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Google Compute Engine is now powered in part by Pascal
— 3:05 PM on September 22, 2017

Google's Compute Engine is expanding the availability of powerful compute GPUs in its Compute Engine cloud platform. The search giant is now offering access...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Servers

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Asus' ZenFone 4 Pro offers high-end photography and networking
— 10:30 AM on September 22, 2017

With a ZenFone 4 Pro in your hand, Asus wants you to be taking tons of photos and sharing them at blazingly-fast speeds. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming motherboard is rather groovy
— 4:00 PM on September 21, 2017

When the X299 platform and its associated motherboards debuted, extreme overclockers like der8auer remarked that the new boards' mostly-decorative VRM heatsinks were actually interfering...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday deals: big external drives, a sweet case, and more
— 11:28 AM on September 21, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! Our latest System Guide is up and contains lots of great hardware-buying advice. Sadly, despite the turn of the season, we didn't...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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Google acqui-hires 2,000 HTC employees for $1.1 billion
— 10:30 AM on September 21, 2017

In a blog post today, Google's SVP of Hardware Rich Osterloh announced that the company is making a major acquisition from HTC. However, unlike...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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The Tech Report System Guide: September 2017 edition
— 5:37 PM on September 20, 2017

Ryzen 3, Ryzen Threadripper, new Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs, and a tectonic shift in graphics card pricing have made for a tumultuous couple...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Systems

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Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 10 gets a meaty hardware upgrade
— 10:45 AM on September 20, 2017

Amazon's Kindle Fire 7 is probably the undisputed champion of the under-$50 tablet segment, and it often forays down to $35 impulse-buy territory thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's X399 Designare-EX adds Thunderbolt to Threadripper
— 5:02 PM on September 19, 2017

As more hardware gets integrated into processor packages, it becomes trickier for motherboards to stand out. Some certainly do, though, and one such model is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Tuesday deals: graphics cards, a mobo, storage, and a big TV
— 10:36 AM on September 19, 2017

Every five years or so, I buy my parents a new TV. It makes for a nice gift, and that's about the right pace to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays

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Reminder: iOS 11 will arrive tomorrow
— 4:00 PM on September 18, 2017

Apple's big phone events get considerably more attention than the company's software-related announcements. It's easy to get excited about big increases in processing performance and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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In the lab: MSI's Aegis 3 gaming desktop
— 3:28 PM on September 18, 2017

We were pretty impressed with Optane memory when we got to test it in the system provided by Intel. Now, MSI has sent over...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard reviewed
— 12:29 PM on September 18, 2017

Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming is the pinnacle of the company's newest family of motherboards. We see whether the Strix formula of understated looks and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Google Chrome 64 will limit autoplay videos early next year
— 9:21 AM on September 15, 2017

Online video can be great. Netflix's customer base is constantly growing and people watch over a billion hours of Youtube videos every day....

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard reviewed
— 6:00 AM on September 15, 2017

Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard sets itself apart with an included VRM water block, Creative onboard sound, and a fully-fledged Intel Thunderbolt 3 controller. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Google teases an October 4 date for likely Pixel 2 reveal
— 12:30 PM on September 14, 2017

It's that time of year. No, I'm not talking about the leaves changing colors. All the big smartphone vendors are unleashing their new handsets. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: keyboards, a wide monitor, and a super-fast SSD
— 10:49 AM on September 14, 2017

It's Thursday afternoon in the western hemisphere of the blue marble we call Earth, so that means it is deals time again at The Tech...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Zotac Zbox EK- and ER-series mini-PCs fit full-size graphics cards
— 9:13 AM on September 14, 2017

Zotac has developed a fanbase around its tiny PCs and compact versions of typically-long graphics cards. The company's latest Zbox Magnus EK...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Kailh's Mini Choc PG1232 is a mechanical key switch on a diet
— 4:22 PM on September 13, 2017

Typical mechanical keyboard switches are inherently a certain height, and that presents some problems for some scenarios. Even if you aren't creating a wacky...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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