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Rockchip SoC powers $149 Chromebooks, sub-$100 dongle
— 6:00 AM on April 1, 2015

A quad-core Rockchip SoC has landed in a bunch of budget Chrome devices. The RK3288 clocks 32-bit Cortex-A17 CPU cores up to 1.8GHz...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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The TR Podcast 173: Torquing the Titan
— 3:45 PM on March 31, 2015

This episode, we talk Titan X, gaming mice, VR hand tracking, quadcopters, and more.

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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A fresh look at storage performance with PCIe SSDs
— 3:39 PM on March 31, 2015

SSDs have been bumping up against the limits of the Serial ATA interface for a while, but they don't have to be stuck behind the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 850 EVO M.2 solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 AM on March 31, 2015

Samsung's 850 EVO SSD debuted in December inside the usual 2.5" case. Now, the drive is spreading to smaller mSATA and M.2 form factors....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Here's our take on Vulkan, the next OpenGL
— 9:39 AM on March 30, 2015

One of the biggest things that happened at GDC a few weeks ago was the introduction of the Vulkan graphics API, which is the new,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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The TR Podcast video 173: Torquing the Titan
— 4:26 PM on March 27, 2015

We recorded the latest episode of the TR Podcast last night, and the video of our conversation is now available on YouTube. In this episode,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Input devices Gaming Podcast

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Report: AMD R&D spending falls to near-10-year low
— 4:19 PM on March 27, 2015

R&D investment is the growth engine of technology companies, and by that measure, AMD's quarterly spending might not paint a pretty picture. EXPreview has aggregated...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Deal of the week: Ultra-wide IPS for $750, 16GB DDR4-2666 for $190, plus more
— 10:38 AM on March 27, 2015

Clever intro for another weekly deals post? Ain't nobody got time fo dat. Ultra-wide monitors seem to be everywhere these days, including the discount aisle. Newegg...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory

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The TR Podcast is live, so come ask us stuff!
— 10:16 PM on March 26, 2015

Update: It's over now. Thanks to everybody who joined us! Tonight's' TR Podcast recording session is underway, and we're streaming it live on Twitch. You...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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AMD shows off DirectX 12 performance with new 3DMark benchmark
— 5:16 PM on March 26, 2015

Low-overhead graphics APIs like Vulkan (née Mantle) and DirectX 12 are probably the biggest news in game programming in some time, and 3DMark producer Futuremark...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Intel and Micron sampling 3D NAND based on floating gates
— 1:17 PM on March 26, 2015

Back in November, Intel and Micron revealed the first details on their joint effort to produce 3D flash memory. We learned that the initial...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Toshiba's 3D flash spreads 16GB over 48 layers
— 9:04 AM on March 26, 2015

Begun, the 3D flash war has. Toshiba announced today that it has started sampling non-volatile memory...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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EVGA Hybrid liquid-cools the GeForce GTX 980
— 3:58 PM on March 25, 2015

Slapping a liquid cooler on a graphics card isn't a fresh idea, but factory-sealed setups are rare outside of the hottest-running pixel pushers around, like...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Leap Motion's hand tracking comes to Razer's VR headset
— 10:48 AM on March 25, 2015

Razer's Open Source VR (OSVR) headset is getting handsy. Leap Motion has announced a faceplate that adds its hand-tracking technology to the OSVR...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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The TR Podcast live stream returns Thursday night
— 9:48 AM on March 25, 2015

We'll be live streaming our recording session for the TR Podcast this Thursday evening at 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT. As usual, we'll take questions...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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Twitch user accounts compromised
— 9:26 AM on March 25, 2015

Twitch announced in a blog post yesterday that its users' account information may have been compromised. In response to the breach, they have reset...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Personal tech

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OCZ's Vector 180 solid-state drive reviewed
— 2:00 PM on March 24, 2015

OCZ's Vector SSDs are among the fastest around, and now there's a new one. The Vector 180 combines the company's proprietary Barefoot 3 controller...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Pixar's RenderMan software now free for non-commercial use
— 10:06 AM on March 24, 2015

RenderMan is the core rendering technology behind not only Pixar's movies, but also a wide range of other Hollywood blockbusters. The rendering engine been used...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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