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Report: Jumbo Chromebooks are coming next year
— 6:00 AM on December 26, 2014

Since their inception, Chromebooks have remained thin, light, and compact—more like ultrabooks than desktop replacements. That may change next year. DigiTimes says it's learned...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Xbox dev explains why 30 FPS isn't enough
— 6:00 AM on December 23, 2014

As PC gamers, we know that frame rates over 30 FPS make animated content look more true-to-life...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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IHS: 2014 was a good year for the semiconductor industry
— 12:53 PM on December 22, 2014

In 2014, the semiconductor market enjoyed its "best industry performance since 2010," according to the latest report from market research firm IHS. IHS projects...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Miscellaneous

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New HP Chromebook combines Tegra K1, 1080p touch screen
— 6:00 AM on December 22, 2014

Another Chromebook has entered the fray. Say hello to the HP Chromebook 14 Touch, whose $439.99 asking price gives you front-row seats to the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290X for $280, a 960GB SSD for $339, and more
— 11:03 AM on December 19, 2014

Precious few shopping days remain before Christmas. Good thing there are plenty of sweet deals on PC hardware. Need a new GPU for all the games...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Our bonus TR live stream is up right now!
— 8:35 PM on December 18, 2014

Update: The stream has ended. Thanks to all who joined in! Hi folks. You can watch our bonus TR live stream below:

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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Join us this evening for a bonus TR live stream
— 10:43 AM on December 18, 2014

Since Jordan's not available, our plan has been to put The TR Podcast on hiatus until 2015. That seems like an awfully long time to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech The Tech Report Podcast

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GeForce 347.09 driver is ready for Elite: Dangerous, new Metal Gear Solid
— 9:10 AM on December 17, 2014

A new set of beta GeForce drivers has landed. Today's release is numbered 347.09, and Nvidia bills it as a "Game Ready" driver for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Report: Microsoft prepping streaming service for apps and games
— 6:00 AM on December 17, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been vocal about his "mobile first, cloud first" strategy. So, it's no...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Transformer Book T100 Chi teased on Wi-Fi Alliance page
— 3:54 PM on December 16, 2014

Asus' Transformer Book T100 convertible earned our TR Recommended award last year. Now, a premium successor to the system looks to be in the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nvidia FleXes new PhysX effects
— 10:48 AM on December 16, 2014

During a press event last year, Nvidia introduced PhysX FleX, a particle-based physics simulation that lets different effects affect one another. GPU-driven engine promises...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Skype can now translate conversations in over 40 languages
— 6:00 AM on December 16, 2014

Douglas Adams' Babel fish may be a work of science fiction, but Microsoft is close to having its own universal translator in software. The...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Gigabyte's three-way GTX 980 costs more than most PCs
— 11:30 AM on December 15, 2014

Remember Gigabyte's insane Waterforce GTX 980? You know, the one with three hot-clocked GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards hooked up to an external liquid...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Custom mapping comes to Google Drive
— 6:00 AM on December 11, 2014

Google's support for custom maps has been inconsistent over the past few years, but the My Maps function seems to have finally found a stable...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Rumor: GeForce GTX 960 coming next month
— 12:16 PM on December 10, 2014

Nvidia could be weeks away from unveiling a new mid-range card graphics based on the Maxwell architecture. SweClockers reports that a GeForce GTX 960

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Synaptics' new touchpads can read your fingerprint
— 7:00 AM on December 10, 2014

Yesterday, the Fast Identity Online Alliance published specifications for an authentication system that promises to replace...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Dashlane, LastPass can now change passwords automatically
— 3:39 PM on December 9, 2014

Changing passwords is a chore. It's such a chore that many people didn't bother even in the wake of the Heartbleed fiasco. A Pew...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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VSR is AMD's answer to Nvidia's DSR tech
— 11:01 PM on December 8, 2014

In case you missed the big news, AMD has posted a new Catalyst release packed with new features—and one of the additions is Virtual...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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