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So how would you replace Windows Media Center?
— 9:35 AM on May 5, 2015

Although this move wasn't hard to anticipate, I'm still grieving a little over Microsoft's official coup de grace for Windows Media Center, a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Apple releases specifications for third-party Watch bands
— 9:22 AM on May 5, 2015

Don't like the stock bands and straps included with the Apple Watch? Third parties may soon be able to design and sell officially licensed bands...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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The curtain falls on Windows Media Center
— 5:12 PM on May 4, 2015

Windows Media Center, Microsoft's long-running effort to blend elements of DVRs, cable boxes, and DVD players into Windows, will be taking its final bow before...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Lenovo's lightweight LaVie Z ultrabooks start selling stateside
— 11:13 AM on May 4, 2015

The ultra-light LaVie Z ultrabooks Lenovo introduced at CES are now available in the U.S. Both machines have Broadwell-based Core i7 processors and 13.3"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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The TR Podcast 175: the Zen of chipmaking and ARM's Cortex-A72 revealed
— 1:53 PM on May 2, 2015

The video of last night's TR Podcast live stream is now available on YouTube. We talked about the AMD Zen rumors, Rys joined us to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Podcast

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Asus' 144Hz MG279Q monitor may top out at 90Hz with FreeSync
— 12:38 PM on May 1, 2015

We've been eagerly awaiting the release of Asus' MG279Q, a FreeSync display with an IPS panel and a fast 144Hz peak refresh rate. It...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail netbook for $161, free case fans, and more
— 11:24 AM on May 1, 2015

The only thing more difficult than coming up with a fresh intro for our weekly deals posts is doing it the morning after a podcast...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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The TR Podcast will be live on Twitch shortly!
— 7:51 PM on April 30, 2015

We'll be starting up the TR Podcast live stream at 9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT over on our Twitch channel. Come join the chat, ask questions,...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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AMD delays FreeSync support for multi-GPU systems
— 4:54 PM on April 30, 2015

Monitors with AMD's FreeSync technology are finally shipping, but support for the variable-refresh tech has been limited to PCs with single Radeon GPUs thus far....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Continuum turns Win10 phones and tablets into desktops
— 10:03 AM on April 30, 2015

At its Build keynote yesterday, Microsoft showed off the adaptability of Windows 10 on a variety of devices. Win10's Continuum feature allows devices to"flex" in...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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BenQ's curved 35'' gaming monitor updates at 144Hz
— 9:06 AM on April 30, 2015

Add another 21:9 monitor to the ranks. BenQ's new XR3501 is the latest display to adopt the ultra-wide aspect ratio, but that's not the only...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Leaked AMD roadmap schedules 14-nm bonanza for 2016
— 9:58 PM on April 29, 2015

AMD's next financial analyst's day is scheduled for May 6, but materials from the event may have already leaked out. Official-looking slides hosted on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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MSI's Prestige Series notebooks are all about color
— 10:33 AM on April 29, 2015

Content creators like photographers and videographers demand consistent color reproduction between displays, but screens with 100% sRGB coverage are pretty rare in notebooks outside of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Join us Thursday evening for the TR Podcast live stream
— 9:13 AM on April 29, 2015

The TR Podcast is back this week! We'll be streaming our recording session live on our Twitch channel at 9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT on Thursday...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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LG's G4 packs fast f/1.8 lens, Snapdragon 808 power
— 3:31 PM on April 28, 2015

Smartphones from Samsung and Apple may be the most familiar faces in the high-end handset market, but LG wants to be a contender there, too....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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iPhone and international sales drive record Apple results
— 7:08 PM on April 27, 2015

Apple's quarterly financials are out, and once again, the company set records on multiple fronts. During the three-month period ended March 28, the iGiant...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Asus's ZenBook Pro UX501 dazzles with a 4K IPS panel
— 12:18 PM on April 27, 2015

It's rare that we see a truly high-end notebook PC these days that's not a Mac, but Asus is taking a crack at the concept....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Farewell, Nexus 7
— 6:00 AM on April 27, 2015

Google's Nexus 7 has long been a favorite Android tablet here at TR. Its combination of a high-PPI IPS screen and reasonably snappy internals made...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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