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Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

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Collaborative rendering reduces bandwidth for streaming games
— 9:09 AM on May 21, 2015

Researchers at Microsoft and Duke University have developed a way to dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by games streamed from remote servers. Dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Zotac serves up Zbox R mini-PCs with RAID support
— 4:17 PM on May 20, 2015

It seems like we've been showered with mini-PCs of late, and Zotac is adding another couple to the pile—albeit with a unique twist. Each...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Braswell quad powers passively-cooled ASRock Mini-ITX board
— 6:00 AM on May 20, 2015

Another Braswell-based motherboard has quietly made its way onto the web. ASRock's website now lists the IMB-154, a passively-cooled Mini-ITX model with Intel's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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The 5K iMac now starts at $1999
— 12:52 PM on May 19, 2015

Apple's 27" Retina iMac features an eye-popping 5K (or 5120x2880) display. Those pixels used to reside in a machine starting at $2499, but Apple...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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Gigabyte's new dual-socket Xeon board supports CrossFire and SLI
— 10:15 AM on May 19, 2015

Looking for a beefy workstation board to host a couple of Haswell-EP processors? Gigabyte's MW70-3S0 might be just the ticket. This monster squeezes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Noctua's latest coolers won't block PCIe slots
— 11:53 AM on May 18, 2015

Huge, aftermarket air coolers can have their drawbacks. For example, Noctua's NH-D15 and NH-C14 both block the first PCIe slot on most motherboards, a problem...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Braswell SoCs appear on fanless Asus microATX boards
— 9:49 AM on May 18, 2015

Otherwise known as Braswell, Intel's latest Atom processor combines upgraded graphics with 14-nm fabrication. We've already seen the chip pop up on several Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Classic games returning to Windows 10 with Candy Crush Saga in tow
— 9:05 AM on May 15, 2015

Think Microsoft isn't serious about PC gaming? Think again. After being taken out of the starting lineup for Windows 8, Solitaire made a triumphant return...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Leak describes fanless ASRock mini-PC with Type-C USB
— 4:38 PM on May 13, 2015

We've seen a few NUC-alike releases from Gigabyte and MSI of late, though none of them are fanless. Passive cooling is a desirable...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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BitTorrent Bleep brings encrypted messaging to multiple platforms
— 6:00 AM on May 13, 2015

First announced as an pre-alpha last year, BitTorrent's encrypted messaging system is finally ready for prime time. The latest release "solve[s] serverless peer-to-peer messaging,"...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Verizon to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion
— 10:27 AM on May 12, 2015

Remember AOL? You know, the dial-up Internet provider who used to send you all those free CDs? Well, the company has since transformed itself into...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Ninja cooler goes on diet, gets smarter fan
— 3:42 PM on May 11, 2015

Scythe's Ninja cooler looks like a weapon, and it's spilled enough of my blood to qualify as one. So, I'm both excited and terrified to...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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$9 computer has ARM SoC, docks with portable module
— 10:36 AM on May 11, 2015

At just nine bucks, Next Thing's Chip might be the cheapest single-board computer yet. The Kickstarted product blew past its funding goal and has...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Deltatronic shows off a passively-cooled X99 system
— 9:43 AM on May 11, 2015

We've seen a couple fanless PCs based on Intel's NUC design recently, but the latest machine from German PC maker Deltatronics is far more ambitious....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems

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Etc.
— 9:13 AM on May 7, 2015

I've had several of you ask me how I'm enjoying Google Fiber since my post about the installation work being done in my...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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MSI's 990FXA Gaming mobo freshens up with USB 3.1
— 1:51 PM on May 6, 2015

AMD's 990FX chipset soldiers on. As an astute TR commenter pointed out a while back, this platform is over five years old now. Motherboard makers...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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So how would you replace Windows Media Center?
— 9:35 AM on May 5, 2015

Although this move wasn't hard to anticipate, I'm still grieving a little over Microsoft's official coup de grace for Windows Media Center, a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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