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Deal of the week: Dragon Age: Inquistion for $30, and more
— 11:28 AM on May 8, 2015

It's that time again. Here are the deals that popped up on my radar this morning: EA is taking 25% off everything at its Origin online...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Report: Samsung spending $14 billion on new semiconductor fab
— 8:55 AM on May 8, 2015

Samsung is reportedly making a huge investment in its next semiconductor production facility. According to ET News, the firm plans to sink $14.3 billion...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Memory

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Join me and David Kanter to talk AMD and Zen at 9:30 PM ET
— 6:43 PM on May 7, 2015

Just a quick reminder: we'll be talking about the news from AMD's Analyst Day on The TR Podcast live stream tonight with special guest...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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The TR Podcast 175: The Zen of chipmaking and ARM's Cortex-A72 revealed
— 11:56 AM on May 7, 2015

It's a Jordan-less episode this week... but that doesn't mean it's not any good. We kicked around the AMD Zen rumors, enjoyed special guest Rys...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Fixstars crams 6TB into a 2.5" SSD
— 9:51 AM on May 7, 2015

It's common to see six-terabyte capacities in the world of mechanical hard drives, but solid-state storage usually tops out at far lower figures. Fixstars' latest...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Maxwell-based GTX 965M powers Gigabyte gaming notebook
— 9:05 AM on May 7, 2015

Nvidia quietly introduced the GeForce GTX 965M mobile graphics chip earlier this year, and the chip has now made its way into a new...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Early deal of the week: Asus' ZenBook UX305 for $599
— 4:05 PM on May 6, 2015

We usually do deals posts on Friday, but this is too good to pass up. The Microsoft Store has a sweet discount on Asus'...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Join us Thursday night to talk Zen and more with David Kanter
— 11:18 AM on May 6, 2015

We're cooking up a special version of the TR Podcast live stream for this Thursday night at 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT. David Kanter of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Podcast

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Oculus says Rift VR headset will ship early next year
— 9:08 AM on May 6, 2015

We've watched the development of the Oculus Rift ever since its Kickstarter debut in 2012, and we've been waiting with bated breath for a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Gaming

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16-nm NAND infiltrates Intel's latest server SSD
— 6:00 AM on May 6, 2015

After refreshing its mid-range and high-end server SSDs with updated controllers and 20-nm NAND earlier this...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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So how would you replace Windows Media Center?
— 9:35 AM on May 5, 2015

Although this move wasn't hard to anticipate, I'm still grieving a little over Microsoft's official coup de grace for Windows Media Center, a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Apple releases specifications for third-party Watch bands
— 9:22 AM on May 5, 2015

Don't like the stock bands and straps included with the Apple Watch? Third parties may soon be able to design and sell officially licensed bands...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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The curtain falls on Windows Media Center
— 5:12 PM on May 4, 2015

Windows Media Center, Microsoft's long-running effort to blend elements of DVRs, cable boxes, and DVD players into Windows, will be taking its final bow before...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Lenovo's lightweight LaVie Z ultrabooks start selling stateside
— 11:13 AM on May 4, 2015

The ultra-light LaVie Z ultrabooks Lenovo introduced at CES are now available in the U.S. Both machines have Broadwell-based Core i7 processors and 13.3"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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The TR Podcast 175: the Zen of chipmaking and ARM's Cortex-A72 revealed
— 1:53 PM on May 2, 2015

The video of last night's TR Podcast live stream is now available on YouTube. We talked about the AMD Zen rumors, Rys joined us to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Podcast

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Inside ARM's Cortex-A72 microarchitecture
— 3:02 PM on May 1, 2015

The Cortex-A72 is ARM's next big CPU core, successor to the Cortex-A57 that currently dominates among premium Android smartphones. Here's a look at the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Servers

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Asus' 144Hz MG279Q monitor may top out at 90Hz with FreeSync
— 12:38 PM on May 1, 2015

We've been eagerly awaiting the release of Asus' MG279Q, a FreeSync display with an IPS panel and a fast 144Hz peak refresh rate. It...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail netbook for $161, free case fans, and more
— 11:24 AM on May 1, 2015

The only thing more difficult than coming up with a fresh intro for our weekly deals posts is doing it the morning after a podcast...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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