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Rumor: Google shames partners into updating Andoid
— 7:00 AM on May 27, 2016

It's no secret that non-Nexus Android phones have a reputation for receiving OS updates late, if at all. Failing to address this issue has left...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Customer frustration leads to Windows 10 upgrade dialog changes
— 1:30 PM on May 26, 2016

Regardless of what you think of Windows 10, it's safe to say Microsoft hasn't been doing itself many favors on the PR front with its...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Report: Windows Phone market share drops below 1%
— 9:10 AM on May 24, 2016

Here’s a line you may have read before: Windows Phone had a pretty rough time of it last quarter. While the underdog smartphone OS has always...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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We need your input as we plan the "second-10th" TR BBQ
— 1:32 PM on May 23, 2016

There's only two months to go before the next TR BBQ. This post is specifically aimed at TR gerbils that won't be able to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Bristol Ridge and Polaris headline AMD's Computex show
— 8:46 AM on May 20, 2016

AMD has announced a showcase of its "latest technology" at Computex Taipei 2016. The company says the event will feature the launch of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Google details Android N security and performance improvements
— 12:03 PM on May 19, 2016

The as-yet-unnamed Android N was officially announced during Google's I/O 2016 Keynote. For those fortunate enough to own a Nexus or Pixel C device,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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ARM and TSMC validate a 10-nm FinFET test chip
— 11:50 AM on May 18, 2016

ARM Holdings' first ARM v8 test chip based on TSMC's 10FinFET process technology has passed validation. For the SoC arena, this is exciting news...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Microsoft releases update rollup for Windows 7 SP1
— 9:14 AM on May 18, 2016

Microsoft has released an update rollup for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 that it's calling a "convenience rollup."...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 bring lots of small fixes
— 3:57 PM on May 16, 2016

Looks like today is Apple Patch Monday. Cupertino has released a bevy of fixes for its two main operating systems, bringing iOS to version...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Win10 Insider Build 14342 extends Edge and kills Wi-Fi Sense
— 9:47 AM on May 11, 2016

Microsoft released a new preview build for Windows 10 Insiders on the fast ring today. The headline news for today’s build, Build 14342, is a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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GDDR5X enters mass production ahead of schedule
— 9:01 AM on May 11, 2016

In a blog post yesterday about the GeForce GTX 1080 launch, Micron confirmed something we've suspected since this past Friday: GDDR5X memory is in...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT makes other coolers look wimpy
— 8:00 AM on May 11, 2016

It's no secret that companies love preying on consumers' insecurities about size—whether it's for height, trucks, or body appendages. The mean folks at Thermalright have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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G.Skill decks out its Trident Z RAM with five new color options
— 9:02 AM on May 6, 2016

G.Skill's Trident Z memory kits are already favorites of ours for systems where plain-Jane memory just wouldn't do the rest of the PC...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Free upgrades to Windows 10 end July 29
— 7:57 AM on May 6, 2016

Microsoft released a blog post yesterday announcing that Windows 10 has reached 300 million active users. While that news wouldn’t cause much of a stir...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Rumor: Intel Core i7-6950X bares its fangs in Cinebench tests
— 4:56 PM on May 5, 2016

May seems to be the month of engineering sample benchmarks. Hot on the heels of today's rumored GeForce GTX 1080 performance figures, it's now...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Workstations

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Rumor: Early Broadwell-E benches hint at solid performance gains
— 8:12 AM on May 4, 2016

Over at the Overclock.net forums, user Maintenance Bot has apparently run a couple of tests on a Core i7-6850K engineering sample. In case you...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Alleged Kaby Lake CPU shows its face in SiSoft Sandra database
— 10:27 AM on May 3, 2016

Back in March, we reported on the demise of Intel’s long-held “tick-tock” product development strategy. For years, Intel has predictably released a line...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel cancels Broxton and SoFIA smartphone SoCs
— 11:29 AM on May 2, 2016

Intel has had a rough go of the last couple of weeks. Following its April 19 earnings report, Intel announced a plan to lay...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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