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Release roundup: New Asus gear and an infernal case
— 2:13 PM on October 31, 2014

This week on the release roundup, we have a couple of announcements from Asus, an infernal case from Lian Li, and a mouse-and-keyboard combo from...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Input devices

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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290 for $230, a 27'' IPS monitor for $195, and more
— 12:01 PM on October 31, 2014

The Steam Halloween Sale probably has the best PC gaming deals of the week. We've managed to find some nice hardware to go along...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Displays

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Asus' X99-A motherboard reviewed
— 11:41 PM on October 30, 2014

Rather than loading up on flashy extras and extraneous accessories, Asus' X99-A motherboard focuses on the basics. It has a sensible spec, loads of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Microsoft's first smartwatch is focused on fitness
— 10:40 AM on October 30, 2014

The rumors were right: Microsoft did have a smartwatch in the pipeline for the holiday season. Curiously, though, the new Microsoft Band isn't an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Here's what's cooking in Damage Labs
— 5:00 PM on October 24, 2014

My two identical GPU test rigs—one for Radeons and another for GeForces—have served me well for several years. And they're purty!

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Gaming

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Here's the not-so-live video version of The TR Podcast 164
— 12:38 PM on October 24, 2014

After clumsily knocking over a few technical hurdles, we managed to live stream our podcast recording session last night on Twitch. We'll try to stream...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech The Tech Report Podcast

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Microsoft's quarterly revenue up 25% on strong Surface, Xbox sales
— 9:13 AM on October 24, 2014

Microsoft is the latest in a string of tech companies to report positive quarterly financial results. For its first fiscal quarter, which ended September...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Personal tech

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Cooler Master's Nepton 240M liquid cooler reviewed
— 3:15 PM on October 21, 2014

Cooler Master's Nepton 240M is a big liquid cooler with a price to match. I strapped it to TR's Casewarmer to see whether it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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''Biggest ever'' iPhone launch drives strong Q4 Apple financials
— 9:36 PM on October 20, 2014

Apple's fiscal fourth quarter financial results are in, and as expected, the iDevice maker raked in a boatload of money. For the three months...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Gmail for Android 5.0 Lollipop to support non-Gmail accounts
— 11:38 AM on October 20, 2014

Android users may be pleasantly surprised when they fire up the Gmail app in Android 5.0 Lollipop. As Android Police reports, the new app...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Personal tech

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Forbes: Microsoft smartwatch to launch within 'next few weeks'
— 6:00 AM on October 20, 2014

Yes, Microsoft apparently has a smartwatch in the works—and the device may become available sooner than you think. Quoting "sources close to the project,"

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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This mini Bay Trail PC is the size of a thumb drive
— 9:13 AM on October 17, 2014

We've seen a lot of mini PCs based on Intel's Atom SoC, but this latest one is easily the smallest. A Chinese vendor called Shenzhen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Want to review motherboards for TR? Apply here
— 11:38 AM on October 16, 2014

We're looking for another writer, this time to help out with motherboard coverage. Applicants should be seasoned system builders, capable overclockers, and avid tweakers who...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Will.i.am's Puls looks like a bracelet, is smarter than a watch
— 9:13 AM on October 16, 2014

Move over, smartwatches. Black Eyed Peas member and Intel "director of creative innovation" Will.i.am has introduced...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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ASRock's Z97 Extreme6 motherboard reviewed
— 1:06 PM on October 15, 2014

With Broadwell compatibility and a secondary M.2 socket connected to four PCIe Gen3 lanes in the CPU, ASRock's Z97 Extreme6 might just be the most...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Google unleashes Android 5.0 Lollipop, new Nexus devices
— 12:20 PM on October 15, 2014

Today's the day, folks. The new Nexus devices are hereā€”as is Android 5.0, which has gotten its final, dessert-themed nickname: Lollipop.

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Asus' smartphone/tablet hybrid coming to the U.S. for $200 off contract
— 10:38 AM on October 15, 2014

If you can't decide between a smaller smartphone and a supersized phablet, Asus' PadFone X Mini might be just the ticket. The hybrid device comprises...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft's Skype Qik app tries to simplify video messaging
— 9:21 AM on October 14, 2014

Ever thought text and pictures just didn't have enough 'zazz? A new companion app to Skype developed by a "small team of Skype designers and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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