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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...

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Etc.
— 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

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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

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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...

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Etc.
— 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...

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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

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Friday night topic: Smoking and slow-cooking
— 7:12 PM on December 30, 2011

So it turns out both Geoff and I got Bradley electric smokers for Christmas this year. I'm pretty excited to try mine, but...

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Please, bang on the new box
— 3:34 PM on December 29, 2011

We're currently doing some prep work for our new web server infrastructure, and we could use your help.  If you have a second, flip over...

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Etc.
— 9:55 AM on December 22, 2011

Hey, all. I've been hard at work on my Radeon HD 7970 review, but I just couldn't pull it off last night. Too much to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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Hasbro sues Asus over Transformer brand
— 6:00 AM on December 22, 2011

Asus has emerged as one of the chief players in the tablet market with its Transformer devices, and Hasbro isn't happy about it. According to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Ripped Zacate pic becomes TR's Everywhere Girl
— 11:35 AM on December 20, 2011

In late October 2010, I flew out to Austin for the first demonstration of AMD's Brazos platform—and a chance to test it. I was sitting...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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AT&T calls off T-Mobile acquisition bid
— 5:05 PM on December 19, 2011

The carrier merger of the decade won't happening after all. After getting blackballed by the FCC and the U.S. Department of Justice, AT&T's planned acquisition of...

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Researchers: HP LaserJet printers can be remotely exploited
— 3:34 PM on November 29, 2011

Could someone remotely hack into your printer, steal your personal information, and then set the device on fire? Yes, according to researchers who went public...

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PCIe 4.0 to hit 16 GT/s; base spec due in 2014-2015
— 1:13 PM on November 29, 2011

As the first PCI Express 3.0-compatible motherboards slowly begin to seep into the marketplace, the next major revision of the interconnect is already in the...

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Etc.
— 10:09 AM on November 10, 2011

Howdy, all. You may have noticed that it's seemed a little quiet around here this week. That's because we're all working like mad behind the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia The Tech Report

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Friday night topic: The golden age of... everything?
— 5:52 PM on November 4, 2011

I've been thinking some lately about how our modern perspective warps our sense of scale about history. The simple fact of the matter is...

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Friday night topic: Is inequality still a winning motivator?
— 5:30 PM on October 28, 2011

I've been watching the Occupy Wall Street effort and its associated attempts in other U.S. cities with some fascination. The running joke is that...

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Steve Jobs dies
— 7:12 PM on October 5, 2011

Apple founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has died. A tribute page on the Apple website delivers the news, along with a brief note:

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Miscellaneous Internet Software Mac

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