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Friday night topic: The trouble with Best Buy
— 5:05 PM on February 10, 2012

While I was out traveling last week, someone remarked to me that Best Buy may be having some financial trouble, a fact they found somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

New Logitech mouse is touch-sensitive
— 12:31 PM on February 8, 2012

Mice with touch-sensitive surfaces are growing slowly in number, with Apple's Magic Mouse and Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse leading the assault. The latest new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

— 12:29 PM on February 8, 2012

Howdy, all. I was out traveling all of last week, first visiting Intel up in Oregon and then down to Santa Clara for AMD's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics The Tech Report

Release roundup: Gaming gear and a monster laptop
— 5:52 PM on February 2, 2012

With Chinese New Year celebrations at an end, hardware makers in the Far East have started announcing fresh products again. This week, our inbox collected...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Input devices Mobile computing

Kinect for Windows sensor arrives with SDK in tow
— 4:00 PM on February 1, 2012

Well, it's been a long time coming, but Microsoft has finally released its Windows-optimized Kinect sensor. The company made the announcement on its...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Report: Asus working on Kinect-enabled notebooks
— 10:47 AM on January 27, 2012

Forget bigger touchpads—motion controls could be integrated into your next notebook. The Daily says Asus showed it a pair of prototype systems with...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

PCs in decline? Not for enthusiasts
— 5:19 PM on January 26, 2012

Have you read the tea leaves? The PC is an endangered species, doomed to obscurity at the hands of tablets, smartphones, or whatever new...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

Gartner: Apple was top semiconductor buyer in 2011
— 4:10 PM on January 24, 2012

Apple has gotten big lately. Really big. So big that, last summer, it briefly became the highest valued company by market capitalization in the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

Friday night topic: Winter driving madness
— 4:38 PM on January 20, 2012

After a mild start, it looks like this winter is gearing up a bit, dropping snow and ice around various parts of the U.S. this...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Of CES 2012 and missed expectations
— 10:10 AM on January 20, 2012

Ah, Las Vegas. I had hoped never to return. Yet there I was last week, in the ticket line at the Vancouver airport, cursing myself...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

Cyborg, Thermaltake offer new adjustable mice
— 9:08 AM on January 20, 2012

I'm a huge fan of Cyborg Gaming's Rat 7 adjustable mouse. One has been my primary desktop rodent for a year and a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

CES 2012: the shape of things to come?
— 11:08 AM on January 17, 2012

One of the funny things about going to CES is that you're expected to be plugged into the overall vibe of the show, so you...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Personal tech

Razer brings Switchblade UI to standalone keyboard
— 3:15 PM on January 16, 2012

Razer was keen to show off its Blade gaming laptop at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, but the system is a little large—and...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

— 10:34 AM on January 16, 2012

Morning, all. We're back and, I think, mostly recovered from CES, provided that we didn't bring home any swine flu or black plague again...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

Cooler Master expands clicky keyboard lineup
— 6:59 PM on January 13, 2012

Mechanical keyboards are all the rage these days, and Cooler Master is eager to get in on the action. The company had a number...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Thermaltake brings rubber domes back in style
— 12:58 AM on January 11, 2012

Mechanical keyboards have seen something of a renaissance in recent years—especially in hardcore gaming circles, where keyboards based on Cherry's MX black key switches are...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

A belated podcast scheduling note
— 12:48 PM on January 2, 2012

You'll have to forgive me for the tardy timing of this blog post. What with Christmas vacation, followed by a crazy work week, topped with...

Type: Blog post Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

Happy new year; our servers will briefly be flaky
— 9:07 AM on January 1, 2012

We're working on our web servers this morning, so you're likely to see some brief down time, followed by a period of transition where some...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report