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Google RAISR upsamples thumbnails for massive bandwidth savings
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2017

When we're browsing the web with our phones, bandwidth is usually at a premium. Even carriers that promise unlimited bandwidth often pin an asterisk to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking

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Biostar's Z270 boards race to the finish
— 3:05 PM on January 13, 2017

Biostar skipped the CES rush and let us know today about its high-end offerings for Kaby Lake CPUs using the Z270 chipset. The company is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deals of the week: a gaming monitor and system components
— 1:02 PM on January 13, 2017

Seasons's greetings, gerbils. 'Tis the season of upgrading, after Intel's recent release of its desktop Kaby Lake CPUs. You know what that means: deals...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Storage Displays Gaming

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Nintendo reveals Switch launch date, pricing, and initial line-up
— 11:30 AM on January 13, 2017

We knew a few things about Nintendo's upcoming Switch hybrid home-handheld hybrid console after the first reveal back in October, and the rumor...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Consumer Reports approves MacBook Pros after retesting
— 10:04 AM on January 13, 2017

Consumer Reports (CR) has generally been a fan of the build quality and performance of Apple's computers. However, the consumer watchdog recently cautioned its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Mac

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Chnano RGB LED gloves put some flash on your fingers
— 2:46 PM on January 12, 2017

RGB LED-illuminated products were the most conspicuous new additions to many products at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Though they may not have been on...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming Personal tech

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NZXT Noctis 450 case gets ROG-certified
— 1:46 PM on January 12, 2017

Folks looking for stealth-fighter design in their computer case could do a lot worse than the NZXT Noctis 450. However, the original model lacked...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Consumer Reports retests MacBook Pro after a talk with Apple
— 9:17 AM on January 11, 2017

For decades, Consumer Reports (CR) has acted as a fairly respected consumer watchdog, testing the claims of countless products and offering up assessments to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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HTC Vive Tracker brings anything into the virtual world
— 1:15 PM on January 10, 2017

Even though Valve offered up its tracking technology and SteamVR APIs for free last year, we've yet to see a proliferation of third-party VR...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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Tom's Hardware explores the fanless frontier with a GTX 1050 Ti
— 12:17 PM on January 10, 2017

Gerbils who have been following along with TR's coverage of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are aware of the cards' low power...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Deals of the week: laptops, a pack of RAM, and more
— 2:22 PM on January 9, 2017

Greetings, gerbils. Last week's TR CES coverage produced a bounty of news that you should totally read through. However, there was little time to...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Miscellaneous Displays Mobile computing

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The Tech Report CES 2017 news recap
— 9:39 AM on January 9, 2017

Well, CES 2017 is over. We don't know if you were busy last week, but things were pretty crazy here at TR HQ. We doubled...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Systems Displays Input devices Gaming Networking

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Thermaltake's Cronos Riing RGB 7.1 headset shines bright
— 4:42 PM on January 6, 2017

Adding RGB LEDs to system components is well and good, but we've had a good laughs at the TR virtual office picturing that shiny hardware...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Pico Neo CV virtual reality headset stands on its own
— 3:43 PM on January 6, 2017

Thus far, VR experiences have required a PC, a console, or at least a high-end smartphone to go with the headset. The VR specialists at...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Enermax turns on new power supplies and fans at CES
— 3:00 PM on January 6, 2017

Those in the know are already aware that Enermax sells some of the finest power supplies around. The company announced at CES that it's adding...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling

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Cooler Master adds some color to its MasterFan Pro fans
— 2:00 PM on January 6, 2017

In our hands-on review of Cooler Master's MasterAir Pro 4 and MasterAir 3 CPU heatsinks, we found ourselves impressed by the company's MasterFan Pro...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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HDMI 2.1 specification brings 60Hz 8K video and VRR tech
— 9:59 AM on January 6, 2017

It seems like just yesterday that graphics cards with HDMI 2.0 support started shipping. That specification was first released at the tail end of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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Dell Canvas draws a bead on the Surface Studio
— 5:38 PM on January 5, 2017

Microsoft's Surface Studio put other all-in-one systems on notice when it burst forth from Redmond at the software giant's Windows conference at the end...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays

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