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Only one month to go before the "second-10th" TR BBQ
— 2:32 PM on June 24, 2016

Family and friends can attest to the fact that I caught "BBQ brain" early this year. There's just something about a ten-year anniversary that feels...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Gigabyte's P57W gaming laptop reviewed
— 8:57 AM on June 23, 2016

17" laptops have long been maligned for their bulk, but the onward march of technology means one can now get a big machine like Gigabyte's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Nvidia Pascal cards still exhibit high-refresh-rate "power bug"
— 10:22 AM on June 22, 2016

A while back, we reported on a weird issue with GeForce graphics cards and multiple-display setups with refresh rates higher than 60 Hz. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Microsoft's browser Edges out others in battery usage
— 4:44 PM on June 20, 2016

It's a fair guess that the majority of users have a browser window open all day, often with multiple tabs or windows. That means it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Networking

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The Tech Report System Guide: June 2016 edition
— 12:23 PM on June 18, 2016

In this edition of our System Guide, Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs and Nvidia's Pascal graphics cards come together to make for one heck of an exciting...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Windows Insiders can now play with Microsoft's fresh install tool
— 3:23 PM on June 17, 2016

Microsoft has a new tool in testing for Windows Insiders that purports to make fresh OS installs as painless as possible. The life of...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Windows 10 build 14366 brings a bug fix bonanza to Insiders
— 10:03 AM on June 15, 2016

Windows Insider program lead Dona Sarkar updated the Windows blog yesterday afternoon to announce the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14366 and...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Oculus Touch controllers will play nice with 30 games at launch
— 11:18 AM on June 14, 2016

Oculus updated its blog yesterday to let fans know that the Oculus Touch motion controllers will still be launching later this year. What's new...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Alienware's revamped product line lands at E3
— 9:01 AM on June 14, 2016

Alienware is on the ground at E3 once again this year with new models of its Area-51 tower, Aurora mid-tower, and Alpha small-form-factor PC, as well as the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Mac OS X drops the X to become macOS
— 4:50 PM on June 13, 2016

Apple's WWDC keynote today was all about its major software platforms. The company teased upcoming features in watchOS, iOS, and tvOS, but the biggest changes...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Razer's OSVR headset gets more bite with a higher-res screen
— 9:37 AM on June 13, 2016

Razer's Open Source VR project has long been a quiet third option for folks looking to strap on a VR headset. The affordable price tag...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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HTC claims it's fulfilling Vive orders within 72 hours
— 2:21 PM on June 7, 2016

We're told that if you're willing to deal with the cost and the clutter, the HTC Vive provides the best VR experience available right now....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Zotac@Computex 2016: next-gen graphics cards and untethered VR
— 5:09 AM on June 3, 2016

As part of our Computex travels this week, we checked in with Zotac to see its latest mini-PCs and graphics cards, along with its much-talked-about...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Cooler Master@Computex 2016: making PC mastery easier
— 3:49 AM on June 3, 2016

Cooler Master first gave us a taste of its "Make It Yours" initiative with the MasterCase 5. Over the intervening year, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling

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Microsoft invites VR devices to Windows Holographic platform
— 7:00 AM on June 2, 2016

It didn't take long for a platform war—well, maybe more like a skirmish—to develop between the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. With Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Windows

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Microsoft sells 1500 patents to Xiaomi and kicks off partnership
— 4:50 PM on June 1, 2016

No need to check your clocks folks, it's actually early June, not April. Microsoft and Xiaomi have inked a "broad technology collaboration partnership," which...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Windows

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Gigabyte releases a flurry of X99 mobos and mini-PCs at Computex
— 8:00 AM on June 1, 2016

It's Computex season, and new hardware is practically growing on trees. Gigabyte's orchard has produced a few fine specimens: a flurry of high-end X99...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems Gaming

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Thermaltake shows off The Tower and more at Computex
— 10:18 AM on May 31, 2016

Thermaltake has a number of new products on display at Computex that emphasize customizability and the company's support for the modding community. The showpiece on...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling Input devices

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