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Mixing power-line networking with Wi-Fi proves intoxicating
— 11:27 AM on September 28, 2015

You may recall my failed attempt at using a second Wi-Fi router in repeater mode in order to overcome some signal-strength issues in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 4:50 PM on September 24, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard has more next-gen storage connectivity than you can shake a stick at, Techicolor LED lighting, and premium Creative audio. Does all...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard reviewed
— 3:20 PM on September 2, 2015

MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard serves up Skylake support with a gaming twist. With an impressive next-gen storage payload and some gamer-friendly features, can this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Asus' Z170-A motherboard reviewed
— 10:46 AM on August 5, 2015

Asus' Z97-A has long been our choice for a midrange enthusiast board. Will Asus' Z170-A carry on the company's tradition of excellence? We poked, prodded,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's X99-Gaming 5P motherboard reviewed
— 5:58 PM on July 23, 2015

Gigabyte's X99-Gaming 5P gives buyers a full-featured Haswell-E board with a gaming twist. Read on to find out what makes this board tick.

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's Z97-HD3 motherboard reviewed
— 2:40 PM on May 21, 2015

At $100, the Z97-HD3 is Gigabyte's most affordable full-sized Z97 board. We've taken a closer look at what the board has to offer, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

AMD's high-bandwidth memory explained
— 7:00 AM on May 19, 2015

HBM is the next generation of memory for high-bandwidth applications like graphics, and AMD has helped usher it to market. Read on to find...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Memory

Asus' Z97-P motherboard reviewed
— 9:29 AM on April 27, 2015

Asus' entry-level Z97 board is the Z97-P. Does the P in the model name signify that all it can hope for is a passing grade...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Rowhammer attack exploits shrinking process size in DRAM
— 2:24 PM on March 25, 2015

A couple weeks ago, Google's Project Zero team demonstrated a very clever exploit of modern DDR3 memory. Their inspiration came from a research paper, 

Type: Blog post Tags: Memory Software

A first look at USB 3.1 performance
— 11:30 AM on March 6, 2015

Today, we're going to take our very first look at some USB 3.1 gear. Asus has supplied us with a drive enclosure and a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Storage

Asus' Crossblade Ranger motherboard reviewed
— 10:59 AM on February 3, 2015

Asus' Crossblade Ranger is a tweaker-friendly, top-of-the-line motherboard for AMD's Socket FM2+ processors. We kicked the tires and turned up the clocks to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 with the Exynos 5433 processor
— 3:17 PM on January 31, 2015

Most of the world gets a variant of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 based on the familiar Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 system-on-a-chip (SoC). In Samsung's home country...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

MSI's X99S MPower motherboard reviewed
— 3:35 PM on January 27, 2015

MSI's blacked-out X99S MPower motherboard is a menacing beast primed for overclocked CPUs and multi-card graphics. It's also peppered with slick little touches, like...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones reviewed
— 12:51 PM on December 17, 2014

Yes, we've finally focused our full attention on reviewing a smartphone. What better place to start than the new iPhones?

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Thanksgiving offers a perfect chance to crack open a busted iPad Air
— 11:05 AM on December 1, 2014

Phew. I needed that break. I was able to take off the latter half of last week and this past weekend to spend some time...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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

A first taste of Lollipop on Nvidia's Shield Tablet
— 8:00 AM on November 18, 2014

Nvidia's Shield Tablet starts getting its Android 5.0 Lollipop update today. We've taken a quick look at an early preview build to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems