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In the lab: Cooler Master's Mizar mouse
— 5:22 PM on October 6, 2014

Microsoft's IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 is one of the most iconic mice around. I've had one for what seems like forever, and it still works well...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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OnePlus One smartphone survives simulated sit, drop, and rainfall tests
— 12:17 PM on October 6, 2014

The topic of smartphone durability has been in the news of late, prompting Chinese handset maker OnePlus to show off the stress tests used...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: AMD prepping ARM-based Amur tablet chip for late 2015
— 10:59 AM on October 6, 2014

We already know a little bit about AMD's plans to offer ARM-based processors—first with its Seattle server chip this year, then via Project...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Comfort foods
— 6:00 PM on October 3, 2014

Fall is here, and cold and dreary weather will be upon most of us soon (if it isn't already in your neck of the woods). Here's...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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I'll be on The WAN Show with LinusTech this evening
— 11:54 AM on October 3, 2014

If you're looking for some entertainment this evening, you might want to tune in to The WAN Show to see me attempt cogent conversation...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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Code that hijacks USB device firmware is out in the wild
— 9:28 AM on October 3, 2014

USB devices appear to have a serious security flaw that allows malicious code to be inserted into their firmware. The flaw was first revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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FCC docs show Intel's reference Broadwell ultrabook
— 6:00 AM on October 3, 2014

Wondering what next year's ultrabooks might look like? Wonder no more. The FCC has posted a spate of documents concerning what looks to be...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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It's official: Windows 10 will ship with DirectX 12
— 4:53 PM on October 2, 2014

I think this was pretty much a given already, but it's nice to have confirmation. In a post on the official DirectX Developer Blog, Microsoft's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Operating systems Windows

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Release roundup: Dorsal fins and fancy microATX cases
— 12:59 PM on October 2, 2014

It's been a while since we've done one of these. Truth is, the late summer is usually pretty quiet as far as hardware launches go....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Input devices

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This might be why Windows 10 isn't called Windows 9
— 5:05 PM on October 1, 2014

We were all pretty surprised when Microsoft announced the name of its new OS yesterday. The company justified the name choice by saying Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Etc.
— 1:49 PM on October 1, 2014

Hey, guys. I've not written many Etc. posts lately, mostly because I had a long string of back-to-back deadlines over the past couple of months....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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The Windows 10 Technical Preview is available now
— 1:14 PM on October 1, 2014

After unveiling Windows 10 yesterday, Microsoft has made the first Technical Preview of the new operating system available publicly. Trying out the pre-release OS...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Updated: Microsoft shows Windows 10, preps public preview build for tomorrow
— 1:19 PM on September 30, 2014

After dropping that naming bombshell, Microsoft gave the first public demo of Windows 10 at its press event this morning. The company also announced...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 9 is actually called... Windows 10
— 12:19 PM on September 30, 2014

Microsoft's Windows press event is unfolding as we speak, and the firm has just announced the name of its new operating system. Turns out the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Project Ara phones with hot-swap modules launching in early 2015
— 11:10 AM on September 30, 2014

Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone endeavor, seems to be coming together nicely. According to the Phoneblocks blog, the first "fully functional prototype" will be shown...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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HP's new Intel-powered Win8.1 tablet costs $99
— 9:19 AM on September 30, 2014

Windows tablets are starting to sneak under the $100 threshold—and not just obscure

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Photoshop heading to Chromebooks—in streaming form
— 2:04 PM on September 29, 2014

Chromebooks got their first taste of Android apps earlier this month. Now, something bigger is on the way. Google and Adobe have teamed up...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Software

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Chinese vendor preps $81 tablet with Bay Trail and Windows 8
— 12:28 PM on September 29, 2014

Windows 8 tablets keep getting cheaper and cheaper. An official post in the forums of Chinese device maker PiPO indicates that the firm is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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