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Google RAISR upsamples thumbnails for massive bandwidth savings
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2017

When we're browsing the web with our phones, bandwidth is usually at a premium. Even carriers that promise unlimited bandwidth often pin an asterisk to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking

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Synology RT2600ac offers up speedy Wi-Fi and tight controls
— 1:30 PM on January 13, 2017

Synology is a company best known for its NAS devices, but it's also been building up a family of routers. The company has now...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Nighthawk S8000 swoops down on managed switch market
— 11:30 AM on January 11, 2017

Buyers of high-end consumer routers have sent manufacturers the message that aggressive styling based on next-generation fighter aircraft and science-fiction space ships helps...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Networking

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The Tech Report CES 2017 news recap
— 9:39 AM on January 9, 2017

Well, CES 2017 is over. We don't know if you were busy last week, but things were pretty crazy here at TR HQ. We doubled...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Systems Displays Input devices Gaming Networking

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Linksys WRT32X router packs Killer features
— 12:00 PM on January 6, 2017

Linksys is letting loose the WRT32X router with Killer Networking features onboard, courtesy of a partnership with Rivet Networks. A quick perusal of the spec...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet Networking

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ROG peripheral lineup gets a massive boost at CES
— 12:55 PM on January 5, 2017

Judging by the number of new gaming peripherals we're seeing from CES 2017, the market for them must be hot right now. Asus is

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Networking

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Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming comes to Mac and PC
— 10:59 AM on January 5, 2017

Nvidia has been touting its GeForce Now game streaming service for its Shield tablets and Google TV boxes for a while now. The graphics giant...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Internet Windows Mac

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Asus HiveSpot and HiveDot just want to mesh you up
— 10:08 AM on January 5, 2017

Just a couple weeks ago, I was deep into the weeds of finding a replacement for my trusty Asus RT-AC66U. I couldn't help but...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Linksys Velop mesh routers promise whole-home coverage
— 4:30 PM on January 3, 2017

Wireless is considered less of a luxury these days and more of an expectation. We expect it to work and to be relatively simple, despite...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Asus BRT-AC828 router goes for quad-antenna power
— 10:08 AM on December 14, 2016

Asus' routers generally enjoy a good reputation, and the product line keeps expanding. The latest entry is the BRT-AC828 router, a device targeted at...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Bluetooth 5 spec promises increased speed, range, and throughput
— 10:08 AM on December 8, 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group pulled back the curtain on the Bluetooth 5 Core Specification. According to the SIG, the new specification's low-energy mode...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Microsoft makes Windows 10 run on ARM devices
— 9:09 AM on December 8, 2016

Microsoft never seemed to have put together a cohesive strategy for mobile device software. The company's Windows Phone operating system has never been able to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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I made my dumb appliances smarter with the Internet of Things
— 2:58 PM on December 2, 2016

Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Seagate Duet portable drive reaches for the clouds
— 1:16 PM on December 2, 2016

Between the proliferation of cheap eMMC storage devices, crazy-fast NVMe SSDs, and cloud backup services, users' interactions with platters of spinning rust is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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Cray XC50 supercomputer can probably run Crysis
— 4:26 PM on November 14, 2016

Cray isn't a name you hear about every day. For the unitiated, the company has been making supercomputers ever since "computers" were a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Networking Servers

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Youtube now lets users watch cat videos in glorious HDR
— 2:51 PM on November 7, 2016

Youtube announced support for streaming HDR video in its blog today, along with a short playlist of sample videos. The streaming site supports...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Internet

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Microsoft ends OEM sales of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1
— 2:57 PM on November 1, 2016

Microsoft is really serious about the adoption of Windows 10. The company has used free upgrade promotions and obtrusive advertisements built into Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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iOS 10.1 update includes portrait mode beta for iPhone 7 Plus
— 1:48 PM on October 24, 2016

One of the promised benefits of the second 12-megapixel camera Apple saw fit to add to the iPhone 7 Plus was a "portrait mode"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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