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Netflix explores more efficient ways to encrypt users' streams
— 9:51 AM on August 9, 2016

Over the last year, Netflix has been transitioning from HTTP to HTTPS for its customers' streams. The process hasn't been simple. The company indicates that...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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HTC's Viveport front-end will offer VR content beyond games
— 12:36 PM on August 5, 2016

The SteamVR software interface that powers HTC's Vive headset is a solid tool for gamers,  but HTC wants to broaden the appeal of the platform...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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Deals of the week: cheap SSDs, a mechanical keyboard, and more
— 10:17 AM on August 5, 2016

Welcome to another round of Friday deals, gerbils. We've scoured the web for the best discounts around on PC components and peripherals this morning, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Firefox 48 is the first with Mozilla's Electrolysis multi-process tech
— 9:00 AM on August 3, 2016

Firefox 48 began rolling out to users yesterday. This major update marks the beginnings of a fundamental change to the way Firefox processes work:...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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MSI X99A Tomahawk mobo has a laser focus on the high end
— 9:21 AM on August 2, 2016

MSI just released another of its Arsenal series of motherboards: the X99A Tomahawk. At first the name might seem understated compared to the

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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The Tech Report System Guide: August 2016 edition
— 5:14 PM on August 1, 2016

In this edition of The Tech Report System Guide, we account for the choices that AMD's Radeon RX 480 and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 afford...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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Gigabyte teams with EKWB for limited-edition liquid cooling bundles
— 2:10 PM on August 1, 2016

Custom-loop liquid cooling can be a tricky task. Builders have to carefully select parts—else their expensive cooling hardware may not fit properly. Gigabyte...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI Aegis Ti wraps up SLIed GTX 1080s in an aggressive shell
— 12:20 PM on July 29, 2016

Remember that MSI Aegis gaming desktop that looked like Isaac's helmet? It's remarkably small despite the potent components inside. MSI is taking a page...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Deals of the week: a Dell G-Sync monitor for $470 and more
— 10:16 AM on July 29, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. It's time for another round of the best PC hardware deals we could find on the web. Here's what we panned out...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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ASRock H110M-STX mobo puts the 5x5 platform in builders' hands
— 10:13 AM on July 28, 2016

Intel's Mini-STX form factor (also known as 5x5) offers an intriguing platform for builders trying to build the smallest socketed desktop PC possible, but compatible...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus' slim ROG G20CB desktop gets in on the Pascal party
— 9:15 AM on July 28, 2016

Like Acer's Predator G1 desktop, the Asus ROG G20CB is a small-form-factor desktop with an emphasis on gaming performance. The machine packs in...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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iPad sales stabilize in Apple's fiscal 2016 third quarter
— 4:15 PM on July 26, 2016

After last quarter's iPhone sales appeared to reach a peak, Apple watchers were curious to see what the company's performance in the following quarter would...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Asus brightens up its Z170 Pro Gaming mobo with Aura RGB LEDs
— 3:01 PM on July 26, 2016

Asus's Z170 Pro Gaming motherboard made regular appearances in our system guides this last year, showing up in our coveted "sweet spot" category as...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Verizon nabs most of Yahoo for $4.8 billion
— 11:31 AM on July 25, 2016

Yahoo's long-running struggle to reinvent itself is coming to an end today. Telecom giant Verizon is taking most of the iconic internet company under...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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We beat the heat for food and fun at the "second-10th" TR BBQ
— 10:02 AM on July 25, 2016

TR gerbils from around the country scurried to Holland, Michigan this past weekend to take part in the "second-10th" TR BBQ. Though this was...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Watch the "second-10th" TR BBQ live in 360 degrees right now
— 6:36 AM on July 23, 2016

This year's TR BBQ is up and running. We'll be streaming it all day from our Theta S 360 degree camera so you can...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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G.Skill hooks up the TR BBQ with some giveaway goodies
— 4:26 PM on July 22, 2016

The "second-10th" TR BBQ kicks off tomorrow, and the folks at G.Skill have sent us some hardware to give away to some lucky attendees....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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We threw a Minecraft party to test Samsung's Gear VR headset
— 1:06 PM on July 22, 2016

To see how mobile VR plays in the real world, we gave a dozen kids a a Samsung Galaxy S6, a Gear VR headset, a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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