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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

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Deal of the week: An IPS ultra-wide for $420, plus cheap SSDs and more
— 11:26 AM on October 24, 2014

One of these days, we're just going to skip the intro and dive right into the bulleted list. But not today. This counts as an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Microsoft's quarterly revenue up 25% on strong Surface, Xbox sales
— 9:13 AM on October 24, 2014

Microsoft is the latest in a string of tech companies to report positive quarterly financial results. For its first fiscal quarter, which ended September...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Personal tech

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Join us as we attempt to live stream The TR Podcast tonight
— 6:59 PM on October 23, 2014

We've been mulling over the possibility of live-streaming The TR Podcast recording session for several weeks now, and I think perhaps tonight will be the...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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CPU startup claims to achieve 3x IPC gains with VISC architecture
— 2:22 PM on October 23, 2014

A Silicon Valley startup known as Soft Machines has just exited its "stealth" phase and is presenting at the Linley Microprocessor Conference today. The firm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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VisionTek's new USB 3.0 thumb drive has SSD performance
— 10:51 AM on October 23, 2014

There are speedy USB 3.0 thumb drives, and then there's VisionTek's newly announced Pocket SSD. Apparently, the drive's "aircraft-grade aluminum" housing conceals a SandForce controller...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Lian Li's latest Mini-ITX chassis houses 11 hard drives
— 9:21 AM on October 23, 2014

Mini-ITX motherboards can be ideal for home file servers, but the associated enclosures typically have a limited number of drive bays, especially for 3.5" mechanicals....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage

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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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G.Skill's Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD boasts 2000MB/s transfer rates
— 10:29 AM on October 22, 2014

There's a new PCIe SSD in town, and it sounds very fast indeed. G.Skill claims its Phoenix Blade 480GB can hit sequential speeds up...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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First Win10 Tech Preview update adds Action Center
— 9:09 AM on October 22, 2014

The Windows 10 Technical Preview has been out for only three weeks, and already, Microsoft has pushed out an updated build to testers. Known...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Reports: Broadwell-E slips to 2016, but Skylake-S sampling already
— 6:00 AM on October 22, 2014

Haswell-E is barely out the door, and already, the rumor mill is rumbling about a delay to its successor. According to VR-Zone Chinese, Broadwell-E

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Cooler Master's Mizar mouse reviewed
— 4:57 PM on October 21, 2014

Cooler Master's Mizar mouse combines contemporary conveniences like DPI switching, programmable macros, and profile support with the classic shape of Microsoft's IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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AMD cuts A-series desktop processor prices
— 11:55 AM on October 21, 2014

Building an AMD system should put less of a dent in your budget this holiday season. The chipmaker has applied some fairly generous price cuts...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Toshiba intros $330 notebook with 360-degree hinge
— 9:15 AM on October 21, 2014

Are Lenovo's Yoga laptops too rich for your blood? Good news: Toshiba has announced a budget ultraportable that features a similar 360-degree hinge design....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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''Biggest ever'' iPhone launch drives strong Q4 Apple financials
— 9:36 PM on October 20, 2014

Apple's fiscal fourth quarter financial results are in, and as expected, the iDevice maker raked in a boatload of money. For the three months...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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IBM-GlobalFoundries deal faces regulatory hurdles
— 4:13 PM on October 20, 2014

The folks at EE Times have posted an interesting story with more details about the recently announced IBM-GlobalFoundries deal—including word of some possible...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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You can now pre-order Asus' $199 Win8.1 netbook
— 2:10 PM on October 20, 2014

Asus' EeeBook X205 is a new take on the netbook concept, with low-horsepower Intel hardware, Windows 8.1, and a puny $199 price tag. We

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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