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— 10:44 AM on December 24, 2012

Howdy, folks. As Christmas approaches, we'll be scaling back our publishing schedule somewhat. We will be attempting to post some news today, but...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming The Tech Report

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Any recs for good Windows backup software?
— 10:08 AM on December 19, 2012

So... I have, until my recent upgrade to Windows 8, been using Acronis TrueImage 2012 for my system backups. Then Acronis decided that you'd...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Samsung acquires SSD caching software
— 1:42 PM on December 17, 2012

Samsung is one of a select group of SSD vendors that makes not only its own controller silicon, but also its own NAND. Now,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Software

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Our Radeon HD 7970 winner is....
— 1:28 PM on December 14, 2012

The winner of our Radeon HD 7970 giveaway is Tom Houston. Tom will be receiving a beefy, triple-slot Asus 7970 card, along with copies...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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GeForce Experience optimizes in-game graphics settings
— 11:51 AM on December 14, 2012

PC games typically present users with myriad of graphical detail options that affect not only the visuals, but also the frame rate. Getting the best...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Google: No plans for more Windows 8 apps—for now
— 6:00 AM on December 14, 2012

When Windows 8 came out in October, Google ran ads promoting its Search...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Researchers demo vector-based video codec
— 1:13 PM on December 13, 2012

Modern video codecs rely on pixels to represent moving pictures. That method works well enough, but there are some inherent problems. Lower-resolution videos can't be...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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iOS finally gets official Google Maps app
— 9:58 AM on December 13, 2012

In case you missed it last night, Google's Maps app for iOS was released last night to a collective sigh of relief from iPhone...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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IE lets websites track cursor movements
— 9:41 AM on December 12, 2012

Microsoft has been campaigning to improve Internet Explorer's public image—and it's got a long road ahead if security oversights like this one keep popping...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Cyril's sci-fi story, Fluke, is free to download today
— 4:35 PM on December 7, 2012

In case you missed it, we're giving away copies of Cyril's novella, Fluke: Langara's Prize, to anybody who wants one today. Just head...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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We're giving away an Asus Radeon HD 7970 with three games, including Far Cry 3
— 10:58 AM on December 7, 2012

The final stage of our rolling Radeon giveaway is upon us, and it involves the juiciest prize yet. This time, we're giving away an Asus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming The Tech Report

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Our dual Radeon HD 7870 giveaway has a winner
— 5:09 PM on December 4, 2012

The winner of our dual Radeon HD 7870 giveaway is Mahmoud Shmaitelly. Mahmoud, check your email and reply to our message to claim...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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Steam's Big Picture mode out of beta
— 1:55 PM on December 3, 2012

It's official: Steam's Big Picture mode is finally ready for prime time. The couch-friendly user interface for Valve's game and content distribution service was revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Don't forget to sign up for our dual Radeon HD 7870 giveaway
— 9:26 AM on December 3, 2012

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. Just want to remind you that you can still enter to win a pair of Radeon HD...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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Friday night topic: Slimy software companies
— 5:47 PM on November 30, 2012

I'll admit it. I actually bought a piece of software from Corel today. I decided to upgrade to Paint Shop Pro X5 from...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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iTunes 11 is out for Windows, sucks way less
— 6:00 AM on November 30, 2012

I generally don't mind using most Apple software. Heck, I quite like some of it. There is one glaring exception, though: iTunes for Windows. I...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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New IE ad pokes fun at the haters
— 9:31 AM on November 29, 2012

Let's face it: Internet Explorer has an image problem. For years, Microsoft's browser was synonymous with sub-par security, poor standards support, and sluggish performance. IE...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Enter here to win dual Radeon HD 7870s with Hitman and Far Cry 3
— 9:39 AM on November 28, 2012

Ok, folks, here's stage two of our rolling Radeon giveaway. AMD has provided some loot for us to hand out to several lucky readers,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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