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Acer Predator 17 X notebook and G1 desktop join the hunt
— 2:35 PM on April 21, 2016

Acer has been betting heavily on its Predator lineup of gaming-oriented hardware lately. Today marks a new offensive for the black-and-red monsters. Let's first...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Opera preview build integrates a free VPN service with the browser
— 9:38 AM on April 21, 2016

Opera wants to become the browser of choice for users concerned about privacy. In March, the company introduced a native ad-blocking service. Now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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The Tech Report System Guide: April 2016 edition
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2016

In this edition of The Tech Report's System Guide, we examine the CPUs, graphics cards, memory, cases, power supplies, and other parts that system builders...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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April showers Surface Book and Surface Pros with updates
— 10:12 AM on April 20, 2016

Microsoft released a range of updates for the Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book this morning. The Surface Pro 4 and the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Asus' ROG GT51CA desktop blends power and panache
— 9:28 AM on April 20, 2016

Asus' ROG GT51CA gaming desktop first made an appearance at CES 2016, and now it's coming to market. This high-end desktop can be configured...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Personal tech

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HP refreshes Z1 all-in-one workstation PCs
— 4:44 PM on April 18, 2016

Tower workstations are very nice, but sometimes what one needs is a powerful piece of machinery that takes up less space. Enter HP's Z1...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Workstations

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QuickTime security flaws lead to its demise on Windows
— 8:50 AM on April 15, 2016

Following news from Trend Micro that QuickTime for Windows has two new serious security vulnerabilities, Apple has decided to end support...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Gigabyte adds Thunderbolt 3 support to its latest Brix PCs
— 7:40 AM on April 15, 2016

Gigabyte is bringing Thunderbolt 3 to small-form-factor PCs with four new Brix barebones: the GB-BSi5T-6200, the GB-BSi5HT-6200, the GB-BSi7T-6500, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Google Chrome 50 drops support for Windows XP
— 7:22 AM on April 15, 2016

Just this week we reported on the continued post-support life of Windows XP, and now Google is distancing itself from the aging OS, too....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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HP Spectre rekindles the notebook thinness wars
— 8:24 AM on April 5, 2016

HP just renewed the ongoing struggle for the title of world's thinnest laptop. Its latest entry in the high-end Spectre notebook family, the HP Spectre, features...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Intel's Skull Canyon NUC goes up for pre-order
— 6:18 PM on April 4, 2016

Skull Canyon pre-orders have begun. Newegg has Intel's most powerful NUC available for its suggested price of $649.99.  The Skull Canyon NUC introduces...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Aorus' X3 Plus v5 gaming laptop reviewed
— 9:07 AM on April 1, 2016

Aorus' X3 Plus v5 laptop packs eight threads of Skylake processing power and a GeForce GTX 970M graphics card into a 14" chassis. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Gaming

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Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3.2 is Rift-ready
— 3:25 PM on March 28, 2016

AMD isn't leaving Radeon owners with Oculus Rifts high and dry today. The company has released Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3.2, a hotfix that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Microsoft is developing a universal Windows Skype app
— 3:42 PM on March 24, 2016

If you're a Skype user like me and most of the TR staff, you may have noticed that its desktop application has been a little...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Eurocom updates Sky X9E laptop with 4K and G-Sync
— 7:46 AM on March 24, 2016

Canadian PC vendor Eurocom is no stranger to hilariously powerful laptops that stretch the definition of "laptop". The company recently announced a big update for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Radeon 16.3.1 drivers get a tune-up for Need for Speed
— 10:31 PM on March 18, 2016

AMD has released Radeon Software version 16.3.1. These drivers largely appear to be a maintenance release, though AMD has added support for a couple...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Microsoft extends support for older Windows versions on Skylake
— 4:33 PM on March 18, 2016

There was a bit of hubbub a little while ago about support for older versions of Windows on computers with Skylake CPUs. Microsoft previously...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Intel Skull Canyon NUC is ready to crack some heads
— 9:56 PM on March 16, 2016

We've tested a few of Intel's NUCs over the course of the platform's existence. While those machines are perfectly competent mini-PCs, we've often found ourselves...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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