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TR's big CES 2013 digest
— 6:24 PM on January 11, 2013

We published a lot of stories from the Consumer Electronics Show this week....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

New Diamond sound card has C-Media inside
— 6:56 PM on January 9, 2013

The PC audio market doesn't get a lot of love, but we'll be treated to a new sound card in March. That's when Diamond...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

New USB 3.0 spec to hit 10 Gbps data rate
— 10:30 AM on January 7, 2013

Eat your heart out, Thunderbolt. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced a "supplement" to the USB 3.0 specification that will raise data rates...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Systems Miscellaneous

Report: Intel plans staggered rollout for TV service
— 12:17 PM on December 31, 2012

Back in March, we learned that Intel is cooking up an Internet-based TV service for the living room. The initial version will debut at...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

WSJ: Staples, others, adjust prices based on location
— 9:53 AM on December 24, 2012

This summer, the Wall Street Journal broke a story about Orbitz featuring different deals for Mac and PC users. The Journal is now...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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

Downloaded documentary tells Napster's story
— 10:49 AM on December 10, 2012

Napster forever changed not only the music industry, but also the Internet. The seminal music sharing service was a revelation when it was released in...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

Friday night topic: All I want for Christmas...
— 5:45 PM on December 7, 2012

So... We've posted our gift guide and offered our thoughts. The question is: what's on your Christmas list this year? Discuss.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Cyril wrote a novel! Introducing 'Fluke: Langara's Prize'
— 2:43 PM on November 27, 2012

Over the years, we've worked hard here at TR to hire people who possess the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

Deal of the week: Cyber Monday edition
— 11:09 AM on November 26, 2012

We dug up plenty of good deals for Black Friday last week. Cyber Monday can be more hit-and-miss, but this year, we managed to unearth...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Deal of the week: Black Friday 2012 edition
— 11:12 AM on November 23, 2012

Black Friday is here, and the deals are plentiful. If you're sitting at home recovering from last night's meal instead of mercilessly stampeding brick-and-mortar stores...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

— 10:01 AM on November 23, 2012

Hmm. So did any of you do the Black Friday thing? I see Walmart and Best Buy had door-buster deals for $179 laptops....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Alleged Autonomy accounting hijinks to cost HP billions
— 4:36 PM on November 20, 2012

Looks like HP is still suffering the after-effects of Leo Apotheker's brief stewardship. Earlier today, the company said it's going to write off a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

Friday night topic: Open thread
— 7:34 PM on October 19, 2012

We're fresh out of Friday night topics, so we're going to open the floor.  Discuss.  And behave.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Friday night topic: Where do you see PC enthusiasts in 5 years?
— 6:00 PM on October 5, 2012

Had an interesting conversation with some fellow editors of PC hardware sites recently that revolved around the question: will we still be doing this in...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Friday night topic: The tyranny of 'features'
— 5:11 PM on September 21, 2012

I had an unexpectedly educational experience a while back when my coffee maker died and I set out to replace it. As I've noted, I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Friday night topic: Near misses
— 5:30 PM on September 14, 2012

This past Tuesday afternoon, I met with AMD in its hotel suite near IDF for a series of briefings about various parts of its business....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

iPhone 5 expected to boost U.S. GDP growth
— 9:45 AM on September 11, 2012

Just how big is the iPhone? Bigger than you might think. Big enough that, according to a J.P. Morgan Chase research note quoted by...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech