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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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PC shipments fell again last quarter, but U.S. market fared better than others
— 11:39 AM on April 10, 2014

It's that time again. Research firms Gartner and IDC have both...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Here's the new Windows 8.1 Start menu in action
— 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014

Last week, at the Build conference, Microsoft announced the long-awaited return of the Start menu. Those not in attendance were only treated to a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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It's official: the Windows 8.1 Update is coming April 8
— 11:37 AM on April 3, 2014

Microsoft has announced some big things at this week's Build conference, from the impending return of the Start menu to pricing changes for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft announces revived Start menu, universal apps
— 4:43 PM on April 2, 2014

Windows 8.1 got us part of the way there by restoring the Start button, and now, Microsoft is going all the way. As PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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ECS unveils sub-$200 mini-PC with Bay Trail onboard
— 5:02 PM on March 26, 2014

Tiny, affordable desktop PCs are all the rage lately. As FanlessTech reports, ECS has just unveiled a new one. The ECS Liva is about...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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The TR Podcast 152: Intel's new desktop mojo, DX12, and TR does subscriptions
— 12:06 AM on March 24, 2014

Join our geographically dispersed team as they discuss DirectX 12, new CPUs from Intel, and why you should subscribe.

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Intel shows portable all-in-one prototype, first Ready Mode app
— 11:29 AM on March 20, 2014

GDC — As part of its renewed desktop push, Intel is attempting to innovate on the form-factor front. One of the form factors the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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Intel to renew commitment to desktop PCs with a slew of new CPUs
— 7:00 PM on March 19, 2014

Today, in a press conference at GDC, new Intel desktop CPU head Lisa Graff offered her assessment of the desktop PC market and offered

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Chipsets Systems

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Gigabyte's Brix Pro reviewed
— 3:22 PM on March 18, 2014

The first, Intel-built NUC (short for Next Unit of Computing) debuted a little over a year ago, and our own Scott Wasson picked it apart...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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New Zotac mini-PCs offer Iris Pro, mobile Richland
— 11:22 AM on March 10, 2014

The CeBIT trade show is happening this week in Germany, and the guys at Zotac have introduced some new Zbox mini-PCs for the occasion. There's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Haswell-powered Asus Chromebox goes up for pre-order
— 6:00 AM on March 10, 2014

You know that Haswell-powered Asus Chromebox system we told you about last month? Well, it's gone up for pre-order at Newegg. The e-tailer

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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The TR Podcast 151: Key switch explosion, the new System Guide, and overclocked SSDs
— 1:08 AM on March 10, 2014

Join us for our newest jaunt through the latest news and reviews from The Tech Report. From Batman: Arkham Knight to homebrewed keyboards from Razer,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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MSI gaming barebones has Mini-ITX mobo, external overclocking button
— 9:37 AM on March 7, 2014

MSI has developed an interesting Mini-ITX rig for gamers. The Nightblade barebones box comes with a variant of MSI's Z87I Gaming motherboard, a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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It's official: DirectX 12 to be unveiled at GDC
— 9:09 AM on March 6, 2014

There wasn't much doubt that some sort of major update to DirectX was coming after those GDC session abstracts were posted, but now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Source 2 will be tuned for modders, according to Valve's Newell
— 9:19 AM on March 5, 2014

It's no secret that Valve is working on a next-gen version of its Source engine. Some Source 2 screenshots leaked out about a month...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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IDC: PC shipments fall 9.8% in 2013
— 6:00 AM on March 5, 2014

Ready for more doom and gloom about the state of the PC industry? Market research firm IDC has published PC shipment figures for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Reports: Windows 8.1 Update 1 hits RTM status
— 9:14 AM on March 4, 2014

Looks like Windows 8.1 Update 1 could come out next month as rumored. The guys at The Verge say they've been tipped off by...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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