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Weekend Shortbread
— 8:36 PM on December 14, 2013

Eight is Enough SteamOS Beta is here SteamOS FAQ Ars Technica: Everything you need to know to install SteamOS on your very own...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Friday Night Shortbread
— 6:04 PM on December 13, 2013

The Pick 6 Bloomberg: Intel seen threatened as Google mulls own server chips Reuters: ARM shares rise on report Google may use...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Friday night topic: Can we reform government surveillance?
— 6:00 PM on December 13, 2013

Will the recent series of revelations about the NSA and other government agencies spying on the citizens of their own countries (and those of allied...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Release roundup: Thunderbolt mobos, Gold PSUs, and gaming headsets
— 5:47 PM on December 13, 2013

This week in our release roundup, we bring tidings from BitFenix, Enermax, Gigabyte, and MSI. "BitFenix - Introducing Flo Headset." This...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Power

Deal of the week: Keyboards, coolers, and storage
— 3:31 PM on December 13, 2013

We have a nice variety of deals this week, from mechanical keyboards and liquid coolers to solid-state drives and good old mechanical storage. ...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Input devices

AMD delays driver with broader frame pacing support until January
— 11:03 AM on December 13, 2013

AMD has pushed back the release of a beta driver meant to bring frame pacing to Eyefinity multi-monitor configs and 4K displays—and to a bunch of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

Humble Jumbo Bundle includes nine games, three for Linux
— 10:28 AM on December 13, 2013

They don't call the latest indie game collection the Humble Jumbo Bundle for nothing. The most recent addition to the Humble Bundle series...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Oculus gets $75 million to produce VR headset for consumers
— 9:11 AM on December 13, 2013

Oculus VR has secured $75 million in funding to bring its virtual reality headset to consumers. The company has already sold over 40,000 development kits...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

U.S. carriers to implement new phone unlocking rules
— 6:00 AM on December 13, 2013

Purchased a phone after January 26, 2013? If you live in the U.S.,...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

The pre-Bethesda Fallout games are free on
— 2:55 PM on December 12, 2013

Itching for a walk down memory lane? Then you might want to head over to Good Old Games, where the first two Fallout games from...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Thursday Shortbread
— 1:29 PM on December 12, 2013

Eight is Enough C|Net: Apple, Microsoft may merge one day, says analyst. Wait. What? AllThingsD: With Microsoft CEO race in home...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Updated: Some GPUs are in short supply, but why?
— 11:16 AM on December 12, 2013

You may have noticed, as we did when preparing our latest system guide update, that some of the highest-profile gaming GPUs, like the Radeon...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

ASRock intros Killer gaming mobos, includes M.2 connectivity
— 9:24 AM on December 12, 2013

ASRock has introduced a new lineup of gaming-oriented motherboards, and I'm not sure I can set the stage any better than the press...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

Nvidia's G-Sync is smooth as expected; more soon
— 9:22 AM on December 12, 2013

You may see a few previews of Nvidia's G-Sync technology around the web today. I also have a pre-production G-Sync monitor here in Damage...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

Steam beta hardware ready to ship, SteamOS downloadable Friday
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2013

Valve has announced that the first Steam consoles will leave the factory on Friday. The systems are going to 300 Steam users selected...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Operating systems

The TR Podcast 147: Amazon airlifts, 4K goes mainstream, and 290X goes wobbly
— 9:16 PM on December 11, 2013

Join us as we discuss the Radeon R9 290X quandary, the Amazon drone buzz, the John Carmack upset, and so much more.

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

TR's Christmas 2013 system guide
— 8:55 PM on December 11, 2013

Yes, it's time for a new TR system guide. We have old recommendations to tune up, availability constraints to account for, and price hikes...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

Apple granted patent for head-mounted display
— 11:16 AM on December 11, 2013

Apple has patented a head-mounted display that looks a little bit like the Oculus Rift. U.S. patent number 8,605,008 was granted yesterday and

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays Gaming