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Microsoft Surface Book i7 packs a bigger punch and more batteries
— 11:24 AM on October 26, 2016

Microsoft has refreshed part of its Surface Book lineup. The company announced the Surface Book i7, an updated model packing new graphics hardware and Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

Radeon 16.10.2 drivers add support for October's big games
— 5:01 PM on October 20, 2016

The next couple weeks of gaming are packed with a Great War, a bunch of Titans, and the rise and fall of entire civilizations. Battlefield...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

TR's October 2016 peripheral staff picks
— 2:21 PM on October 19, 2016

For this edition of our peripheral staff picks, we've refreshed our selection of displays, keyboards, mice, and more to account for the latest and greatest...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

DualShock 4 support coming to Steam Controller API
— 10:00 AM on October 13, 2016

The Steam Controller is one of the topics of discussion at Valve's SteamDevDays developer conference in Seattle this week. Jeff Bellinghausen from the Steam...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Software

Android 7.1 set for December release
— 6:02 PM on October 11, 2016

When Google showed off Android 7.1 Nougat and the new Pixel phones at the company's hardware event last week, the search giant said...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

Microsoft Paint gets a 3D overhaul
— 3:06 PM on October 10, 2016

Microsoft's Paint accessory app, included with Windows in one form or another since the very beginning, is finally getting a huge revamp. The...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Latest Deus Ex: Mankind Divided patch adds official DX12 support
— 6:16 PM on October 7, 2016

Cyberpunk sneaky-shooty game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided got another patch today. The new version, 1.9 build 582.1_P9, adds official support for the DirectX 12...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

AMD turns on multi-GPU frame pacing for DX12 titles
— 9:02 AM on October 6, 2016

Here at TR, we've long considered multi-GPU rendering something of a false grail for graphics-performance scaling. Potent multi-GPU cards like AMD's Radeon HD 7990...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Radeon 16.10.1 drivers are ready for Gears of War 4 and Mafia III
— 4:57 PM on October 5, 2016

AMD has released a new set of drivers for its graphics cards that adds support for some of the biggest upcoming games. AMD's Radeon Software...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Google releases Android 7.1 alongside its Pixel phone
— 3:52 PM on October 4, 2016

Google's release of its first home-designed smartphone is making a few waves around the internet. A few journalists at today's Google event tried out

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

The Tech Report System Guide: October 2016 edition
— 3:44 PM on October 3, 2016

In this edition of the TR System Guide, we examine the effects of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 family and AMD's Radeon RX 460 and RX...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

HTC opens Viveport VR store to global audience
— 11:30 AM on October 3, 2016

Owners of HTC's Vive VR headset now have a new source for Vive-compatible software, thanks to the HTC Viveport app store. Viveport first...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Software

BIO-key fingerprint readers let users get in touch with Microsoft Hello
— 10:30 AM on September 29, 2016

Three new fingerprint readers compatible with the Windows Hello biometric login management technology baked into Windows 10's Anniversary Update are now available from...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Windows

Microsoft locks down Edge with virtualization in Win10 Enterprise
— 11:41 AM on September 27, 2016

Virtualization is everywhere these days, and your browser might soon be wrapped in it as well. Microsoft has announced that the "next major update" of...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Networking

Microsoft publishes the methods behind its Edge battery tests
— 4:26 PM on September 15, 2016

In mid-June, Microsoft published some results of its in-house battery life testing from streaming a video to Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

Space Pirate Trainer's beta update turns it into a more strategic VR shoot-'em-up
— 4:06 PM on September 14, 2016

Space Pirate Trainer's early-access release, like many fun games, has a simple premise. Put on the HTC Vive, pick up its controllers, and you're...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Software

Radeon Software 16.9.1 gets ready for Deus Ex's DX12 mode
— 10:00 AM on September 8, 2016

Greetings, fellow AMD-loving gerbils. Those of you who have been busy murdering, sneaking, or hacking your way through future Prague in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

GeForce Experience 3.0 leaves beta with mandatory sign-up intact
— 11:54 AM on September 7, 2016

The next version of Nvidia's GeForce Experience utility is coming out of beta today. Version 3.0 of the app, which we examined during...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software