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Only one month to go before the "second-10th" TR BBQ
— 2:32 PM on June 24, 2016

Family and friends can attest to the fact that I caught "BBQ brain" early this year. There's just something about a ten-year anniversary that feels...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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3DMark is getting a full-featured DirectX 12 benchmark
— 8:09 AM on June 24, 2016

Preeminent benchmarking tool 3DMark is getting a new game-like benchmark to test DirectX 12 performance soon, according to the Futuremark blog. The new test,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Samsung's new convertible laptop charges in 90 minutes
— 10:18 AM on June 23, 2016

Samsung is sprucing up its Windows laptop offerings with the new Notebook 7 Spin family. This Windows 10 device comes in 13.3- or 15.6-inch...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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Rumor: AMD Zen chipsets suffering USB 3.1 setback
— 3:37 PM on June 22, 2016

File this one under "probably not a problem, probably." Rumor has it that while AMD's Zen processors are on track and "have a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Nvidia Pascal cards still exhibit high-refresh-rate "power bug"
— 10:22 AM on June 22, 2016

A while back, we reported on a weird issue with GeForce graphics cards and multiple-display setups with refresh rates higher than 60 Hz. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Asus' Chromebook Flip convertible laptop reviewed
— 3:39 PM on June 21, 2016

Asus' Chromebook Flip is an all-aluminum convertible PC that runs Google's Chrome OS. Its $240 price tag puts it in contention with the budget Windows...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Star Wars Battlefront's Bespin update takes the fight to Cloud City
— 12:28 PM on June 21, 2016

Star Wars Battlefront has already taken players to the worlds of Endor, Hoth, Sullust, Tatooine, and Jakku. The latest update for EA's multiplayer space...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Aorus X7 DT notebook is ready for live streamers on the go
— 9:08 AM on June 21, 2016

The rise of VR headsets has revitalized the desktop-replacement notebook for developers and demonstrators who need a powerful yet portable system. Aorus' X7 DT

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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Scythe Kabuto 3 CPU heatsink creates a breeze on its underside
— 4:01 PM on June 17, 2016

There's nothing quite like a brand that specializes in doing a particular thing and doing it well. Scythe is such a company, and it's...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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MSI teams up with EK Waterblocks to chill the GTX 1080
— 9:02 AM on June 17, 2016

EKWB will happily sell you a full-coverage waterblock for your reference GTX 1080 already, but not everybody wants to go to the trouble of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Asus ZenPad Z8 is an affordable Android tablet on Verizon
— 3:45 PM on June 16, 2016

If you think 7" tablets are just a tad too small and you'd like something a little bigger with a very sharp screen, Asus has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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OnePlus 3 offers flagship specs for $399
— 12:28 PM on June 14, 2016

Upstart handset maker OnePlus revealed its latest take on the high-end smartphone formula today during a presentation in VR. The OnePlus 3 is an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Oculus Touch controllers will play nice with 30 games at launch
— 11:18 AM on June 14, 2016

Oculus updated its blog yesterday to let fans know that the Oculus Touch motion controllers will still be launching later this year. What's new...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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Bethesda Softworks' E3 keynote shows PC gaming some love
— 11:07 AM on June 13, 2016

Bethesda Softworks held its second-ever E3 keynote late last night in Los Angeles. As the developer of the recent Fallout games as well...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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