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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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3DMark is getting a full-featured DirectX 12 benchmark
— 8:09 AM on June 24, 2016

Preeminent benchmarking tool 3DMark is getting a new game-like benchmark to test DirectX 12 performance soon, according to the Futuremark blog. The new test,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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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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Star Wars Battlefront's Bespin update takes the fight to Cloud City
— 12:28 PM on June 21, 2016

Star Wars Battlefront has already taken players to the worlds of Endor, Hoth, Sullust, Tatooine, and Jakku. The latest update for EA's multiplayer space...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bethesda Softworks' E3 keynote shows PC gaming some love
— 11:07 AM on June 13, 2016

Bethesda Softworks held its second-ever E3 keynote late last night in Los Angeles. As the developer of the recent Fallout games as well...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Nvidia Shield can now serve up Plex content
— 11:04 AM on June 9, 2016

Networked media software Plex is announcing support for the Nvidia Shield TV set-top box today. While the program already had a media client...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Firefox's Electrolysis multi-process framework will roll out in August
— 12:02 PM on June 8, 2016

Firefox is getting multi-process support. No, seriously, this time it's for real! Only seven years after it was first announced, Mozilla is turning the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Valve enhances The Lab VR demo with a massive update
— 5:31 AM on June 7, 2016

Greetings, virtual-reality gamers everywhere! Well, greetings to those with a Vive headset, anyway. Valve has published a substantial update to its free VR game...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Zotac@Computex 2016: next-gen graphics cards and untethered VR
— 5:09 AM on June 3, 2016

As part of our Computex travels this week, we checked in with Zotac to see its latest mini-PCs and graphics cards, along with its much-talked-about...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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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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TeamViewer users having bank and store accounts remotely controlled
— 1:30 PM on June 2, 2016

Heads up, TeamViewer users. There's trouble in the air, and it's not quite clear where it's coming from. The software is making inroads into...

Type: News story Tags: Software Networking

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