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Deal of the week: Discounted tablets, wireless keyboards, cheap SSDs, and more
— 10:54 AM on March 14, 2014

It's been one of those weeks, and there's a pile of work ahead of me that will spill into the weekend, so I'll cut to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Valve VR engineer moves on to Oculus
— 4:17 PM on March 11, 2014

We've known for some time that Valve is working on its own virtual-reality headset. Valve has also made no secret of its collaboration...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Input devices Gaming

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Razer unveils homebrewed mechanical keyboard switches
— 2:43 PM on March 6, 2014

At CES earlier this year, we heard whispers about the expiry of patents on Cherry's famous MX mechanical key switches—and about about the possibility of...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Cooler Master's QuickFire Stealth mechanical keyboard reviewed
— 9:51 AM on March 6, 2014

With a tenkeyless design and "covert" lettering on the key caps, Cooler Master's QuickFire Stealth isn't your average mechanical keyboard. We take a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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It's official: DirectX 12 to be unveiled at GDC
— 9:09 AM on March 6, 2014

There wasn't much doubt that some sort of major update to DirectX was coming after those GDC session abstracts were posted, but now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Reports: Windows 8.1 Update 1 hits RTM status
— 9:14 AM on March 4, 2014

Looks like Windows 8.1 Update 1 could come out next month as rumored. The guys at The Verge say they've been tipped off by...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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OCZ's Z-Drive 4500 PCIe sports fast specs, smart thermal control
— 7:00 AM on March 4, 2014

As desktop SSDs bump into the limits of the 6Gbps Serial ATA interface, server-oriented drives are enjoying the spoils of PCI Express connectivity. OCZ's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Windows 8.1 Enterprise to become available to everyone
— 6:11 AM on February 28, 2014

Microsoft is gearing up for a slight tweak to its OS lineup.

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD supports potential DirectX update, will outline Mantle's future at GDC
— 4:49 PM on February 27, 2014

We reported yesterday about some recently posted session abstracts for the upcoming Game Developers Conference. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Mantle no more? GDC sessions point to the next DirectX
— 10:08 AM on February 26, 2014

AMD introduced its Mantle API in order to create a more efficient means of programming today's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Monoprice's budget mechanical keyboard costs only $58
— 6:00 AM on February 26, 2014

Mechanical keyboards with Cherry MX switches typically sell for around $80 and up. They're a bit of a luxury, but TR regular just brew...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Report: Microsoft to cut Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 devices
— 9:18 AM on February 24, 2014

Windows 8.1 could be headed to cheaper tablets. A Bloomberg report posted this weekend says makers of sub-$250 devices will soon be able to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Intel releases 15-core Xeon E7 v2 processor
— 2:59 PM on February 18, 2014

At ISSCC last week, Intel shed more light on its 15-core Xeon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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200 million Win8 licenses sold; adoption still lags behind Win7
— 6:00 AM on February 14, 2014

Microsoft hasn't exactly been forthcoming with Windows 8 sales figures in recent months....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Former Steam director leaves Microsoft in under six months
— 9:06 AM on February 13, 2014

You know Microsoft's ninth annual pledge to restore its focus on PC gaming? Well, apparently the folks in Redmond will have to disappoint...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Intel readies 15-core Ivytown server chip
— 9:10 AM on February 11, 2014

Word first got out about Intel's 15-core Ivytown chip last December. At the International Solid-State Circuits Conference this week, the chipmaker revealed more about the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Job listing hints at new Microsoft app for books, magazines, comics
— 12:11 PM on February 10, 2014

Amazon might be in for some competition from the folks in Redmond. In a job listing on its Careers site, Microsoft talks about a...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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More of Windows 8.1 Update 1's desktop tweaks detailed
— 6:00 AM on February 10, 2014

If we're to believe the latest whispers around the web, Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be out in early April. As we draw closer...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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