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DirectX 12 DXR and Nvidia RTX bring real-time ray-tracing to 3D engines
— 4:41 PM on March 19, 2018

Real-time ray tracing has been the elusive Holy Grail of computer graphics as long as there have been computer graphics. Ray tracing has long...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

HTC Vive Pro VR headset gets a hefty price tag and a release date
— 11:15 AM on March 19, 2018

We wrote about HTC's announcement of the upcoming high-end Vive Pro VR headset just before CES a couple of months ago. Back then,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone Daydream headset shows up for pre-order
— 2:45 PM on March 16, 2018

Google showed off its Daydream standalone VR platform back in May of last year. At the time, HTC and Lenovo both said they would...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

Microsoft offers $250,000 bounty for speculative-execution bugs
— 10:45 AM on March 16, 2018

The January reveal of the Meltdown and Spectre speculative-execution attacks sent ripples through the entire computer industry. Part of Intel's response was a

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software Windows

Google primed to kick crypto-currencies off its advertising network
— 3:45 PM on March 14, 2018

It's no secret that Google makes most of its money on advertising. Heck, some of our own ads are served through Google's networks. Due to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Firefox 59 flies in with faster page loading speed
— 4:57 PM on March 13, 2018

Do you use Firefox, gerbils? You don't have to answer—we already know a significant portion of you do. The latest Firefox update is called...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Radeon Software 18.3.2 tunes up Final Fantasy XV
— 9:03 AM on March 13, 2018

A new Radeon software package just rode in, little more than a week after the last one. This release arrived astride a chocobo—one of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

FreeSync 2 is coming to the Xbox One this spring
— 9:11 AM on March 12, 2018

On Saturday, Microsoft launched a new series of monthly livestreams called Inside Xbox. The first episode had details on Sea of Thieves, PixArk, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles

Teasing TR's next build log: our CPU, graphics card, and motherboard
— 1:05 PM on March 10, 2018

The Tech Report staff is about to kick off a new build log with help from a wide range of great sponsors. We've got a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

Windows 10 S is dead, long live S Mode
— 5:16 PM on March 9, 2018

Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S along with the Surface Laptop just over ten months ago, but rumors that the pared-back version of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Oculus Rift headsets took a day off thanks to certificate snafu
— 9:45 AM on March 8, 2018

If you've got an Oculus Rift and you've tried to use it in the last 24 hours, you probably ran into some trouble. Early yesterday...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

P is for preview with Google's latest Android developer release
— 3:31 PM on March 7, 2018

Android handset lovers, rejoice. Good ol' master Google has just let loose the developer preview of Android P, the next version of the operating...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

Khronos Group forges Vulkan 1.1
— 11:45 AM on March 7, 2018

Hot on the heels of the Khronos Group's announcement of Vulkan 1.0 tools for Apple's macOS and iOS comes the release of version...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

GlobalFoundries gears up for the next generations of chip manufacturing
— 5:12 PM on March 6, 2018

GlobalFoundries took us through its cutting-edge Fab 8 last month to offer a glimpse at the technology that will make the next generation of high-performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

AMD Project ReSX improves Radeons' e-sports prowess
— 9:07 AM on March 6, 2018

We wrote yesterday about AMD's Radeon Software 18.3.1, a release that includes performance improvements in popular multiplayer title Dota 2. That optimization is part...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Radeon Software 18.3.1 gears up for FFXV and Vermintide 2
— 4:23 PM on March 5, 2018

Radeon owners looking forward to ride chocobos in Final Fantasy XV or hunt down some pesky rats in Warhammer: Vermintide 2, rejoice. Just in case...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Dell puts Ryzen APUs inside Inspiron 17 5000-series notebooks
— 10:38 AM on March 5, 2018

Dell wasn't a part of the Acer-HP-Lenovo triumvirate of manufacturing partners on board for the first round of Ryzen APU laptops. The Texas-based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

Report: First benchmarks of Intel's Hades Canyon NUC surface
— 10:58 AM on March 2, 2018

Gerbils, I'm sure I don't have to remind you about Kaby Lake-G. The marriage of Intel's "Lake" architecture with a recent Radeon seems fit...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems