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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290 for $230, a 27'' IPS monitor for $195, and more
— 12:01 PM on October 31, 2014

The Steam Halloween Sale probably has the best PC gaming deals of the week. We've managed to find some nice hardware to go along...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Displays

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This MSI gaming laptop has a mechanical keyboard built in
— 6:00 AM on October 31, 2014

I didn't think this was even possible, but apparently, it is. Behold the MSI Titan GT80, a desktop-replacement notebook with a full-fledged, desktop-style mechanical keyboard....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Asus' X99-A motherboard reviewed
— 11:41 PM on October 30, 2014

Rather than loading up on flashy extras and extraneous accessories, Asus' X99-A motherboard focuses on the basics. It has a sensible spec, loads of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Microsoft's first smartwatch is focused on fitness
— 10:40 AM on October 30, 2014

The rumors were right: Microsoft did have a smartwatch in the pipeline for the holiday season. Curiously, though, the new Microsoft Band isn't an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung working to fix slowdowns on 840 Series SSD
— 6:00 AM on October 30, 2014

Remember that problem with Samsung's 840 EVO SSD? You know, the one that slowed read speeds with old data? Samsung issued a fix...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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The TR Podcast 164: We get twitchy over Apples, Nexuses, and beefy games
— 11:55 PM on October 29, 2014

This podcast covers a wide gamut of topics including new products from Apple, the new Avengers trailer, earnings from Intel, Apple and AMD, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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LiteOn's EP1 Series crams 960GB onto four-lane M.2 SSD
— 6:00 AM on October 29, 2014

Four-lane M.2 sockets can be found on quite a few X99 motherboards—and even select Z97 offerings—but mini PCIe SSDs that can take advantage of the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Alienware's Graphics Amplifier brings desktop GPUs to notebooks
— 11:14 AM on October 28, 2014

For years, PC hardware makers have demoed external modules that pair full-sized desktop graphics cards with notebooks....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Windows 10 to add touchpad gestures for power users
— 9:30 AM on October 28, 2014

In my first look at Windows 10, I said I hoped to see more touchpad gestures in the OS—particularly ones to control the new...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Frys opens Samsung 850 EVO 1TB pre-orders at $499.99
— 9:26 PM on October 27, 2014

A couple days ago, a keen-eyed member of the EVGA forums spotted a Samsung 850 EVO pre-order listing at Frys. The 1TB drive was...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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OneDrive cloud storage to be unlimited for Office 365 users
— 3:09 PM on October 27, 2014

And the cloud storage arms race rages on. Microsoft has announced that it plans to phase in unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 subscribers. Here's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Internet

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Microsoft takes $50 off the Xbox One for the holidays
— 10:19 AM on October 27, 2014

The Xbox One will be a little bit cheaper this holiday season. Microsoft has announced a deal good for $50 off the console, bringing...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Here's what's cooking in Damage Labs
— 5:00 PM on October 24, 2014

My two identical GPU test rigs—one for Radeons and another for GeForces—have served me well for several years. And they're purty!

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Gaming

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Here's the not-so-live video version of The TR Podcast 164
— 12:38 PM on October 24, 2014

After clumsily knocking over a few technical hurdles, we managed to live stream our podcast recording session last night on Twitch. We'll try to stream...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech The Tech Report Podcast

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Deal of the week: An IPS ultra-wide for $420, plus cheap SSDs and more
— 11:26 AM on October 24, 2014

One of these days, we're just going to skip the intro and dive right into the bulleted list. But not today. This counts as an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Microsoft's quarterly revenue up 25% on strong Surface, Xbox sales
— 9:13 AM on October 24, 2014

Microsoft is the latest in a string of tech companies to report positive quarterly financial results. For its first fiscal quarter, which ended September...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Personal tech

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VisionTek's new USB 3.0 thumb drive has SSD performance
— 10:51 AM on October 23, 2014

There are speedy USB 3.0 thumb drives, and then there's VisionTek's newly announced Pocket SSD. Apparently, the drive's "aircraft-grade aluminum" housing conceals a SandForce controller...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Lian Li's latest Mini-ITX chassis houses 11 hard drives
— 9:21 AM on October 23, 2014

Mini-ITX motherboards can be ideal for home file servers, but the associated enclosures typically have a limited number of drive bays, especially for 3.5" mechanicals....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage

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