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Google RAISR upsamples thumbnails for massive bandwidth savings
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2017

When we're browsing the web with our phones, bandwidth is usually at a premium. Even carriers that promise unlimited bandwidth often pin an asterisk to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking

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Biostar's Z270 boards race to the finish
— 3:05 PM on January 13, 2017

Biostar skipped the CES rush and let us know today about its high-end offerings for Kaby Lake CPUs using the Z270 chipset. The company is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Synology RT2600ac offers up speedy Wi-Fi and tight controls
— 1:30 PM on January 13, 2017

Synology is a company best known for its NAS devices, but it's also been building up a family of routers. The company has now...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Deals of the week: a gaming monitor and system components
— 1:02 PM on January 13, 2017

Seasons's greetings, gerbils. 'Tis the season of upgrading, after Intel's recent release of its desktop Kaby Lake CPUs. You know what that means: deals...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Storage Displays Gaming

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Nintendo reveals Switch launch date, pricing, and initial line-up
— 11:30 AM on January 13, 2017

We knew a few things about Nintendo's upcoming Switch hybrid home-handheld hybrid console after the first reveal back in October, and the rumor...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Consumer Reports approves MacBook Pros after retesting
— 10:04 AM on January 13, 2017

Consumer Reports (CR) has generally been a fan of the build quality and performance of Apple's computers. However, the consumer watchdog recently cautioned its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Mac

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Chnano RGB LED gloves put some flash on your fingers
— 2:46 PM on January 12, 2017

RGB LED-illuminated products were the most conspicuous new additions to many products at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Though they may not have been on...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming Personal tech

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-flight warnings to end
— 2:33 PM on January 12, 2017

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and the flames it left in its wake received considerable attention. The FAA banned Note 7 handsets from...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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NZXT Noctis 450 case gets ROG-certified
— 1:46 PM on January 12, 2017

Folks looking for stealth-fighter design in their computer case could do a lot worse than the NZXT Noctis 450. However, the original model lacked...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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HTC U Ultra handset offers two screens in a pretty package
— 11:56 AM on January 12, 2017

The prolonged demise of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has left something of a vacuum in the high-end Android smartphone arena. HTC seeks to fill that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Eurocom's Tornado F5 laptops offer up Kaby Lake and Pascal
— 10:00 AM on January 12, 2017

Kaby Lake's the hottest act in town, and everyone wants a piece of the action. Eurocom, a developer of upgradable notebooks, has refreshed...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Rumor: AMD Ryzen CPUs to launch before March 3
— 9:00 AM on January 12, 2017

AMD has a lot riding on Ryzen. The company's CPUs and SoCs haven't been able to compete with the performance of Intel's mainstream desktop...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Nighthawk S8000 swoops down on managed switch market
— 11:30 AM on January 11, 2017

Buyers of high-end consumer routers have sent manufacturers the message that aggressive styling based on next-generation fighter aircraft and science-fiction space ships helps...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Networking

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Kaby Lake Pentiums gain Hyper-Threading and lose ECC support
— 3:25 PM on January 10, 2017

Up until now, the biggest difference between Intel's budget Pentium chips and its Core i3 offerings has been the presence of Hyper-Threading. The line between...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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In the lab: Intel's Core i3-7350K CPU
— 1:57 PM on January 10, 2017

Hey, folks. You may have noticed a certain lack of post-CES floor reports on the site over the last couple days. I have several CES-related...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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HTC Vive Tracker brings anything into the virtual world
— 1:15 PM on January 10, 2017

Even though Valve offered up its tracking technology and SteamVR APIs for free last year, we've yet to see a proliferation of third-party VR...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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Deals of the week: laptops, a pack of RAM, and more
— 2:22 PM on January 9, 2017

Greetings, gerbils. Last week's TR CES coverage produced a bounty of news that you should totally read through. However, there was little time to...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Miscellaneous Displays Mobile computing

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The Tech Report CES 2017 news recap
— 9:39 AM on January 9, 2017

Well, CES 2017 is over. We don't know if you were busy last week, but things were pretty crazy here at TR HQ. We doubled...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Systems Displays Input devices Gaming Networking

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