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Deal of the week: Black Friday begins
— 1:30 AM on November 28, 2014

It's hard to tell when Black Friday officially begins, but a fresh batch of deals just hit my inbox. TigerDirect and Newegg have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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The TR Podcast 166 is now available on YouTube
— 4:41 PM on November 21, 2014

The video from last night's podcast recording session is now available on YouTube, and I've embedded it below. We decided to raise the difficulty level...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays Mobile computing Gaming The Tech Report Podcast

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Hacker turns keyboard backlight into video game display
— 12:56 PM on November 17, 2014

Cooler Master's QuickFire Rapid-i keyboard has an ARM-based processor that powers a handful of neat backlighting options, including per-key illumination and a light-as-you-type effect...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Here's the video version of The TR Podcast 165
— 11:28 AM on November 7, 2014

This time out, we've attempted to up our game visually—but without the help of our intrepid host, Jordan. We press on and take questions from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Gaming Podcast

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Join us tonight at 8:30PM CST for The TR Podcast live
— 9:35 AM on November 6, 2014

After our semi-successful last attempt, we're going to make another run at streaming the TR Podcast live on Twitch this evening. If you're interested,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Release roundup: New Asus gear and an infernal case
— 2:13 PM on October 31, 2014

This week on the release roundup, we have a couple of announcements from Asus, an infernal case from Lian Li, and a mouse-and-keyboard combo from...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Input devices

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This MSI gaming laptop has a mechanical keyboard built in
— 6:00 AM on October 31, 2014

I didn't think this was even possible, but apparently, it is. Behold the MSI Titan GT80, a desktop-replacement notebook with a full-fledged, desktop-style mechanical keyboard....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Choose your own sensor with Corsair's featherweight Sabre RGB gaming mouse
— 9:21 AM on October 30, 2014

Peripheral preferences tend to be very personal, especially among gamers. Perhaps that's why Corsair's new Sabre RGB mouse comes in two different flavors. One...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Here's what's cooking in Damage Labs
— 5:00 PM on October 24, 2014

My two identical GPU test rigs—one for Radeons and another for GeForces—have served me well for several years. And they're purty!

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Gaming

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Here's the not-so-live video version of The TR Podcast 164
— 12:38 PM on October 24, 2014

After clumsily knocking over a few technical hurdles, we managed to live stream our podcast recording session last night on Twitch. We'll try to stream...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech The Tech Report Podcast

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In the lab: WASD's Code keyboard with Cherry MX clear switches
— 3:27 PM on October 22, 2014

For a while now, we've been getting requests to review a keyboard based on Cherry's MX clear key switches. Good news: the folks at...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare needs 6GB of RAM and 55GB of storage
— 11:46 AM on October 20, 2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is due out on November 4, and the minimum system requirements have appeared on Steam. In some respects, they're...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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Samsung starts mass-producing TLC V-NAND
— 6:00 AM on October 9, 2014

We've known about Samsung's plans to pack three bits per cell into its 3D V-NAND since the company's SSD Global Summit in July. A...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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In the lab: Cooler Master's Mizar mouse
— 5:22 PM on October 6, 2014

Microsoft's IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 is one of the most iconic mice around. I've had one for what seems like forever, and it still works well...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Code that hijacks USB device firmware is out in the wild
— 9:28 AM on October 3, 2014

USB devices appear to have a serious security flaw that allows malicious code to be inserted into their firmware. The flaw was first revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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Release roundup: Dorsal fins and fancy microATX cases
— 12:59 PM on October 2, 2014

It's been a while since we've done one of these. Truth is, the late summer is usually pretty quiet as far as hardware launches go....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Input devices

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Semiconductor Wiki chronicles competing fab process densities from 130-10 nm
— 9:19 AM on October 2, 2014

SemiWiki, otherwise known as the Semiconductor Wiki Project, has pulled together some interesting data on the feature density of competing fabrication nodes from the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory

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Hynix slides tease vertically stacked memory with 256GB/s of bandwidth
— 6:00 AM on September 30, 2014

High-Bandwidth Memory, otherwise known as HBM, is a form of stacked DRAM designed to sit on the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory

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