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The TR staff traveled across the country to catch the 2017 eclipse
— 2:32 PM on August 22, 2017

Jeff Kampman, Editor-in-Chief The stars aligned this week to allow me to get away from my testing labs to experience the totality of yesterday's...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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HP Omen X laptop is overclockable and overpowered
— 11:39 AM on August 22, 2017

HP's showing off its first high-end laptop with Omen X branding at Gamescom, and it looks like a pretty serious piece of kit. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Android 8.0 is a freshly-baked Oreo
— 9:16 AM on August 22, 2017

Android O has been in the wild in beta form for some time now, available to developers and brave souls who like to check...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Acer Nitro 5 Spin boards the eighth-gen Core train
— 11:00 AM on August 21, 2017

Intel just announced a quartet of new four-core, eight-thread 15 W mobile processors this morning, and the ensuing wave of announcements of laptops with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Asus Vivobook Pro N580VD-DB74T can do offices and kids' parties
— 5:00 PM on August 18, 2017

Just a couple of days ago, we wrote about Asus' Vivobook W202NA ruggedized laptop built for classrooms. Asus has now unveiled the latest entry...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Deals of the week: mobos, CPUs, displays, and more
— 11:22 AM on August 18, 2017

Greetings folks! We're putting the finishing touches on our lengthy (read: enormous) review of AMD's Threadripper CPUs. While that particular cake is about to come...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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Nokia 8 zeroes in on the Galaxy S8 and its friends
— 9:30 AM on August 17, 2017

We've been impressed with the hardware that recently-reborn Nokia has been packing into its HMD Global Oy-manufactured smartphones. Even better, the Finnish marque has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the day: a 144-Hz IPS FreeSync monitor for $400
— 3:51 PM on August 16, 2017

If you're one of the lucky few who have managed to get their hands on a Radeon RX Vega graphics card, you should absolutely...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Gaming

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VivoBook W202NA is ready to brave the toughest of classrooms
— 12:00 PM on August 16, 2017

Last spring, Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S, a slimmed-down version of its operating system primarily designed for use in educational institutions. School-age children are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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MSI X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC stuffs Skylake-X into microATX
— 10:00 AM on August 15, 2017

We wouldn't usually talk about a microATX motherboard as being miniature-sized. Yet, in the world of high-end desktops, that form factor is positively petite. It's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Report: leaked Microsoft memo discusses Surface returns
— 1:32 PM on August 14, 2017

When we reported last Thursday that Consumer Reports (CR) would no longer be recommending Surface devices, some gerbils expressed concern at the fact that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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EVGA thickens the SC17 gaming laptop with a GTX 1080
— 3:30 PM on August 11, 2017

When it built the SC17 1070 laptop, EVGA packed about as much CPU horsepower and graphics muscle as one could reasonably hope to fit...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Deals of the week: a huge display, mobos, RAM, and more
— 10:37 AM on August 11, 2017

Top of the morning to ye, gerbils! The sky is blue, the temperature's just right, everyone's at the nearby beach... and I'm sitting here putting...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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Consumer Reports stops recommending Surface mobile devices
— 12:00 PM on August 10, 2017

Microsoft's Surface line of mobile devices has a lot of fans, including our own Bruno "morphine" Ferreira. Consumer Reports (CR) has traditionally been part of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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ROG Rampage VI Extreme and Apex boards go all-out
— 10:30 AM on August 8, 2017

Just in time for the full reveal of Intel's Core i9-series processors, Asus has a second salvo of top-tier X299 motherboards ready to fire...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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AMD confirms Linux "performance marginality problem" on Ryzen
— 3:38 PM on August 7, 2017

AMD's Ryzen processors' abundance of CPU cores and threads combined with Linux's ability to efficiently use them seems like a match made in heaven....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Linux-Unix

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active goes outdoors
— 11:45 AM on August 7, 2017

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones are already resistant to water and dust intrusion. The company is now set to release the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deals of the week: mobos, lots of hard drives, and more
— 11:46 AM on August 4, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! It truly is the season of hardware. This year has barely let up in hardware releases, and we're betting that more than a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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