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Android Wear is an OS for wearables
— 6:00 AM on March 19, 2014

Brace yourself for a wave of Android-powered smart watches. Google has announced Android Wear, an OS designed specifically for wearables, and it already...

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

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PowerVR Wizard brings ray tracing to real-time graphics
— 12:52 PM on March 18, 2014

When we visited Imagination Technologies at CES, they were showing off some intriguing hardware that augments their GPUs in order to accelerate ray-traced rendering....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Latest OpenGL ES spec adds GPU compute capabilities
— 11:10 AM on March 18, 2014

OpenGL may have fallen into some degree of disuse among PC game developers, but OpenGL ES is very much the graphics API of choice for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Mozilla scraps Firefox for Windows 8's Modern UI interface
— 9:18 AM on March 17, 2014

Wow. So, remember how, after almost two years of development, Firefox for Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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WSJ: Microsoft, Google pressure Asus into shelving dual-OS tablet
— 11:16 AM on March 14, 2014

I guess Asus' Transformer Book Duet really might be dead in the water. Last month, a Chinese site suggested that Google wasn't keen on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Microsoft waives Windows Phone fees for Indian handset makers
— 9:31 AM on March 13, 2014

Microsoft has a history of charging steep licensing fees for Windows, but its philosophy may be changing. Last month, Bloomberg's sources told them Microsoft plans...

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

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Report: Next iOS release to spruce up Maps
— 6:00 AM on March 12, 2014

iOS 7.1 introduced some much-needed user-interface polish earlier this week, but Apple's...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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iOS 7.1 aims to atone for iOS 7's shortcomings
— 5:19 PM on March 10, 2014

For those of you with iOS devices, Apple has released iOS 7.1 via over-the-air update today. This new rev of the OS adds a few...

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

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The TR Podcast 151: Key switch explosion, the new System Guide, and overclocked SSDs
— 1:08 AM on March 10, 2014

Join us for our newest jaunt through the latest news and reviews from The Tech Report. From Batman: Arkham Knight to homebrewed keyboards from Razer,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Tablet sales grow 68% in 2013, Android outsells iOS
— 12:23 PM on March 3, 2014

2013 was a big year for tablets. According to the latest numbers posted by Gartner, sales rose to 195 million units, an increase...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Couch computing
— 5:15 PM on February 28, 2014

My brother just called me sounding a little desperate. He's an outdoorsy type, not a big computer user, but he left his iPad 2...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: SSDs, power supplies, and 144Hz monitors
— 1:32 PM on February 28, 2014

We've got another short and sweet deal post for you guys this week, with a small collection of hardware bargains: Kingston's...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays

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Google's modular smartphone concept could be available next year
— 9:41 AM on February 27, 2014

More details have been revealed about Project Ara, the modular smartphone initiative that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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The TR Podcast 150: From Mantle to Maxwell, and beyond
— 10:07 PM on February 26, 2014

Join us as we return after a long absence with a slew of news and reviews. Did you miss us?

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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AMD to bundle BlueStacks software with retail PCs
— 9:41 AM on February 26, 2014

Dual-booting Android and Windows might not be cool with Google, but there's another way to run Android apps on a Windows PC: BlueStacks virtualization...

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

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 SoC has eight 64-bit ARM cores
— 10:59 AM on February 24, 2014

The Mobile World Congress is in full swing in Barcelona, Spain, and our inbox is flooded with press releases about new mobile products. One...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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ARM and TSMC tape out test chip on 16-nm FinFET process
— 10:39 AM on February 24, 2014

One way Intel hopes to capture more share of the market for mobile chips is by taking advange of its more advanced manufacturing capabilities. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Microsoft to cut Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 devices
— 9:18 AM on February 24, 2014

Windows 8.1 could be headed to cheaper tablets. A Bloomberg report posted this weekend says makers of sub-$250 devices will soon be able to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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