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The Tech Report attends Silicon Valley Virtual Reality 2016
— 8:54 AM on May 2, 2016

I spent a few days last week at the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo in San Jose. SVVR is a fairly small convention that...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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We take a seat on Turris' VR Chair
— 2:44 PM on April 28, 2016

Praevidi's Turris VR Chair lets players navigate seated VR experiences by shifting their bodies, an approach that decouples head- and torso-position tracking to create a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

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The Tech Report System Guide: April 2016 edition
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2016

In this edition of The Tech Report's System Guide, we examine the CPUs, graphics cards, memory, cases, power supplies, and other parts that system builders...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Aorus' X3 Plus v5 gaming laptop reviewed
— 9:07 AM on April 1, 2016

Aorus' X3 Plus v5 laptop packs eight threads of Skylake processing power and a GeForce GTX 970M graphics card into a 14" chassis. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Gaming

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Adata's XPG SX930 240GB SSD reviewed
— 2:43 PM on March 29, 2016

Adata's XPG SX930 combines a JMicron controller and Micron MLC flash into an enthusiast-oriented 240GB SSD. We put it to the test to see whether...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Tobii's EyeX eye-tracking controller reviewed
— 5:58 PM on March 28, 2016

Tobii's EyeX eye-tracking controller promises to add more interactivity to some games by letting players take over certain in-game actions using nothing but the direction...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Personal tech

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TR's March 2016 peripheral staff picks
— 1:09 PM on March 17, 2016

In this edition of our peripheral staff picks, we dive deep into the world of monitors, keyboards, mice, and other useful add-ons for PCs to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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OCZ's Trion 150 SSD reviewed
— 9:48 AM on March 7, 2016

With the Trion 150 SSD, OCZ takes another stab at a low-cost TLC drive with newer 15-nm NAND under the hood. We tested it out...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Microsoft's push for a unified cross-platform gaming experience backfires
— 6:26 PM on March 1, 2016

Over the past few years, Microsoft has made a few attempts to build bridges to the PC gaming community. More often than not, though, those...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Ashes of the Singularity's second beta gives GCN a big boost with DX12
— 11:21 AM on February 25, 2016

Ashes of the Singularity is probably the first game that will come to most people's minds these days when we talk about DirectX...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Transcend's SSD370 solid-state drive reviewed
— 1:57 PM on February 19, 2016

With 3D V-NAND and new budget TLC drives grabbing all the recent headlines, it's nice to kick back and enjoy some SSDs with tried-and-true planar...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Robotic vacuums: a PC enthusiast's primer
— 1:52 PM on February 16, 2016

Why bother with the drudgery of vacuuming your own floors when you can make a robot do it? We examine the ups and downs of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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Take a video tour of our Breadbox build
— 4:24 PM on February 11, 2016

We recently posted a build log for a small-form-factor gaming PC we like to call the Breadbox. We've documented the build process on video, too....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Asus' ROG Maximus VIII Impact motherboard reviewed
— 11:49 AM on February 1, 2016

The last time we looked at a premium Mini-ITX board from Asus' Republic of Gamers series, we came away impressed. Can the Z170 Maximus VIII...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Valve's Steam Controller reviewed
— 1:09 PM on January 22, 2016

Valve's Steam Controller is supposed to obviate the mouse and keyboard for PC gaming in the living room. We put our thumbs on the Steam...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

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Build log: we put together a muscular Breadbox
— 4:15 PM on January 4, 2016

Our Editor-in-Chief has always had a soft spot for small systems with big performance, and Gigabyte, OCZ, EVGA, G.Skill, and Logitech were happy to help...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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The Tech Report System Guide: December 2015 edition
— 8:11 PM on December 21, 2015

In this edition of our System Guide, we leave Intel's Haswell CPUs and 9-series chipsets behind to look exclusively at Skylake chips and the best...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Samsung turned our SSD Endurance Experiment into something incredible
— 10:00 AM on December 16, 2015

TR's SSD Endurance Experiment showed just how many bytes of writes today's SSDs can handle before expiring. We concluded our experiment with a take on...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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