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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

Everything You Think is Wrong Day Shortbread
— 2:41 PM on March 15, 2018

Mondays, amiright? PC hardware and computing Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10 review @ PC Perspective Analyzing Threadripper thermals @

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Logitech's G560 speakers and G513 keyboard offer mood lighting
— 9:16 AM on March 15, 2018

There's a huge gulf in immersion between playing a game on a monitor and playing it in VR. There aren't many ways to step out...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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

Broadcom pulls back from Qualcomm buyout
— 9:13 AM on March 14, 2018

If the Broadcom-Qualcomm buyout story was an episode of Looney Tunes, you'd now be reading "that's all, folks." After yesterday's presidential order blocking...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Open An Umbrella Indoors Day Shortbread
— 12:00 PM on March 13, 2018

ProTip: when you find a stock image like this, use it. PC hardware and computing Intel Optane SSD 800P 58GB,...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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

Report: US Treasury chides Broadcom for failure to notify of HQ move
— 3:00 PM on March 12, 2018

Broadcom's attempt to take control of Qualcomm is a tech business story that will seemingly never stop giving. In this latest...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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: RAM, power, and solid-state storage
— 12:00 PM on March 11, 2018

For those just joining us, the TR staff is getting ready to put together an enviably high-end system with some help from some of our...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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

GlobalFoundries Fab 8 manager Thomas Caulfield steps into CEO role
— 3:25 PM on March 9, 2018

GlobalFoundries announced today that its present CEO, Sanjay Jha, is stepping down. Dr. Thomas Caulfield, until today a GlobalFoundries senior vice president and general...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Friday deals: Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro keyboards and more
— 10:44 AM on March 9, 2018

Howdy, fair gerbils! If you're in a state or city that's experiencing or might experience a drought, hit me up. I've got plenty of water,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

Proofreading Day Shortbread
— 1:30 PM on March 8, 2018

TR editors don't use red pens, they publicly shame you in Slack and then replace your words with...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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

Poll: What component is standing in the way of your next PC build?
— 8:15 AM on March 8, 2018

There are no two ways about it right now: it is a dismal time to be a PC builder. Between cryptomining-related shortages of graphics cards...

Poll Question: • What component is standing in the way of your next PC build?

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous