orientation-independent type of USB connector. Earlier today, the guys...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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Strange new Rosewill keyboard is feline-friendly
— 1:54 PM on April 1, 2014

And here comes Rosewill with a new addition to its mechanical keyboard lineup. Perhaps this is the strangest one so far. Rosewill's new entry,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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