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A look at TR's new GPU test rigs
— 12:22 PM on February 24, 2012

As I mentioned on the podcast this week, I have been working to re-fit Damage Labs with new hardware all around....

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Systems The Tech Report

TR's March 2012 system guide
— 4:16 PM on February 22, 2012

Not much new hardware has come out since we published our last guide in December, but this edition is still choc-full of small, incremental...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

Of Macs and medicine
— 11:47 AM on February 16, 2012

For nearly a dozen years now, I've carried around an incredibly advanced technological wonder of a device, first in a belt-clip holster (so you know...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

OCZ's Octane 128GB solid-state drive
— 10:19 AM on February 16, 2012

We were impressed by OCZ's Indilinx-powered Octane SSD when we reviewed the 512GB version last year. Now, we have the 128GB model in-house to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Why '1984' will always be the only '1984'
— 8:37 PM on February 6, 2012

It's been the same for almost three decades now. The Super Bowl rolls into view and the world goes all atwitter with talk about which...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Intel's 520 Series solid-state drive
— 10:00 AM on February 6, 2012

Intel's newest solid-state drive pairs a SandForce controller with custom firmware and 25-nm NAND. We've tested the 60 and 240GB models to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Samsung's 830 Series solid-state drive
— 5:40 PM on February 2, 2012

Samsung's new 830 Series SSD has a triple-core controller, a vast array of Toggle DDR NAND, and a download code for Batman: Arkham City. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

SSD performance scaling across the spectrum
— 8:09 PM on February 1, 2012

An SSD's capacity can have a big impact on its overall performance. We've tested a collection of different drive models in a range of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Come on, feel the video noize
— 2:03 PM on January 30, 2012

When I was a kid—you know, back in the day—my parents had an 8-mm movie camera. Not Super 8, mind you. Just regular ol' 8....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

PCs in decline? Not for enthusiasts
— 5:19 PM on January 26, 2012

Have you read the tea leaves? The PC is an endangered species, doomed to obscurity at the hands of tablets, smartphones, or whatever new...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

Apple rewrites the history books
— 7:00 AM on January 23, 2012

To be precise, Apple has not quite rewritten the history books. They have reformatted them. Taken the flat, lifeless pages of text and transformed them...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Of CES 2012 and missed expectations
— 10:10 AM on January 20, 2012

Ah, Las Vegas. I had hoped never to return. Yet there I was last week, in the ticket line at the Vancouver airport, cursing myself...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

CES 2012: the shape of things to come?
— 11:08 AM on January 17, 2012

One of the funny things about going to CES is that you're expected to be plugged into the overall vibe of the show, so you...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Personal tech

Welcome, tablet overlords
— 4:16 PM on January 6, 2012

I've never been a big fan of the holiday party circuit. There's always a certain awkwardness attached to hanging out with people you only...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Should new acquaintance be forgot
— 1:17 PM on January 6, 2012

For Christmas this year, which is really last year but that seems confusing, my lovely wife did something she had only done once before in...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Asus' Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet
— 7:35 PM on January 4, 2012

With an updated Tegra 3 processor and a sleek new design, the Transformer Prime may be the hottest tablet around. We take a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Island in the tech stream
— 4:16 PM on December 19, 2011

It's been over a year since the second-generation Apple TV emerged from the Cupertino location of Hobbytown USA, yet the black, minier-than-a-mini set-top box remains...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Holiday gifts for the discerning geek
— 10:51 AM on December 16, 2011

I lost count of how many times my girlfriend asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year. After replying with "oh, you know...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous