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Chromium OS now runs on the Raspberry Pi
— 11:03 AM on April 27, 2016

The ChromeOS-inspired Chromium OS has been ported to a couple Raspberry Pi models. The ChromiumRPI releases are only at version 0.5 right now,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Linux-Unix

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G.Skill Trident Z 16GB kit pairs DDR4-3600 speed with low latency
— 9:07 AM on April 11, 2016

Not content with making ever-larger and ever-faster RAM kits, G.Skill is pushing speed and latency boundaries this time around. The company's latest 16GB Trident Z...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Samsung fires up fabrication of "10-nm class" DDR4 RAM
— 3:59 PM on April 7, 2016

There's an old saying among IT folks that Intel is the 800-lb gorilla in the CPU space. That description also fits Samsung when it comes...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Mobile computing Servers

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Gigabyte GA-990X-Gaming SLI brings M.2 and USB 3.1 to AM3+
— 9:10 AM on March 9, 2016

Gigabyte has announced the GA-990X-Gaming SLI, an enthusiast ATX motherboard for AMD AM3 and AM3+ processors. The board combines the 990X chipset with some...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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ASRock turns to an external clock generator for BCLK overclocking
— 2:42 PM on March 8, 2016

ASRock just won't do what Intel tells it to. The company may have issued BIOS updates that removed its SkyOC base-clock (or BCLK) overclocking...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Report: SK Hynix will start mass-producing HBM2 memory this year
— 8:24 AM on March 8, 2016

A new generation of graphics cards is coming, and memory chipmaker SK Hynix wants to be part of the revolution. According to the German...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Microsoft will make SQL Server available for Linux
— 4:13 PM on March 7, 2016

In a surprising move, Microsoft announced today that it's making its SQL Server database system available to customers running Linux. The sprawling relational database...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix

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Radeon team talks Vulkan, VR and more in Reddit AMA
— 8:34 AM on March 4, 2016

Yesterday, members of AMD's Radeon Technologies Group fielded questions from the public in a Reddit AMA. If you're hoping for details on the

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Linux-Unix

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MIPS CPUs and Debian 8 power T-Platforms' Tavolga Terminal
— 10:17 AM on March 3, 2016

2016 is the year of the Linux desktop. Well, maybe the year of the Russian-constructed Linux desktop powered by a MIPS processor. T-Platforms, a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Linux-Unix

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MSI Cubi 2 Plus PCs make the most of mini-STX mobos
— 10:37 AM on February 23, 2016

A little while ago, Intel introduced its 5x5 motherboard standard, now called mini-STX. These mobos are even itty-bittier than Mini-ITX boards, measuring a mere...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Talking Soft Machines with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 189
— 10:08 AM on February 21, 2016

The Tech Report Podcast returns from a long slumber with new Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman in the host's seat. Jeff and special guest David Kanter discuss...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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The Tech Report Podcast is live on Twitch
— 8:25 PM on February 18, 2016

The Tech Report Podcast is recording live on Twitch. We're talking Soft Machines' VISC processors with David Kanter. Watch us here, or join us...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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The Tech Report Podcast live stream returns this evening
— 6:00 PM on February 18, 2016

If you hadn't already heard, The Tech Report Podcast live stream is returning this evening. I'll be discussing Soft Machines' VISC architecture and the performance...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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The TR Podcast gets VISC-y with David Kanter tomorrow evening
— 12:26 PM on February 17, 2016

After a lengthy hiatus, we'll be recording a new episode of The Tech Report Podcast tomorrow evening. Special guest David Kanter, of Real World...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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Nvidia releases 361.91 driver and improves Linux support
— 10:10 AM on February 15, 2016

Street Fighter V is coming out tomorrow, and Nvidia is making sure that gamers can hadouken each other with maximum graphical fidelity. The company has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Linux-Unix

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Asus releases a trio of colorful B150 boards for smaller PCs
— 10:57 AM on February 10, 2016

It's still amazing how much horsepower one can cram into a small computer these days. Asus is serving that increasingly popular market with three B150-based...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Gaming

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Micron reports early successes in GDDR5X production
— 11:58 AM on February 9, 2016

Micron Technology posted an early report on its production of GDDR5X chips today, and the results sound good. The company says it's gotten working...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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ASRock kills its SkyOC BCLK overclocking feature
— 10:00 AM on February 5, 2016

Farewell, Skylake BCLK overclocking, we hardly knew ye. ASRock has pulled the plug on its SkyOC feature, not even a couple months after it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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