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Huawei opens up three new Windows 10 notebooks
— 5:00 PM on May 23, 2017

Huawei has been able to capture at least a little attention in the North America with high-spec smartphones at mainstream prices. The company's Surface-like...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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GeForce 382.33 drivers are ready for a match of Tekken 7
— 1:13 PM on May 22, 2017

The never-ending beat of graphics driver updates just keeps on thumping along. Nvidia's software team is the group handling the sticks today, and the result...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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HP upgrades Envy and Spectre x2 laptop lineups
— 11:35 AM on May 22, 2017

By most accounts, Microsoft has done a pretty good job of iterating and expanding its Surface hybrid tablet machines since their introduction at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Radeon 17.5.2 drivers boost Prey performance
— 11:30 AM on May 19, 2017

Graphics driver optimization is a seemingly never-ending task. AMD's previous Radeon Software update focused on improving performance in Arkane Studios' survival-horror-action reboot of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Deals of the week: nice mobos, cheap RAM, and more
— 10:21 AM on May 19, 2017

These gerbilssss... theys conssstantly out on the prowl. Tricksy gerbilses. I knows what they wantses, my preciousss hardware. But I gives it not to them,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Storage Memory

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WD Red drives will let you add storage 10TB at a time
— 3:30 PM on May 18, 2017

We all love solid-state storage. Modern SSDs are fast, dense, and not too expensive, relatively speaking. That is, relative to what they used to cost....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Corsair's Force Series MP500 240GB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 1:01 PM on May 18, 2017

Corsair is throwing its hat into the NVMe SSD ring with the Force MP500 drive. We subjected the drive to our testing gauntlet to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Optane DIMMs and companion CPUs will arrive in 2018
— 9:00 AM on May 18, 2017

Intel's Optane Memory tech showcases what 3D Xpoint memory can do on a limited scale, but the potential for Optane extends well beyond hard-drive...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory

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We have the winners of the Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest
— 3:56 PM on May 16, 2017

Staff deliberations are over and the winners of our Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest have been chosen. A large percentage of the entries got...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Windows 10 on ARM could run x86 apps seamlessly at native speed
— 10:00 AM on May 16, 2017

Late last year, we heard that Microsoft was working on bringing Windows 10—not Windows RT, or Windows 10 RT, or something like that—over to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Only two months to go before TR BBQ XIV
— 2:35 PM on May 15, 2017

There's no slick sales pitch to go with this reminder. I just headed to the lake this morning to snag a video that would let...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Aquantia AQtion NICs bring 5 Gbps Ethernet to a PCIe slot near you
— 12:00 PM on May 15, 2017

Gigabit Ethernet has been around for what seems like forever. The standard is so ubiquitous that TR staff has discussed no longer mentioning the presence...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Three flavors of Linux are coming to Windows Store
— 5:00 PM on May 12, 2017

One of the highlights of Microsoft's Build conference last year was the announcement of an Ubuntu-based Linux subsystem for Windows 10. The company's recent announcement...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Linux-Unix

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Deals of the week: high-end graphics cards, big hard drives, and more
— 11:58 AM on May 12, 2017

Good afternoon, dear sirs. We understand that some of you may still be gazing at the beautiful hues of Corsair's latest Dominator RAM kit,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Power Storage

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Our Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest ends tomorrow
— 4:00 PM on May 11, 2017

I suppose it's the nature of a napkin sketch to be a last-minute endeavor. That said, if you were thinking about entering our sketchy...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Float across devices with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
— 11:33 AM on May 11, 2017

Microsoft's spokespersons spent most of the first day of the company's annual Build conference talking about Cortana and other AI-related topics. Today, the focus...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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Toshiba shows 64-layer BiCS flash running at Dell EMC World
— 10:00 AM on May 11, 2017

Dell EMC World 2017 is wrapping up today. Among the announcements of note came the news that Toshiba is beginning to use its third-generation,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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The Tech Report System Guide: May 2017 edition
— 3:31 PM on May 9, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are shaking up the midrange CPU market, and we're here to help builders navigate this unfamiliar terrain. We also account for...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Cooling Storage

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