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Samsung Galaxy Book tablets blend Windows 10 and Intel CPUs
— 1:00 PM on April 21, 2017

If you're in the exclusive group who'd really like a Microsoft Surface but refuse to give Microsoft money, Samsung has your product. The Galaxy...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deals of the week: a mighty PSU, mid-range CPUs, and more
— 11:40 AM on April 21, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write something funny, stupid, or both... if I had anything today. We're buzzing bees at TR HQ right now,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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Rumor: Google to bake ad-blocking into Chrome browser
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google intends to include an ad-blocking component in future versions of its popular Chrome web browser. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Gigabyte's latest Brix IoT packs a Core i3 for extra grunt
— 1:00 PM on April 20, 2017

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Gigabyte's Brix IoT PCs—a pair of fanless miniature computers with Intel Apollo Lake SoCs inside. We...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti smokes the competition
— 11:30 AM on April 20, 2017

We were quite impressed with the performance of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, but the card left us wondering if better cooling might help...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Radeon 17.4.3 drivers are ready for the RX 580 and RX 570
— 9:00 AM on April 20, 2017

AMD's manufacturing friends have kept us busy this week with an onslaught of new RX 580 and RX 570 graphics cards. Buying shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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MSI Leopard Pro laptops sprint for the kill
— 2:30 PM on April 18, 2017

The current generation of chips fabricated on 14-nm and 16-nm processes have allowed for previously-unattainable levels of performance in thin-and-light laptops. MSI's Leopard Pro series...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Palit GameRock GeForce GTX 1080 Ti flaunts four fans
— 5:13 PM on April 17, 2017

If reference coolers for even top-of-the-line graphics cards have a single blower fan, the average aftermarket graphics card cooler has a pair of fans,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Intel drops the curtain on the Intel Developer Forum
— 2:03 PM on April 17, 2017

Intel unceremoniously killed its long-running Intel Developer Forum event series today with a terse announcement on the IDF site: Intel has evolved its event portfolio...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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This is your three-month warning for TR BBQ XIV
— 11:00 AM on April 17, 2017

It's nearly that time of the year again. The magical weekend where TR gerbils from around the country (and maybe the world) descend upon...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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G.Skill cranks Trident Z memory to 4333 MT/s
— 10:00 AM on April 17, 2017

Faster memory doesn't help in every PC task, but a select group of programs and games seem to benefit more from RAM throughput than from...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Google retires outdated Octane JavaScript benchmark
— 5:00 PM on April 13, 2017

Benchmarks are a crucial part of what we do here at TR. As fun as it can be to compare performance figures for competing widgets,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 on Kaby and Ryzen are now blocked
— 2:50 PM on April 13, 2017

Well, the day has arrived. We previously reported that Microsoft had plans to block users of Kaby Lake and Ryzen systems from installing or...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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Deals of the week: huge monitors, a big hard drive, and more
— 11:41 AM on April 13, 2017

Tomorrow may be Good Friday, but all that means for hardware-hungry gerbils is that today is Deals Thursday. The release of AMD's excellent Ryzen 5...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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NZXT releases the Kraken G12 for easy graphics card liquid cooling
— 2:30 PM on April 12, 2017

Graphics cards that come liquid-cooled out of the box are great. So are custom-CNC'd full-coverage waterblocks from companies like EK. However, sometimes a gerbil decides...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Visit a gorgeous lab in Unigine's Superposition benchmark test
— 1:00 PM on April 12, 2017

Unigine, the team behind well-known benchmark software like Valley and Heaven, has released a new benchmark called Superposition. The Valley benchmark is going on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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The sun sets on Windows Vista
— 10:00 AM on April 12, 2017

Microsoft launched its Windows Creators Update yesterday, but the date also marked the end of support for the maligned Vista release of the ubiquitous...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Radeon 17.4.2 drivers are ready for Creators
— 9:01 AM on April 12, 2017

AMD's software teams have been busy lately. Between Radeon driver updates large and small, microcode updates for the Ryzen platform, assisting game developers...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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