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The Tech Report System Guide: October 2016 edition
— 3:44 PM on October 3, 2016

In this edition of the TR System Guide, we examine the effects of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 family and AMD's Radeon RX 460 and RX...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

Biostar races into pockets with the Racing P1 mini-PC
— 9:50 AM on October 3, 2016

Most gerbils probably know Biostar more from its motherboards than anything else. We covered the company's high-end Racing brand before, but today that...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Cat5e and Cat6 cables get a 5Gbps speed boost
— 11:09 AM on September 29, 2016

Gigabit Ethernet is ubiquitous. If you work in corporate IT, chances are you service at least one site wired with Category 5e or

Type: News story Tags: Networking

Nvidia previews Xavier SoC with Volta GPU for self-driving cars
— 1:27 PM on September 28, 2016

Nvidia keeps plugging away at the challenging problems presented by autonomous vehicles. The green team unveiled Xavier, its latest product targeting this expanding...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

Microsoft catapults datacenter performance with FPGAs
— 11:30 AM on September 28, 2016

Gamers and content creators are not alone in their frustration with the last decade's slowing increases in CPU performance. Massive datacenter operators like Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Internet Servers

Microsoft locks down Edge with virtualization in Win10 Enterprise
— 11:41 AM on September 27, 2016

Virtualization is everywhere these days, and your browser might soon be wrapped in it as well. Microsoft has announced that the "next major update" of...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Networking

Google Play Store doors are now open for a few Chrome OS devices
— 2:28 PM on September 26, 2016

Owners of a few Chromebooks suffering from app envy can now rejoice. The latest 53.0.2785.129 Chrome OS release opens the doors to the Google...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Rumor: Google to showcase mesh networking router soon
— 4:49 PM on September 23, 2016

Android Police has published some speculation that Google will introduce a new Wi-Fi router under the name Google Wifi (sic) at the company's hardware...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

SolidRun MicroSoM offers Braswell CPUs on a tiny package
— 3:23 PM on September 23, 2016

Technology enthusiasts looking to shoehorn computers into unusual places often turn to the Raspberry Pi. The Pi is inexpensive, with prices of $5 for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Networking

Asus upgrades its G11 gaming desktops with Pascal power
— 11:14 AM on September 23, 2016

Gerbils like to build their own boxes, so pre-built desktops like the Asus G11 series don't get a lot of love here at TR. Asus...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Shuttle XPC nano NC02U machines pack Skylake SoCs
— 11:00 AM on September 21, 2016

Shuttle, the company that can be named responsible for the original explosion of small-form-factor desktop computing, is bringing out a new series of XPC SFF...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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

Syber C Series mini-PCs pack a serious gaming punch
— 11:37 AM on September 20, 2016

The ever-dropping TDPs of CPUs and GPUs of all types have led to a veritable explosion of pint-sized computers packing serious hardware. These days it's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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

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

MSI VR One kicks off the contest for lightest VR backpack
— 9:02 AM on September 12, 2016

The Tokyo Games Show starts in less than 36 hours, and we're already hearing about some of the products that will be there. MSI sent us...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Rumor: Microsoft to launch Surface all-in-one PC in late October
— 9:50 AM on September 9, 2016

Expert Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft may launch a Surface-branded all-in-one device in October of this year, according to her sources....

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Latest Alienware laptops get desktop Pascal and Polaris graphics
— 1:38 PM on September 2, 2016

Alienware teased the Internet a few days ago about an important product reveal, and the curtains have now opened. The company is showing off...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming