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Report: VR headset market is dominated by Google Cardboard
— 10:00 AM on February 22, 2017

After a bunch of false starts, 2016 was finally the "Year of VR." The first offerings arrived a while before that, in the form of...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel XMM 7560 modem is ready for 5G anywhere in the world
— 9:00 AM on February 22, 2017

5G might not be just around the corner, but it's definitely starting to loom over the horizon. Last October, Qualcomm announced its first 5G...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Master of Shapes brings Vive tracking to Daydream VR
— 2:30 PM on February 17, 2017

The dev kit for HTC's Vive Tracker peripheral is already a hot commodity among virtual reality developers. The company says it's received 2300...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Deals of the week: Z270 motherboards, storage, and more
— 11:41 AM on February 17, 2017

Howdy! Have you upgraded to Kaby Lake yet? Well, if you haven't, now's a good time as any. We have some sweet hardware deals...

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

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Falcon Northwest's Oculus Ready desktops get a splash of Kaby Lake
— 2:00 PM on February 15, 2017

Boutique builder Falcon Northwest has a long history of working with Oculus, having built development and demo rigs for the VR headset maker for a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Adata SX950 SSDs offer 3D MLC flash and fast speeds
— 9:06 AM on February 15, 2017

The days of the high-performance SATA SSD may be dimming, thanks to NVMe M.2 drives' ever-smaller physical sizes and prices and their higher...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Amazon Chimes in on video conferencing market
— 3:30 PM on February 14, 2017

Skype was originally released in 2003. Apple's FaceTime first appeared on iOS back in 2010. Video conferencing is definitely not anything new. Amazon is...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking Personal tech

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Qualcomm announces its first 802.11ax Wi-Fi products
— 2:30 PM on February 13, 2017

I suspect that most gerbils probably have the same love-hate relationship with Wi-Fi that I do. I love it when it works, and hate it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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In the lab: MSI's Trident 3 gaming mini-PC
— 2:43 PM on February 10, 2017

Among MSI's gaming PCs, the smallest model is the Trident 3. I've been curious about the performance of one of these slabs ever since...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Possible Intel Optane DC P4800X specifications leak
— 1:00 PM on February 10, 2017

As products featuring Intel and Micron's joint venture 3D XPoint storage chips get closer to market, the claims surrounding them seem to have gotten less...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Deals of the week: a relatively affordable GTX 1080 and more
— 10:54 AM on February 10, 2017

Whew. I'm in a rush today, fellow gerbils, so let's dive right into the best deals we found this week. Let's start off with something big....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Mobile computing

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The Tech Report System Guide: February 2017 edition
— 2:45 PM on February 9, 2017

Intel's desktop Kaby Lake CPUs and their accompanying 200-series motherboards are out now, and that means good news for PC builders everywhere. See how Intel's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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Toshiba gets on the starting blocks for its latest NAND fab
— 12:30 PM on February 9, 2017

Japanese electronics manufacturer Toshiba has been suffering some financial difficulties as of late. These losses are at least partially related to a 2015...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Google Brain neural network learns how to 'Enhance'
— 3:30 PM on February 8, 2017

When humans hallucinate, it's usually considered a problem. When computers do it, it's science. Research divisions of Google's parent company Alphabet have recently been working...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Corsair heads into the pre-built PC arena with One machine
— 12:30 PM on February 8, 2017

Perhaps it's in the nature of technology companies to constantly expand into new fields. Corsair started out making memory modules, but over the years...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Sandisk Skyhawk SSDs swoop down on servers
— 10:00 AM on February 8, 2017

Western Digital is expanding its subsidiary Sandisk's portfolio of SSDs with a pair of massive drives designed for its enterprise customers. Sandisk claims that

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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PlayStation 4 update 4.50 will enable up to 8TB of USB storage
— 12:15 PM on February 3, 2017

As games grow ever larger, the slightly-over-400GB of storage available on the PlayStation 4's internal disk drive looks more and more cramped. One solution is to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Deals of the week: a spiffy mobo, fast graphics cards, and more
— 10:48 AM on February 3, 2017

Welcome to today's edition of TR's Compute Cooking Show. First, we need to start with a good motherboard. Then, we liberally sprinkle as much RAM...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory

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