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Microsoft may be hatching a new business model for Windows 10
— 9:29 AM on December 9, 2014

Lately, Microsoft has been offering Windows at steep discounts or free of charge to increase its presence in low-cost notebooks, tablets, and smartphones....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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In the lab: Plextor's M6e solid-state drive
— 6:00 AM on December 9, 2014

Alongside several other projects, I've been slowly putting together our next-gen storage test suite. Part of that effort involves experimenting with PCIe SSDs, and I...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Marvell tunes its latest NVMe SSD controller for tablets and convertibles
— 12:14 PM on December 8, 2014

In August, Marvell introduced a potent PCIe SSD controller with four Gen3 lanes and support for the NVM Express protocol. Today, it's back...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Samsung's 850 EVO solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 AM on December 8, 2014

Samsung's long-awaited 850 EVO SSD employs three-dimensional NAND with three bits per cell. It augments that TLC storage with an SLC write cache, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Cortana voice assistant demoed on Windows 10
— 4:39 PM on December 5, 2014

Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant debuted with Windows Phone 8.1 this spring, and it (she?) is now headed to Windows 10. The folks at WinBeta

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft: Windows 10 on track for 'late summer and early fall'
— 1:20 PM on December 5, 2014

At its big Windows 10 reveal event in September, Microsoft quoted a vague mid-2015 release time frame for the new operating system. Now, as...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: A 23'' Dell IPS display for $150
— 11:24 AM on December 5, 2014

After more than a week of Black Friday-inspired sales, the deals scene has quieted down some. There are still some nice discounts on PC hardware,...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Displays Memory

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The TR Podcast 167 video: The best of 2014 & 2015, plus two freaking petabytes
— 10:47 AM on December 5, 2014

Thanks to everybody who tuned into our live stream last night. In case you missed it, the video version of the podcast is now up...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Displays Podcast

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The TR Podcast is live right now!
— 8:39 PM on December 4, 2014

Update: The stream has ended. Thanks to everyone who tuned in! You can watch me and the gang record episode 167 of the podcast right here...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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Mionix seeks backers for mouse with heart rate, skin sensors
— 3:45 PM on December 4, 2014

Smartwatches fitted with various biometric sensors are all the rage lately. Now, gaming peripheral maker Mionix Labs wants to implement the same technology in a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Two freaking petabytes
— 9:53 AM on December 4, 2014

Our SSD Endurance Experiment has reached an astounding two petabytes of writes. Only two drives remain, and they're coping very differently. We've...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Join us tonight at 9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT for The TR Podcast live
— 9:50 AM on December 4, 2014

We'll be live-streaming our recording session for The TR Podcast this evening on our Twitch channel at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT, so you can tune...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Filco's new Cherry MX keyboard has Bluetooth connectivity
— 11:51 AM on December 3, 2014

Mechanical keyboards are everywhere these days, but wireless mechanical keyboards? Those are much harder to come by. Happily, PC Watch reports that Filco has...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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WinXP is still more popular than Win8.1—but not for much longer
— 9:26 AM on December 3, 2014

Internet statistics firm NetMarketShare has published its operating system usage figures for November. The results are pretty enlightening; among other things, they show Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Cyber Monday edition
— 10:23 AM on December 1, 2014

For those who didn't get all their shopping done over last week's Black Friday bonanza, Cyber Monday has arrived with a new batch of discounted...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Mobile computing

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Report: Windows 10 Consumer Preview coming in January
— 12:13 PM on November 28, 2014

We've already gotten a first-hand look at what Windows 10 brings to the table for the technically savvy—multiple desktops, an improved command line, and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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More Black Friday deals: a 27'' IPS display for $290, a loaded 11.6'' convertible for $600, and more
— 9:37 AM on November 28, 2014

With Black Friday sales in full swing, here's another collection of notable deals: Newegg has a 27" Acer 2560x1440 AHVA monitor for $289.99 after promo...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Black Friday begins
— 1:30 AM on November 28, 2014

It's hard to tell when Black Friday officially begins, but a fresh batch of deals just hit my inbox. TigerDirect and Newegg have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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