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Only one month to go before the "second-10th" TR BBQ
— 2:32 PM on June 24, 2016

Family and friends can attest to the fact that I caught "BBQ brain" early this year. There's just something about a ten-year anniversary that feels...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Rumor: AMD Zen chipsets suffering USB 3.1 setback
— 3:37 PM on June 22, 2016

File this one under "probably not a problem, probably." Rumor has it that while AMD's Zen processors are on track and "have a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Report: 1TB Samsung SM961 NVMe SSD ships next week
— 10:03 AM on June 21, 2016

Tom's Hardware is reporting that Samsung's follow-up to the SM951 first-generation NVMe SSD will be shipping to OEMs next week. This is the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Microsoft's browser Edges out others in battery usage
— 4:44 PM on June 20, 2016

It's a fair guess that the majority of users have a browser window open all day, often with multiple tabs or windows. That means it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Networking

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In the lab: SteelSeries' Rival 700 gaming mouse
— 6:50 PM on June 16, 2016

Early this year, SteelSeries showed off its Rival 700 mouse at CES, and it's now finally available for purchase. Thanks to SteelSeries, we have...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Rumor: Zen-based Opterons have up to 32 cores and 128 PCIe lanes
— 2:34 PM on June 15, 2016

There's been a lot of talk about AMD's next series of Opterons based on the new Zen architecture. Earlier this year, a CERN engineer...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Roccat's Sova is a lapboard designed for comfort
— 1:32 PM on June 14, 2016

Several companies showed products at CES last year promising to bring mouse-and-keyboard gaming into the living room. Among them, Roccat's Sova was...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Crucial's MX300 SSD reviewed
— 1:01 AM on June 14, 2016

Samsung's not the only one thinking in three dimensions. Micron is debuting its 3D NAND technology with an update to its MX series of SSDs....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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In the lab: Asus' RT-AC88U wireless router and RP-AC68U repeater
— 12:56 PM on June 10, 2016

TR BBQ fans will know that I have a new plan for live streaming the event this year. In order to truly capture...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Corsair Neutron XTi SSDs put high performance in sizes up to 2TB
— 3:56 PM on June 8, 2016

It seems like everyone's announcing new SSDs lately. Not one to be left out, Corsair is updating its highest-performance SSD family with...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Adata's Premier SP580 is an SSD for the masses
— 2:58 PM on June 8, 2016

Adata's Premier line makes up the majority of the company's SSD offerings, and the baseline SP550 is frequently among the best-priced SSDs around. Another...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel bridges the U.2 gap with an M.2 cable for its 750 Series SSD
— 5:17 PM on June 7, 2016

Intel recently sent us a 400GB, 2.5" version of its 750 Series SSD as part of its Broadwell-E review kit. We didn't think much...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Gigabyte's Z170X-UD3 motherboard reviewed
— 10:16 AM on June 7, 2016

Gigabyte's Z170X-UD3 is a mid-range motherboard that gives builders everything the Z170 chipset has to offer and more. We take an in-depth look at this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Colorful mobo's GTX 1070 puts a new spin on onboard graphics
— 2:09 PM on June 6, 2016

TR head honcho and man-on-the-scene Jeff Kampman stopped by Colorful's booth at Computex 2016 and snapped a picture of a peculiar product last week....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Intel Xeon E7 v4 family blends high performance and high density
— 10:45 AM on June 6, 2016

Intel is flexing its big guns with its Xeon E7 v4 series. With up to 24 cores and 60 MB of L3 cache per...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Silicon Motion shows off SM2258 controller ready for 3D TLC NAND
— 4:44 PM on June 2, 2016

Silicon Motion has announced what the company claims to be the world's first turnkey 6Gb/s SSD controller with support for 3D TLC NAND. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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TeamViewer users having bank and store accounts remotely controlled
— 1:30 PM on June 2, 2016

Heads up, TeamViewer users. There's trouble in the air, and it's not quite clear where it's coming from. The software is making inroads into...

Type: News story Tags: Software Networking

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Akitio Thunder3 Quad hooks up four drives with Thunderbolt 3
— 9:46 AM on June 2, 2016

Akitio may not be a familiar name to some of our readers. The company was founded in 2011 and focuses on high-performance external...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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