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Intel: DirectX 12 yields big gains on tablets, other thermally constrained devices
— 12:01 PM on August 13, 2014

We already know that DirectX 12 will reduce CPU utilization in games by cutting API overhead. The performance benefits of this approach on desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Steam beta code mentions music, movies, and TV series
— 10:56 AM on August 11, 2014

Valve may be preparing to turn Steam more of an all-purpose entertainment platform. SteamDB found snippets of code in the latest Steam beta client...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Khronos looks to rebuild OpenGL as a low-overhead API
— 9:57 AM on August 11, 2014

Now that DirectX 12 and Mantle have committed to providing developers with quicker, more direct access to modern GPUs in a way that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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New Chrome beta enables HTML5 Netflix on Linux
— 6:00 AM on August 11, 2014

Playing Netflix on Linux still requires jumping through a few hoops, but happily, the hoops are getting...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Friday night topic: Virtualizing your stuff
— 5:52 PM on August 8, 2014

The rise of virtualization has transformed the landscape in IT in the past ten years. Sounds a little stiff and boring, maybe, but the ability...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Tegra K1-powered Nexus 9 might be for real
— 4:05 PM on August 8, 2014

The next Nexus tablet really could be Nvidia-powered. Today, both SlashGear and ExtremeTech are reporting on fresh rumors about the Nexus 9, which...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS monitor for $125, plus graphics, storage, and PSUs
— 10:25 AM on August 8, 2014

This week's deals come in pairs. Sort of. I have to do something different every once in a while. Let's start with monitors, and specifically, a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Storage Displays

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Gigabyte teases high-end gaming board for Haswell-E
— 9:12 AM on August 8, 2014

Gigabyte is the latest motherboard maker to tease an upcoming product based on Intel's X99 chipset. The X99 Gaming G1 WiFi appeared on Gigabyte's

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Microsoft to stop supporting older IE releases
— 4:59 PM on August 7, 2014

Hear that? That's the sound of web developers everywhere rejoicing. Earlier today, Microsoft announced that it will soon support only the latest available version...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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Asus' ROG Crossblade Ranger mobo gives Kaveri the premium treatment
— 9:12 AM on August 7, 2014

Looking for a new motherboard to pair with AMD's latest Kaveri APUs? Asus' ROG Crossblade Ranger might be just the ticket. This is the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday Shortbread
— 5:14 AM on August 7, 2014

Eight is Enough CPU World: AMD announces FX-8300 and Athlon II X4 860K CPUs WCCFtech: MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC high-performance motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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A quick look at Diamond's Xtreme Sound XS71HDU
— 6:49 PM on August 5, 2014

We love sound cards here at TR, but they don't fit in every kind of PC. Diamond's Xtreme Sound XS71HDU serves up the same kinds...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Rumor: Windows Threshold may have virtual desktops
— 5:01 PM on August 5, 2014

We already know (or at least strongly suspect) that the next major Windows release, code-named Windows Threshold, will bring back the Start menu. And there...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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BitTorrent wants to Bleep your instant messages
— 1:53 PM on August 4, 2014

Want to send messages over the Internet without the NSA listening in on your conversations? The folks behind BitTorrent think they've come up with a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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HP ships bizarro 14'' Android laptop
— 9:12 AM on August 4, 2014

Remember that 14", Android-based HP laptop we wrote about back in April? Well, it's real. And as PC World reports, HP is now...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Blacked-out MSI X99S SLI motherboard looks menacing
— 9:12 AM on August 1, 2014

Intel's Haswell-E high-end desktop processor has yet to arrive, but motherboard makers are already teasing products designed for it. MSI released a picture of its...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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64-bit Chrome goes beta, promises better speed, security, stability
— 4:07 PM on July 31, 2014

Slowly but surely, the 64-bit version of Google's browser is inching toward production readiness. As of yesterday, beta versions of 64-bit Chrome for Windows

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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PSU deathmatch: Cooler Master V750 vs. Rosewill Capstone-750-M
— 2:25 PM on July 31, 2014

Power supplies have a come a long way over the past several years. To see just how far they've come, we gathered semi-modular 750W units...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

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