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Google RAISR upsamples thumbnails for massive bandwidth savings
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2017

When we're browsing the web with our phones, bandwidth is usually at a premium. Even carriers that promise unlimited bandwidth often pin an asterisk to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking

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Synology RT2600ac offers up speedy Wi-Fi and tight controls
— 1:30 PM on January 13, 2017

Synology is a company best known for its NAS devices, but it's also been building up a family of routers. The company has now...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Chnano RGB LED gloves put some flash on your fingers
— 2:46 PM on January 12, 2017

RGB LED-illuminated products were the most conspicuous new additions to many products at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Though they may not have been on...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming Personal tech

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iOS market share grows over the holidays as Android declines
— 2:58 PM on January 11, 2017

Companies like Samsung and Google continue to pump out flagship Android phones, while Huawei and OnePlus aim for more affordable handsets. All the while though,...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Nighthawk S8000 swoops down on managed switch market
— 11:30 AM on January 11, 2017

Buyers of high-end consumer routers have sent manufacturers the message that aggressive styling based on next-generation fighter aircraft and science-fiction space ships helps...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Networking

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The Tech Report CES 2017 news recap
— 9:39 AM on January 9, 2017

Well, CES 2017 is over. We don't know if you were busy last week, but things were pretty crazy here at TR HQ. We doubled...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Systems Displays Input devices Gaming Networking

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Linksys WRT32X router packs Killer features
— 12:00 PM on January 6, 2017

Linksys is letting loose the WRT32X router with Killer Networking features onboard, courtesy of a partnership with Rivet Networks. A quick perusal of the spec...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet Networking

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ROG peripheral lineup gets a massive boost at CES
— 12:55 PM on January 5, 2017

Judging by the number of new gaming peripherals we're seeing from CES 2017, the market for them must be hot right now. Asus is

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Networking

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Nvidia Shield Android TV gets refreshments at CES
— 11:51 AM on January 5, 2017

Nvidia has subjected its Shield Android TV game console to a metamorphosis. Where before company emphasized the box's potence as a stand-alone game machine,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Asus HiveSpot and HiveDot just want to mesh you up
— 10:08 AM on January 5, 2017

Just a couple weeks ago, I was deep into the weeds of finding a replacement for my trusty Asus RT-AC66U. I couldn't help but...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Linksys Velop mesh routers promise whole-home coverage
— 4:30 PM on January 3, 2017

Wireless is considered less of a luxury these days and more of an expectation. We expect it to work and to be relatively simple, despite...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Google shapes development of two new smartwatches for early 2017
— 9:07 AM on December 23, 2016

The smartwatch market is in a state of flux, but that's not stopping Google. The company is involved in the development of two flagship smartwatches...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Phoronix compares 31 graphics cards' OpenGL chops in Linux
— 2:36 PM on December 22, 2016

Michael Larabel over at Phoronix keeps plugging away at testing the performance of PC hardware under Linux, and he's presented the open-source community with quite...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Linux-Unix

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Asus BRT-AC828 router goes for quad-antenna power
— 10:08 AM on December 14, 2016

Asus' routers generally enjoy a good reputation, and the product line keeps expanding. The latest entry is the BRT-AC828 router, a device targeted at...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Fitbit buys Pebble, leaving watch owners in the lurch
— 11:06 AM on December 8, 2016

Fitbit, one of the biggest fitness band makers, has acquired "specific assets" of Kickstarter-fueled smartwatch maker Pebble. The official press release from Fitbit clarifies...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Bluetooth 5 spec promises increased speed, range, and throughput
— 10:08 AM on December 8, 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group pulled back the curtain on the Bluetooth 5 Core Specification. According to the SIG, the new specification's low-energy mode...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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I made my dumb appliances smarter with the Internet of Things
— 2:58 PM on December 2, 2016

Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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