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Kingston's quad-lane PCIe SSD coming in February
— 11:53 AM on January 6, 2015

Enthusiasts shopping for PCIe SSDs will soon have another option. Kingston has announced the HyperX Predator, an M.2 drive capable of hitting sequential speeds up...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Crucial's new MX200 and BX100 SSDs are priced to move
— 10:10 AM on January 6, 2015

Although CES-related news has been piling up since last week, the show doesn't officially begin until today. Right on cue, Crucial has announced a couple...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Gigabyte's new X99 board is an overclocking champion
— 5:09 PM on January 5, 2015

Gigabyte has introduced another high-end Haswell-E motherboard aimed at competitive overclockers. During its CES press conference today, the firm revealed the X99-SOC Champion, which managed...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Samsung's 850 EVO goes portable in mini USB 3.0 SSD
— 4:05 PM on January 5, 2015

The 850 EVO is one of the smallest SSDs we've encountered, so it's only fitting that Samsung has squeezed the drive into an external...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Broadwell-U powers Gigabyte's latest Brix mini-PCs
— 4:01 PM on January 5, 2015

Gigabyte already has a long line of NUC-like Brix systems, and we've reviewed some of them. At CES today, the company expanded that...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Asus' curved ZenFone 2 handset packs 5.5'' display, Atom CPU
— 1:47 PM on January 5, 2015

The new Transformer Book Chi series isn't all Asus had up its sleeve at its CES press conference this morning. The company also announced...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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HP's Haswell mini PCs start at $180
— 11:12 AM on January 5, 2015

HP is jumping on the mini PC bandwagon with a pair of affordable systems based on Haswell processors. These NUC-like machines have diminutive 5.7"...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Nvidia's Tegra X1 SoC has 8 CPU cores, Maxwell graphics
— 11:11 PM on January 4, 2015

Nvidia's next-gen Tegra processor debuted during the company's pre-CES press conference this evening. Dubbed Tegra X1, the chip formerly known as "Erista" brings Nvidia's Maxwell...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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WD demos SSHD prototype with SATA Express interface
— 8:24 PM on January 4, 2015

SATA Express ports have been available on select 9-series motherboards since last spring. Drives designed for the new standard have been scarce, but WD

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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New MSI Z97 mobo sports a USB 3.1 Type-C connector
— 8:02 PM on January 4, 2015

Finalized last August, the USB 3.1 Type-C connector has a reversible design that promises to eliminate the infamous USB quantum superposition problem. MSI...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Input devices

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS display for $110, and more
— 10:22 AM on January 2, 2015

2014 was a great year for discounted PC hardware, and 2015 is off to a good start. Here are the deals that caught my eye...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Apple still leads PC satisfaction index but cedes phones to Samsung
— 6:00 AM on December 31, 2014

According to the latest numbers from the American Customer Satisfaction Index, folks are more satisfied with Apple's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: An Asus monitor for $125, a 240GB SSD for $80, and more
— 1:42 PM on December 26, 2014

Gift-wrapping season may be over, but consumerism knows no respite—and there are plenty of ways to indulge in that today. Let's start with the non-storage...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays

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Study shows tablet screens mess up your sleep
— 10:49 AM on December 24, 2014

Hoping to get a good night's rest? Then you may want to stay away from tablet screens before bedtime. A new study by Harvard Medical...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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IHS: 2014 was a good year for the semiconductor industry
— 12:53 PM on December 22, 2014

In 2014, the semiconductor market enjoyed its "best industry performance since 2010," according to the latest report from market research firm IHS. IHS projects...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Miscellaneous

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Notes from TR's next-gen storage testing
— 3:13 PM on December 19, 2014

In between work on other projects, I've been running exploratory tests on PCIe SSDs to see how their performance characteristics differ from the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage

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RRAM breakthrough could lead to 1Tb chips built on 28-nm tech
— 10:00 AM on December 19, 2014

Remember Crossbar, the firm developing resistive random access memory (RRAM) with higher performance and endurance than NAND? The company announced a breakthrough at...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Join us this evening for a bonus TR live stream
— 10:43 AM on December 18, 2014

Since Jordan's not available, our plan has been to put The TR Podcast on hiatus until 2015. That seems like an awfully long time to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech The Tech Report Podcast

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