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Microsoft describes how it uses telemetry data for smoother updates
— 1:23 PM on April 26, 2017

A vocal minority has up in arms about Windows 10's data collection ever since its release. The company's been making an effort towards being...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems

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Asus Vivo PC X is slim and ready for a VR headset
— 12:43 PM on April 25, 2017

The recent focus on VR, coupled with the amount of graphics horsepower you can get in a small package, has led companies like MSI and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Dell shows off a pro-grade 4K HDR display and AIO machines
— 10:00 AM on April 21, 2017

 The population of HDR televisions is already growing, but the number of HDR PC displays is just getting off the ground. That makes each new...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Displays

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Rumor: Google to bake ad-blocking into Chrome browser
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google intends to include an ad-blocking component in future versions of its popular Chrome web browser. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Gigabyte's latest Brix IoT packs a Core i3 for extra grunt
— 1:00 PM on April 20, 2017

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Gigabyte's Brix IoT PCs—a pair of fanless miniature computers with Intel Apollo Lake SoCs inside. We...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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MSI Leopard Pro laptops sprint for the kill
— 2:30 PM on April 18, 2017

The current generation of chips fabricated on 14-nm and 16-nm processes have allowed for previously-unattainable levels of performance in thin-and-light laptops. MSI's Leopard Pro series...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel drops the curtain on the Intel Developer Forum
— 2:03 PM on April 17, 2017

Intel unceremoniously killed its long-running Intel Developer Forum event series today with a terse announcement on the IDF site: Intel has evolved its event portfolio...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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This is your three-month warning for TR BBQ XIV
— 11:00 AM on April 17, 2017

It's nearly that time of the year again. The magical weekend where TR gerbils from around the country (and maybe the world) descend upon...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Google retires outdated Octane JavaScript benchmark
— 5:00 PM on April 13, 2017

Benchmarks are a crucial part of what we do here at TR. As fun as it can be to compare performance figures for competing widgets,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Nvidia makes good on its promise and releases a macOS driver
— 9:00 AM on April 13, 2017

Nvidia briefly announced a few days that it had a macOS driver in the works that would support its latest 10-series graphics cards, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mac

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Nvidia discusses Google TPU's performance versus modern Teslas
— 5:05 PM on April 10, 2017

Just a few days back, Google published some interesting benchmarks of its Tensor Processing Unit, a custom-made ASIC targeted at AI inference applications. The...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Servers

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Gigabyte Brix IoT is small and connects to almost anything
— 3:30 PM on April 7, 2017

IoT is a buzzword that either gets people excited about new levels of convenience or makes them nervous about new types of security problems. Gigabyte's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

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Nvidia promises a macOS driver for Pascal graphics cards
— 1:00 PM on April 7, 2017

The big hardware news this week was the surprise release of Nvidia's newest new top-of-the-line desktop graphics card, the 2017 Titan Xp. Along with...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mac

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Google TPU chomps data at least 15x faster than regular hardware
— 5:14 PM on April 5, 2017

So you remember Google's Tensor Processing Unit? If not, all you really need to know is that the chip is a custom ASIC designed...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Asus 27" Zen AiO offers sleek simplicity
— 1:30 PM on April 4, 2017

The trend for all-in-one PCs seems to be moving to ever-larger integrated display panels. Apple's iMac and Microsoft's Surface Studio, to cite two...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Apple is working on a more modular and upgradeable Mac Pro
— 8:59 AM on April 4, 2017

Apple's compact, cylindrical Mac Pro was a tour de force when it launched in 2013. That tiny system housed as many as 12 Ivy...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Nvidia brings GeForce-Assisted Gaming to a PC near you
— 4:30 PM on March 31, 2017

We aren't the only ones getting in on the April Fools' shenanigans early. Nvidia's putting its AI expertise to work for gamers with the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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Razer Blade Pro swims in the deep end of Kaby Lake
— 12:30 PM on March 28, 2017

Just six months after introducing the pretty awesome Blade Pro 17.3" gaming laptop, Razer is updating it with an Intel seventh-generation Core i7-7820HK...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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