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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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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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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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Report: SK Hynix will start mass-producing HBM2 memory this year
— 8:24 AM on March 8, 2016

A new generation of graphics cards is coming, and memory chipmaker SK Hynix wants to be part of the revolution. According to the German...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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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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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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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex coming to the PC as a free-to-play title
— 3:01 PM on March 2, 2016

Well, that's certainly unexpected. Microsoft's long-running racing franchise, Forza Motorsport, is finally making the leap to the PC with Forza Motorsport 6: Apex. The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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AMD and Nvidia serve up new drivers for the latest games
— 8:35 AM on March 2, 2016

It's driver update day in graphics card land. Both AMD and Nvidia have new driver releases out in preparation for some upcoming game releases. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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In the lab: a case, cooler, and power supply from be quiet!
— 6:41 PM on February 26, 2016

TR has covered news of various products from be quiet! for some time now, and I'm pleased to welcome a raft of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling

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Fractal Design's Define Nano S case reviewed
— 3:24 PM on February 26, 2016

Fractal Design's Define Nano S is a shrunken version of the company's Define S mid-tower for Mini-ITX systems. We put the Nano S to the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Microsoft's Project Astoria is no more
— 8:37 PM on February 25, 2016

Microsoft's Project Astoria has been thrown out the window, so to speak. The project was meant to help developers bring their Android apps to Windows....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Windows

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Aerocool's Dream Box kit lets builders shape their own case
— 9:06 AM on February 23, 2016

Construction kits never quite lose their cool. Today's Lego kits might not be as awesome as the ones I played with as a child,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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HP's Elite x3 phone is a mighty morphin' productivity powerhouse
— 11:29 AM on February 22, 2016

Microsoft has been talking about Windows Continuum—the ability to power a laptop or desktop-style PC experience from a Windows smartphone—for some time now. HP's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Talking Soft Machines with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 189
— 10:08 AM on February 21, 2016

The Tech Report Podcast returns from a long slumber with new Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman in the host's seat. Jeff and special guest David Kanter discuss...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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The Tech Report Podcast is live on Twitch
— 8:25 PM on February 18, 2016

The Tech Report Podcast is recording live on Twitch. We're talking Soft Machines' VISC processors with David Kanter. Watch us here, or join us...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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