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Deals of the week: SSD storage and a gaming laptop
— 1:06 PM on September 23, 2016

Greetings, gerbils! It's a chipper day here at TR HQ, and I'll be your host for today's game show. Here are many doors, all numbered....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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DSFix creator Durante outlines the realities of game optimization
— 2:46 PM on September 22, 2016

Peter "Durante" Thoman—creator of DSFix for Dark Souls and the Generic Down-Sampling Tool—has posted an article at PC Gamer about the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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Thermaltake waterblock is a clear choice for Strix 10-series cards
— 10:56 AM on September 22, 2016

PC component vendor Thermaltake has peeled back the protective sticker on the latest addition to its Pacific V-GTX 10 Series of full-coverage water blocks...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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SanDisk unveils prototype 1TB SD card
— 4:31 PM on September 21, 2016

Way, way back in the year 2000, when the first 64MB SD card was still a new piece of tech, having so much memory in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Scythe Byakko slices into compact dimensions
— 2:40 PM on September 21, 2016

Japanese PC cooling specialist Scythe has announced a new compact tower-style CPU cooler called Byakko, a word that translates to White Tiger. The...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Samsung Note7 replacements arriving at U.S. stores
— 10:07 AM on September 21, 2016

The wait may be over for U.S. Galaxy Note7 owners waiting for replacements for their smokin' hot devices. Samsung has announced it safely landed...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Samsung 960 Pro and Evo push PCIe SSD performance forward
— 9:48 PM on September 20, 2016

A little under a year ago, Samsung set a new bar in consumer NVMe SSD performance with its 950 Pro M.2 SSDs. Those drives used...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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We're in Seoul for Samsung's SSD Global Summit 2016
— 5:52 PM on September 20, 2016

Howdy, folks. After about 14 hours of flying yesterday, I'm in beautiful Seoul, South Korea this week to hear about what Samsung has in store...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Oracle gunning for Amazon with second-generation cloud services
— 12:43 PM on September 20, 2016

Oracle has launched its second-generation cloud infrastructure at the company's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. Oracle CEO proclaimed that Amazon Web Service's (AWS) lead...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking Servers

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GoPro's foldable Karma Drone is ready for take off
— 6:45 PM on September 19, 2016

As far back as a December 2015, GoPro posting teaser videos for the Karma drone. And what a tease it was. After nine full...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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AMD AM4-based system spotted in the wild
— 1:54 PM on September 19, 2016

AMD announced the consolidation of its current trio of desktop APU/CPU sockets into a unified AM4 socket all the way back in January at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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U.S. Note 7 customers must wait patiently for replacements
— 12:31 PM on September 19, 2016

Korean electronics giant Samsung plans to resume sales of its maligned Galaxy Note 7 phablet in its home country beginning on September 28, but American...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Embattled Madcatz sells Saitek to Logitech for a song
— 4:11 PM on September 16, 2016

Saitek is a well-regarded brand of gaming peripherals, a fact likely known by the crowd that hangs around here. Roughly nine years ago, Madcatz...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

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Deals of the week: a sweet price on a Gear VR headset and more
— 1:09 PM on September 16, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. Good deals were especially hard to come by today, but we think we've scrounged up a few decent ones. Here's what we...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Microsoft publishes the methods behind its Edge battery tests
— 4:26 PM on September 15, 2016

In mid-June, Microsoft published some results of its in-house battery life testing from streaming a video to Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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GlobalFoundries skips the 10-nm node on the way to 7-nm FinFETs
— 3:34 PM on September 15, 2016

GlobalFoundries recently announced it would be adding a 12-nm node to its FD-SOI roadmap, and it's now announcing a more mainstream node for...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: How do you feel about your PC's noise levels?
— 11:50 AM on September 14, 2016

In our component testing, we put a lot of emphasis not only on how fast a given graphics card can run, for example, but also...

Poll Question: • How do you feel about the noise level of your PC?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Report: Microsoft has no immediate plan for Band 3
— 9:09 AM on September 14, 2016

Apple is still carrying the torch for wearable technology, but the current generation of Microsoft's Band fitness devices might be the last. According...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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