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Say hello to TR's new storage test rigs
— 11:45 AM on February 20, 2015

For years, we've been testing storage performance on a pair of P67 motherboards equipped with Sandy Bridge processors. The machines have served us well, but...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail netbook for only $150
— 9:05 AM on February 20, 2015

Another week, another lame introductory sentence for our bulleted list of sweet PC hardware deals. Forget Chromebooks. Staples is selling Asus' 11.6" X205TA netbook for

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Lenovo CTO laments 'mistake,' promises Superfish removal utility
— 6:00 AM on February 20, 2015

Following the furore over the Superfish snafu, Lenovo is now in full damage-control mode. Speaking to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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Lenovo shipped PCs with adware vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks
— 9:09 AM on February 19, 2015

Lenovo has been shipping consumer PCs with pre-installed adware from a company called Superfish. The Virtual Discovery software inserts its own ads into some websites...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Samsung's new eMMC drives promise faster mobile storage
— 6:00 AM on February 18, 2015

Samsung's has developed a new line of eMMC solutions that promises to accelerate the storage performance of next-gen mobile devices. The fingernail-sized memory cards...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Infected hard drive firmware could be spying on you
— 11:02 AM on February 17, 2015

The latest threat report from Kaspersky suggests hard drives may have been spying on us for more than a decade. Infiltrating storage devices is just...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Reports: Skylake now on track for late August
— 9:10 AM on February 17, 2015

Skylake is coming soon—but perhaps not as soon as we thought. According to the latest leaked literature posted by VR-Zone Chinese, the desktop version...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel's Broadwell-powered NUC mini-PC reviewed
— 6:41 PM on February 16, 2015

Thanks to the Broadwell-U silicon inside, Intel's new NUC promises better performance and power efficiency than the previous generation. There are other improvements under...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $400, half off Far Cry 4, and more
— 10:43 AM on February 13, 2015

Last week's deals post was entirely devoid of SSDs—but this week's isn't. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB is on sale at Newegg for only $399.99 without...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory Gaming

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Core M getting Skylake refresh in second half of year
— 9:08 AM on February 13, 2015

It's official: Skylake is coming this year. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference that Core M processors based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Steam machines to make an appearance at GDC next month
— 6:00 AM on February 13, 2015

We could get a first look at this year's line of Steam machines within weeks. According to Polygon,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Report: Intel to shed its stake in Imagination Technologies
— 3:37 PM on February 12, 2015

Intel is about to jettison its stake in Imagination Technologies. That's according to JP Morgan Securities, which has caught wind of the move and shared...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Out of thermal paste? Use Nutella instead
— 4:32 PM on February 9, 2015

World Nutella Day was last week, and the folks at Cooler Master celebrated by using the stuff as thermal paste. Seriously.

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Report: Amazon shipped counterfeit Kaveri APUs
— 11:14 AM on February 9, 2015

Amazon has apparently been conned into selling counterfeit Kaveri APUs. Two customer reviews for the A8-7600 complain about processors with different pin-outs than the expected...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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First DirectX 12 benchmarks show performance, CPU scaling benefits
— 3:31 PM on February 6, 2015

The first DirectX 12 benchmarks are in, and they bode well for the new API. With a little help from Microsoft and Oxide Games—not to mention...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Deal of the week: A mini Win8.1 tablet for $75, and more
— 11:15 AM on February 6, 2015

This week's deals post is all over the place, so let's get straight to the bulleted list: HP's Stream 7 Win8.1 tablet is on sale at...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Storage Memory Mobile computing

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The TR Podcast 169.5 bonus edition: Q&A intensifies
— 10:59 AM on February 6, 2015

We had a bit of trouble getting started last night on the live stream due to my technical incompetence, but once we worked that out,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Displays Game consoles

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In the lab: Intel's Broadwell-based NUC5i5RYK mini-PC
— 4:30 PM on February 5, 2015

I've just polished off my review of BenQ's XL2420G G-Sync monitor, and I'm now on to my next project: a look at one of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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