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Microsoft patches critical security bug in Windows Defender
— 4:30 PM on May 9, 2017

If you're running Windows Defender (quite a strong possibility if you're running Windows), make sure you've got all your updates. Microsoft issued a patch...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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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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Lost Sock Memorial Day Shortbread
— 12:30 PM on May 9, 2017

Full disclosure: this is not actually a lost sock PC hardware and computing Alphacool NexXxos Cool Answer 360 D5/UT water...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Cooler Master's MasterBox Lite 5 is attractive and affordable
— 10:00 AM on May 9, 2017

Cooler Master's latest entry in its MasterBox series of cases is the MasterBox Lite 5. Like other cases in the MasterBox series, this ATX...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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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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Star Wars Day Shortbread
— 2:00 PM on May 4, 2017

dah dah dah dum da da dum da da-da-dum PC hardware and computing Acer Aspire VX 15 budget gaming laptop...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Enter the TR Napkin Sketch Contest and win a Fur E case
— 1:43 PM on May 4, 2017

I've got a fevfur, and the only prescription is more contest. Oh man, that was really bad, I'm sorry. I guess I used up all...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Cheer for krazyredboy's project in CM's Case Mod World Series 2017
— 3:00 PM on May 3, 2017

TR forumite krazyredboy has finally completed his simulator PC. The "case mod"—if it can even be called that—is his submission to the Cooler Master Case...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Windows 10 S is tied to Edge and Bing
— 1:00 PM on May 3, 2017

We wrote yesterday about Windows 10 S, the new version of Windows 10 that limits users to installing applications from the Windows Store. As...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems Windows

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National Truffle Day Shortbread
— 1:30 PM on May 2, 2017

Truffles? No thanks. I'm already stuffed. PC hardware and computing Mesh Wi-Fi performance benchmarks: eero vs. Google Wifi vs. Amplifi...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Corsair Carbide Spec-04 is an affordable take on case basics
— 12:30 PM on May 2, 2017

Corsair's One compact gaming PC is pretty amazing, but not everyone needs something so small or has the coin to afford it. Corsair is...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Gaming

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Silverstone Vital VT02 could hold a Core i7 in under two liters
— 3:30 PM on April 28, 2017

When we saw Silverstone's first Vital chassis at Computex last year, we commented that most of the Mini-STX enclosures we had seen were...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Shortbread
— 1:00 PM on April 27, 2017

PC hardware and computing EK Supremacy MX CPU waterblock review @ PC Perspective Synology DS216 [NAS] review @ bit-tech Team Group T-FORCE CARDEA M.2 480GB SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Intel document confirms that Xeons will come in Gold and Platinum
— 11:30 AM on April 27, 2017

Rumors have circulated that Intel's next round of Xeons will shed their rather nondescript "E3" and "E5" model prefixes in favor of names based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Microsoft describes how it uses telemetry data for smoother updates
— 1:23 PM on April 26, 2017

A vocal minority has up in arms about Windows 10's data collection ever since its release. The company's been making an effort towards being...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems

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National DNA Day Shortbread
— 2:00 PM on April 25, 2017

Much ado about Optane Intel Optane 3D XPoint memory review @ Tom's Hardware Intel Optane Memory review – 1.4GB/s speed & 300K IOPS for $44 @...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Deals of the week: a mighty PSU, mid-range CPUs, and more
— 11:40 AM on April 21, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write something funny, stupid, or both... if I had anything today. We're buzzing bees at TR HQ right now,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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