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Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft board, goes ballin'
— 6:00 AM on August 20, 2014

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave up his last official position with the company yesterday. In a letter to current chief Satya Nadella, Ballmer...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Tuesday Night Shortbread
— 8:25 PM on August 19, 2014

Eight is Enough BBC News: Chinese PC maker Lenovo posts 23% jump in profit Ars Technica: Leaked Comcast employee metrics show what...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Asus has a smartwatch up its sleeve, plans Sep. 3 unveilng
— 4:07 PM on August 19, 2014

Smartwatches are turning up left and right lately—and another one might be just around the corner. SlashGear reports that Asus has sent out a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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SanDisk's Ultra II SSD combines TLC NAND with clever caching
— 11:58 AM on August 19, 2014

SanDisk has lifted the lid on the Ultra II, a new SATA SSD that combines three-bit TLC flash with Marvell controller technology. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Enermax's new card readers are perfect for empty external bays
— 6:00 AM on August 19, 2014

Enermax's new Mighty Charger card readers slipped under our radar last week. The bay inserts aren't the most exciting products, to be honest, but I...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Rumor: AMD to shake up FX series on Labor Day
— 5:15 PM on August 18, 2014

After fleshing out its desktop Kaveri lineup last month, AMD may soon turn its attention to the FX series. On September 1, Hexus...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Curved IPS panel powers ultra-wide LG monitor
— 12:33 PM on August 18, 2014

Curved televisions now exist, and at least one PC monitor is following in their footsteps. LG is bringing a curved 34-incher to the IFA...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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14'' HP laptop will run Windows, cost $199
— 9:18 AM on August 18, 2014

Microsoft is going after Chromebooks big time, and that means more ultra-cheap Windows laptops are coming. According to Liliputing, the next such system will...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Windows 8.1 August Update causes crashes, gets pulled
— 6:00 AM on August 18, 2014

The latest major update to Windows 8.1 wasn't just underwhelming. Turns out it has a host of other issues on top of that. As...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Weekend Shortbread
— 4:41 PM on August 16, 2014

Eight is Enough Macworld has 2014 Mac Pro release date, price and specs CPU World: Intel Haswell-E CPUs to debut on August...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Here's my appearance on Newegg TV's Alt+Tab show
— 10:37 PM on August 15, 2014

If you missed the live stream earlier, here's the re-broadcast of the Alt+Tab show on Newegg TV. Paul, Steve, and I discussed a bunch...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming The Tech Report

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Report: Windows Threshold public beta is indeed coming this fall
— 2:59 PM on August 15, 2014

Hoping to sample the next major version of Windows? You may get your chance sooner than you think. Last week, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reported...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: A 480GB SSD for $150
— 10:40 AM on August 15, 2014

I didn't intend for this week's deals post to be all about storage, but that's kinda what happened. Before we get into cheap SSDs and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Personal tech

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ASRock's X99M Killer brings Haswell-E to microATX
— 9:07 AM on August 15, 2014

Pictures of yet another X99 motherboard have made their way onto the web. ASRock posted shots of its X99M Killer on Facebook a few...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Lego USB drive will tickle your nostalgia
— 3:44 PM on August 14, 2014

Lego USB drives aren't exactly a new thing. People have been making their own for a while. But PNY is now selling an official...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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FreeSync monitors will sample next month, start selling next year
— 6:00 AM on August 14, 2014

The Siggraph conference is going down in Vancouver, Canada this week, bringing a bunch of graphics goodness into the back yard of TR's northern outpost....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Wednesday Shortbread
— 12:46 PM on August 13, 2014

Eight is Enough Falcon Northwest Tiki-Z micro-tower totes a Titan Z graphics card CPU World has more details on Athlon X4 860K Neowin:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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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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