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HTC Vive review roundup: the best VR experience, at a high price
— 11:17 AM on April 6, 2016

HTC and Valve's Vive VR headset may not have quite the buzz or name recognition in the mainstream as its direct competitor, the Oculus...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Parts shortages and privacy concerns trouble the Oculus Rift
— 7:57 AM on April 4, 2016

The first retail Oculus Rifts are in a few users' hands now, but only a few. Many customers in the first wave of Rift pre-orders...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays

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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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Foxconn gains controlling stake in Sharp after lengthy negotiations
— 8:49 AM on March 30, 2016

Foxconn, a company best known in tech circles for manufacturing Apple's iPhone, has finalized its buyout of Japanese electronics company Sharp. The deal was...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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Oculus Rift review roundup: the future is here, but it'll cost you
— 5:24 PM on March 29, 2016

The time has finally come. The Oculus Rift is shipping to consumers, and tech news sites have begun issuing verdicts on the VR headset.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Oculus SDK 1.3 brings asynchronous timewarp to Windows
— 10:36 AM on March 28, 2016

Version 1.3 of Oculus' PC software development kit is available today. This new release adds support for asynchronous timewarp, a useful rendering method...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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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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Early deal of the week: Asus' MG279Q FreeSync monitor
— 3:31 PM on March 21, 2016

Sometimes an exceptional deal comes along that causes us to break our normal Friday deal-of-the-week schedule. This is one of those deals, a solid discount on...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Report: Apple's next iPhone will use OLED displays from Samsung
— 10:15 AM on March 21, 2016

Apple has steadfastly relied on IPS LCDs in its iPhones even as other smartphone makers have come to rely on OLED display tech. Going...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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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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Asus offers an exchange program for some PG279Q displays
— 8:12 AM on March 18, 2016

Asus is offering a free one-time exchange of select ROG Swift PG279Q G-Sync monitors. The move comes after a rash of customer complaints over...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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Asus releases its ROG Swift PG348Q in North America
— 2:49 PM on March 17, 2016

ASUS launched a new display under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand. The 34" ROG Swift PG348Q comes with a host of enthusiast-class features. A...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Philips quantum-dot monitor delivers Adobe RGB for $300
— 9:18 AM on March 16, 2016

Back in June of last year, Philips unveiled what it claimed to be the first monitor that used quantum dot technlogy. Now, a version...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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Sulon Q VR headset cuts the cord
— 11:36 AM on March 14, 2016

Oculus' Rift and HTC's Vive VR headsets are hot stuff, but both require the wearer to be tethered to a PC. Sulon Technologies' Q...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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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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