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Report: Microsoft prepping streaming service for apps and games
— 6:00 AM on December 17, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been vocal about his "mobile first, cloud first" strategy. So, it's no...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Skype can now translate conversations in over 40 languages
— 6:00 AM on December 16, 2014

Douglas Adams' Babel fish may be a work of science fiction, but Microsoft is close to having its own universal translator in software. The...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Western Digital acquires enterprise SSD maker
— 5:23 PM on December 15, 2014

Another firm specializing in enterprise solid-state storage has been acquired by Western Digital. This time, it's Skyera, which Western Digital describes as a "developer...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Passively cooled Bay Trail board has full-sized slots, microATX footprint
— 10:30 AM on December 15, 2014

Intel's Bay Trail SoC has popped up on another PC motherboard. Unlike most implementations, which stick to the Mini-ITX form factor, Biostar's J1900MH2 opts...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Are these Intel's first Broadwell NUCs?
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2014

Intel's new Broadwell architecture premiered with the Core M earlier this fall. Now, it's on its way to ultrabooks—and, by the looks of it, NUC...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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TR's Christmas 2014 System Guide
— 9:05 PM on December 11, 2014

Join us for this year's last System Guide update, in which we've fine-tuned our picks for your eleventh-hour Christmas shopping needs. This holiday edition...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Custom mapping comes to Google Drive
— 6:00 AM on December 11, 2014

Google's support for custom maps has been inconsistent over the past few years, but the My Maps function seems to have finally found a stable...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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ECS's new mini PC sports a 64-bit Bay Trail SoC
— 10:44 AM on December 10, 2014

A new Bay Trail mini PC has quietly appeared online. FanlessTech spotted the product page for ECS's Liva X, which puts a Bay...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Dashlane, LastPass can now change passwords automatically
— 3:39 PM on December 9, 2014

Changing passwords is a chore. It's such a chore that many people didn't bother even in the wake of the Heartbleed fiasco. A Pew...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Seagate's Archive HDD uses shingled recording to squeeze 1.33TB per platter
— 10:31 AM on December 9, 2014

In August, Seagate revealed that it had started shipping its first 8TB hard drive. Details were scarce at the time, but the drive has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Tegra K1 SoC pops up in PC Partner mini PC
— 6:00 AM on December 4, 2014

PC Partner has developed a mini PC based on Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor. The inconspicuously named N258N1-F uses the quad-core, Cortex-A15 version of the SoC...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Valve adds Twitch-like broadcasting to Steam
— 6:00 AM on December 3, 2014

The popularity of game streaming has exploded in the past couple years. In 2013 alone, 45 million Twitch users watched 200 million hours of content...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Fanless Android/Linux ''desktop'' pairs Snapdragon quad with mSATA storage
— 6:00 AM on December 2, 2014

Embedded PC maker CompuLab has created a tiny Linux "desktop" based on ARM hardware. The Utilite2 crams a Snapdragon SoC along with a surprising...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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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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TR's 2014 Christmas gift guide
— 3:54 PM on November 25, 2014

It's that time of year again. The big man up north is making his list—and checking it twice—while shoppers to the south contemplate what...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Input devices Mobile computing Software

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ASRock's latest X99 board turns onboard networking up to 22Gbps
— 10:30 AM on November 24, 2014

ASRock's workstation-oriented X99 WS-E/10G motherboard takes networking to a whole 'nother level. First, there are the dual Gigabit Ethernet jacks, each one powered by an...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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The TR Podcast 166 is now available on YouTube
— 4:41 PM on November 21, 2014

The video from last night's podcast recording session is now available on YouTube, and I've embedded it below. We decided to raise the difficulty level...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays Mobile computing Gaming The Tech Report Podcast

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Mozilla ditches Google, signs five-year deal with Yahoo
— 4:47 PM on November 19, 2014

For the past 10 years, Google has been the default search engine in Firefox—and the Mozilla Foundation has gotten financial support from the search giant...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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