Welcome to The Tech Report. As you can probably tell by looking around, we are an online publication dedicated to PC hardware, gaming, and personal computing in all its forms. We aim to set ourselves apart from the crowd with clear, concise explanations of deep technical concepts—and with extensive empirical testing to help inform our opinions.
We're also a creation of the Internet age: a grass-roots website dedicated to our favorite hobby. Since our founding back in 1999, we've grown rapidly from a part-time obsession into a full-time vocation and then a thriving small business. Along the way, we've collected a vibrant and vocal community of readers. Their support and instant, intelligent feedback has helped us establish a reputation as a trustworthy and responsible resource.
We are independently owned and have taken no funding from outside sources. Our revenue comes from advertising and, increasingly, through direct support from our readership. Our content is free and open for anyone to access.
We take seriously the separation of the editorial and advertising portions of our business. We recognize that our readers are our most important asset, and our primary mandate is to guard their interests. We believe that if our readers trust us, success will follow. So far, that approach has served us well.
If you're new to the site and don't know where to start, the front page is always a good bet. We'd also suggest downloading several episodes of The TR Podcast, where you can hear us discussing our latest work in detail, with behind-the-scenes info you won't get anywhere else.
New readers may find some of our persistent resources helpful. Our regularly updated System Guides offer advice on selecting the parts to build your own PC, whatever your budget. For the uninitiated, our detailed guide shows exactly how to build PC. And the friendly inhabitants of our forums are generally willing to answer any technical questions you might have, whether simple or complicated.
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Our staff includes:
Scott has been at the helm of The Tech Report since its beginning. As Editor-in-Chief, he sets our overall editorial direction, and his day-to-day work anchors our coverage of CPUs, graphics chips, and SoCs. He's served in both of these roles for 14 years. Scott's prior professional experience includes eight years as a system and network administrator. More recently, Scott pioneered the use of frame-time-based methods as an alternative to FPS averages for measuring performance in real-time graphics and gaming.
Geoff has been at TR for 14 years, working his way up from part-time freelancer to full-time Managing Editor. He handles our coverage of storage, motherboards, and audio, along with occasional forays into tablets, laptops, and gaming—and, you know, whatever else seems interesting. Geoff's work combines extensive testing with creative methods, so readers can come away with a clear sense of how various products compare. He's not your typical geek, either. When he's not running a bunch of SSDs through an endurance test, Geoff has been known to push himself via an endurance bike race or a triathlon.
In his eight years at TR, Cyril has served in a whole host of roles since he's disturbingly good at a lot of different things. We try not to talk about it. Cyril is the curator of our System Guides, helps with our gaming and graphics coverage, and writes detailed reviews of all sorts of PC components and mobile systems. He also does all of our graphic and web design work, from wrangling multi-layered vector images in Photoshop to writing CSS code. Cyril is also an author. His sci-fi novella, Fluke: Langara's Prize is available on Amazon. Like I said, we try not to talk about it.
Jordan's smooth pipes and PC hobbyist background make him an ideal host for The TR Podcast, but he's not just a pretty voice. He also produces each episode of the show with care, using multi-track editing to make sure the audio quality meets his exacting standards. When he's not talking tech with us, Jordan works as a media specialist and a fashion model in New York City. Basically, we're barely hip enough to hang with him most of the time.
Our resident Shortbread chef, Ronald provides us with regular doses of news, perspective, and wit from around the web. You can see his work on the site's front page or showcased in The Breadbox. Ronald uses his superpowers to provide us with the occasional translation of a fresh bit of news from Japan (among other things).
If you want to advertise on TR, Adam's your man. He takes care of all of our ad sales, makes sure our clients are happy, and coordinates a number of special projects, including the giveaways that you'll see on the site from time to time. To inquire about our ad rates, site demographics, or anything of a related nature, shoot him an email.
As our resident web developer and sysadmin, Bruno keeps the lights on around here and makes sure our servers are happy. His biggest contributions, though, are the systems he's developed that make TR unique. Bruno created our distinctive and lightning-quick threaded comments system, known as Metal, which is proof that he's terribly clever.
|Custom-cooled Radeon R9 290X cards from Asus and XFX reviewed||8|
|Mini Biostar board has mobile Kabini, passive cooling||8|
|Early deal of the week: A 23.8'' IPS monitor for $135||34|
|Dual-core Haswell, desktop GeForce team up in Brix Gaming mini PC||14|
|Microsoft expected to further shorten Windows cycle||57|
|The TR Podcast 153: 4K ascendant, CodingHorror resplendent||6|
|New NZXT case flaunts stormtrooper looks for $70||20|
|Micron's M500DC server SSD mates Marvell controller with 20-nm flash||17|
|Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer shows Frostbite-fueled gameplay||54|