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TR's 2014 Christmas gift guide
— 3:54 PM on November 25, 2014

It's that time of year again. The big man up north is making his list—and checking it twice—while shoppers to the south contemplate what...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Input devices Mobile computing Software

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Lian Li sticks a window on its PC-Q33 Mini-ITX case
— 12:58 PM on November 25, 2014

A little more than a year ago, Lian Li introduced the PC-Q33, a nifty Mini-ITX enclosure with a hinged design. Now, the company is...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Fractal Design's Define R5 mid-tower looks like one stealthy Scandinavian
— 6:00 AM on November 25, 2014

Fractal Design's long-awaited Define R5 mid-tower has finally arrived, and it looks like a worthy successor to the popular R4. The styling is practical...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Gaming on the Grid with Nvidia's Shield Tablet
— 3:12 PM on November 24, 2014

Music and video streaming are big business these days. Game streaming hasn't taken off in the same way, but Nvidia has big plans for it....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Symantec says a Stuxnet-like trojan has been spying for years
— 2:13 PM on November 24, 2014

Symantec says it has discovered powerful malware that's been spying on governments, corporations, researchers, and private individuals. Dubbed Regin, this "top-tier espionage tool" has...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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ASRock's latest X99 board turns onboard networking up to 22Gbps
— 10:30 AM on November 24, 2014

ASRock's workstation-oriented X99 WS-E/10G motherboard takes networking to a whole 'nother level. First, there are the dual Gigabit Ethernet jacks, each one powered by an...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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The TR Podcast 166 is now available on YouTube
— 4:41 PM on November 21, 2014

The video from last night's podcast recording session is now available on YouTube, and I've embedded it below. We decided to raise the difficulty level...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays Mobile computing Gaming The Tech Report Podcast

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Chromebooks now come with 1TB of cloud storage for two years
— 4:10 PM on November 21, 2014

Is this a price war I smell? As $200 Chromebook-style Windows systems continue to trickle into the market, Google has increased the amount...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Devil's Canyon starting at $179.99, Intel 730 Series for $0.42/GB, and more
— 11:48 AM on November 21, 2014

Black Friday now spans more than a week, which seems a bit ridiculous. But it's hard to complain about getting even more sweet deals on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Intel's 3D NAND has 32 layers and 256Gb per die
— 7:28 PM on November 20, 2014

During an investor webcast this afternoon, Intel revealed that it will offer SSDs based on 3D NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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TR's November 2014 mobile staff picks
— 2:32 PM on November 20, 2014

Quite a lot has changed since we spun off the mobile section of the TR System Guide into our first mobile staff picks. In just...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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AMD's Carrizo APU is coming in mid-2015, will share package with Beema successor
— 9:44 AM on November 20, 2014

In the wake of a "Future of Computing" event held today in Singapore, John Byrne, senior VP and general manager of AMD's Computing and Graphics...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Finally light bulb's Tesla tech gives LEDs a worthy rival
— 12:37 AM on November 20, 2014

Ever since I improbably started blogging occasionally about light bulbs, I've been waiting impatiently to get a look at the first product from The...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Mozilla ditches Google, signs five-year deal with Yahoo
— 4:47 PM on November 19, 2014

For the past 10 years, Google has been the default search engine in Firefox—and the Mozilla Foundation has gotten financial support from the search giant...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Gigabyte squeezes Haswell-E motherboard into microATX form factor
— 10:30 AM on November 19, 2014

Gigabyte is rolling out a new motherboard for Haswell-E processors, and it's smaller than one might expect. Instead of occupying a full-sized ATX form factor,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Thermaltake's new mATX case is stackable, rotatable
— 9:37 AM on November 19, 2014

Another case has joined Thermaltake's microATX roster. While it looks pretty plain from the outside, the Core V21 has two unusual features: it can...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Be quiet! premieres its first PC enclosure
— 4:50 PM on November 18, 2014

German company Be quiet! doesn't often make headlines on this side of the pond. The company does, however, make some nifty-looking coolers as well...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Marvell courts high-end mobile devices with eight-core, 64-bit ARM SoC
— 10:56 AM on November 18, 2014

Marvell has introduced a couple of 64-bit SoCs for smartphones and tablets. The beefiest of the two is the Armada Mobile PXA1936, which has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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