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Aquantia AQtion NICs bring 5 Gbps Ethernet to a PCIe slot near you
— 12:00 PM on May 15, 2017

Gigabit Ethernet has been around for what seems like forever. The standard is so ubiquitous that TR staff has discussed no longer mentioning the presence...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Deals of the week: high-end graphics cards, big hard drives, and more
— 11:58 AM on May 12, 2017

Good afternoon, dear sirs. We understand that some of you may still be gazing at the beautiful hues of Corsair's latest Dominator RAM kit,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Power Storage

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Our Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest ends tomorrow
— 4:00 PM on May 11, 2017

I suppose it's the nature of a napkin sketch to be a last-minute endeavor. That said, if you were thinking about entering our sketchy...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Owlchemy Labs gets a job at Google
— 4:00 PM on May 11, 2017

It's a good day for creators of virtual-reality workplace simulations and transdimensional hijinks. Wait—come to think of it, there might only be one company like...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Gaming

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Windows Mixed Reality gets motion controllers and a $399 bundle
— 1:48 PM on May 11, 2017

HoloLens gear isn't widely known or at least talked about in the consumer space, but the mixed reality hardware and custom applications for it have...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Input devices

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Float across devices with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
— 11:33 AM on May 11, 2017

Microsoft's spokespersons spent most of the first day of the company's annual Build conference talking about Cortana and other AI-related topics. Today, the focus...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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HP's Elite x2 1012 G2 refresh brings Kaby Lake to the table
— 9:00 AM on May 11, 2017

HP has a brand-new refresh of its Elite x2 convertible lineup. The Elite x2 1012 G2 is on the way and it looks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft's Cortana gets a body and a very particular set of skills
— 4:37 PM on May 10, 2017

The job opening to be your AI assistant is growing increasingly competitive. Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are all vying for that position by...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Opera browser is Reborn with integrated messaging
— 11:30 AM on May 10, 2017

The lion's share of browser coverage around here seems to go to Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with a hyena's helping left over...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Amazon's Echo Show gives Alexa a face
— 10:00 AM on May 10, 2017

We already have Dash Buttons, Echo, Echo Dot, and the Echo Look. The Amazon-ification of the contemporary household isn't over yet, though. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Internet

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The Tech Report System Guide: May 2017 edition
— 3:31 PM on May 9, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are shaking up the midrange CPU market, and we're here to help builders navigate this unfamiliar terrain. We also account for...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Cooling Storage

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Our Napkin Sketch Contest ends this week
— 3:00 PM on May 9, 2017

To paraphrase my favorite cyclops, I'm going to "downplay the Fur E" in this reminder about TR's Napkin Sketch Contest. I realize some...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous

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AOC I1659FWUX portable display is ready to hit the road
— 2:00 PM on May 9, 2017

As a frequent laptop user, I pine for the four-panel array attached to my desktop PC in my basement. AOC's I1659FWUX USB monitor could...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 630 and 660 SoCs go for the middle lane
— 11:30 AM on May 9, 2017

Apple A-Series and Qualcomm 800-series SoCs get the lion's share of attention in the mobile space, but not everyone buys an iPhone or a high-end...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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VESA forms a SIG for virtual and augmented reality devices
— 9:00 AM on May 9, 2017

With many virtual-reality headsets options already on the market, and Microsoft's mixed-reality devices potentially hitting the market later this year, consumers have no shortage...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Google's Fuchsia OS runs on a little bit of Magenta
— 2:30 PM on May 8, 2017

Both of Google's extant operating systems, the Android OS for mobile devices and Chrome OS for chromebooks, are based on the Linux kernel. In case...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Deals of the week: an RX 460 4GB for $100 and more
— 11:37 AM on May 5, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! Our deals posts tend to be short, but we have a total of eight deals for your perusal today, covering a wide range...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Adata D8000L is a shiny, weather-resistant power bank
— 5:00 PM on May 4, 2017

Since the primary victim of the phone thinness wars has been battery capacity (and because no-one seems to value user-replaceable batteries anymore), carrying around a...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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