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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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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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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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Report: Desktop PC market shows signs of stabilization
— 9:04 AM on January 13, 2017

After four years of decline, the desktop PC market is starting to stabilize, according to analyst firm IDC. While 2016 started out slowly for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Patriot's Hellfire 480GB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 4:29 PM on January 11, 2017

Patriot joins the high-end storage fray with its first NVMe SSD, the Hellfire series. We run the 480GB version of this drive through our testing...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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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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Plextor aims M8Se drives at mainstream NVMe SSD market
— 4:13 PM on January 9, 2017

At Computex last year, Plextor announced the M8Pe NVMe SSD. That drive is a high-end model with a Marvell 88SS1093 controller and planar...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Mushkin broadens SSD lineup and product portfolio at CES
— 12:58 PM on January 9, 2017

Memory and storage specialist Mushkin brought a bevy of new and updated products to last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Like most SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices Gaming

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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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CyberPowerPC gaming systems ready up for Kaby Lake and Ryzen
— 4:15 PM on January 6, 2017

With new processors from Intel on the market, a new line of CPUs from AMD on the way, and virtual reality making headlines,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing 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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Dell unleashes new Inspiron and updated Alienware laptops
— 1:00 PM on January 6, 2017

Dell has been pretty busy at CES. Amidst a whole bunch of other announcements, it would have been easy to miss...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel's latest NUCs get a boost from Kaby Lake
— 11:16 AM on January 6, 2017

Intel continues to refine and update its Next Unit of Computing (NUC) mini-PCs, which take much of the hardware from its Ultrabook line and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Compute Card gives Intel Inside a new meaning
— 11:00 AM on January 6, 2017

"IoT" was probably the number three technology buzzword of 2016, behind "machine learning" and "virtual reality" and just ahead of "RGB LEDs." Intel wants in...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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