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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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The iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro both have 2GB of RAM
— 9:57 AM on March 23, 2016

For all of the fanfare surrounding Apple’s release announcements, the company remains tight-lipped on some of the specs of its new devices. When the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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The Tech Report is looking for news writers
— 1:51 PM on March 22, 2016

The Tech Report is looking for a freelance news writer or two to assist with our daily news coverage. Ideal candidates will be comfortable scouring...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Apple peels its iPad Pro down to 9.7"
— 1:33 PM on March 21, 2016

Continuing the theme that Apple began today with its iPhone SE, the company also peeled its 12.9" iPad Pro a bit to produce...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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iMessage vulnerability exposes iCloud photos
— 10:55 AM on March 21, 2016

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have discovered a vulnerability in Apple’s popular iMessage platform that allows an attacker to retrieve encrypted photos stored on...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Radeon 16.3.1 drivers get a tune-up for Need for Speed
— 10:31 PM on March 18, 2016

AMD has released Radeon Software version 16.3.1. These drivers largely appear to be a maintenance release, though AMD has added support for a couple...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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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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TR's March 2016 peripheral staff picks
— 1:09 PM on March 17, 2016

In this edition of our peripheral staff picks, we dive deep into the world of monitors, keyboards, mice, and other useful add-ons for PCs to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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VRScore provides hardware-independent test for VR readiness
— 5:24 PM on March 15, 2016

Basemark and Crytek have announced VRScore, a tool to evaluate PC readiness for a variety of virtual reality head mounted displays (or HMDs). The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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GFXBench 5.0 tests next-gen APIs and VR performance
— 3:52 PM on March 15, 2016

GDC—Kishonti announced the latest version of its GPU benchmark, GFXBench 5.0, today. The new version tests graphics performance using the next-generation Vulkan, Metal, and DirectX...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Night Dive shows off a first look at its System Shock remake
— 12:25 PM on March 15, 2016

Late last year, we reported on the upcoming System Shock 3. It so happens that the original System Shock game from 1994 is being...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Nvidia GameWorks SDK 3.1 is all about light and shadow
— 8:46 AM on March 15, 2016

GDC—Nvidia announced several new features for its Gameworks SDK yesterday. GameWorks SDK 3.1 includes three rendering techniques related to shadows and lighting, plus two...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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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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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition developer details upcoming patch
— 10:46 AM on March 14, 2016

If you have your ear to the ground, you may have heard that the recently-released Gears of War: Ultimate Edition seems to have contracted a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Rise of the Tomb Raider patch adds DX12 and Nvidia VXAO
— 10:51 AM on March 11, 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider is getting its fifth patch today, and it's a big one. Developer Nixxes Software says this patch will let...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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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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