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Oculus removes hardware check DRM from Rift exclusives
— 4:37 PM on June 24, 2016

We've reported in the past on the ongoing saga regarding game exclusivity on the Oculus Rift and user group LibreVR's attempts to break...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Deals of the week: an affordable Core i7-6700K and gaming gear
— 10:18 AM on June 24, 2016

Gentlemen, I am sorry to inform you that your wallet will remain under siege for the time being. Yesterday's Steam Summer sale offensive is...

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Hasselblad makes world's first mirrorless medium-format camera
— 4:32 PM on June 22, 2016

Here's something you don't see every day. TR photo enthusiasts will be plenty familiar with the concept of the mirrorless camera by now. These next-gen...

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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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Homegrown 93PFLOP supercomputer cements China's Top500 lead
— 9:24 AM on June 20, 2016

The Top500 list of most powerful supercomputers in the world got a new king today. The Sunway TaihuLight, a new installation at the National Supercomputing...

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Scythe Kabuto 3 CPU heatsink creates a breeze on its underside
— 4:01 PM on June 17, 2016

There's nothing quite like a brand that specializes in doing a particular thing and doing it well. Scythe is such a company, and it's...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Deals of the week: a Core i7-6700K for $314.99 and more
— 12:15 PM on June 17, 2016

It's Friday, gerbils, and you know what that means. That's right, you've survived another week, and your reward is a basket of PC hardware deals...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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MSI teams up with EK Waterblocks to chill the GTX 1080
— 9:02 AM on June 17, 2016

EKWB will happily sell you a full-coverage waterblock for your reference GTX 1080 already, but not everybody wants to go to the trouble of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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The Tech Report visits Computex 2016
— 8:51 AM on June 16, 2016

A couple weeks ago, we trekked all over Taipei to take in everything that Computex 2016 had to offer. Come with us and see the...

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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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Corsair's Lapdog keyboard tray reviewed
— 9:15 AM on June 15, 2016

Corsair's Lapdog keyboard tray is built to bridge the gap between the desk and the den by giving gamers a way to put a keyboard...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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Microsoft adds LinkedIn to its professional network for $26.2 billion
— 8:46 AM on June 13, 2016

Microsoft announced this morning that it will be acquiring professional social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, or $196 per share, in an all-cash...

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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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Deals of the week: unlocked Skylake CPUs and more
— 11:32 AM on June 10, 2016

Happy Friday gerbils, and welcome to another Friday deals-of-the-week post.  We're hot off another Nvidia launch today, although you might have to fight to find...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Deals of the week: discounted Skylake CPUs and cheap SSDs
— 12:33 PM on June 3, 2016

Good day, ladies and gerbils (or is it gerbils and gentlemen?) Its Friday, and that means hardware deals are on tap, just like every Friday since...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Cooler Master@Computex 2016: making PC mastery easier
— 3:49 AM on June 3, 2016

Cooler Master first gave us a taste of its "Make It Yours" initiative with the MasterCase 5. Over the intervening year, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling

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