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Acer Predator 17 X notebook and G1 desktop join the hunt
— 2:35 PM on April 21, 2016

Acer has been betting heavily on its Predator lineup of gaming-oriented hardware lately. Today marks a new offensive for the black-and-red monsters. Let's first...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Opera preview build integrates a free VPN service with the browser
— 9:38 AM on April 21, 2016

Opera wants to become the browser of choice for users concerned about privacy. In March, the company introduced a native ad-blocking service. Now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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This is your three-month warning for the "second-10th" TR BBQ
— 1:35 PM on April 20, 2016

I know what you're thinking after reading that headline: what the heck does "second-10th" mean? It's pretty simple, really. We started hosting The Tech...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Razer deploys its Turret living-room lapboard
— 1:00 PM on April 19, 2016

PC gaming in the living room has always been subject to compromises, and Valve's Steam Controller is just the most recent example. Those compromises...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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World of Warcraft's Legion invasion arrives August 30
— 10:24 AM on April 19, 2016

Blizzard's iconic antihero Illidan returns to Azeroth this summer.  The demon armies of the Burning Legion will invade on August 30, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Toshiba cuts over 14,000 jobs worldwide
— 5:04 PM on April 18, 2016

Over the past few months, we've been reporting on financial troubles at Toshiba. In December, the company announced its intent to lay off 7,800...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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G.Skill's Ripjaws MX780 RGB gaming mouse reviewed
— 8:03 AM on April 18, 2016

G.Skill may be best known among TR readers for its RAM, but the company is branching into gaming peripherals, as well. We test-drove G.Skill's Ripjaws...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Deals of the week: a GeForce GTX 980 Ti, cheap SSDs, and more
— 12:14 PM on April 15, 2016

Momma always said I should work hard so I can make a man of myself. I may have dropped out of school, but I'm making...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Google Chrome 50 drops support for Windows XP
— 7:22 AM on April 15, 2016

Just this week we reported on the continued post-support life of Windows XP, and now Google is distancing itself from the aging OS, too....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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In the lab: HTC's Vive VR headset
— 5:23 PM on April 14, 2016

Just a few short days after Oculus' Rift hit our labs, HTC's Vive VR headset is also in our hands now. Yours truly is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Third-party patch allows HTC Vive to play Oculus Home titles
— 11:11 AM on April 14, 2016

Software and hardware platform locks have long been a method of setting products apart, and VR headsets are no exception. The HTC Vive’s standard software...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Asus puts software in control of three new gaming monitors
— 10:50 AM on April 14, 2016

Three new gaming monitors—the MG28UQ, MG24UQ, and MG248Q—are joining the extended family of Asus gaming displays. These new displays have familiar specifications along with...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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New USB standards make cables and devices more trustworthy
— 1:31 PM on April 13, 2016

A while ago, Google engineer Benson Leung ran into a small problem with a USB 3.0 cable he got from Amazon: it fried his...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Input devices

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Gartner: PC shipments fell 9.6% between Q4 2015 and Q1 2016
— 3:34 PM on April 12, 2016

It's no secret that the PC market has been in decline for a while, and the latest report from Gartner's analysts doesn't bring any...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Updated: Oculus significantly delays many Rift pre-orders
— 10:52 AM on April 12, 2016

It seems like the TR staff may have been lucky to get our Oculus Rift when we did. Today is the day that Oculus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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SteelSeries Apex M500 keyboard goes back to basics
— 3:56 PM on April 11, 2016

The past few months has produced a rash of glitzy RGB LED keyboards with all sorts of weird shapes and lighting systems. It's a little...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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In the lab: Oculus' Rift VR headset
— 1:48 PM on April 11, 2016

After what seems like an eternity of hype, Oculus' Rift VR headset is a real, shipping product, and we got ours in the mail...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Security researchers promote Badlock SMB bug ahead of patches
— 10:53 AM on April 11, 2016

Tomorrow marks the much talked-about release of the patch for the Samba bug branded Badlock. While we don’t...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Servers

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