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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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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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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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Nokia announces its first Android tablet—kind of
— 10:19 AM on November 18, 2014

Microsoft may have acquired Nokia's Devices & Services division earlier this year, but the Finnish firm isn't totally out of the mobile devices racket....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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WSJ: Intel to merge PC, mobile business units
— 8:59 AM on November 18, 2014

Change is brewing at Intel. According to a story by the Wall Street Journal, the chipmaker plans to merge its PC Client and Mobile...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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The new Surface Pro 3 ad is delightfully awful
— 4:22 PM on November 17, 2014

For the past few months, Microsoft has been running a series of ads that pit the Surface Pro 3 against Apple's MacBook...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Corsair's Carbide Series Air 240 reviewed
— 1:39 PM on November 17, 2014

The Carbide Series Air 240 is a small-form-factor case with an interesting dual-chamber design. We loaded it up with our Casewarmer system and took...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Hacker turns keyboard backlight into video game display
— 12:56 PM on November 17, 2014

Cooler Master's QuickFire Rapid-i keyboard has an ARM-based processor that powers a handful of neat backlighting options, including per-key illumination and a light-as-you-type effect...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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In the lab: MSI's X99S MPower motherboard
— 1:09 PM on November 14, 2014

Another Haswell-E motherboard has arrived at the Benchmarking Sweatshop. Say hello to MSI's X99S MPower: The board is optimized for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Skype for Web runs in your web browser (maybe)
— 10:50 AM on November 14, 2014

Skype is now officially a web app. While Outlook.com users have had access to a barebones version of the software for some time, Microsoft

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Deal of the week: A monster PSU for $110, Devil's Canyon for $196, and more
— 10:43 AM on November 14, 2014

One of this week's deals expires at 11:59 AM Central Time, so let's cut to the chase. SeaSonic's X-1250 PSU is massively discounted at Newegg for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage

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Gigabyte, EK Water Blocks want to liquid-cool your X99 mobo
— 2:54 PM on November 13, 2014

If you've ever lamented about not being able to liquid-cool every single component in your PC, then good news: Gigabyte and EK Water Blocks have...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling

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Brace yourselves: $149 Chromebooks are coming
— 12:58 PM on November 13, 2014

Now that multiple Windows-powered neo-netbooks are selling for $199, Chromebooks have sort of lost their pricing advantage. Google and its partners may be about...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft starts Black Friday early with $99 bloatware-free tablet deal
— 9:28 AM on November 10, 2014

Black Friday isn't for another two-and-a-half weeks, but don't tell that to Microsoft. The company has primed a series of discounts on the Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Asus' ZenWatch costs $199, should be available now
— 6:00 AM on November 10, 2014

When Asus introduced its fancy curved smartwatch two months ago, there was talk of it costing...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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