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A few hours remain in our Metro 2033 and Big Bang Xpower giveaway
— 11:10 AM on September 2, 2010

Almost a week has passed since we kicked off our latest contest, in which we're giving our loyal readers a chance to win one...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Gaming The Tech Report

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Win one of six Metro 2033 copies or an MSI Big Bang mobo
— 2:00 PM on August 26, 2010

Hot on the heels of our last two giveaways, in which we distributed a motherlode of game licenses and some shiny hardware, we're...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Gaming The Tech Report

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TR BBQ attendees: Claim your digital after-swag!
— 10:19 AM on August 26, 2010

We didn't manage to ship any T-shirts or other goodies to the organizers of the TR BBQ in time for the event this year,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Etc.
— 9:59 AM on August 25, 2010

The time has come to sign up for one of our fantasy football leagues, if you want to play this year. The first "open"...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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No Linux version of Steam in the works, says Valve
— 5:10 PM on August 23, 2010

So much for that Linux version of Steam we'd been led to expect by a hidden code snippet. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Valve's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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With McAfee purchase, Intel could become #1 bloatware vendor
— 12:46 PM on August 19, 2010

The news of Intel's $7.68 billion acquisition of McAfee was a bit of a surprise to many of us, and the vague justifications both...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Operating systems Windows

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Winners crowned in our hardware photography contest
— 2:35 PM on August 16, 2010

After painstakingly poring over the deluge of pictures submitted for our hardware photography contest, we've settled on our favorites. Judging was difficult because...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming The Tech Report

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Enterprise SSD controller being jointly developed by Samsung and Seagate
— 12:15 PM on August 12, 2010

As we've learned from testing a multitude of solid-state disks, controller technology can play a big role in defining overall drive performance. The number of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Budget netbook dual-boots Android, Windows XP
— 11:02 AM on August 6, 2010

An Acer D255 netbook that dual boots Android and Windows XP is now available in Taiwan. It's unclear which version of Android is shipping...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows 7 x64 was the most popular OS on Steam last month
— 3:40 PM on August 2, 2010

Recent numbers from Microsoft suggest almost half of all Windows 7 users run the 64-bit version. When it comes to gamers, though, the x64...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Macallan UI brings multi-touch goodness to Windows
— 10:55 AM on August 2, 2010

Windows 7's user interface works great with a mouse. However, it's hardly tailored for the multi-touch gestures set to dominate input for next wave...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Just Cause 2 giveaway winners: claim your prizes!
— 9:46 AM on July 22, 2010

The response to our Just Cause 2 giveaway has been quite nice, with lots folks chipping in stories of their first PC upgrades. If you've...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming The Tech Report

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Report: 10'' Eee Pad to ship with Android, not Windows
— 9:30 AM on July 20, 2010

Here's an interesting development, if true. The Netbook News folks say they got to hang out with the Eee Pad team at Asus' HQ, and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Another survey reminder, now with free gerbil wallpapers!
— 12:11 PM on July 16, 2010

If you've kept up with our news this week, you'll probably know about our reader survey already. But perhaps you don't—or maybe just haven't...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Three quarters of business PCs still run Windows XP
— 9:35 AM on July 14, 2010

A few days ago, Microsoft boldly quoted Gartner data saying three fourths of business PCs may run a 64-bit version of Windows 7 by...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Reminder: Our reader survey is still going
— 10:21 AM on July 13, 2010

In case you missed our announcement on Friday, we're running a new reader survey, and we hope you all get a chance to participate....

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Public beta available for Windows 7 Service Pack 1
— 3:19 PM on July 12, 2010

Microsoft has unleashed public betas of the first service packs for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Both betas are now available...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Please take our new reader survey
— 3:38 PM on July 9, 2010

Every once in a while, we survey our readership in order to figure out how to serve you better—and to help our advertisers get a...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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