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Microsoft describes how it uses telemetry data for smoother updates
— 1:23 PM on April 26, 2017

A vocal minority has up in arms about Windows 10's data collection ever since its release. The company's been making an effort towards being...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems

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Akitio Node Lite is a small aluminum home for PCIe devices
— 10:30 AM on April 24, 2017

When you think "Thunderbolt 3 enclosure", you probably think about the Alienware Graphics Amplifier, the Razer Core, or the Powercolor Devil Box....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung Galaxy Book tablets blend Windows 10 and Intel CPUs
— 1:00 PM on April 21, 2017

If you're in the exclusive group who'd really like a Microsoft Surface but refuse to give Microsoft money, Samsung has your product. The Galaxy...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deals of the week: a mighty PSU, mid-range CPUs, and more
— 11:40 AM on April 21, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write something funny, stupid, or both... if I had anything today. We're buzzing bees at TR HQ right now,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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Rumor: Google to bake ad-blocking into Chrome browser
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google intends to include an ad-blocking component in future versions of its popular Chrome web browser. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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MSI Leopard Pro laptops sprint for the kill
— 2:30 PM on April 18, 2017

The current generation of chips fabricated on 14-nm and 16-nm processes have allowed for previously-unattainable levels of performance in thin-and-light laptops. MSI's Leopard Pro series...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel drops the curtain on the Intel Developer Forum
— 2:03 PM on April 17, 2017

Intel unceremoniously killed its long-running Intel Developer Forum event series today with a terse announcement on the IDF site: Intel has evolved its event portfolio...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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This is your three-month warning for TR BBQ XIV
— 11:00 AM on April 17, 2017

It's nearly that time of the year again. The magical weekend where TR gerbils from around the country (and maybe the world) descend upon...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Google retires outdated Octane JavaScript benchmark
— 5:00 PM on April 13, 2017

Benchmarks are a crucial part of what we do here at TR. As fun as it can be to compare performance figures for competing widgets,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Deals of the week: huge monitors, a big hard drive, and more
— 11:41 AM on April 13, 2017

Tomorrow may be Good Friday, but all that means for hardware-hungry gerbils is that today is Deals Thursday. The release of AMD's excellent Ryzen 5...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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Nvidia discusses Google TPU's performance versus modern Teslas
— 5:05 PM on April 10, 2017

Just a few days back, Google published some interesting benchmarks of its Tensor Processing Unit, a custom-made ASIC targeted at AI inference applications. The...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Servers

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Linksys EA8300 brings MU-MIMO Wi-Fi under $200
— 4:30 PM on April 7, 2017

Wi-Fi is a second-class service in my house, but even I am looking to replace my creaky old 802.11g access point. If like me, you're...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Gigabyte Brix IoT is small and connects to almost anything
— 3:30 PM on April 7, 2017

IoT is a buzzword that either gets people excited about new levels of convenience or makes them nervous about new types of security problems. Gigabyte's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

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Eurocom PX7 Pro SE mobile server takes ECC RAM on the go
— 9:00 AM on April 7, 2017

Some folks are content to show up at LAN parties with just a laptop and case of energy drinks. But who's packing a spare server...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Servers

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Google TPU chomps data at least 15x faster than regular hardware
— 5:14 PM on April 5, 2017

So you remember Google's Tensor Processing Unit? If not, all you really need to know is that the chip is a custom ASIC designed...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Asus readies a salvo of ROG peripherals and networking gear
— 4:55 PM on April 3, 2017

At its Outshine the Competition event in Berlin, Asus revealed a few ROG-themed peripherals and accessories to go with its graphics cards and...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Networking

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Apple will wind down its use of PowerVR IP in future SoCs
— 6:52 AM on April 3, 2017

In an explosive press release this morning, Imagination Technologies revealed that Apple, a long-time customer of its GPU designs, will no longer be using...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Nvidia brings GeForce-Assisted Gaming to a PC near you
— 4:30 PM on March 31, 2017

We aren't the only ones getting in on the April Fools' shenanigans early. Nvidia's putting its AI expertise to work for gamers with the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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