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Corsair Commander Pro takes charge of case fans and lighting
— 3:30 PM on May 23, 2017

Between fan controllers, thermal sensors, and the standard system connections, tweakers already have too many wires to mess with. When you throw in one or...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Miscellaneous

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Let's hope lightning doesn't strike FSP's PTM+ power supply
— 11:00 AM on May 23, 2017

Liquid-cooled PC components are all the rage these days. There are CPU water blocks, liquid-cooled graphics cards, motherboards, and even SSDs...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling

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Synaptics shows how some fingerprint sensors can't be trusted
— 10:00 AM on May 19, 2017

Fingerprint sensors are rapidly becoming the standard tool for securing mobile devices. Synaptics believes that these sensors typically aren't as safe as users think, however,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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We have the winners of the Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest
— 3:56 PM on May 16, 2017

Staff deliberations are over and the winners of our Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest have been chosen. A large percentage of the entries got...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Windows 10 on ARM could run x86 apps seamlessly at native speed
— 10:00 AM on May 16, 2017

Late last year, we heard that Microsoft was working on bringing Windows 10—not Windows RT, or Windows 10 RT, or something like that—over to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Only two months to go before TR BBQ XIV
— 2:35 PM on May 15, 2017

There's no slick sales pitch to go with this reminder. I just headed to the lake this morning to snag a video that would let...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Aquantia AQtion NICs bring 5 Gbps Ethernet to a PCIe slot near you
— 12:00 PM on May 15, 2017

Gigabit Ethernet has been around for what seems like forever. The standard is so ubiquitous that TR staff has discussed no longer mentioning the presence...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Three flavors of Linux are coming to Windows Store
— 5:00 PM on May 12, 2017

One of the highlights of Microsoft's Build conference last year was the announcement of an Ubuntu-based Linux subsystem for Windows 10. The company's recent announcement...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Linux-Unix

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Deals of the week: high-end graphics cards, big hard drives, and more
— 11:58 AM on May 12, 2017

Good afternoon, dear sirs. We understand that some of you may still be gazing at the beautiful hues of Corsair's latest Dominator RAM kit,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Power Storage

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Our Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest ends tomorrow
— 4:00 PM on May 11, 2017

I suppose it's the nature of a napkin sketch to be a last-minute endeavor. That said, if you were thinking about entering our sketchy...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Owlchemy Labs gets a job at Google
— 4:00 PM on May 11, 2017

It's a good day for creators of virtual-reality workplace simulations and transdimensional hijinks. Wait—come to think of it, there might only be one company like...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Gaming

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Windows Mixed Reality gets motion controllers and a $399 bundle
— 1:48 PM on May 11, 2017

HoloLens gear isn't widely known or at least talked about in the consumer space, but the mixed reality hardware and custom applications for it have...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Input devices

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Microsoft patches critical security bug in Windows Defender
— 4:30 PM on May 9, 2017

If you're running Windows Defender (quite a strong possibility if you're running Windows), make sure you've got all your updates. Microsoft issued a patch...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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The Tech Report System Guide: May 2017 edition
— 3:31 PM on May 9, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are shaking up the midrange CPU market, and we're here to help builders navigate this unfamiliar terrain. We also account for...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Cooling Storage

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Our Napkin Sketch Contest ends this week
— 3:00 PM on May 9, 2017

To paraphrase my favorite cyclops, I'm going to "downplay the Fur E" in this reminder about TR's Napkin Sketch Contest. I realize some...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous

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VESA forms a SIG for virtual and augmented reality devices
— 9:00 AM on May 9, 2017

With many virtual-reality headsets options already on the market, and Microsoft's mixed-reality devices potentially hitting the market later this year, consumers have no shortage...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Google's Fuchsia OS runs on a little bit of Magenta
— 2:30 PM on May 8, 2017

Both of Google's extant operating systems, the Android OS for mobile devices and Chrome OS for chromebooks, are based on the Linux kernel. In case...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Adata D8000L is a shiny, weather-resistant power bank
— 5:00 PM on May 4, 2017

Since the primary victim of the phone thinness wars has been battery capacity (and because no-one seems to value user-replaceable batteries anymore), carrying around a...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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