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E3 is the wrong venue for PC gaming, Microsoft suggests
— 6:00 AM on June 16, 2014

Why was Windows gaming a no-show at Microsoft's E3 event? Apparently, it's because Microsoft felt the venue...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Game consoles

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Strong business PC growth makes Intel raise Q2 forecast
— 6:00 AM on June 13, 2014

It looks like Intel's having a good quarter. The chipmaker raised its revenue forecast yesterday,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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BitFenix shows off giant Atlas case
— 12:48 PM on June 12, 2014

BitFenix is hopping aboard the oversized case bandwagon with its new Atlas uber-enclosure, which it previewed at Computex 2014.  The Atlas...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems

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G-Sync monitor, mini gaming PCs among Asus' new ROG gear
— 10:44 AM on June 3, 2014

Earlier today at Computex, Asus let loose a veritable cornucopia of items under its Republic of Gamers brand. Among them: two stylish mini gaming...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays

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Zotac goes fanless with Zbox C-series mini-PCs
— 8:00 AM on June 2, 2014

Small PCs usually rely on equally small, noisy fans, but Zotac is kicking off Computex 2014 by eliminating active cooling entirely from its latest Zbox...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Valve now looking at 2015 release for Steam machines
— 9:24 AM on May 28, 2014

Welp, I guess Steam machines won't be coming this year after all. In...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Core i5, Maxwell power new Zbox mini-PC
— 9:16 AM on May 27, 2014

Another Zbox mini-PC has landed in Zotac's lineup, and it looks suspiciously like the Steam machine Zotac unveiled in January. The newly announced...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Spherical mini PC shows how Zotac rolls
— 10:00 AM on May 21, 2014

Mini PCs have long been available in multiple sizes. Now, you can get them in multiple shapes. Zotac's new Zbox Sphere OI520 Series eschews the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Steam machine will be 'least profitable' Alienware system
— 9:22 AM on May 21, 2014

When Valve unveiled some of the upcoming Steam machines back in January, we saw many designs, including at least a couple of full-fledged gaming...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Surface Pro 3 looks to replace tablets, laptops with one device
— 11:00 AM on May 20, 2014

Microsoft has just spilled the beans on its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and the details are really quite interesting. The company has taken a fresh...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Bay Trail Brix has dual cores, no fans
— 6:00 AM on May 20, 2014

In April, Intel introduced a fanless NUC powered by its Bay Trail SoC. We were briefly excited, but it turns out the machine...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Friday night topic: What's wrong with your computer?
— 4:57 PM on May 16, 2014

I'm pretty much the plumber with a leaky sink when it comes to my own PC. I kind of suspect some of you all...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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TR's May 2014 System Guide
— 2:01 PM on May 15, 2014

We've got an exciting System Guide update this time around. The CPU market has broken out of its rut, a spate of new motherboards...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Report: NSA sticks backdoor tools in routers
— 9:21 AM on May 13, 2014

Ready for another juicy NSA spying revelation? All right, here goes. According to the latest report by The Guardian, the National Security Agency implants...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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AOC's Android-powered all-in-one systems start at $300
— 10:33 AM on May 5, 2014

Android has long been a staple of smartphones and tablets. Now, it's starting to infiltrate the desktop. AOC has uncorked a couple of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems

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Steam in-home streaming beta open to all
— 9:18 AM on May 1, 2014

Last year, Valve introduced a closed beta test for Steam's in-home streaming capability. The feature allows PC games to be streamed from one...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Networking

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Single-core Bay Trail SoC powers fanless NUC
— 9:10 AM on April 24, 2014

Intel has finally introduced a fanless version of its NUC small-form-factor system. The mini PC features an Atom SoC based on Bay Trail. Unfortunately, it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Winners drawn in $1500 spring cleaning contest
— 6:37 PM on April 23, 2014

Our $1500 spring cleaning contest has drawn to a close. Our winners are Esproc and highlandr, who followed our entry rules and posted some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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