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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nvidia Shield can now serve up Plex content
— 11:04 AM on June 9, 2016

Networked media software Plex is announcing support for the Nvidia Shield TV set-top box today. While the program already had a media client...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Firefox's Electrolysis multi-process framework will roll out in August
— 12:02 PM on June 8, 2016

Firefox is getting multi-process support. No, seriously, this time it's for real! Only seven years after it was first announced, Mozilla is turning the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Gigabyte's Z170X-UD3 motherboard reviewed
— 10:16 AM on June 7, 2016

Gigabyte's Z170X-UD3 is a mid-range motherboard that gives builders everything the Z170 chipset has to offer and more. We take an in-depth look at this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Valve enhances The Lab VR demo with a massive update
— 5:31 AM on June 7, 2016

Greetings, virtual-reality gamers everywhere! Well, greetings to those with a Vive headset, anyway. Valve has published a substantial update to its free VR game...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Colorful mobo's GTX 1070 puts a new spin on onboard graphics
— 2:09 PM on June 6, 2016

TR head honcho and man-on-the-scene Jeff Kampman stopped by Colorful's booth at Computex 2016 and snapped a picture of a peculiar product last week....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Cooler Master@Computex 2016: making PC mastery easier
— 3:49 AM on June 3, 2016

Cooler Master first gave us a taste of its "Make It Yours" initiative with the MasterCase 5. Over the intervening year, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling

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TeamViewer users having bank and store accounts remotely controlled
— 1:30 PM on June 2, 2016

Heads up, TeamViewer users. There's trouble in the air, and it's not quite clear where it's coming from. The software is making inroads into...

Type: News story Tags: Software Networking

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Streacom DB4 is a passively-cooled silver mini-ITX cube
— 3:29 PM on June 1, 2016

Fanless case specialist Streacom is releasing the passively-cooled DB4 mini-ITX chassis today. While cases with integrated passive cooling aren't a new thing, the DB4 is noteworthy not only for...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Gigabyte releases a flurry of X99 mobos and mini-PCs at Computex
— 8:00 AM on June 1, 2016

It's Computex season, and new hardware is practically growing on trees. Gigabyte's orchard has produced a few fine specimens: a flurry of high-end X99...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems Gaming

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Intel Computex keynote confirms Kaby Lake and Optane for 2016
— 2:05 PM on May 31, 2016

Intel's Computex presentation this morning covered a lot of topics, from the Internet of Things and 5G, to machine learning and VR. We'll talk about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Storage

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