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Black Friday deals: everything your heart desires
— 11:59 AM on November 24, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write some sort of witty intro, if I had one. It's Black Friday and there's a lot of deals...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cooling Storage Systems Displays Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Peruse our picks from the 2017 Steam Autumn Sale
— 10:59 AM on November 24, 2017

Open up your wallets, PC gamers, because Steam's running a pretty darn good sale right now. It's called the Steam Autumn Sale, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Wednesday deals: sweet displays, a $150 Ryzen 5 1500X, and more
— 12:28 PM on November 22, 2017

Good day, gerbils. I'm half-dead with cold and flu, my throat is raw, my eyes look like tomatoes, and I feel like I lost a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays

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Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU reviewed
— 9:23 AM on November 22, 2017

Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU puts two more cores and four more threads in the same ultrabook-friendly 15W TDP that's been the domain of dual-core parts...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Intel patches new vulnerabilities in its Management Engine
— 3:15 PM on November 21, 2017

The last year has not been Intel's best from a PC security perspective. Positive Technologies recently announced that PCs built with Intel processors going...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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Marvell takes Cavium under its wing for $6 billion
— 4:18 PM on November 20, 2017

The big acquisition deal in progress in the semiconductor space might be Broadcom's rejected bid to take over Qualcomm, but a pair of less-prominent...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Deals of the day: Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs on the cheap and more
— 2:38 PM on November 20, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. Black Friday is approaching, and many e-tailers are getting a head start on deals in preparation for the big day. We're breaking our...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Displays Mobile computing

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ROG Strix XG32VQ and XG35VQ fuse fast VA panels with FreeSync
— 10:55 AM on November 20, 2017

Asus is expanding its lineup of FreeSync-enabled gaming monitors with the ROG Strix XG32VQ and ROG Strix XG35VQ, a pair of 1800R curved...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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ROG Strix GL702ZC takes 16 Ryzen threads on the move
— 9:22 AM on November 20, 2017

The world of gaming laptops has been dominated by Intel CPUs and Nvidia graphics the last few product cycles, even as AMD's Ryzen 7...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel spins up new assembly-and-test site for Coffee Lake CPUs
— 2:30 PM on November 17, 2017

Demand for Intel's Coffee Lake processors has been as hot as a good cup of pour-over, judging by recent e-tail prices and stock levels. To...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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In the lab: Corsair's HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset
— 10:07 AM on November 16, 2017

We spend a lot of time talking about graphics here at The Tech Report—and rightly so! But after the benchmarks are done and we're diving...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Futuremark expands the VRMark building with a Cyan Room
— 4:30 PM on November 15, 2017

Futuremark, the purveyor of graphics-card-crippling benchmark software, has added another tool to its arsenal. The next edition of VRMark will include the Cyan...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Origin PC spills Coffee Lake on its Eon-series laptops
— 3:00 PM on November 15, 2017

Intel has made the term "eighth-generation" pretty confusing when it comes to its mainstream Core processors. Eighth-generation desktop Core i5 and Core i7 chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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HTC Focus VR headset stands alone with six degrees of freedom
— 9:00 AM on November 14, 2017

Just weeks after Oculus' announcement of its Go standalone virtual reality headsets comes the Vive Focus, HTC's own standalone VR device. The Focus...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Gaming

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Early benches of recent ARM server CPUs show serious promise
— 4:34 PM on November 13, 2017

There's been a lot of talk in recent months about ARM-based server CPUs in one form or another. While it's been a reasonable...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Intel quietly kills off next-gen Knights Hill Xeon Phi chips
— 2:22 PM on November 13, 2017

The SC '17 conference is taking place this week, and while many companies are taking the opportunity to launch new products and services at the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $130 billion bid
— 9:00 AM on November 13, 2017

Qualcomm announced this morning that it's officially rejecting Broadcom's unsolicited $130 billion takeover offer. Qualcomm's board of directors unanimously voted to turn down...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Thermaltake X Comfort Air chair tries to keep backsides cooler
— 4:58 PM on November 10, 2017

What kind of chair are you using, gerbils? I'm still sitting in an ancient steel-framed office chair that pre-dates DirectX. A lot of companies are...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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