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IDC: Windows Phone market share shrank to 2.7% last year
— 6:00 AM on February 26, 2015

Market research firm IDC has released its smartphone shipment data for 2014, and the numbers paint a pretty bleak picture for Windows Phone. Turns...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Motorola's new Moto E has quad cores, LTE, costs $150 unlocked
— 3:18 PM on February 25, 2015

While Samsung and Apple duke it out over the high-end segment of the smartphone market, Motorola has been making smartphones more accessible for the masses...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Valve shows possible glimpse of SteamVR headset
— 8:50 AM on February 25, 2015

Earlier this week, Valve teased a new "hardware system" called SteamVR, which it plans to demo at the Game Developers Conference next month. We...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Valve announces SteamVR, promises GDC demo
— 6:00 AM on February 24, 2015

Steam machines are still missing in action, but Valve is pressing ahead with its hardware efforts. Late...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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The TR Podcast 170.5: The Heimlich maneuver
— 1:48 PM on February 20, 2015

Last night's stream with Paul Heimlich was lots of fun. Thanks again to everybody who joined us live and participated via the chat. We talked about...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Software The Tech Report Podcast

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail netbook for only $150
— 9:05 AM on February 20, 2015

Another week, another lame introductory sentence for our bulleted list of sweet PC hardware deals. Forget Chromebooks. Staples is selling Asus' 11.6" X205TA netbook for

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Microsoft will let you trade in your old Surface for a new one
— 10:45 AM on February 19, 2015

A new Microsoft promotion aims to get folks with old Surface tablets to upgrade. Available until March 8 (and exclusively in the U.S.), the

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Acer's 'frameless' XG270HU display has FreeSync support
— 4:55 PM on February 18, 2015

When Acer announced the XG270HU at CES last month, the company billed it as the "world's first gaming monitor with an edge-to-edge frameless display."...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Samsung's new eMMC drives promise faster mobile storage
— 6:00 AM on February 18, 2015

Samsung's has developed a new line of eMMC solutions that promises to accelerate the storage performance of next-gen mobile devices. The fingernail-sized memory cards...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Slender Asus ZenBook UX305 coming to U.S. stores for $699
— 9:55 AM on February 17, 2015

We've been drooling over the ZenBook UX305 ever since Asus unveiled it in September. Now, at long last, the 13.3" ultrabook is headed...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Dell's Venue 8 7000 tablet reviewed
— 3:11 PM on February 16, 2015

Dell's Venue 8 7000 is the thinnest tablet around, and that's not even the most exciting thing about it. This premium Android slate packs...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $400, half off Far Cry 4, and more
— 10:43 AM on February 13, 2015

Last week's deals post was entirely devoid of SSDs—but this week's isn't. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB is on sale at Newegg for only $399.99 without...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory Gaming

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Core M getting Skylake refresh in second half of year
— 9:08 AM on February 13, 2015

It's official: Skylake is coming this year. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference that Core M processors based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Dell's new ruggedized notebooks are ''schoolyard tough''
— 9:13 AM on February 12, 2015

PC giant Dell has rolled out a collection of new notebooks and tablets designed with education in mind. The devices are "schoolyard tough," the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Nvidia rakes in record quarterly, yearly revenue
— 9:32 PM on February 11, 2015

Nvidia's latest financial results are in, and they're full of good news. The company set revenue records for not only the three months ending...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Samsung reminds us why smart TVs can be awful
— 6:00 AM on February 11, 2015

I would not want to work in Samsung's PR department right now. Earlier this week, Parker Higgins posted a troubling comparison highlighting parallels between George...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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Embedded DisplayPort 1.4a sets stage for 8K notebooks
— 10:51 AM on February 10, 2015

VESA has released a new Embedded DisplayPort standard that supports higher resolutions and a new panel segmentation system. The eDP 1.4a spec...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Anyone can now buy a OnePlus One... on Tuesdays
— 6:00 AM on February 10, 2015

Since April, the OnePlus One smartphone has been available only to an exclusive club. Outside of a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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