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Do I still need a sound card in my PC?
— 10:26 AM on April 3, 2015

This viewer question on our last podcast seemed innocent enough: do I still need a sound card, or is motherboard audio now good enough? Geoff...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Intel's 750 Series solid-state drive reviewed
— 11:00 AM on April 2, 2015

Intel's latest datacenter drives combine a quad-lane PCIe Gen3 interface with the new NVMe protocol to deliver incredible performance with sequential and random I/O. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Can Nvidia's Shield console flourish where others have struggled?
— 10:26 AM on April 2, 2015

The living room is where devices that aren't Xboxes and PlayStations go to die. Can Nvidia's $200 Shield set-top box and game console find success...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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I can't help but love ThinkGeek's fake Steam console
— 6:00 AM on April 2, 2015

As much as I like Corsair's ballsy mechanical mouse, ThinkGeek's literal Steam Machine has to be my favorite prank tech product for April...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Rockchip SoC powers $149 Chromebooks, sub-$100 dongle
— 6:00 AM on April 1, 2015

A quad-core Rockchip SoC has landed in a bunch of budget Chrome devices. The RK3288 clocks 32-bit Cortex-A17 CPU cores up to 1.8GHz...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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A fresh look at storage performance with PCIe SSDs
— 3:39 PM on March 31, 2015

SSDs have been bumping up against the limits of the Serial ATA interface for a while, but they don't have to be stuck behind the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 850 EVO M.2 solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 AM on March 31, 2015

Samsung's 850 EVO SSD debuted in December inside the usual 2.5" case. Now, the drive is spreading to smaller mSATA and M.2 form factors....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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The TR Podcast video 173: Torquing the Titan
— 4:26 PM on March 27, 2015

We recorded the latest episode of the TR Podcast last night, and the video of our conversation is now available on YouTube. In this episode,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Input devices Gaming Podcast

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Deal of the week: Ultra-wide IPS for $750, 16GB DDR4-2666 for $190, plus more
— 10:38 AM on March 27, 2015

Clever intro for another weekly deals post? Ain't nobody got time fo dat. Ultra-wide monitors seem to be everywhere these days, including the discount aisle. Newegg...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory

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Broadwell Xeon D lands on Mini-ITX boards
— 9:13 AM on March 27, 2015

Intel introduced its Broadwell-based Xeon D server SoC earlier this month, and already, the chip has popped up in a couple of interesting Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Intel and Micron sampling 3D NAND based on floating gates
— 1:17 PM on March 26, 2015

Back in November, Intel and Micron revealed the first details on their joint effort to produce 3D flash memory. We learned that the initial...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Toshiba's 3D flash spreads 16GB over 48 layers
— 9:04 AM on March 26, 2015

Begun, the 3D flash war has. Toshiba announced today that it has started sampling non-volatile memory...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Leap Motion's hand tracking comes to Razer's VR headset
— 10:48 AM on March 25, 2015

Razer's Open Source VR (OSVR) headset is getting handsy. Leap Motion has announced a faceplate that adds its hand-tracking technology to the OSVR...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Twitch user accounts compromised
— 9:26 AM on March 25, 2015

Twitch announced in a blog post yesterday that its users' account information may have been compromised. In response to the breach, they have reset...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Personal tech

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Gigabyte's latest microATX board has an eight-core ARMv8 SoC
— 6:00 AM on March 25, 2015

Well, well. Looky here. Gigabyte's server division has developed a microATX board with a 64-bit ARM processor onboard. Source:...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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OCZ's Vector 180 solid-state drive reviewed
— 2:00 PM on March 24, 2015

OCZ's Vector SSDs are among the fastest around, and now there's a new one. The Vector 180 combines the company's proprietary Barefoot 3 controller...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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1'' USB drive combines Type-A and Type-C jacks
— 6:00 AM on March 24, 2015

Reversible Type-C USB ports have popped up in Apple's latest MacBook, Nokia's N1 tablet, and a handful of desktop motherboards. But what are you going...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Google Fiber prepares to invade Damage Labs
— 10:38 AM on March 23, 2015

As part of the Kansas City metro area, my hometown of Lee's Summit, Missouri has struck a deal to have Google Fiber installed pretty much...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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