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Deal of the week: 27'' AHVA monitor for $300, The Witcher 3 for $39
— 12:05 PM on May 22, 2015

E-tailers are revving their promotional engines for the Memorial Day weekend, and that's produced some sweet deals on PC hardware. Craving a jumbo monitor based on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Report: Samsung spending $14 billion on new semiconductor fab
— 8:55 AM on May 8, 2015

Samsung is reportedly making a huge investment in its next semiconductor production facility. According to ET News, the firm plans to sink $14.3 billion...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Memory

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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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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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MSI's 990FXA Gaming mobo freshens up with USB 3.1
— 1:51 PM on May 6, 2015

AMD's 990FX chipset soldiers on. As an astute TR commenter pointed out a while back, this platform is over five years old now. Motherboard makers...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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