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Could the next Nexus phone be from Motorola?
— 4:33 PM on July 28, 2014

In the years following its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, Google sourced its Nexus phones from everybody but its own handset business. Now that Motorola...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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It's official: Microsoft will consolidate Windows development
— 9:20 AM on July 23, 2014

On the heels of its quarterly results announcement yesterday, Microsoft announced a plan to unify the creation...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Nvidia Shield Tablet is packed with ports, possibilities
— 11:17 AM on July 22, 2014

Just under a year since the release of the Shield Portable, Nvidia has announced a second member of the Shield family. As expected, it's the...

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

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Windows Threshold shots show Start menu, windowed Modern UI
— 9:06 AM on July 22, 2014

Judging by the latest rumors, the Start menu won't make its comeback until the release of Windows Threshold—which means we may not get it...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Rumor: Windows 8.1 Update 2 coming August 12—sans Start menu
— 11:27 AM on July 21, 2014

The next big update to Windows 8.1 may be just a few weeks away—but don't get too excited. According to WinBeta, evidence posted by Russian...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Lenovo kills 8'' Windows tablets in the U.S.
— 9:21 AM on July 18, 2014

It's not a good time to be a small Windows tablet. Microsoft's Surface Mini never even entered production, and now, Lenovo is discontinuing its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Etc.
— 1:42 PM on July 15, 2014

This work week will be shortened at both ends for me by other commitments. I took a vacation day yesterday, and I'll be driving up...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Ok, I'll give away a brand-new Nvidia Shield at TR BBQ XI
— 9:58 AM on July 15, 2014

TR BBQ XI is coming up this weekend in Holland, Michigan, and we've been assembling a wicked collection of prizes to give away to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Leak suggests PCIe 3.0 coming to next-gen Intel chipsets
— 9:27 AM on July 15, 2014

For years, Intel's core-logic chipsets have been limited to Gen2 PCIe. The older interface persisted even as the firm's CPUs adopted faster Gen3 lanes. However,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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New low-cost Windows devices target Chromebooks
— 4:08 PM on July 14, 2014

The netbook may have gone out of style with the advent of tablets, but the once-popular form factor may be getting some spiritual successors. As...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Web-based password managers insecure, study says
— 1:43 PM on July 14, 2014

After the Heartbleed vulnerability shook most of the Internet earlier this year, many users turned to password management services in order to reset...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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IDC: PC shipments declined less than expected in Q2
— 6:00 AM on July 14, 2014

The last couple of years haven't been kind to the PC market as a whole. However, IDC's latest numbers show a smaller-than-expected decline for PC...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Rosewill's Green Series 630W PSU for $41
— 10:58 AM on July 11, 2014

For the first time in what seems like forever, our weekly deals post is devoid of cheap SSDs. There are plenty of 'em out there,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Power Cooling

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New Acer Chromebook has Core i3 inside
— 6:00 AM on July 11, 2014

Budget Chromebooks are starting to look suspiciously like full-fledged laptops. As Liliputing reports, Acer's latest Chrome OS-toting notebook is powered by the Core i3-4005U,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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TR BBQ XI prize haul adds a trio of Gigabyte boards
— 12:59 PM on July 10, 2014

The 11th annual TR BBQ is just over a week away, and our sponsors are outdoing themselves by providing world-class PC hardware for us...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards The Tech Report

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Chromecast gets Android screen mirroring support
— 5:00 PM on July 9, 2014

The Chromecast dongle just keeps getting better and better. Earlier this year, Google released a developer SDK for the device, opening the door to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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HGST's Ultrastar C10K1800 mechanical drive caches data on its platters
— 11:25 AM on July 9, 2014

SSDs dominate the headlines in the storage industry, but every so often, a new mechanical drive catches our eye. Today, it's HGST's Ultrastar C10K1800,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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These are the PCIe SSDs Samsung reserves for big PC vendors
— 11:13 AM on July 7, 2014

We're all familiar with the 2.5" Serial ATA SSDs that Samsung makes available to end users. They're not the only drives in the company's stable,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Servers

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