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Microsoft patches critical security bug in Windows Defender
— 4:30 PM on May 9, 2017

If you're running Windows Defender (quite a strong possibility if you're running Windows), make sure you've got all your updates. Microsoft issued a patch...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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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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Our Napkin Sketch Contest ends this week
— 3:00 PM on May 9, 2017

To paraphrase my favorite cyclops, I'm going to "downplay the Fur E" in this reminder about TR's Napkin Sketch Contest. I realize some...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous

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Google's Fuchsia OS runs on a little bit of Magenta
— 2:30 PM on May 8, 2017

Both of Google's extant operating systems, the Android OS for mobile devices and Chrome OS for chromebooks, are based on the Linux kernel. In case...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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MSI teams up with EKWB for SeaHawk EK X GTX 1080 Ti
— 2:30 PM on May 5, 2017

MSI has teamed with Corsair to deliver its SeaHawk line of graphics cards with liquid all-in-coolers pre-installed from the factory. For some, strapping an AIO...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Deepcool Captain EX RGB cooler has full command of light
— 1:00 PM on May 5, 2017

Deepcool is at it again with its funky-looking liquid cooling pump-and-block combos. Nary a month after showing the refined Captain EX cooler to the...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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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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Enter the TR Napkin Sketch Contest and win a Fur E case
— 1:43 PM on May 4, 2017

I've got a fevfur, and the only prescription is more contest. Oh man, that was really bad, I'm sorry. I guess I used up all...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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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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Corsair Carbide Spec-04 is an affordable take on case basics
— 12:30 PM on May 2, 2017

Corsair's One compact gaming PC is pretty amazing, but not everyone needs something so small or has the coin to afford it. Corsair is...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Gaming

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Sparton LPC-815 and LPC-835 PCs are ready to take the heat
— 5:00 PM on May 1, 2017

Most computers live fairly easy lives. Sure, some of them are punished by overclocking or endure crowded conditions in data centers, but those machines are...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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Avoid spills with the EK Quick Disconnect Coupling connectors
— 11:45 AM on May 1, 2017

Have you ever built a custom liquid-cooling system, gerbils? If you have, you know that the stellar performance and sublime silence of such a setup...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Asetek gets $600,000 from Cooler Master in AIO cooler patent spat
— 10:00 AM on April 28, 2017

Ever since Asetek received a patent in 2012 for its all-in-one liquid cooler design, it pursued legal action against CoolIt Systems and Cooler Master, who...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Intel enjoys healthy revenue and profits for Q1 2017
— 4:18 PM on April 27, 2017

Intel reported healthy earnings and profits for the first quarter of this year as it continues its transition away from being the company that primarily...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Intel document confirms that Xeons will come in Gold and Platinum
— 11:30 AM on April 27, 2017

Rumors have circulated that Intel's next round of Xeons will shed their rather nondescript "E3" and "E5" model prefixes in favor of names based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Noctua confirms LGA 2066 will host Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X
— 10:09 AM on April 27, 2017

We've heard rumors from pretty reliable sources, but Noctua just gave us our first official confirmation that Intel's next high-end desktop platform...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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EK machines a waterblock for the ROG Maximus IX Apex
— 3:00 PM on April 26, 2017

EK Waterblock seems to be bent on producing a slab of machined metal for every high-end motherboard on the planet. That's not necessarily bad, though....

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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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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