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TR's October 2016 peripheral staff picks
— 2:21 PM on October 19, 2016

For this edition of our peripheral staff picks, we've refreshed our selection of displays, keyboards, mice, and more to account for the latest and greatest...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

Samsung's 960 Pro 2TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on October 18, 2016

Samsung's 960 Pro follows up on last year's 950 Pro with denser V-NAND, a brand-new controller, and space-age label technology. We put this drive to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Report: First Intel 3D XPoint products coming to the desktop
— 10:09 AM on October 17, 2016

Rumor mill claims to have new information about the first round of 3D XPoint "Optane" storage products for the consumer and enthusiast...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

Asrock preps 21 motherboards for a dip into Kaby Lake
— 11:00 AM on October 12, 2016

Asus spinoff ASRock has followed its progenitor company in releasing BIOS updates adding support for the upcoming Kaby Lake CPUs. Firmware updates for 21...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Western Digital re-enters the SSD market with Green and Blue drives
— 11:00 AM on October 11, 2016

Mammoth hard drive manufacturer Western Digital is once again selling solid-state disks under its own name. This news comes a scant five months after...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Asynchronous Spacewarp lets cheaper PCs drive Oculus Rifts
— 2:39 PM on October 6, 2016

The PC gaming community has seen more that its fair share of discussion regarding VR's technical requirements and the implicit pricetags involved. Oculus' specs call...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Input devices

Asus preps 87 motherboards for next-gen Intel CPUs
— 12:41 PM on October 6, 2016

Kaby Lake isn't coming to desktop systems until sometime next year, but Asus has already released UEFI BIOS updates for 87 of its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Samsung goes to the AI assistant party with Viv
— 12:00 PM on October 6, 2016

Samsung has decided to join the AI assistant party with its purchase of California-based Viv Labs, whose staff includes members of the team that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Personal tech

SteelSeries Arctis headsets make gamers' voices heard
— 9:00 AM on October 5, 2016

Peripheral designer SteelSeries is known for the sleek, stylish designs of its gaming gear. Today the company announced its new Arctis line of headsets, continuing...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming Personal tech

Google launches Chromecast Ultra with 4K support
— 1:25 PM on October 4, 2016

Google launched the Chromecast Ultra at the company's hardware event in San Francisco today. The new device supports 4K...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Google gets serious about hardware with its Pixel phone
— 1:09 PM on October 4, 2016

If you've been following along Google's history of hardware, you could probably describe it as "checkered." The colorful company has made excellent devices like some...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

EVGA gives free PowerLinks to owners of its GTX 10-series cards
— 9:00 AM on October 4, 2016

When we build PCs, we have just one goal in mind. No, not "build a working, powerful PC." The most important goal, of course, is hiding...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power

The Tech Report System Guide: October 2016 edition
— 3:44 PM on October 3, 2016

In this edition of the TR System Guide, we examine the effects of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 family and AMD's Radeon RX 460 and RX...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

Mi Box spearheads Xiaomi's entry into the US market
— 2:20 PM on October 3, 2016

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has introduced its first official Android product in the US market—but it isn't a phone. The not-so-descriptively-named Mi Box...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

HTC opens Viveport VR store to global audience
— 11:30 AM on October 3, 2016

Owners of HTC's Vive VR headset now have a new source for Vive-compatible software, thanks to the HTC Viveport app store. Viveport first...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Software

HyperX Cloud Stinger shakes up the budget headset market
— 9:18 AM on October 3, 2016

Kingston has released the HyperX Cloud Stinger, an affordable entry-level gaming headset in its popular HyperX product line. The Cloud Stinger sports a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

MSI 100-series BIOS updates show next-gen CPUs drop into LGA 1151
— 10:01 AM on September 30, 2016

Today MSI announced that it's issuing BIOS updates for all of its Intel 100-series motherboards to add support for the company's next-gen CPUs....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Razer revamps Kraken headsets with big drivers and metal bodies
— 9:30 AM on September 30, 2016

Razer is revamping its line of Kraken headsets in time for this fall's big rush of games. The company's engineers are bringing bigger audio...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech