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HP Spectre rekindles the notebook thinness wars
— 8:24 AM on April 5, 2016

HP just renewed the ongoing struggle for the title of world's thinnest laptop. Its latest entry in the high-end Spectre notebook family, the HP Spectre, features...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Intel's Skull Canyon NUC goes up for pre-order
— 6:18 PM on April 4, 2016

Skull Canyon pre-orders have begun. Newegg has Intel's most powerful NUC available for its suggested price of $649.99.  The Skull Canyon NUC introduces...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Aorus' X3 Plus v5 gaming laptop reviewed
— 9:07 AM on April 1, 2016

Aorus' X3 Plus v5 laptop packs eight threads of Skylake processing power and a GeForce GTX 970M graphics card into a 14" chassis. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Gaming

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Windows 10's Anniversary Update arrives this summer
— 3:38 PM on March 30, 2016

Microsoft's Build 2016 developer conference kicked off today in San Francisco with the announcement that Windows 10 has reached 270 million installs. That apparently...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Microsoft is developing a universal Windows Skype app
— 3:42 PM on March 24, 2016

If you're a Skype user like me and most of the TR staff, you may have noticed that its desktop application has been a little...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Eurocom updates Sky X9E laptop with 4K and G-Sync
— 7:46 AM on March 24, 2016

Canadian PC vendor Eurocom is no stranger to hilariously powerful laptops that stretch the definition of "laptop". The company recently announced a big update for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Microsoft previews changes arriving with Shader Model 6.0
— 12:18 PM on March 23, 2016

At GDC 2016, Microsoft spilled the beans (Google translation) on the still-in-development Shader Model 6.0. For those not in the know, shaders are...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Microsoft extends support for older Windows versions on Skylake
— 4:33 PM on March 18, 2016

There was a bit of hubbub a little while ago about support for older versions of Windows on computers with Skylake CPUs. Microsoft previously...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Windows 10 Mobile now available for some Windows 8.1 devices
— 5:42 PM on March 17, 2016

Microsoft has announced that select Windows Phone 8.1 devices can now be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile. Unfortunately, not all Windows Phone 8.1 handsets are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Intel Skull Canyon NUC is ready to crack some heads
— 9:56 PM on March 16, 2016

We've tested a few of Intel's NUCs over the course of the platform's existence. While those machines are perfectly competent mini-PCs, we've often found ourselves...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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MSI Vortex puts two GTX 980s in one cylindrical case
— 6:09 PM on March 16, 2016

MSI has released the Vortex, a gaming tower that packs quite the punch. In fact, tower may not be the right word to describe...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Razer refreshes its Blade laptop with Skylake and Thunderbolt 3
— 10:17 AM on March 15, 2016

Razer has refreshed its Blade gaming laptop for 2016. The freshened-up notebook offers upgrades that include a Skylake processor, a high-resolution display, and a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Updated: Microsoft Store drops Bitcoin payment option
— 12:54 PM on March 14, 2016

UPDATE 3/14/2016 at 5:51 PM: In a statement to Ars Technica, Microsoft says the FAQ update that prompted this story was "a mistake," and...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Tim Sweeney lays out a plan to make Microsoft's UWP more open
— 9:14 AM on March 11, 2016

Tim Sweeney's blistering criticism of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) last week certainly got Microsoft's attention. Shortly after his op-ed was published, Phil Spencer,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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Zotac Magnus EN980 puts a GeForce GTX 980 in a tiny box
— 9:43 AM on March 10, 2016

Zotac is bringing a ton of graphics power to the mini-PC space with its new Zbox Magnus EN980. As you might have guessed by the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Nvidia 364.47 drivers bring Vulkan support to the mainstream
— 4:13 PM on March 7, 2016

Didn't we just have a Nvidia driver update? Yes, we did. Well, here's another one. Nvidia has released version 364.47 of its graphics...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Origin PC Chronos joins in the small-form-factor fun
— 10:17 AM on March 7, 2016

Look who's just joined 2016's mini-computer party. Origin PC has announced its Chronos mini-PC, which packs a respectable amount of firepower in a small...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Tim Sweeney blasts Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform
— 9:11 AM on March 4, 2016

Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney is the latest to heap scorn on Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform. In an op-ed in the Guardian newspaper this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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