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Join us right now for a TR Podcast live stream
— 5:38 PM on May 21, 2015

After a brief, allergen-fueled hiatus, the TR Podcast returns tonight. Starting at 9:30 ET/6:30 PT right now, we'll be streaming our recording session live on...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Gigabyte's Z97-HD3 motherboard reviewed
— 2:40 PM on May 21, 2015

At $100, the Z97-HD3 is Gigabyte's most affordable full-sized Z97 board. We've taken a closer look at what the board has to offer, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

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Collaborative rendering reduces bandwidth for streaming games
— 9:09 AM on May 21, 2015

Researchers at Microsoft and Duke University have developed a way to dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by games streamed from remote servers. Dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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$60 tuner almost turns the Xbox One into a DVR
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2015

Windows Media Center may be dead, but that doesn't mean Microsoft has given up on DVRs. The Xbox One can now tune in...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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OCZ's latest Z-Drive has 16 flash channels laced with NVMe goodness
— 10:14 AM on May 20, 2015

There's a new NVM Express SSD in town. OCZ's enterprise-oriented Z-Drive 6000 Series supports version 1.1b of the low-overhead protocol designed to replace AHCI....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Braswell quad powers passively-cooled ASRock Mini-ITX board
— 6:00 AM on May 20, 2015

Another Braswell-based motherboard has quietly made its way onto the web. ASRock's website now lists the IMB-154, a passively-cooled Mini-ITX model with Intel's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's new dual-socket Xeon board supports CrossFire and SLI
— 10:15 AM on May 19, 2015

Looking for a beefy workstation board to host a couple of Haswell-EP processors? Gigabyte's MW70-3S0 might be just the ticket. This monster squeezes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Fractal Design murders out the Define R5
— 3:52 PM on May 18, 2015

Fractal Design's case design language usually includes contrasting black and white elements (see our Define R5 review for an example), but that look might...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Braswell SoCs appear on fanless Asus microATX boards
— 9:49 AM on May 18, 2015

Otherwise known as Braswell, Intel's latest Atom processor combines upgraded graphics with 14-nm fabrication. We've already seen the chip pop up on several Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $336, the Pentium AE for $60, and more
— 11:49 AM on May 15, 2015

Welcome to another edition of TR's weekly deals post. This one includes more than just cheap SSDs, but imma make you wade through a couple...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Gaming

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Tonight's TR podcast canceled due to reasons
— 2:52 PM on May 14, 2015

Update: Severe spring allergies and/or a cold has sapped my will to live tonight and messed up my throat. I'm gonna have to call off...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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BitTorrent Bleep brings encrypted messaging to multiple platforms
— 6:00 AM on May 13, 2015

First announced as an pre-alpha last year, BitTorrent's encrypted messaging system is finally ready for prime time. The latest release "solve[s] serverless peer-to-peer messaging,"...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Verizon to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion
— 10:27 AM on May 12, 2015

Remember AOL? You know, the dial-up Internet provider who used to send you all those free CDs? Well, the company has since transformed itself into...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Nvidia brings 1080p60 Grid streaming to Shield devices
— 10:05 AM on May 12, 2015

Nvidia is upping the visual fidelity of its Grid game-streaming service for Shield devices. The latest update for the Shield Hub Android app brings...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Deltatronic shows off a passively-cooled X99 system
— 9:43 AM on May 11, 2015

We've seen a couple fanless PCs based on Intel's NUC design recently, but the latest machine from German PC maker Deltatronics is far more ambitious....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems

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The TR Podcast bonus video: AMD, Zen, Fiji, and more
— 3:25 PM on May 8, 2015

Last night's live stream with David Kanter was a deliciously nerdy discussion of AMD's upcoming CPUs and graphics chips in light of the roadmap...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Podcast

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Join me and David Kanter to talk AMD and Zen at 9:30 PM ET
— 6:43 PM on May 7, 2015

Just a quick reminder: we'll be talking about the news from AMD's Analyst Day on The TR Podcast live stream tonight with special guest...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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