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Cat5e and Cat6 cables get a 5Gbps speed boost
— 11:09 AM on September 29, 2016

Gigabit Ethernet is ubiquitous. If you work in corporate IT, chances are you service at least one site wired with Category 5e or

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Microsoft locks down Edge with virtualization in Win10 Enterprise
— 11:41 AM on September 27, 2016

Virtualization is everywhere these days, and your browser might soon be wrapped in it as well. Microsoft has announced that the "next major update" of...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Networking

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Valve details plans for Steam storefront update
— 1:30 PM on September 26, 2016

Steam's storefront has been looking a little samey since it received the "Discovery" facelift in 2014. Valve apparently agrees, as the company sent out...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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Rumor: Google to showcase mesh networking router soon
— 4:49 PM on September 23, 2016

Android Police has published some speculation that Google will introduce a new Wi-Fi router under the name Google Wifi (sic) at the company's hardware...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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SolidRun MicroSoM offers Braswell CPUs on a tiny package
— 3:23 PM on September 23, 2016

Technology enthusiasts looking to shoehorn computers into unusual places often turn to the Raspberry Pi. The Pi is inexpensive, with prices of $5 for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Networking

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Deals of the week: SSD storage and a gaming laptop
— 1:06 PM on September 23, 2016

Greetings, gerbils! It's a chipper day here at TR HQ, and I'll be your host for today's game show. Here are many doors, all numbered....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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DSFix creator Durante outlines the realities of game optimization
— 2:46 PM on September 22, 2016

Peter "Durante" Thoman—creator of DSFix for Dark Souls and the Generic Down-Sampling Tool—has posted an article at PC Gamer about the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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Samsung Note7 replacements arriving at U.S. stores
— 10:07 AM on September 21, 2016

The wait may be over for U.S. Galaxy Note7 owners waiting for replacements for their smokin' hot devices. Samsung has announced it safely landed...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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EVGA's G2L LED power supplies want to brighten up your day
— 5:11 PM on September 20, 2016

Component and peripheral manufacturer EVGA announced a pair of power supply units the company hopes will brighten your day. Because they have LEDs! Meet...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Oracle gunning for Amazon with second-generation cloud services
— 12:43 PM on September 20, 2016

Oracle has launched its second-generation cloud infrastructure at the company's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. Oracle CEO proclaimed that Amazon Web Service's (AWS) lead...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking Servers

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GoPro's foldable Karma Drone is ready for take off
— 6:45 PM on September 19, 2016

As far back as a December 2015, GoPro posting teaser videos for the Karma drone. And what a tease it was. After nine full...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Embattled Madcatz sells Saitek to Logitech for a song
— 4:11 PM on September 16, 2016

Saitek is a well-regarded brand of gaming peripherals, a fact likely known by the crowd that hangs around here. Roughly nine years ago, Madcatz...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

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Deals of the week: a sweet price on a Gear VR headset and more
— 1:09 PM on September 16, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. Good deals were especially hard to come by today, but we think we've scrounged up a few decent ones. Here's what we...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Microsoft publishes the methods behind its Edge battery tests
— 4:26 PM on September 15, 2016

In mid-June, Microsoft published some results of its in-house battery life testing from streaming a video to Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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GlobalFoundries skips the 10-nm node on the way to 7-nm FinFETs
— 3:34 PM on September 15, 2016

GlobalFoundries recently announced it would be adding a 12-nm node to its FD-SOI roadmap, and it's now announcing a more mainstream node for...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Space Pirate Trainer's beta update turns it into a more strategic VR shoot-'em-up
— 4:06 PM on September 14, 2016

Space Pirate Trainer's early-access release, like many fun games, has a simple premise. Put on the HTC Vive, pick up its controllers, and you're...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Software

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Poll: How do you feel about your PC's noise levels?
— 11:50 AM on September 14, 2016

In our component testing, we put a lot of emphasis not only on how fast a given graphics card can run, for example, but also...

Poll Question: • How do you feel about the noise level of your PC?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Samsung gelds Note 7 battery capacity to limit fire risk
— 2:27 PM on September 13, 2016

If you've recently spent any time online, you've almost certainly heard about all the fireworks surrounding Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 handsets and the company's related...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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