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Hardware makers want to standardize the stylus
— 2:37 PM on April 24, 2015

Styluses are useful for note-taking, doodling, and fine graphics work, but there's no common standard for the underlying technology, so the pens often aren't portable...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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The TR London meetup is a go this Friday night
— 12:01 PM on April 23, 2015

We've had enough interest, so let's do this. I'll be hanging out at The Harp pub on Chandos Place near Trafalgar Square in London this Friday...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Acer's curved G-Sync display costs $1299, ships in September
— 10:42 AM on April 23, 2015

We've heard rumblings about Acer's curved, 34" G-Sync display since January, and now it's official. The XR341CK sports a 21:9 IPS panel with a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Samsung spills details on flexible AMOLED display
— 9:19 AM on April 23, 2015

Samsung announced its Galaxy S6 smartphone last month, including an Edge variant that curves the screen over the sides of the handset. The Edge...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Valve's giving free VR kits to content creators
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2015

Content creators working on virtual reality can apply to receive free HTC headgear from Valve. Seeding will begin this spring, the Steam steward says,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Any interest in a TR meetup in London on Friday night?
— 11:50 AM on April 22, 2015

I'm in England this week and am pondering the possibility of holding a TR meetup at a pub somewhere in London this Friday evening. Anybody...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Updated Google search algorithm prioritizes mobile-friendly sites
— 11:29 AM on April 21, 2015

Mobile devices are increasingly becoming the way that many people view web sites, and Google is changing its search algorithm to reflect this fact. As...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Tiny MIT touchpad fits on your fingernail
— 11:52 AM on April 20, 2015

MIT researchers have developed a wireless touchpad small enough to fit on your fingernail. Dubbed NailO, the prototype is modeled after cosmetic nail stickers....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Personal tech

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Etc.
— 9:46 AM on April 20, 2015

Morning, folks. I'm off to London this week for a press event, but I'll try to post when I can from the road. I hate...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Deal of the week: A terabyte-class SSD for $300, plus more
— 11:24 AM on April 17, 2015

SSDs take center stage in this week's deals post—but not the ones you might expect. The headliner is Crucial's M500 960GB, which is marked down to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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Razer's BlackWidow Chroma spawns a tenkeyless variant
— 2:56 PM on April 16, 2015

Razer's BlackWidow Chroma gaming keyboard is getting a little brother. Today, the company announced the BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma, an RGB-backlit mechanical keyboard with...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Here's our discussion of FreeSync, G-Sync, and the BenQ XL2730Z
— 9:01 AM on April 15, 2015

We talked about my review of the BenQ XL2370Z FreeSync monitor on the podcast recently. Here's what I had to say about it there.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Ventus X mouse fights sweaty palms with textured finish, extra ventilation
— 10:45 AM on April 14, 2015

Some gamers get sweaty palms while playing, an affliction that can make it difficult to keep a good handle on one's mouse. Fortunately, Thermaltake's new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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The TR Podcast 174: PCIe SSDs and FreeSync displays
— 3:53 PM on April 10, 2015

The video of last night's TR Podcast live stream is now available on YouTube. This week, we look at the new Surface 3 and a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing Podcast

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Deal of the week: A $400 Steam Machine, $80 Define R4, and more
— 10:38 AM on April 10, 2015

We have another batch of PC hardware deals for you today. Alienware's "Steam Machine Ready" Alpha gaming rig normally costs more than current-gen consoles, but coupon...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Memory Gaming

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HDMI 2.0a adds support for HDR displays
— 9:05 AM on April 10, 2015

In 2013, the HDMI Forum released version 2.0 of its audio/video spec. Devices compatible with the standard slowly trickled onto the market, but now...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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We'll be live streaming the TR Podcast this evening
— 9:47 AM on April 9, 2015

Come and join us this evening for another episode of the TR Podcast. We'll be live streaming on our Twitch channel starting at 9:30PM...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Report: LG's latest IPS panel refreshes at 144Hz
— 10:38 AM on April 8, 2015

Acer and Asus now have 27" monitors with IPS panels capable of hitting 144Hz. The displays are tied to different variable-refresh tech—the Acer...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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