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Native FLAC support coming to Windows 10
— 11:46 AM on November 26, 2014

Microsoft is doubling down on support for exotic media formats. After introducing MKV support in build 9879 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview earlier...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Operating systems Windows

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Early Black Friday deals: 4K for $350, 1080p IPS for $100, and more
— 11:19 AM on November 26, 2014

The news scene has quieted down ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, but there are loads of early Black Friday deals to peruse. Here are the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays

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Mechanical roadmap points to hard drives over 100TB by 2025
— 6:00 AM on November 26, 2014

If you want to know what the future of hard drives holds, the Advanced Storage Technology Consortium is probably a good place to start. Otherwise...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Chromebooks now come with 1TB of cloud storage for two years
— 4:10 PM on November 21, 2014

Is this a price war I smell? As $200 Chromebook-style Windows systems continue to trickle into the market, Google has increased the amount...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Devil's Canyon starting at $179.99, Intel 730 Series for $0.42/GB, and more
— 11:48 AM on November 21, 2014

Black Friday now spans more than a week, which seems a bit ridiculous. But it's hard to complain about getting even more sweet deals on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Intel's 3D NAND has 32 layers and 256Gb per die
— 7:28 PM on November 20, 2014

During an investor webcast this afternoon, Intel revealed that it will offer SSDs based on 3D NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Join us tonight at 8:30pm CST for the TR Podcast live
— 11:56 AM on November 20, 2014

We'll be streaming The TR Podcast live on Twitch this evening starting at 8:30pm Central time. This will be our third attempt at doing the...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Samsung to intro FreeSync-enabled UHD monitors in March 2015
— 9:56 AM on November 20, 2014

At its Future of Compute event in Singapore this morning, AMD shared some big news about the future of FreeSync. Samsung plans to release...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Acer's new 27'' G-Sync monitor scales up to 144Hz
— 6:00 AM on November 20, 2014

There's a new G-Sync display in Acer's stable. The 27" XB270HU slots in between the 28"...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Gigabyte squeezes Haswell-E motherboard into microATX form factor
— 10:30 AM on November 19, 2014

Gigabyte is rolling out a new motherboard for Haswell-E processors, and it's smaller than one might expect. Instead of occupying a full-sized ATX form factor,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Dell's latest 4K displays bring IPS goodness down to $600
— 6:00 AM on November 19, 2014

Most affordable 4K monitors are based on TN technology, but not the latest duo from Dell. The 23.8" P2415Q and 27" P2715Q both...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Nokia announces its first Android tablet—kind of
— 10:19 AM on November 18, 2014

Microsoft may have acquired Nokia's Devices & Services division earlier this year, but the Finnish firm isn't totally out of the mobile devices racket....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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WSJ: Intel to merge PC, mobile business units
— 8:59 AM on November 18, 2014

Change is brewing at Intel. According to a story by the Wall Street Journal, the chipmaker plans to merge its PC Client and Mobile...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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The new Surface Pro 3 ad is delightfully awful
— 4:22 PM on November 17, 2014

For the past few months, Microsoft has been running a series of ads that pit the Surface Pro 3 against Apple's MacBook...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Hacker turns keyboard backlight into video game display
— 12:56 PM on November 17, 2014

Cooler Master's QuickFire Rapid-i keyboard has an ARM-based processor that powers a handful of neat backlighting options, including per-key illumination and a light-as-you-type effect...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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In the lab: MSI's X99S MPower motherboard
— 1:09 PM on November 14, 2014

Another Haswell-E motherboard has arrived at the Benchmarking Sweatshop. Say hello to MSI's X99S MPower: The board is optimized for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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