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Microsoft's Cortana gets a body and a very particular set of skills
— 4:37 PM on May 10, 2017

The job opening to be your AI assistant is growing increasingly competitive. Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are all vying for that position by...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Opera browser is Reborn with integrated messaging
— 11:30 AM on May 10, 2017

The lion's share of browser coverage around here seems to go to Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with a hyena's helping left over...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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The Tech Report System Guide: May 2017 edition
— 3:31 PM on May 9, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are shaking up the midrange CPU market, and we're here to help builders navigate this unfamiliar terrain. We also account for...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Cooling Storage

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Lost Sock Memorial Day Shortbread
— 12:30 PM on May 9, 2017

Full disclosure: this is not actually a lost sock PC hardware and computing Alphacool NexXxos Cool Answer 360 D5/UT water...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Deals of the week: an RX 460 4GB for $100 and more
— 11:37 AM on May 5, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! Our deals posts tend to be short, but we have a total of eight deals for your perusal today, covering a wide range...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Gigabyte teases Aorus M.2 Thermal Guard before Computex
— 11:30 AM on May 5, 2017

This year's Computex is close, and everyone's already tossing out tidbits of what they'll be bringing to the trade show. Gigabyte will assuredly...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Radeon 17.5.1 drivers Prey on bugs
— 4:28 PM on May 4, 2017

Just in case gerbils weren't aware that the Prey reboot is releasing tomorrow, AMD has a driver update out ready for the new game, right...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Star Wars Day Shortbread
— 2:00 PM on May 4, 2017

dah dah dah dum da da dum da da-da-dum PC hardware and computing Acer Aspire VX 15 budget gaming laptop...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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GeForce 382.05 drivers are ready to Prey on new game releases
— 11:30 AM on May 4, 2017

Graphics card driver updates and big-budget game releases go together like peas and carrots. In today's case, the carrot is Prey, Bethesda Softworks' FPS franchise...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Intel DC P4600 and P4500 SSDs give datacenters a little TLC
— 4:00 PM on May 3, 2017

Intel's Optane devices made their entrance into consumer and datacenter markets this spring, but don't think for a second that the company is neglecting...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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CPU-Z changes benchmarking algorithm for accuracy with Ryzen
— 2:00 PM on May 3, 2017

We don't use it here at TR, but the CPU-Z benchmark has served me well in my personal life as a figurative hand-to-the-forehead for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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Early deal of the week: a 1TB Adata SU800 SSD for $226
— 1:32 PM on May 3, 2017

SSDs have been getting more expensive of late, thanks to media supply shortages as manufacturers shift production to 2D and 3D TLC NAND. Even...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Windows 10 S is tied to Edge and Bing
— 1:00 PM on May 3, 2017

We wrote yesterday about Windows 10 S, the new version of Windows 10 that limits users to installing applications from the Windows Store. As...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems Windows

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National Truffle Day Shortbread
— 1:30 PM on May 2, 2017

Truffles? No thanks. I'm already stuffed. PC hardware and computing Mesh Wi-Fi performance benchmarks: eero vs. Google Wifi vs. Amplifi...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Deals of the week: discounts on CPUs, mobos, and more
— 11:04 AM on April 28, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! You may be itching to upgrade your decade-old system, but the high prices of desirable CPUs and motherboards is possibly an issue. Fear...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Input devices

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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Shortbread
— 1:00 PM on April 27, 2017

PC hardware and computing EK Supremacy MX CPU waterblock review @ PC Perspective Synology DS216 [NAS] review @ bit-tech Team Group T-FORCE CARDEA M.2 480GB SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Radeon 17.4.4 drivers rise for Dawn of War III
— 10:00 AM on April 27, 2017

Just a week after the last release, AMD has another software update for Radeon users. The new version is predictably called Radeon Software Crimson...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Microsoft describes how it uses telemetry data for smoother updates
— 1:23 PM on April 26, 2017

A vocal minority has up in arms about Windows 10's data collection ever since its release. The company's been making an effort towards being...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems

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