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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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Some Zen CPUs may pack 32 cores and eight memory channels
— 11:03 AM on February 11, 2016

Every time there's an impending CPU or GPU release, a lot of rumors start floating around. AMD's upcoming Zen architecture is no exception to that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Snapdragon 625 SoC powers up mid-range mobile devices
— 10:01 AM on February 11, 2016

Qualcomm has announced three new additions to its Snapdragon line of mobile SoCs: the Snapdragon 625, 435, and 425. The numbers suggest...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing

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Google to phase out Flash display ads in January of next year
— 8:27 AM on February 10, 2016

Progress towards a Flash-free web continues. Google has announced that as of June 30 of this year, no new Flash-based ads will be accepted...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Oculus will discount Oculus Ready PCs as part of a Rift bundle
— 3:36 PM on February 9, 2016

Oculus' Rift is almost here, but in case you haven't heard, it's probably not going to run on the old family laptop. For those uninterested...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Amazon lets developers build games for free with Lumberyard
— 8:58 AM on February 9, 2016

Amazon, never shy to enter a new line of business, has announced a free, cross-platform game engine today called Lumberyard. The online giant also...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Servers

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ASRock kills its SkyOC BCLK overclocking feature
— 10:00 AM on February 5, 2016

Farewell, Skylake BCLK overclocking, we hardly knew ye. ASRock has pulled the plug on its SkyOC feature, not even a couple months after it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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Google Safe Browsing blocks sites with fake download buttons
— 2:31 PM on February 4, 2016

Google is making good on its promise to protect users from social engineering attempts. The company is now putting the kibosh on fake...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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ASRock A88M-ITX/ac gives AMD APUs a fun-sized foundation
— 9:51 AM on February 4, 2016

AMD's affordable CPUs can be a great fit for an HTPC or a NAS server. ASRock is likely thinking along the same lines, as it's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Servers

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Soft Machines reveals performance targets for its VISC processors
— 1:15 PM on February 3, 2016

Soft Machines continues to develop CPUs built using its VISC architecture. If you're not already familiar with VISC, be sure to read our in-depth...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD puts Excavator on the desktop with the Athlon X4 845
— 8:52 AM on February 2, 2016

AMD had some announcements to make at CES regarding Socket AM4 and a new, quieter boxed cooler called the Wraith. While new CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Gigabyte X99 BIOS updates could hint at Broadwell-E CPU support
— 5:34 PM on January 29, 2016

Gigabyte has quietly released BIOS updates for its range of X99-chipset-based motherboards. Along with support for 16GB DIMMs, the new firmware versions bring support...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Chrome 48 for iOS brings massive speed and stability improvements
— 12:51 PM on January 27, 2016

Version 48 of the Chrome browser was released today. While this release doesn't deserve much fanfare for its desktop operating system incarnations, it's a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Software Networking

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AMD and Falcon Northwest cram Gemini into a tiny tower at VRLA
— 9:47 AM on January 25, 2016

Back when we reviewed the R9 Fury X, we commented on how much power it fits into a compact package. Now AMD and Falcon...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 now available with 1TB SSDs
— 10:11 AM on January 22, 2016

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book have certainly made an impression with techies everywhere. Some really heavy-duty users may feel a little...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Mobile computing Windows

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The Tech Report is looking for a staff writer and news writers
— 10:20 AM on January 21, 2016

The Tech Report is hiring. We're looking for smart, entertaining writers who are passionate about technology and want to share that passion with our audience....

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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GIMPS distributed-computing project finds the 49th Mersenne prime
— 8:27 AM on January 21, 2016

The more prime numbers we find, the harder it gets to find a new one. The latest prime number, discovered using the free Great...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Serious bug in Linux kernel allows for privilege escalation
— 4:17 PM on January 20, 2016

The security team at Perception Point has uncovered a serious bug in the Linux kernel that could allow a regular user to get elevated...

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix Servers

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