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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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3DMark is getting a full-featured DirectX 12 benchmark
— 8:09 AM on June 24, 2016

Preeminent benchmarking tool 3DMark is getting a new game-like benchmark to test DirectX 12 performance soon, according to the Futuremark blog. The new test,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Corsair Vengeance LED DIMMs are serious about color coordination
— 1:14 PM on June 23, 2016

So, you ordered that fancy black-and-white mobo, and a neat white case to go with it. Your fans are likewise color-coordinated, as...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Rumor: AMD Zen chipsets suffering USB 3.1 setback
— 3:37 PM on June 22, 2016

File this one under "probably not a problem, probably." Rumor has it that while AMD's Zen processors are on track and "have a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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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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Star Wars Battlefront's Bespin update takes the fight to Cloud City
— 12:28 PM on June 21, 2016

Star Wars Battlefront has already taken players to the worlds of Endor, Hoth, Sullust, Tatooine, and Jakku. The latest update for EA's multiplayer space...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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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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Rumor: Zen-based Opterons have up to 32 cores and 128 PCIe lanes
— 2:34 PM on June 15, 2016

There's been a lot of talk about AMD's next series of Opterons based on the new Zen architecture. Earlier this year, a CERN engineer...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Bethesda Softworks' E3 keynote shows PC gaming some love
— 11:07 AM on June 13, 2016

Bethesda Softworks held its second-ever E3 keynote late last night in Los Angeles. As the developer of the recent Fallout games as well...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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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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In the lab: Asus' RT-AC88U wireless router and RP-AC68U repeater
— 12:56 PM on June 10, 2016

TR BBQ fans will know that I have a new plan for live streaming the event this year. In order to truly capture...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Nvidia Shield can now serve up Plex content
— 11:04 AM on June 9, 2016

Networked media software Plex is announcing support for the Nvidia Shield TV set-top box today. While the program already had a media client...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Firefox's Electrolysis multi-process framework will roll out in August
— 12:02 PM on June 8, 2016

Firefox is getting multi-process support. No, seriously, this time it's for real! Only seven years after it was first announced, Mozilla is turning the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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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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Valve enhances The Lab VR demo with a massive update
— 5:31 AM on June 7, 2016

Greetings, virtual-reality gamers everywhere! Well, greetings to those with a Vive headset, anyway. Valve has published a substantial update to its free VR game...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Colorful mobo's GTX 1070 puts a new spin on onboard graphics
— 2:09 PM on June 6, 2016

TR head honcho and man-on-the-scene Jeff Kampman stopped by Colorful's booth at Computex 2016 and snapped a picture of a peculiar product last week....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Intel Xeon E7 v4 family blends high performance and high density
— 10:45 AM on June 6, 2016

Intel is flexing its big guns with its Xeon E7 v4 series. With up to 24 cores and 60 MB of L3 cache per...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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