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In the lab: Corsair's Bulldog mini-PC kit
— 9:19 AM on May 25, 2016

Over the past few years, Corsair has expanded from its roots as a premium RAM provider to become nearly a one-stop shop for the PC...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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OCZ RD400 NVMe SSD heats up the enthusiast storage game
— 11:02 AM on May 24, 2016

We recently reported on big changes in the OCZ SSD lineup under Toshiba. OCZ’s previous line of SSDs was cut down to just two...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 750 EVO SSD family grows with a 500GB model
— 10:33 AM on May 24, 2016

With its 850 series solid-state disks, Samsung did away with the non-EVO, non-Pro base model in its lineup, leaving folks in the market for a cheap-yet-quality SSD looking...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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We need your input as we plan the "second-10th" TR BBQ
— 1:32 PM on May 23, 2016

There's only two months to go before the next TR BBQ. This post is specifically aimed at TR gerbils that won't be able to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Leap Motion gets an official VR headset mounting kit
— 9:32 AM on May 23, 2016

Leap Motion released a whole-hand motion-tracking controller back in 2013. In February, the company updated its software to better complement the upcoming VR headsets....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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EK Waterblocks is ready to help GTX 1080s chill out
— 9:02 AM on May 23, 2016

Purchasers of a Founder's Edition GeForce know exactly what board design they're getting. That certainty is especially important to liquid-cooling enthusiasts who need to...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Windows 10 will get Halo's Forge level builder and multiplayer mode
— 2:21 PM on May 20, 2016

Halo fans, rejoice! Halo 5 is sorta-kinda-arriving on the PC... ish. Microsoft has announced Forge - Halo 5: Guardians Edition, which brings Halo's Forge...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Google contemplates disabling the backspace shortcut in Chrome
— 1:38 PM on May 20, 2016

Google's Chrome browser is a dominant force in the web-browser market. According to NetMarketShare.com, Chrome holds about 43% of the browser market. Google has never...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: a 1TB SSD for $205 and more
— 11:20 AM on May 20, 2016

Happy Friday, Gerbils, and welcome to another of our storied deals-of-the-week posts. We’ve got a lot of returning alumni this week, and a few newcomers....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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EK Xres 100 pump and reservoir combo is ready for Mini-ITX PCs
— 3:29 PM on May 19, 2016

The Slovenian liquid cooling company EK Waterblocks has announced a new pump and reservoir combo today in its Xres series: the EK-Xres 100 SPC-60...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Google details Android N security and performance improvements
— 12:03 PM on May 19, 2016

The as-yet-unnamed Android N was officially announced during Google's I/O 2016 Keynote. For those fortunate enough to own a Nexus or Pixel C device,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Microsoft releases update rollup for Windows 7 SP1
— 9:14 AM on May 18, 2016

Microsoft has released an update rollup for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 that it's calling a "convenience rollup."...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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HGST drives lead the pack in latest Backblaze reliability report
— 5:33 PM on May 17, 2016

Every quarter, Backblaze releases a report that accounts for the thousands of hard drives it uses in its proprietary Storage Pod enclosures, and the failure...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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EVGA X99 FTW K mobo takes aim at overclockers and tweakers
— 2:41 PM on May 17, 2016

EVGA is hot on MSI's heels with a refreshed X99 board of its own that's presumably ready for the upcoming Broadwell-E launch. The company's newest...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Google details plans to phase out Flash Player
— 8:33 AM on May 17, 2016

Earlier this year, Google announced that it would no longer accept Flash-based ads for its AdWords and DoubleClick services. By the end of 2016,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Tuesday Shortbread
— 5:50 AM on May 17, 2016

Eight is Enough DigiTimes: Intel, Microsoft to limit OS support on new processors; to increase IPC players costs AnandTech: AMD changes SSD strategy:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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We're teaming up with Corsair and MSI to build a sweet VR PC
— 4:45 PM on May 16, 2016

Oculus' Rift and HTC's Vive VR headsets have been in the wild for some time now. We're still poking and prodding that next-generation technology to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 bring lots of small fixes
— 3:57 PM on May 16, 2016

Looks like today is Apple Patch Monday. Cupertino has released a bevy of fixes for its two main operating systems, bringing iOS to version...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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