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We have the winners of the Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest
— 3:56 PM on May 16, 2017

Staff deliberations are over and the winners of our Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest have been chosen. A large percentage of the entries got...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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HTC U11 packs an arsenal of assistants and a big spec sheet
— 11:37 AM on May 16, 2017

Apple and Samsung get the lion's share of attention in the high-end smartphone space, but competitors like HTC keep plugging away, trying to unseat...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Windows 10 on ARM could run x86 apps seamlessly at native speed
— 10:00 AM on May 16, 2017

Late last year, we heard that Microsoft was working on bringing Windows 10—not Windows RT, or Windows 10 RT, or something like that—over to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Only two months to go before TR BBQ XIV
— 2:35 PM on May 15, 2017

There's no slick sales pitch to go with this reminder. I just headed to the lake this morning to snag a video that would let...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Google Project Treble aims to separate Android from drivers
— 2:00 PM on May 15, 2017

The web is filled with reams of pages detailing how Android's slow updates and fragmented ecosystem are trouble for users, developers, and vendors. We've...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Three flavors of Linux are coming to Windows Store
— 5:00 PM on May 12, 2017

One of the highlights of Microsoft's Build conference last year was the announcement of an Ubuntu-based Linux subsystem for Windows 10. The company's recent announcement...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Linux-Unix

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Our Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest ends tomorrow
— 4:00 PM on May 11, 2017

I suppose it's the nature of a napkin sketch to be a last-minute endeavor. That said, if you were thinking about entering our sketchy...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Owlchemy Labs gets a job at Google
— 4:00 PM on May 11, 2017

It's a good day for creators of virtual-reality workplace simulations and transdimensional hijinks. Wait—come to think of it, there might only be one company like...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Gaming

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Float across devices with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
— 11:33 AM on May 11, 2017

Microsoft's spokespersons spent most of the first day of the company's annual Build conference talking about Cortana and other AI-related topics. Today, the focus...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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HP's Elite x2 1012 G2 refresh brings Kaby Lake to the table
— 9:00 AM on May 11, 2017

HP has a brand-new refresh of its Elite x2 convertible lineup. The Elite x2 1012 G2 is on the way and it looks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft's Cortana gets a body and a very particular set of skills
— 4:37 PM on May 10, 2017

The job opening to be your AI assistant is growing increasingly competitive. Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are all vying for that position by...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Microsoft patches critical security bug in Windows Defender
— 4:30 PM on May 9, 2017

If you're running Windows Defender (quite a strong possibility if you're running Windows), make sure you've got all your updates. Microsoft issued a patch...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Our Napkin Sketch Contest ends this week
— 3:00 PM on May 9, 2017

To paraphrase my favorite cyclops, I'm going to "downplay the Fur E" in this reminder about TR's Napkin Sketch Contest. I realize some...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous

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AOC I1659FWUX portable display is ready to hit the road
— 2:00 PM on May 9, 2017

As a frequent laptop user, I pine for the four-panel array attached to my desktop PC in my basement. AOC's I1659FWUX USB monitor could...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 630 and 660 SoCs go for the middle lane
— 11:30 AM on May 9, 2017

Apple A-Series and Qualcomm 800-series SoCs get the lion's share of attention in the mobile space, but not everyone buys an iPhone or a high-end...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Google's Fuchsia OS runs on a little bit of Magenta
— 2:30 PM on May 8, 2017

Both of Google's extant operating systems, the Android OS for mobile devices and Chrome OS for chromebooks, are based on the Linux kernel. In case...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Nvidia demos a multi-user VR system at GTC
— 1:00 PM on May 8, 2017

Thus far, the virtual reality ecosystem has focused almost exclusively on single-user experiences. A few developers have made attempts to use things like HTC's Vive...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Intel plugs Active Management Technology security hole
— 4:02 PM on May 5, 2017

Over the past few days, some scary stories have been circulating the internet regarding a privilege escalation vulnerability in Intel's Active Management Technology suite,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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