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WinXP is still more popular than Win8.1—but not for much longer
— 9:26 AM on December 3, 2014

Internet statistics firm NetMarketShare has published its operating system usage figures for November. The results are pretty enlightening; among other things, they show Windows...

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G-Sync monitors flicker in some games—and here's why
— 10:43 AM on December 2, 2014

Displays equipped with Nvidia's G-Sync variable-refresh tech are pretty great. But they're not perfect: some users have been reporting slight flickering in some games. The...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Report: Windows 10 Consumer Preview coming in January
— 12:13 PM on November 28, 2014

We've already gotten a first-hand look at what Windows 10 brings to the table for the technically savvy—multiple desktops, an improved command line, and...

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More Black Friday deals: a 27'' IPS display for $290, a loaded 11.6'' convertible for $600, and more
— 9:37 AM on November 28, 2014

With Black Friday sales in full swing, here's another collection of notable deals: Newegg has a 27" Acer 2560x1440 AHVA monitor for $289.99 after promo...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Black Friday begins
— 1:30 AM on November 28, 2014

It's hard to tell when Black Friday officially begins, but a fresh batch of deals just hit my inbox. TigerDirect and Newegg have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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The TR Podcast 166: Reader questions, Asus answers, and our mobile recs
— 11:06 PM on November 26, 2014

Join us for special guests, listener mail, endless laughs, and also some tech stuff.

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Native FLAC support coming to Windows 10
— 11:46 AM on November 26, 2014

Microsoft is doubling down on support for exotic media formats. After introducing MKV support in build 9879 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview earlier...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Operating systems Windows

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Early Black Friday deals: 4K for $350, 1080p IPS for $100, and more
— 11:19 AM on November 26, 2014

The news scene has quieted down ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, but there are loads of early Black Friday deals to peruse. Here are the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays

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TR's 2014 Christmas gift guide
— 3:54 PM on November 25, 2014

It's that time of year again. The big man up north is making his list—and checking it twice—while shoppers to the south contemplate what...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Input devices Mobile computing Software

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The TR Podcast 166 is now available on YouTube
— 4:41 PM on November 21, 2014

The video from last night's podcast recording session is now available on YouTube, and I've embedded it below. We decided to raise the difficulty level...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays Mobile computing Gaming The Tech Report Podcast

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Deal of the week: Devil's Canyon starting at $179.99, Intel 730 Series for $0.42/GB, and more
— 11:48 AM on November 21, 2014

Black Friday now spans more than a week, which seems a bit ridiculous. But it's hard to complain about getting even more sweet deals on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Samsung to intro FreeSync-enabled UHD monitors in March 2015
— 9:56 AM on November 20, 2014

At its Future of Compute event in Singapore this morning, AMD shared some big news about the future of FreeSync. Samsung plans to release...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Acer's new 27'' G-Sync monitor scales up to 144Hz
— 6:00 AM on November 20, 2014

There's a new G-Sync display in Acer's stable. The 27" XB270HU slots in between the 28"...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Dell's latest 4K displays bring IPS goodness down to $600
— 6:00 AM on November 19, 2014

Most affordable 4K monitors are based on TN technology, but not the latest duo from Dell. The 23.8" P2415Q and 27" P2715Q both...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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A first taste of Lollipop on Nvidia's Shield Tablet
— 8:00 AM on November 18, 2014

Nvidia's Shield Tablet starts getting its Android 5.0 Lollipop update today. We've taken a quick look at an early preview build to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Hacker turns keyboard backlight into video game display
— 12:56 PM on November 17, 2014

Cooler Master's QuickFire Rapid-i keyboard has an ARM-based processor that powers a handful of neat backlighting options, including per-key illumination and a light-as-you-type effect...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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The TR Podcast 165: Game reqs get inflated, benchmarks get weird, and Asus nails the X99-A
— 12:36 AM on November 14, 2014

Join us for a Jordan-less podcast... which like, right there, should be incentive enough to listen.

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Sharp's latest IGZO prototype sets the stage for 4K phablets
— 9:11 AM on November 13, 2014

In a couple of years, supersized smartphones may be available with 4K displays. Nikkei Technology reports that Sharp is demoing a new IGZO prototype...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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