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The TR Podcast 171 video is now available via YouTube
— 5:15 PM on February 26, 2015

Last night's live stream was a lot of fun once we got going. We talked about Nvidia being in hot water, the excellence of the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Cases Podcast

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Crucial's BX100 and MX200 solid-state drives reviewed
— 10:33 AM on February 25, 2015

Crucial makes some of the most popular SSDs around, so we were eager to get our hands on its latest creations. The MX200 features...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Valve shows possible glimpse of SteamVR headset
— 8:50 AM on February 25, 2015

Earlier this week, Valve teased a new "hardware system" called SteamVR, which it plans to demo at the Game Developers Conference next month. We...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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AMD previews Carrizo APU, offers insights into power savings
— 8:24 PM on February 24, 2015

This week, in conjunction with ISSCC, AMD has begun to tell the story of how it achieved major improvements in power efficiency and performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Report: OS X, iOS, Linux were the most vulnerable OSes in 2014
— 9:02 AM on February 24, 2015

The Lenovo-Superfish fiasco might have some contemplating an OS switch, but the grass isn't greener on the other side—at least not according to GFI....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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Valve announces SteamVR, promises GDC demo
— 6:00 AM on February 24, 2015

Steam machines are still missing in action, but Valve is pressing ahead with its hardware efforts. Late...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Fractal Design's Define R5 case reviewed
— 8:01 PM on February 22, 2015

The Define R5 is the latest in Fractal Design's Define series of mid-towers. We put this enclosure's Scandinavian design and silencing features through our...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Samsung investigating 840 EVO slowdowns, prepping another fix
— 10:58 AM on February 21, 2015

Last month, we reported that some Samsung 840 EVO SSDs are still experiencing slow read speeds with old data. The issue was supposedly fixed...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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The TR Podcast 170.5: The Heimlich maneuver
— 1:48 PM on February 20, 2015

Last night's stream with Paul Heimlich was lots of fun. Thanks again to everybody who joined us live and participated via the chat. We talked about...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Software The Tech Report Podcast

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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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Acer's 'frameless' XG270HU display has FreeSync support
— 4:55 PM on February 18, 2015

When Acer announced the XG270HU at CES last month, the company billed it as the "world's first gaming monitor with an edge-to-edge frameless display."...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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Type-C USB 3.1 comes to ASRock X99, Z97 boards
— 6:00 AM on February 17, 2015

ASRock is the latest motherboard maker to adopt USB 3.1—and it claims to be the "first in the world" to offer reversible Type-C connectivity. The...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software

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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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