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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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GeForce 378.49 drivers are ready to face Resident Evil 7
— 11:15 AM on January 24, 2017

Nvidia posted a new GeForce driver release, numbered 378.49. The driver is WHQL-certified, and adds official support for the notebook versions of the GeForce...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Steam client lets users move games and use Xbox controllers
— 2:30 PM on January 23, 2017

The Steam client got a big update for all platforms last week. Steam users will be happy to find that it's now possible to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Samsung's Android 7.0 rollout starts with the Galaxy S7
— 11:30 AM on January 19, 2017

Samsung announced today that its rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat is underway. Surprising no one, the company's current flagship models Galaxy S7 and S7...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Sixa Rivvr wireless kit is ready for all VR headsets
— 9:58 AM on January 19, 2017

While it's still hard to tell if VR is going to become a permanent part of our electronics landscape, the first generation of headsets has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Radeon 17.1.1 drivers bring support for Resident Evil 7
— 4:23 PM on January 17, 2017

The latest batch of AMD's Radeon drivers, version 17.1.1, is now out in the wild. The new version packs support for the upcoming release...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Google RAISR upsamples thumbnails for massive bandwidth savings
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2017

When we're browsing the web with our phones, bandwidth is usually at a premium. Even carriers that promise unlimited bandwidth often pin an asterisk to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking

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The Tech Report CES 2017 news recap
— 9:39 AM on January 9, 2017

Well, CES 2017 is over. We don't know if you were busy last week, but things were pretty crazy here at TR HQ. We doubled...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Systems Displays Input devices Gaming Networking

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Thermaltake's Cronos Riing RGB 7.1 headset shines bright
— 4:42 PM on January 6, 2017

Adding RGB LEDs to system components is well and good, but we've had a good laughs at the TR virtual office picturing that shiny hardware...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Pico Neo CV virtual reality headset stands on its own
— 3:43 PM on January 6, 2017

Thus far, VR experiences have required a PC, a console, or at least a high-end smartphone to go with the headset. The VR specialists at...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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HDMI 2.1 specification brings 60Hz 8K video and VRR tech
— 9:59 AM on January 6, 2017

It seems like just yesterday that graphics cards with HDMI 2.0 support started shipping. That specification was first released at the tail end of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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Dell Canvas draws a bead on the Surface Studio
— 5:38 PM on January 5, 2017

Microsoft's Surface Studio put other all-in-one systems on notice when it burst forth from Redmond at the software giant's Windows conference at the end...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays

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Razer's Project Ariana wreathes you in your game
— 2:51 PM on January 5, 2017

Remember IllumiRoom? You probably don't, but it used a Kinect and a projector to expand a game's display beyond the screen and onto your...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Gaming

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Nvidia Shield Android TV gets refreshments at CES
— 11:51 AM on January 5, 2017

Nvidia has subjected its Shield Android TV game console to a metamorphosis. Where before company emphasized the box's potence as a stand-alone game machine,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Miscellaneous Personal tech

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HyperX Cloud Revolver S headset comes out with guns blazing
— 9:27 AM on January 5, 2017

We recently bestowed a TR Recommended badge onto the HyperX's Cloud Stinger headset, for delivering good sound and build quality at price point around...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Logitech G533 boasts surround sound and long range
— 3:12 PM on January 4, 2017

Logitech has lifted the veil on its G533 wireless gaming headset with DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound. The G533 is positioned as a replacement...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Deals of the week: motherboards, spinning storage, and more
— 11:12 AM on December 30, 2016

Howdy, gerbils! We bet you're stocking up on all the liquor you can get your little paws on, in preparation for the huge party tomorrow....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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TR's 12 days of giveaways: Gigabyte's great gear, with Arctic bonus
— 5:04 PM on December 27, 2016

Hello and good afternoon, dear gerbils. We're most pleased to see you all in good health. You all seem a little plumper—we wonder if that's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Miscellaneous

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