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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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Early Black Friday deals: the best of all the rest
— 6:04 PM on November 23, 2016

We took a look at early Black Friday deals on graphics cards, CPUs, and SSDs, and now it's time to share the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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TR's Folding@Home team needs new blood—and you can help
— 1:57 PM on November 23, 2016

Recently, I was browsing Twitter and came across a Tweet spurring the communities at two major tech websites to fire up their Folding@Home machines...

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Early Black Friday deals: Radeon RX 480 4GB and R9 Fury cards
— 11:34 AM on November 23, 2016

'Tis the week for giving thanks, and AMD's board partners may give system builders something extra to be thankful for ahead of the Black Friday...

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Report: AMD's fortunes rise as more graphics cards move in Q3 2016
— 2:10 PM on November 22, 2016

With the amount of buzz generated by the launches of Pascal and Polaris graphics cards over the past year, one might be left wondering whether...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: a little bit of everything
— 12:01 PM on November 18, 2016

Howdy, gerbils! The Wild West isn't an easy place to make a living, but if you've struck gold and find yourself with a purse full...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: a hunk of storage, a fancy mobo, and small PCs
— 10:55 AM on November 11, 2016

Hello madam, may I come in? I'd like to offer you this leaflet. If you'd be so kind to spare me but a scant few...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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2016 Macbook Pro snafu highlights the mess with USB Type-C
— 4:26 PM on November 9, 2016

The recent advent of USB Type-C reversible connectors spelled an end to plug-flipping finger gymnastics and ushered in a new era of universal compatibility along...

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We have a winner in our Aimpad R5 giveaway
— 3:48 PM on November 4, 2016

All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately for me, that includes the time I've spent using the Aimpad R5 prototype. That's good...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices The Tech Report

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Deals of the week: graphics cards, SSDs, and speakers
— 11:07 AM on November 4, 2016

Greetings, Gerbils of the Round Table, and welcome to our humble gathering. Your sovereign has decreed that you should receive titles and lands, so rejoice!...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Samsung shows off refinements to 14-nm and 10-nm process nodes
— 12:00 PM on November 3, 2016

As process nodes become smaller and smaller, chip manufacturers have to work harder to squeeze performance and power savings out of each step. To wit,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Miscellaneous

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