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Microsoft publishes the methods behind its Edge battery tests
— 4:26 PM on September 15, 2016

In mid-June, Microsoft published some results of its in-house battery life testing from streaming a video to Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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GlobalFoundries skips the 10-nm node on the way to 7-nm FinFETs
— 3:34 PM on September 15, 2016

GlobalFoundries recently announced it would be adding a 12-nm node to its FD-SOI roadmap, and it's now announcing a more mainstream node for...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: How do you feel about your PC's noise levels?
— 11:50 AM on September 14, 2016

In our component testing, we put a lot of emphasis not only on how fast a given graphics card can run, for example, but also...

Poll Question: • How do you feel about the noise level of your PC?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Biostar is off to the Mini-ITX races with its Z170GTN mobo
— 3:26 PM on September 13, 2016

Mini-ITX PCs seem to be growing in popularity of late, but there aren't many of those tiny motherboards to choose from with Z170 chipsets....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Samsung gelds Note 7 battery capacity to limit fire risk
— 2:27 PM on September 13, 2016

If you've recently spent any time online, you've almost certainly heard about all the fireworks surrounding Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 handsets and the company's related...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Toshiba's OCZ VX500 512GB SSD reviewed
— 9:23 AM on September 13, 2016

Toshiba's OCZ VX550 steps into the mid-range MLC performance spotlight as the aging VT180 rides into the sunset. We put the newcomer through its paces...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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HP purchases Samsung's printer business for a cool $1.05 billion
— 8:47 AM on September 13, 2016

On Monday, HP Inc. made two major announcements for its commercial printing business. HP Inc., which comprises the former personal systems and printing businesses...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Prodrone PD6B-AW-ARM hexacopter gets grabby
— 1:57 PM on September 12, 2016

Quad- and hexacopter drones have exploded in popularity over the last couple of years in applications ranging from toys to Hollywood productions. Japanese company Prodrone...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: a fancy X99 motherboard and more
— 12:38 PM on September 9, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. It seems like many retailers saved their best bargains for the Labor Day weekend that just passed, but we've still turned up...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Adata's Premier SP550 480GB SSD reviewed
— 10:59 AM on September 9, 2016

Adata joins the budget SSD club with its debut TLC drive, the Premier SP550. We ran this drive through our storage bench to see whether...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Belkin RockStar dongle lets iPhone 7 owners charge and rock out
— 4:45 PM on September 8, 2016

One question that it seems like every iPhone fan is asking in the wake of the iPhone 7 announcement is how they'll charge their...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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GlobalFoundries adds a 12-nm node to its FD-SOI roadmap
— 10:00 AM on September 8, 2016

If you think of GlobalFoundries these days, you probably think about the company's 14-nm FinFET process and the AMD Polaris graphics cards fabricated on it....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Apple AirPods make life without a headphone jack easier
— 8:58 AM on September 8, 2016

As TR readers are no doubt already aware, the newest iPhones do not have 3.5mm headphone jacks. Regular old analog headphones can still be connected...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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MSI Z170A Gaming M6 boasts a better USB 3.1 controller
— 9:14 AM on September 7, 2016

As Intel and AMD move more and more chipset features onto their processors, motherboard vendors have faced growing challenges to separate themselves from the pack....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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AMD unwraps its seventh-generation desktop APUs and AM4 platform
— 4:00 PM on September 6, 2016

AMD's seventh-generation APUs, code-named Bristol Ridge, have been available for a couple months in mobile systems already. The company is now bringing Bristol to the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Intel snaps up computer vision experts Movidius
— 12:56 PM on September 6, 2016

Intel seems to be on a shopping spree of sorts lately. Not content with acquiring Saffron and Nervana, the chip manufacturer has now turned...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Mobile computing Software

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Deals of the week: motherboards, monitors, and more
— 12:58 PM on September 2, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. We're on the eve of Labor Day weekend, and that means it's time for an avalanche of deals and "deals" alike. We've...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Nvidia VR Funhouse gets mod support alongside source release
— 10:49 AM on September 1, 2016

Nvidia's VR Funhouse is a no-holds-barred tech demo for Pascal chips' VR-related features, and it's actually a fun little VR toy for those fortunate...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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