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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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TR's April 2014 peripheral staff picks
— 11:41 PM on April 6, 2014

When we introduced our new System Guide format in February, we cut out peripherals in order to focus more closely on internal PC components. Our...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Input devices

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Intel to renew commitment to desktop PCs with a slew of new CPUs
— 7:00 PM on March 19, 2014

Today, in a press conference at GDC, new Intel desktop CPU head Lisa Graff offered her assessment of the desktop PC market and offered

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Chipsets Systems

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A quick look at Mantle on AMD's Kaveri APU
— 9:11 PM on February 13, 2014

Three months ago, AMD foretold of the performance improvements that Mantle, its close-to-the-metal graphics programming interface, would bring to Kaveri in Battlefield 4. We've now...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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First look: AMD Mantle CPU performance in Battlefield 4
— 12:26 PM on February 4, 2014

Does AMD's Mantle graphics API deliver on its promise of smoother gaming with lower-spec CPUs? We take an early look at its performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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A subjective look at the A8-7600's gaming performance
— 1:34 PM on January 17, 2014

Update — Faulty memory appears to be behind the crashing we experienced with the A8-7600T. The AMD-branded DIMMs provided with the Kaveri test system produce...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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AMD's A8-7600 'Kaveri' processor reviewed
— 7:00 AM on January 14, 2014

AMD's next-generation APU packs in a ton of innovation, including updated "Steamroller" CPU cores, GCN graphics, and advanced HSA features. But is it enough to...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Goodbye, consoles
— 8:30 AM on December 27, 2013

For more than a decade, an Xbox console has lived under my television. I started with the original and moved on to the 360,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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High-PPI support in Windows 8.1: still not so great
— 8:25 PM on December 19, 2013

Displays with high pixel densities are pretty much standard in tablets, and we're all waiting for them to become standard in notebooks. Take a trip...

Type: Blog post Tags: Displays Mobile computing Windows

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Google, I love you, but you're bringing me down
— 11:57 PM on November 14, 2013

I was listening to LCD Soundsystem the other day, and New York, I love you, but you're bringing me down somehow coalesced my feelings...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Internet Operating systems Personal tech

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Asus' Transformer Book T100 convertible notebook reviewed
— 1:21 PM on October 22, 2013

Despite its low $350 starting price, the Transformer Book T100 offers a quad-core Bay Trail SoC, a 10" IPS touchscreen, 10+ hours of battery life,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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My Steelcase Leap chair fixed my crappy posture
— 2:59 PM on October 18, 2013

I do a lot of sitting. Like, a lot. I sit in my home office for eight to nine hours every day doing TR-related work. Once...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Papa's got a brand-new, undead-proof European carryall
— 11:02 AM on October 16, 2013

So iPhone 5S and 5C mania has died down (although someone needs to tell the entrepreneurs on eBay), OS X Mavericks has yet to go...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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Are Valve and AMD about to ruin PC gaming?
— 12:25 PM on October 11, 2013

When the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were announced earlier this year, I saw it as a victory for the PC. Soon, it seemed, bringing major...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles

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That's not a Steam console; it's a Steam PC
— 11:12 PM on September 26, 2013

Slowly but surely, Valve's plans for Steam in the living room are coming into focus. On Monday, we learned about SteamOS, a Linux-based...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Gaming Operating systems

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Intel's Atom Z3000 'Bay Trail' SoC revealed
— 11:00 AM on September 11, 2013

Intel has just pulled back the curtain on the Atom Z3000 series, based on the "Bay Trail" SoC. Equipped with the potent new "Silvermont"...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Inside Intel's Atom C2000-series 'Avoton' processors
— 3:19 PM on September 4, 2013

Today, Intel officially unveiled the Atom C2000-series products based on Avoton, so we have the opportunity to offer a little more detail about this...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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Intel's Core i7-4960X processor reviewed
— 2:00 AM on September 3, 2013

The NSA intercepted our review of the Core i7-4960X before we even had it completed. Let's listen in and see what they made...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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