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The TR Podcast 166 is now available on YouTube
— 4:41 PM on November 21, 2014

The video from last night's podcast recording session is now available on YouTube, and I've embedded it below. We decided to raise the difficulty level...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays Mobile computing Gaming The Tech Report Podcast

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Deal of the week: Devil's Canyon starting at $179.99, Intel 730 Series for $0.42/GB, and more
— 11:48 AM on November 21, 2014

Black Friday now spans more than a week, which seems a bit ridiculous. But it's hard to complain about getting even more sweet deals on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Report: Valve lays out new rules for Early Access games
— 9:26 AM on November 21, 2014

Valve is trying to reign in its Early Access program, which lets games be sold to customers long before they're finished. According to Giant...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Intel's 3D NAND has 32 layers and 256Gb per die
— 7:28 PM on November 20, 2014

During an investor webcast this afternoon, Intel revealed that it will offer SSDs based on 3D NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Telltale's Game of Thrones game looks pretty good
— 4:54 PM on November 20, 2014

You might know Telltale Games for its excellent The Walking Dead episodic game series. The studio is now hard at work on a Game of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Acer's new 27'' G-Sync monitor scales up to 144Hz
— 6:00 AM on November 20, 2014

There's a new G-Sync display in Acer's stable. The 27" XB270HU slots in between the 28"...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Ubisoft hard at work on further AC Unity performance tweaks
— 11:48 AM on November 19, 2014

Previously on the Assassin's Creed Unity glitchfest saga. After much hype and excitement, Assassin's Creed Unity launched to mixed reviews and widespread complaints about performance...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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AMD and Nvidia have new drivers for Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition
— 9:20 AM on November 18, 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition and Far Cry 4 both come out today. As one might expect, AMD and Nvidia have released new graphics drivers for the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Hacker turns keyboard backlight into video game display
— 12:56 PM on November 17, 2014

Cooler Master's QuickFire Rapid-i keyboard has an ARM-based processor that powers a handful of neat backlighting options, including per-key illumination and a light-as-you-type effect...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Lost Ark trailer shows eight minutes of Diablo-style action
— 10:23 AM on November 17, 2014

Korean game developer Tripod Studio has revealed Lost Ark, an "exciting hack & slash MMORPG" that looks an awful lot like Diablo. The official trailer...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Corsair's Neutron Series XT solid-state drive reviewed
— 8:00 AM on November 17, 2014

Corsair's new Neutron Series XT pairs a quad-core Phison controller with Toshiba's latest MLC NAND. We've taken the 240GB version for a spin...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Ubisoft 'wrapping up' Unity patch with PC performance fixes
— 4:13 PM on November 14, 2014

In case you missed the memo, Assassin's Creed Unity has had a rough launch. The game is apparently riddled with glitches, and many users are...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: A monster PSU for $110, Devil's Canyon for $196, and more
— 10:43 AM on November 14, 2014

One of this week's deals expires at 11:59 AM Central Time, so let's cut to the chase. SeaSonic's X-1250 PSU is massively discounted at Newegg for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage

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Latest Win10 preview build adds touchpad gestures, MKV playback
— 6:00 AM on November 14, 2014

Microsoft is still improving upon the Windows 10 Technical Preview with incremental releases. The latest build,...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Shield Tablet gets Lollipop November 18, game bundle for 32GB version
— 8:00 AM on November 13, 2014

Nvidia's Shield Tablet will get a taste of Android Lollipop early next week. The OS update is due to "begin public availability" on November 18,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Reports: Assassin's Creed Unity is a glitchy performance hog
— 2:02 PM on November 12, 2014

Assassin's Creed Unity came out yesterday, and folks who picked up the game on the PC sound...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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New Backblaze data shows which SMART stats predict drive failures
— 1:11 PM on November 12, 2014

Online backup provider Backblaze has a new batch of reliability data from its army of almost 40,000 mechanical drives. This time around, the company is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Windows flaw allows remote code execution
— 9:11 AM on November 12, 2014

If you didn't run Windows Update yesterday, now might be a good idea to do so. As Ars Technica reports, the latest Patch Tuesday...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Servers

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