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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290 for $240, cheap IPS monitors, and more
— 9:33 AM on March 13, 2015

Buckle up. It's time for another edition of TR's weekly deals post. Rebates continue to deliver incredible deals on Radeon R9 290 graphics cards. The pick...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Memory

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Asus' ROG G501 is an all-aluminum mobile beauty
— 8:00 AM on March 13, 2015

Maybe it ages me to admit it, but I tend to think of gaming laptops as thick, heavy slabs that nobody except the most devoted...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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The TR Podcast 172 video: An Apple on yer wrist and an Oculus on yer face
— 1:14 PM on March 12, 2015

We recorded the latest episode of the TR Podcast last night, and the video of our conversation is now available on YouTube. We talked about...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Podcast

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: They're all dead
— 10:22 AM on March 12, 2015

What does Gloria Gaynor have to do with solid-state drives? You'll have to read the final chapter in our SSD Endurance Experiment to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Bizarro IPS hydra promises ''almost seamless'' dual-monitor experience
— 6:00 AM on March 12, 2015

Philips' dual-headed IPS monitor somehow slipped under our radar when it was first announced. The Brilliance 19DP6QJNS is now selling at Newegg, though,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Google updates Chromebook Pixel with USB-C, Broadwell CPUs
— 2:56 PM on March 11, 2015

Google's Chromebook Pixel has always been kind of a contradiction in terms. Whereas most Chromebooks ply the $300-and-below waters of budget laptops, the original Pixel...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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WD's Re+ hard drive promises low-power mechanical storage up to 6TB
— 10:47 AM on March 11, 2015

WD has introduced a new hard drive aimed at high-capacity datacenter applications. The Re+ scales up to 6TB, and the top model purportedly consumes just...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Mushkin's new ECO2 SSDs selling for as little as $0.33/GB
— 6:00 AM on March 11, 2015

SSDs keep getting cheaper. The latest budget offering to hit the market is Mushkin's Enhanced ECO2, a Newegg exclusive that's already marked down to

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Oh lawd, we're podcasting on Wednesday again
— 5:30 PM on March 10, 2015

We're a bit of a moving target lately, but we're getting stuff done. This week's edition of the TR Podcast will be live-streamed on

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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LaCie brings Type-C USB to external hard drive
— 10:23 AM on March 10, 2015

Brace yourself for a bunch of new external storage devices with reversible Type-C connectors. The latest drive maker to throw its hat into the ring...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Apple Watch starts at $349, ships April 24
— 3:24 PM on March 9, 2015

Apple first revealed its smart watch way back in September. We didn't get too many details at the time, ahem, but Apple revealed much...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Apple introduces new, ultra-thin MacBook
— 3:02 PM on March 9, 2015

At Apple's press event today, the company returned its mid-line MacBook to its product lineup. And yes, it's the thinnest Apple notebook ever. But...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: MediaTek SoCs could adopt Radeon graphics
— 10:05 AM on March 9, 2015

MediaTek is one of the biggest SoC providers around. It currently offers a deep lineup of smartphone and tablets chips that pair ARM CPU cores...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Synaptics wants to make mice, keyboards do more in games
— 6:00 AM on March 9, 2015

This past week at GDC, Synaptics unveiled several touch- and fingerprint-sensing solutions that could make mice and keyboards more versatile—and potentially better for gamers.

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Personal tech

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People want thicker smartphones with bigger batteries; Apple doesn't
— 12:52 PM on March 6, 2015

A lot of TR readers have lamented the drive toward slimmer devices that sacrifice battery life to shave a few millimeters. As it turns out,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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A first look at USB 3.1 performance
— 11:30 AM on March 6, 2015

Today, we're going to take our very first look at some USB 3.1 gear. Asus has supplied us with a drive enclosure and a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Deal of the week: A G-Sync display, Shield Tablet, and more
— 9:15 AM on March 6, 2015

We have a few unexpected items in this week's deals post, plus some of the usual suspects. G-Sync monitors are still relatively rare, so it's somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Monitors with AMD's FreeSync tech now available in select regions
— 12:58 PM on March 5, 2015

We may be about to see the floodgates open for monitors featuring AMD's FreeSync variable-refresh technology. The company says FreeSync monitors can now be found...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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