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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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MSI lets loose a trio of Optane motherboard bundles
— 4:00 PM on April 25, 2017

The results that Jeff got from one of those Optane cache drives are pretty promising, don't you think? MSI also seems to think so,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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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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SK Hynix fires up its foundries for 16 Gb/s GDDR6
— 9:11 AM on April 25, 2017

In some circles, High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) has already been crowned as the graphics card memory of the future. However, it's still not the time...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Intel's 32GB Optane Memory storage accelerator reviewed
— 11:08 AM on April 24, 2017

Intel's Optane Memory tech purports to offer most of the responsiveness of an SSD to systems whose primary storage device is a good old hard...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Deals of the week: a mighty PSU, mid-range CPUs, and more
— 11:40 AM on April 21, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write something funny, stupid, or both... if I had anything today. We're buzzing bees at TR HQ right now,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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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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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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G.Skill cranks Trident Z memory to 4333 MT/s
— 10:00 AM on April 17, 2017

Faster memory doesn't help in every PC task, but a select group of programs and games seem to benefit more from RAM throughput than from...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 on Kaby and Ryzen are now blocked
— 2:50 PM on April 13, 2017

Well, the day has arrived. We previously reported that Microsoft had plans to block users of Kaby Lake and Ryzen systems from installing or...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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Deals of the week: huge monitors, a big hard drive, and more
— 11:41 AM on April 13, 2017

Tomorrow may be Good Friday, but all that means for hardware-hungry gerbils is that today is Deals Thursday. The release of AMD's excellent Ryzen 5...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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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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SK Hynix stacks 3D NAND chips to the sky
— 10:14 AM on April 10, 2017

NAND flash write endurance seems to decrease as manufacturing processes get smaller. The time between process shrinks seems to grow with every node, even...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Deals of the week: a packed ROG mobo, lit RAM, and more
— 11:25 AM on April 7, 2017

Fair Friday to you, dear gerbils. Can you feel the tension in the air? Do you sense the impending explosion of frametime graphs, value charts,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory

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