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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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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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Rumor: Zen-based Opterons have up to 32 cores and 128 PCIe lanes
— 2:34 PM on June 15, 2016

There's been a lot of talk about AMD's next series of Opterons based on the new Zen architecture. Earlier this year, a CERN engineer...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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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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Intel Xeon E7 v4 family blends high performance and high density
— 10:45 AM on June 6, 2016

Intel is flexing its big guns with its Xeon E7 v4 series. With up to 24 cores and 60 MB of L3 cache per...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Microsoft invites VR devices to Windows Holographic platform
— 7:00 AM on June 2, 2016

It didn't take long for a platform war—well, maybe more like a skirmish—to develop between the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. With Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Windows

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Microsoft sells 1500 patents to Xiaomi and kicks off partnership
— 4:50 PM on June 1, 2016

No need to check your clocks folks, it's actually early June, not April. Microsoft and Xiaomi have inked a "broad technology collaboration partnership," which...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Windows

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Streacom DB4 is a passively-cooled silver mini-ITX cube
— 3:29 PM on June 1, 2016

Fanless case specialist Streacom is releasing the passively-cooled DB4 mini-ITX chassis today. While cases with integrated passive cooling aren't a new thing, the DB4 is noteworthy not only for...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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AMD 7th-generation APUs focus on mobile performance
— 12:30 PM on June 1, 2016

The big hype at AMD's Computex event was for the Polaris FinFET GPUs and the forthcoming Zen microarchitecture, of course. While we'll see those products...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Gigabyte releases a flurry of X99 mobos and mini-PCs at Computex
— 8:00 AM on June 1, 2016

It's Computex season, and new hardware is practically growing on trees. Gigabyte's orchard has produced a few fine specimens: a flurry of high-end X99...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems Gaming

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AMD teases Zen silicon at its Computex 2016 press conference
— 11:46 PM on May 31, 2016

Computex 2016 - AMD showed off a brief glimpse of its next-generation Zen CPU during its Computex press conference today. Zen cores will...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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