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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

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Deal of the week: An IPS ultra-wide for $420, plus cheap SSDs and more
— 11:26 AM on October 24, 2014

One of these days, we're just going to skip the intro and dive right into the bulleted list. But not today. This counts as an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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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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VisionTek's new USB 3.0 thumb drive has SSD performance
— 10:51 AM on October 23, 2014

There are speedy USB 3.0 thumb drives, and then there's VisionTek's newly announced Pocket SSD. Apparently, the drive's "aircraft-grade aluminum" housing conceals a SandForce controller...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Lian Li's latest Mini-ITX chassis houses 11 hard drives
— 9:21 AM on October 23, 2014

Mini-ITX motherboards can be ideal for home file servers, but the associated enclosures typically have a limited number of drive bays, especially for 3.5" mechanicals....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage

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G.Skill's Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD boasts 2000MB/s transfer rates
— 10:29 AM on October 22, 2014

There's a new PCIe SSD in town, and it sounds very fast indeed. G.Skill claims its Phoenix Blade 480GB can hit sequential speeds up...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare needs 6GB of RAM and 55GB of storage
— 11:46 AM on October 20, 2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is due out on November 4, and the minimum system requirements have appeared on Steam. In some respects, they're...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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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 here—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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Samsung's 840 EVO update fixes slow reads with old data
— 6:28 PM on October 14, 2014

Samsung's 840 EVO SSD is afflicted with a bug that slows read performance with older data. We have new information on the cause of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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