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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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Lost Sock Memorial Day Shortbread
— 12:30 PM on May 9, 2017

Full disclosure: this is not actually a lost sock PC hardware and computing Alphacool NexXxos Cool Answer 360 D5/UT water...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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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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Nvidia demos a multi-user VR system at GTC
— 1:00 PM on May 8, 2017

Thus far, the virtual reality ecosystem has focused almost exclusively on single-user experiences. A few developers have made attempts to use things like HTC's Vive...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Upcoming Ryzen BIOS updates could improve memory performance
— 10:00 AM on May 8, 2017

As we and other sites have demonstrated, using fast memory can result in a significant performance boost on systems with AMD's Ryzen processors. It...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Memory

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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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Star Wars Day Shortbread
— 2:00 PM on May 4, 2017

dah dah dah dum da da dum da da-da-dum PC hardware and computing Acer Aspire VX 15 budget gaming laptop...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Cybenetics offers a second opinion on PSU efficiency
— 1:00 PM on May 4, 2017

For some years now, the voluntary 80 Plus certification program has been a handy tool to guide consumers interested in purchasing efficient power supplies....

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Windows 10 S is tied to Edge and Bing
— 1:00 PM on May 3, 2017

We wrote yesterday about Windows 10 S, the new version of Windows 10 that limits users to installing applications from the Windows Store. As...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems Windows

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National Truffle Day Shortbread
— 1:30 PM on May 2, 2017

Truffles? No thanks. I'm already stuffed. PC hardware and computing Mesh Wi-Fi performance benchmarks: eero vs. Google Wifi vs. Amplifi...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Sparton LPC-815 and LPC-835 PCs are ready to take the heat
— 5:00 PM on May 1, 2017

Most computers live fairly easy lives. Sure, some of them are punished by overclocking or endure crowded conditions in data centers, but those machines are...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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Corsair's One Pro small-form-factor gaming PC reviewed
— 3:30 PM on May 1, 2017

Corsair's One Pro promises full-fat desktop performance from a system much smaller than most off-the-rack Mini-ITX PCs. We turned up the heat on the One...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Acer's Aspire GX-281 lineup brings Ryzen to the masses
— 11:30 AM on April 28, 2017

Despite Ryzen CPUs roaring out of the gate a few weeks back, major PC makers haven't yet announced pre-built systems based around AMD's new...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Deals of the week: discounts on CPUs, mobos, and more
— 11:04 AM on April 28, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! You may be itching to upgrade your decade-old system, but the high prices of desirable CPUs and motherboards is possibly an issue. Fear...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Input devices

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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Shortbread
— 1:00 PM on April 27, 2017

PC hardware and computing EK Supremacy MX CPU waterblock review @ PC Perspective Synology DS216 [NAS] review @ bit-tech Team Group T-FORCE CARDEA M.2 480GB SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Intel document confirms that Xeons will come in Gold and Platinum
— 11:30 AM on April 27, 2017

Rumors have circulated that Intel's next round of Xeons will shed their rather nondescript "E3" and "E5" model prefixes in favor of names based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Amazon's Echo Look uses machine learning to dress you up
— 5:15 PM on April 26, 2017

We're only just scratching the surface these days of how connected devices and machine learning can affect our lives. Some answers are subtle, some less...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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