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Free upgrades to Windows 10 end July 29
— 7:57 AM on May 6, 2016

Microsoft released a blog post yesterday announcing that Windows 10 has reached 300 million active users. While that news wouldn’t cause much of a stir...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Chromebooks get multi-monitor support with DisplayLink
— 10:19 AM on May 5, 2016

Scratch one more barrier to getting some real work done on a Chromebook. Chrome OS has announced support for DisplayLink-based USB graphics adapters. For those who aren't...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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HP refreshes Pavilion consumer PC lineup
— 7:22 AM on May 4, 2016

Everyone's doing a little spring cleaning lately, and HP is no exception. The company is refreshing its entire consumer-oriented Pavilion series of PCs, with all-new...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Dell will become Dell Technologies after its EMC buyout
— 10:05 AM on May 3, 2016

Last fall, Dell announced that it was acquiring major business storage and services corporation EMC. The $67 billion deal is moving forward, and Dell...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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HP's Chromebook 13 is dressed for success at $499
— 1:23 PM on April 28, 2016

HP's new Chromebook 13 G1 could compete with Apple's MacBook at half the price. The Chromebook 13 G1 offers an aesthetically pleasing, brushed-aluminum...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Apple and Samsung lead tablet shipments in a struggling market
— 12:23 PM on April 28, 2016

Market research firm IDC has published its report on the state of the tablet market for the first quarter of 2016, and it's not a glowing...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Minecraft: Gear VR Edition is available now for $6.99
— 4:30 PM on April 27, 2016

If you own a Samsung Gear VR and often have a jonesing for a dose of VR Minecraft on the go, Oculus has a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Chromium OS now runs on the Raspberry Pi
— 11:03 AM on April 27, 2016

The ChromeOS-inspired Chromium OS has been ported to a couple Raspberry Pi models. The ChromiumRPI releases are only at version 0.5 right now,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Linux-Unix

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Intel lays out its vision for the future of USB Type-C
— 8:16 AM on April 27, 2016

Intel discussed its vision for the USB Type-C connector during its IDF16 presentation. The biggest changes the company wants to make center on the...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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Falcon Northwest creates a pair of Oculus Ready PCs
— 2:00 PM on April 26, 2016

TR readers jumping into VR are likely consulting our System Guide already, but some folks just want the convenience of a prebuilt, VR-ready PC....

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Zotac Mobile VR could keep VR junkies from tripping on cords
— 9:17 AM on April 26, 2016

Man, these first world problems sure are rough. You've just shelled out $800 for your new HTC Vive, but you keep tripping over that darn...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Radeon Software 16.4.2 makes XConnect fully functional
— 5:06 PM on April 25, 2016

AMD has released version 16.4.2 of its Radeon Software Crimson Edition drivers. This hotfix release includes "full support" for AMD’s XConnect. XConnect is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Software

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Juniper Systems Mesa 2 puts a Bay Trail CPU in a tough tablet shell
— 3:46 PM on April 25, 2016

Juniper Systems' new Mesa 2 tablet introduces Windows 10 to the company's ruggedized PC lineup. Some may claim this is just a ruggedized tablet,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Anker Powerhouse battery pack makes 400Wh luggable
— 3:07 PM on April 25, 2016

We all complain about the battery life of our portable electronics these days. From thin-and-light laptops with anemic batteries to cell phones that last half...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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MSI Aegis barebones shields gamers from low frame rates
— 9:20 AM on April 22, 2016

MSI unleashed its Aegis barebones system today. This Mini-ITX gaming PC has striking looks and surprisingly petite dimensions, thanks to the use of a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Acer Predator 17 X notebook and G1 desktop join the hunt
— 2:35 PM on April 21, 2016

Acer has been betting heavily on its Predator lineup of gaming-oriented hardware lately. Today marks a new offensive for the black-and-red monsters. Let's first...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Acer Switch Alpha 12 passively cools Skylake Core i CPUs
— 12:58 PM on April 21, 2016

At its next@Acer event today, Acer revealed a number of interesting new products, including its Switch Alpha 12. The Switch branding for Aspire convertibles isn't new, but the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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The Tech Report System Guide: April 2016 edition
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2016

In this edition of The Tech Report's System Guide, we examine the CPUs, graphics cards, memory, cases, power supplies, and other parts that system builders...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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