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What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?
— 9:43 AM on June 22, 2015

Windows 10 arrives about a month from now, and many of you have no doubt seen the little "reserve your copy of Windows 10"...

Poll Question: • What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

The TR Hardware Survey 2014: What's inside your main desktop PC?
— 3:26 PM on September 15, 2014

If you've been on TR for long enough, you probably remember our hardware surveys. Our first one went up way back in 2008, and...

Poll Questions: • Processor series • If you have an Intel Core processor, is it a • Number of processor cores • Graphics card(s) • Number of graphics cards • Price of each (or only) graphics card at time of purchase • What's overclocked? • Motherboard manufacturer • System memory capacity • Solid-state drive capacity • Mechanical storage capacity (total) • Do you have an optical drive? • Do you have a sound card? • Do you have any expansion cards beside a graphics card and sound card? • PSU wattage • System form factor • Type of CPU cooler • Number of displays • Resolution of largest display • Panel type of largest display • Mouse type • Type of keyboard • Primary operating system • Home network Wi-Fi speed • Internet connection speed (down) • Internet connection speed (up)

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

Poll: What do you use to apply thermal paste?
— 12:24 PM on October 16, 2012

Back in the day, applying thermal compound was a fine art. I used to spend entirely too much time making sure the surface of...

Poll Question: • What do you use to apply thermal paste?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

Poll: What's the best premium upgrade?
— 12:29 PM on November 3, 2011

When upgrading their PCs, most enthusiasts seem to focus on swapping in faster CPUs and graphics cards. The CPU has the biggest impact on...

Poll Question: • Best premium upgrade:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cooling Displays Input devices

Poll: Rawest tech deal?
— 12:07 PM on April 20, 2011

Sometimes, life gives you a raw deal. Other times, the tech industry is the one handing out crappy cards. Crysis 2's $60 asking...

Poll Question: • Rawest deal:

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Gaming Personal tech

Poll: The future of pointing input methods
— 1:12 PM on April 13, 2011

For a long time now, the mouse and touchpad have been the primary computer input devices for pointing and selection. True challengers have been few...

Poll Question: • In 10 years, the dominant computer pointing/selection input method will be:

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Poll: What's the best new web browser?
— 12:25 PM on March 23, 2011

In the last few weeks, we've been treated to a bevvy of major browser releases: Chrome 10, Internet Explorer 9, and Firefox 4. If...

Poll Question: • What's the best web browser?

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

The TR Hardware Survey 2: Survey harder
— 4:59 PM on March 9, 2011

Just over two years have passed since we carried out our very first hardware survey, in which we asked our readers to answer 15...

Poll Questions: • Processor • Number of CPU cores • Stock CPU clock speed • CPU socket type • Graphics processor • How much did your graphics card cost at the time of purchase? • Chipset • Motherboard brand • Memory size • Primary internal hard drive type: • Total internal hard drive storage capacity • Primary optical drive type • Sound card • Speaker config • Number of displays • Main display type • Main display size • Main display aspect ratio • Main display resolution • Do you have a stereoscopic 3D display and glasses? • Primary operating system • What mobile computers do you have?

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

Poll: Which tech company is the most evil?
— 12:06 PM on March 9, 2011

Microsoft is generally assumed to be evil, Google likes to say that it's not, and Apple is too cool to care one way or another....

Poll Question: • Who's the most evil?

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

Poll: How do you back up your data?
— 12:54 PM on February 16, 2011

The more data we accumulate in our increasingly digital lives, the more we stand to lose in the event of a catastrophic storage failure. ...

Poll Question: • How do you back up your personal data?

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

Poll: What's the worst PC hardware bug?
— 11:49 AM on February 3, 2011

Intel's 6-series chipset bug has dominated the headlines this week, and for good reason. The flaw has been traced back to a single transistor...

Poll Question: • Worst PC hardware bug?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Storage

Poll: How big is your CPU fan?
— 1:14 PM on December 2, 2010

As CPUs have become more power efficient, the fans used to cool them have grown in size. That might seem counter-intuitive, but it speaks...

Poll Question: • How big is your CPU fan?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

Poll: How do you buy your music?
— 12:01 PM on October 6, 2010

The music industry has changed a lot over the last decade. Online services have become huge, and MP3s have slowly clawed back ground previously...

Poll Question: • How do you buy most of your music?

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

Poll: How important is USB 3.0?
— 1:38 PM on September 8, 2010

After making its debut on high-end motherboards, USB 3.0 is quickly trickling down to more affordable boards and making its way into notebooks. It's...

Poll Question: • USB 3.0 is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Mobile computing

Poll: What kind of keyboard do you prefer?
— 5:18 PM on January 15, 2009

In light of our latest keyboard review, it seems only appropriate to ask: what kinds of keyboards do TR readers favor? We've put up...

Poll Question: • Poll: What kind of keyboard do you prefer?

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Poll: How often do you browse the Web on your phone?
— 5:02 PM on March 26, 2008

Only a few years ago, browsing the Web on a cell phone might have seemed like an entirely futile endeavor. Displays were too small and...

Poll Question: • How often do you browse the Web on your phone?

Type: News story Tags: Internet Personal tech

Poll: Your primary e-mail retrieval method?
— 12:34 PM on February 28, 2008

Most of us probably use e-mail one way or another at work. However, with cell phones, text messaging, and instant messaging having grown in popularity...

Poll Question: • I usually fetch my personal e-mail using:

Type: News story Tags: Internet

TR v2.1, the poll returns!
— 4:25 PM on January 27, 2008

As I'm sure you all remember we ditched our old poll software when we cutover to the new site design and CMS.  The old poll...

Poll Questions: • Did you miss the poll? • Are you glad it's back? • What is your favorite Team Fortress 2 class?

Type: Blog post Tags: The Tech Report