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New Wireless-AC features improve speed and stability
— 9:52 AM on June 30, 2016

Back in 2013, the Wi-Fi Alliance created a certification program for 802.11ac devices to ensure interoperability. That program is now expanding with a new...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update rolls out August 2
— 9:38 AM on June 29, 2016

The biggest question mark surrounding the Windows 10 Anniversary Update has been its release date—until now. Microsoft confirmed this morning that the update will...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Dell shows off whiteboard-sized 70" interactive display
— 3:30 PM on June 28, 2016

It seems that manufacturers may have found themselves a new market to explore: business- and classrooms. Not to be outdone by Microsoft's Surface Hub,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices

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Corsair's K70 RGB Rapidfire gaming keyboard reviewed
— 1:29 PM on June 27, 2016

Corsair's K70 RGB Rapidfire is the first keyboard on the market with Cherry's MX Speed switches, a new clicker that offers shorter travel and a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Report: Microsoft to discontinue Surface 3 by December 2016
— 9:13 AM on June 27, 2016

Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet was notable for its move away from ARM SoCs and Windows RT to an Intel Cherry Trail Atom CPU and unfettered...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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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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Gigabyte's P57W gaming laptop reviewed
— 8:57 AM on June 23, 2016

17" laptops have long been maligned for their bulk, but the onward march of technology means one can now get a big machine like Gigabyte's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Nvidia Pascal cards still exhibit high-refresh-rate "power bug"
— 10:22 AM on June 22, 2016

A while back, we reported on a weird issue with GeForce graphics cards and multiple-display setups with refresh rates higher than 60 Hz. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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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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The Tech Report System Guide: June 2016 edition
— 12:23 PM on June 18, 2016

In this edition of our System Guide, Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs and Nvidia's Pascal graphics cards come together to make for one heck of an exciting...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Windows Insiders can now play with Microsoft's fresh install tool
— 3:23 PM on June 17, 2016

Microsoft has a new tool in testing for Windows Insiders that purports to make fresh OS installs as painless as possible. The life of...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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In the lab: SteelSeries' Rival 700 gaming mouse
— 6:50 PM on June 16, 2016

Early this year, SteelSeries showed off its Rival 700 mouse at CES, and it's now finally available for purchase. Thanks to SteelSeries, we have...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Windows 10 build 14366 brings a bug fix bonanza to Insiders
— 10:03 AM on June 15, 2016

Windows Insider program lead Dona Sarkar updated the Windows blog yesterday afternoon to announce the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14366 and...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Roccat's Sova is a lapboard designed for comfort
— 1:32 PM on June 14, 2016

Several companies showed products at CES last year promising to bring mouse-and-keyboard gaming into the living room. Among them, Roccat's Sova was...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Oculus Touch controllers will play nice with 30 games at launch
— 11:18 AM on June 14, 2016

Oculus updated its blog yesterday to let fans know that the Oculus Touch motion controllers will still be launching later this year. What's new...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Alienware's revamped product line lands at E3
— 9:01 AM on June 14, 2016

Alienware is on the ground at E3 once again this year with new models of its Area-51 tower, Aurora mid-tower, and Alpha small-form-factor PC, as well as the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Razer's OSVR headset gets more bite with a higher-res screen
— 9:37 AM on June 13, 2016

Razer's Open Source VR project has long been a quiet third option for folks looking to strap on a VR headset. The affordable price tag...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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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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