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Microsoft is developing a universal Windows Skype app
— 3:42 PM on March 24, 2016

If you're a Skype user like me and most of the TR staff, you may have noticed that its desktop application has been a little...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Eurocom updates Sky X9E laptop with 4K and G-Sync
— 7:46 AM on March 24, 2016

Canadian PC vendor Eurocom is no stranger to hilariously powerful laptops that stretch the definition of "laptop". The company recently announced a big update for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Radeon 16.3.1 drivers get a tune-up for Need for Speed
— 10:31 PM on March 18, 2016

AMD has released Radeon Software version 16.3.1. These drivers largely appear to be a maintenance release, though AMD has added support for a couple...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Microsoft extends support for older Windows versions on Skylake
— 4:33 PM on March 18, 2016

There was a bit of hubbub a little while ago about support for older versions of Windows on computers with Skylake CPUs. Microsoft previously...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Intel Skull Canyon NUC is ready to crack some heads
— 9:56 PM on March 16, 2016

We've tested a few of Intel's NUCs over the course of the platform's existence. While those machines are perfectly competent mini-PCs, we've often found ourselves...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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MSI Vortex puts two GTX 980s in one cylindrical case
— 6:09 PM on March 16, 2016

MSI has released the Vortex, a gaming tower that packs quite the punch. In fact, tower may not be the right word to describe...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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VRScore provides hardware-independent test for VR readiness
— 5:24 PM on March 15, 2016

Basemark and Crytek have announced VRScore, a tool to evaluate PC readiness for a variety of virtual reality head mounted displays (or HMDs). The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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GFXBench 5.0 tests next-gen APIs and VR performance
— 3:52 PM on March 15, 2016

GDC—Kishonti announced the latest version of its GPU benchmark, GFXBench 5.0, today. The new version tests graphics performance using the next-generation Vulkan, Metal, and DirectX...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Night Dive shows off a first look at its System Shock remake
— 12:25 PM on March 15, 2016

Late last year, we reported on the upcoming System Shock 3. It so happens that the original System Shock game from 1994 is being...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Razer refreshes its Blade laptop with Skylake and Thunderbolt 3
— 10:17 AM on March 15, 2016

Razer has refreshed its Blade gaming laptop for 2016. The freshened-up notebook offers upgrades that include a Skylake processor, a high-resolution display, and a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Nvidia GameWorks SDK 3.1 is all about light and shadow
— 8:46 AM on March 15, 2016

GDC—Nvidia announced several new features for its Gameworks SDK yesterday. GameWorks SDK 3.1 includes three rendering techniques related to shadows and lighting, plus two...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition developer details upcoming patch
— 10:46 AM on March 14, 2016

If you have your ear to the ground, you may have heard that the recently-released Gears of War: Ultimate Edition seems to have contracted a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Rise of the Tomb Raider patch adds DX12 and Nvidia VXAO
— 10:51 AM on March 11, 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider is getting its fifth patch today, and it's a big one. Developer Nixxes Software says this patch will let...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Tim Sweeney lays out a plan to make Microsoft's UWP more open
— 9:14 AM on March 11, 2016

Tim Sweeney's blistering criticism of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) last week certainly got Microsoft's attention. Shortly after his op-ed was published, Phil Spencer,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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Zotac Magnus EN980 puts a GeForce GTX 980 in a tiny box
— 9:43 AM on March 10, 2016

Zotac is bringing a ton of graphics power to the mini-PC space with its new Zbox Magnus EN980. As you might have guessed by the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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AMD XConnect makes living with an external Radeon easier
— 9:01 AM on March 10, 2016

AMD took the wraps off a new driver feature this morning that it's calling XConnect. As part of its Radeon Software 16.3 drivers,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Radeon 16.3 drivers bring Vulkan and DirectFlip support
— 8:59 AM on March 10, 2016

Hot on the heels of Nvidia's driver release, AMD just put up its Radeon Software 16.3 hotfix drivers. Despite the "hotfix" moniker, this...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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PresentMon gives us a peek under the hood of DirectX 12 games
— 5:48 PM on March 9, 2016

One worry that's arisen from game developers' move to DirectX 12 and the Universal Windows Platform is its potentially chilling effect on benchmarking and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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