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Independent QA firm digs into the causes of Note 7 battery fires
— 11:20 AM on December 6, 2016

Remember the Samsung Note 7 battery issues? Instrumental, a company that produces tools for remote quality assurance, certainly does. On its blog, Instrumental used...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Leap Motion adds hand signals to mobile VR
— 12:30 PM on December 5, 2016

Some readers may recall Leap Motion, a rather nifty hand-tracking technology first offered in development kits back in 2012 and subsequently integrated into VR...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Time's running out for our limited-edition Corsair RM1000i contest
— 11:20 AM on December 5, 2016

I love the smell of a freshly-unboxed power supply in the morning. Don't you? I bet you do. Just in case you've missed it,

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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I made my dumb appliances smarter with the Internet of Things
— 2:58 PM on December 2, 2016

Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Seagate Duet portable drive reaches for the clouds
— 1:16 PM on December 2, 2016

Between the proliferation of cheap eMMC storage devices, crazy-fast NVMe SSDs, and cloud backup services, users' interactions with platters of spinning rust is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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Deals of the week: laptops and a mixed bag of goodies
— 12:02 PM on December 2, 2016

Greetings, fellow gerbils. I know, I know, your credit cards are beaten, bruised, and broken from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. And...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Poll: Did you buy into the world of VR this year?
— 12:44 PM on December 1, 2016

2016 is the year that VR took off, at least if you listen to the companies making VR headsets. The Oculus Rift rolled in on...

Poll Question: • Did you buy into the world of VR this year?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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HP ProBook x360 Education Edition can survive the playground bully
— 10:24 AM on December 1, 2016

Remember back when laptops were first becoming a thing? Some folks thought we'd see every high-schooler carrying around their own personal PC by now, some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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The Tech Report's 2016 Christmas gift guide
— 4:22 PM on November 30, 2016

The TR staff knows just how hard it can be to find the right gift to please the nerd in your life, so we've compiled...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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Give us 10 good reasons you should win this Corsair RM1000i Special Edition
— 9:15 AM on November 30, 2016

So, Private Gerbil, you just bought a fancy-pants computer with three graphics cards and a high-end processor with more cores than a nuclear reactor. In...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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Adata A10050QC Power Bank delivers Quick Charge power
— 9:00 AM on November 30, 2016

Google may not be a fan of the proprietary Quick Charge technology baked into Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoCs, but that doesn't mean other companies aren't...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Riing RGB Radiator Premium fans bring the IoT to the PC
— 12:00 PM on November 29, 2016

If you're going to go with RGB-illuminated case fans, you might as well see how far the rabbit hole goes. Thermaltake's Riing LED RGB Radiator...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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MSI seeks to Shield M.2 SSDs from thermal throttling
— 11:00 AM on November 29, 2016

A good bit of the PC enthusiast product space is devoted to solving problems most computer users rarely experience or notice. The proliferation of mechanical...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Cyber Monday deals: mobile computing and audio
— 1:38 PM on November 28, 2016

Greetings again, gerbils. In the previous installment of Cyber Monday deals, we covered components and peripherals. Now, it's time to get your mobile computing...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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X2 Magic Lantern fans add a shot of color to PCs on the cheap
— 12:12 PM on November 28, 2016

Dutch PC component X2 is looking to inject a little wizardry and a lot of light into users' PC cases with its new Magic...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Cyber Monday deals: components and peripherals
— 11:17 AM on November 28, 2016

Someone's got a case of the Mondays, it seems. The cure for that, as we all know, is a set of heavily-discounted hardware deals, courtesy...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Antec budget CPU heatsinks look cool in shades of blue
— 1:00 PM on November 25, 2016

Antec may be best known for its cases, but the manufacturer has other product lines on offer, too. The company is launching an all-out assault...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Deals of the week: Black Friday 2016
— 9:58 AM on November 25, 2016

Greetings, gerbils. We're writing this as we run from the stampede of Black Friday shoppers behind us. We're getting away by the skin o' our...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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