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On the marginalization of consumer laptops
— 12:33 AM on January 18, 2013

You probably saw that Gartner report earlier this week about the sluggishness of PC shipments last quarter. Shipments were so sluggish, according to Gartner,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Review: Intel's Next Unit of Computing
— 10:50 PM on November 18, 2012

Intel has crammed a pretty capable PC into a box that will fit into the palm of your hand and dubbed it the "Next Unit...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

Oh dear...
— 3:09 PM on November 8, 2012

Well, I've done it now. Like a mistreated spouse returning to his abuser, I've crawled back into Apple's aluminum, glass, and white polycarbonate arms—I've gone...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

AMD's FX-8350 processor reviewed
— 11:00 PM on October 22, 2012

The next revision of AMD's top-of-the-line desktop CPU has arrived. Can it carve out a place for itself in a very difficult competitive environment?...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

My smartphone conundrum
— 10:46 AM on October 12, 2012

We're on the outs, my iPhone 4 and I. Oh, we had a long and beautiful honeymoon. The iPhone 4 was my first proper smartphone ever,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

AMD's A10-5800K and A8-5600K 'Trinity' APUs reviewed
— 11:32 PM on October 3, 2012

AMD's second-generation desktop APU has arrived, raising the question: What the heck's an APU?

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

As AMD struggles, Intel chip prices stagnate
— 11:47 PM on October 2, 2012

We've crunched three years of historical pricing data and made some interesting discoveries about the current state of the x86 processor market. Come take...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

AMD attempts to shape review content with staged release of info
— 11:01 PM on September 26, 2012

Review sites like TR are a tricky business, let me say up front. We work constantly with the largest makers of PC hardware in order...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics The Tech Report

A preview of the reviews for the iPhone 5
— 5:59 PM on September 10, 2012

This Wednesday (September 12, 2012), Apple will announce the new iPhone. Probably called the iPhone 5, but possibly the iPhone Rambo: 4S Part II. Note...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

A few weeks with Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone
— 10:20 AM on August 30, 2012

Samsung's Galaxy S III is the hottest Android handset on the market right now. We spent a few weeks with one to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

AMD CTO reveals first Steamroller details
— 3:30 PM on August 28, 2012

AMD is slowly but surely revising its next-gen CPU microarchitecture in order to realize its potential. The upcoming core code-named Steamroller looks to...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Inside the second: Gaming performance with today's CPUs
— 4:16 PM on August 23, 2012

We bring our signature latency-focused game testing methods to bear on the latest crop of desktop CPUs. In the process, we learn a some...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Gaming

Google's Nexus 7 tablet reviewed
— 2:45 PM on July 31, 2012

For just $199, Google's Nexus 7 tablet serves up a 1280x800 display, a Tegra 3 SoC, and the very latest version of Android.

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

A look at hardware video transcoding on the PC
— 3:50 PM on July 30, 2012

The market is rife with hardware video transcoders and software that can take advantage of them. However, making sense of that jungle of disparate offerings...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

I, Cyborg
— 10:54 PM on June 28, 2012

The big news out of Google's I/O conference in San Francisco was, of course, the $199 Nexus 7 Tablet. We all knew it...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

Asus' Transformer Pad Infinity tablet
— 2:14 PM on June 25, 2012

Six months after we first laid eyes on Asus' Transformer Pad Infinity, the tablet hybrid is finally read for prime time. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Intel's ultrabook-bound Core i5-3427U processor
— 11:01 PM on May 30, 2012

The 17W, dual-core version of Ivy Bridge for ultrabooks is finally here. We've compared it to the last generation in our new benchmark suite,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Have Internet, will travel
— 12:00 AM on May 25, 2012

To borrow the first line from The Streets' magnificent A Grand Don't Come for Free, it was supposed to be so easy. After a brutally...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Personal tech