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Take a video tour of our Breadbox build
— 4:24 PM on February 11, 2016

We recently posted a build log for a small-form-factor gaming PC we like to call the Breadbox. We've documented the build process on video, too....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Some Zen CPUs may pack 32 cores and eight memory channels
— 11:03 AM on February 11, 2016

Every time there's an impending CPU or GPU release, a lot of rumors start floating around. AMD's upcoming Zen architecture is no exception to that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Snapdragon 625 SoC powers up mid-range mobile devices
— 10:01 AM on February 11, 2016

Qualcomm has announced three new additions to its Snapdragon line of mobile SoCs: the Snapdragon 625, 435, and 425. The numbers suggest...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing

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HP will bring FreeSync to all of its AMD-powered laptops this year
— 9:14 AM on February 11, 2016

AMD has announced that HP will be offering consumers FreeSync-enabled HP Envy 15z laptops sometime during the first half of this year. Those...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Windows 10 gets new Release Preview ring and detailed change logs
— 4:29 PM on February 10, 2016

Most users are aware that Microsoft regularly publishes updates to Windows 10 called "cumulative updates." Although that name has a nice ring to it, it...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems Windows

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MSI's GT72S G Tobii offers eye-tracking tech on the go for $2600
— 4:00 PM on February 8, 2016

Just a month ago, we took a peek at MSI's updated gaming laptop lineup. Among them, the GT72S Tobii looked the most intriguing. It...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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Imagination Technologies CEO steps down amid financial upheaval
— 11:57 AM on February 8, 2016

Imagination Technologies CEO Hossein Yassaie announced his departure this morning as the company warned it would record a loss for its fiscal year ending...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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AMD's Wraith CPU cooler reviewed
— 7:42 AM on February 8, 2016

AMD's Wraith cooler purports to offer much-improved noise levels compared to the stock heatsink the company includes with many of its CPUs. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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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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Soft Machines reveals performance targets for its VISC processors
— 1:15 PM on February 3, 2016

Soft Machines continues to develop CPUs built using its VISC architecture. If you're not already familiar with VISC, be sure to read our in-depth...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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OCZ upgrades its budget SSD lineup with the Trion 150
— 9:23 AM on February 3, 2016

Back when we reviewed OCZ's Trion 100 solid-state drive, we concluded its attractive price didn't quite make up for its performance. OCZ is now...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Seagate hit with class-action lawsuit over 3TB drive failures
— 9:56 AM on February 2, 2016

Remember the IBM Deskstar fiasco many moons ago? We may be seeing a rehash of that story, this time with Seagate as a defendant....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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AMD puts Excavator on the desktop with the Athlon X4 845
— 8:52 AM on February 2, 2016

AMD had some announcements to make at CES regarding Socket AM4 and a new, quieter boxed cooler called the Wraith. While new CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Gigabyte X99 BIOS updates could hint at Broadwell-E CPU support
— 5:34 PM on January 29, 2016

Gigabyte has quietly released BIOS updates for its range of X99-chipset-based motherboards. Along with support for 16GB DIMMs, the new firmware versions bring support...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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OnePlus X and OnePlus 2 can now be purchased without an invite
— 9:53 AM on January 29, 2016

When OnePlus released its first phone back in 2014, it pulled off an interesting publicity stunt. Buyers could only order its One phone if they...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft releases firmware updates for beleaguered Surfaces
— 9:12 AM on January 28, 2016

Microsoft has released new firmware updates updates for the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. The updates should enhance battery charging and thermal tuning,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Chrome 48 for iOS brings massive speed and stability improvements
— 12:51 PM on January 27, 2016

Version 48 of the Chrome browser was released today. While this release doesn't deserve much fanfare for its desktop operating system incarnations, it's a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Software Networking

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Cooler Master's MasterAir Maker 8 CPU cooler reviewed
— 2:01 PM on January 25, 2016

Cooler Master's MasterAir Maker 8 CPU cooler uses a unique base design to pack in more heat pipes than any other cooler we know of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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