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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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Zotac serves up Zbox R mini-PCs with RAID support
— 4:17 PM on May 20, 2015

It seems like we've been showered with mini-PCs of late, and Zotac is adding another couple to the pile—albeit with a unique twist. Each...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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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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The 5K iMac now starts at $1999
— 12:52 PM on May 19, 2015

Apple's 27" Retina iMac features an eye-popping 5K (or 5120x2880) display. Those pixels used to reside in a machine starting at $2499, but Apple...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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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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Classic games returning to Windows 10 with Candy Crush Saga in tow
— 9:05 AM on May 15, 2015

Think Microsoft isn't serious about PC gaming? Think again. After being taken out of the starting lineup for Windows 8, Solitaire made a triumphant return...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Leak describes fanless ASRock mini-PC with Type-C USB
— 4:38 PM on May 13, 2015

We've seen a few NUC-alike releases from Gigabyte and MSI of late, though none of them are fanless. Passive cooling is a desirable...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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The making of Damagebox 2015
— 3:43 PM on May 13, 2015

I've built myself a fast, quiet, and stately new PC out of all-new components. Come have a look at Damagebox 2015.

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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4K and HDR video arrive on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs
— 11:44 AM on May 13, 2015

Even in the age of Netflix, work continues on newer and better optical media formats. The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that it's finished the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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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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The Tech Report System Guide: May 2015 edition
— 7:20 PM on May 11, 2015

Ready to build a new PC? The latest edition of our System Guide features our picks for everything you'll need to put together a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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$9 computer has ARM SoC, docks with portable module
— 10:36 AM on May 11, 2015

At just nine bucks, Next Thing's Chip might be the cheapest single-board computer yet. The Kickstarted product blew past its funding goal and has...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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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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Deal of the week: Dragon Age: Inquistion for $30, and more
— 11:28 AM on May 8, 2015

It's that time again. Here are the deals that popped up on my radar this morning: EA is taking 25% off everything at its Origin online...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Fixstars crams 6TB into a 2.5" SSD
— 9:51 AM on May 7, 2015

It's common to see six-terabyte capacities in the world of mechanical hard drives, but solid-state storage usually tops out at far lower figures. Fixstars' latest...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Etc.
— 9:13 AM on May 7, 2015

I've had several of you ask me how I'm enjoying Google Fiber since my post about the installation work being done in my...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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