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Here's the second round of G.Skill prize winners from the TR BBQ
— 7:07 PM on August 23, 2016

A scant month ago, TR gerbils from across the country made their annual pilgrimage to the sandy shores of Lake Michigan for the "second-10th"...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Google begins offering tasty Android Nougat to Nexus devices
— 3:45 PM on August 22, 2016

Android development at Google has been going on at a steady clip. The computing giant has begun the rollout of Android 7.0, codename...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Adata SC660 and HC660 external drives offer speed or capacity
— 10:05 AM on August 18, 2016

Adata is announcing a pair of external storage products today with an emphasis on stylish design and light weight. Both the Premier HC660 and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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AMD open-sources VR audio and video-acceleration SDKs
— 3:00 PM on August 17, 2016

AMD is adding source code for two of its SDKs—TrueAudio Next and version 1.3 of the Advanced Media Framework—to its GPUOpen developer resource...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Software

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Nvidia 372.54 drivers get ready for Deus Ex and No Man's Sky
— 1:44 AM on August 16, 2016

Along with its piping-hot new mobile GPUs, Nvidia has a fresh set of drivers for the masses. Version 372.54 brings support for the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Minecraft gets native Oculus Rift support
— 6:28 PM on August 15, 2016

Minecraft is such a ubiquitous cultural touchstone these days that it was only a matter of time before it officially arrived on a PC-powered VR...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Radeon Software 16.8.2 supports No Man's Sky and Paragon
— 11:09 AM on August 15, 2016

No Man's Sky is finally out on PC, but its launch has been a little unsteady. Widespread reports of technical issues plague the ambitious title....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade
— 2:06 PM on August 14, 2016

Gerbils, we bring you good tidings. As some of you may have noticed, our forum software has become a little outdated, lacking niceties like SSL...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Seagate lays claim to the world's largest SSD crown with 60TB drive
— 7:40 AM on August 12, 2016

For now, regular old spinning rust has a significant cost-per-gigabyte advantage over solid-state storage. Until fairly recently, it had a substantial advantage in density, too....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Liqid and Kingston build a 2.5" SSD with 3.6 GB/s speed
— 1:50 PM on August 11, 2016

Intriguing news keeps coming from this year's Flash Memory Summit. Yesterday, Samsung announced 64-layer V-NAND. Today, Kingston and industry newcomer Liqid announced that they've collaborated...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's latest Gold hard drive can store 10TB
— 1:46 PM on August 11, 2016

When we covered Western Digital's introduction of its Gold hard drives for businesses, a couple of gerbils expressed dissatisfaction—facetious or not—that the largest-capacity drive...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung is now stacking V-NAND 64 layers high
— 4:24 PM on August 10, 2016

Samsung is dropping the mic at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara. The company has taken a page from Gillette's handbook (in a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Micron slaps QuantX label on 3D XPoint memory
— 11:21 AM on August 9, 2016

Intel and Micron's 3D XPoint memory technology has been drawing attention recently. The companies claim that this non-volatile memory (pronounced "3D cross-point") should provide...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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SteelSeries' Siberia 800-series headsets go after the high end
— 5:26 PM on August 8, 2016

SteelSeries is no stranger to releasing quality (and often pricey) gaming peripherals. Today, the company has turned its ears towards its Siberia lineup of headsets...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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900 million Android devices host vulnerable Qualcomm drivers
— 3:50 PM on August 8, 2016

It's August, and we're at the height of the summer season. That means beaches, hot weather, cold beer, and large-impact Android device vulnerabilities. The folks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Radeon Software 16.8.1 is ready for the RX 470 and RX 460
— 3:14 PM on August 8, 2016

I've been putting AMD's Radeon Software 16.8.1 driver through its paces over the past few days, and now the rest of you can enjoy...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Valve licenses its VR tracking tech and APIs for free
— 5:24 PM on August 5, 2016

Looking to develop a VR application, perhaps a headset accessory, or maybe your own VR headset? Valve's got you covered. The company is opening...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Toshiba BG SSDs pack 3D TLC flash into tiny M.2 NVMe drives
— 9:58 AM on August 4, 2016

On August 8, beautiful Santa Clara, California is hosting the 2016 Flash Memory Summit, and it's no surprise that Toshiba will be there. The Japanese electronics...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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