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Rumor: Google to bake ad-blocking into Chrome browser
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google intends to include an ad-blocking component in future versions of its popular Chrome web browser. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Intel drops the curtain on the Intel Developer Forum
— 2:03 PM on April 17, 2017

Intel unceremoniously killed its long-running Intel Developer Forum event series today with a terse announcement on the IDF site: Intel has evolved its event portfolio...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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This is your three-month warning for TR BBQ XIV
— 11:00 AM on April 17, 2017

It's nearly that time of the year again. The magical weekend where TR gerbils from around the country (and maybe the world) descend upon...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Google retires outdated Octane JavaScript benchmark
— 5:00 PM on April 13, 2017

Benchmarks are a crucial part of what we do here at TR. As fun as it can be to compare performance figures for competing widgets,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Nvidia discusses Google TPU's performance versus modern Teslas
— 5:05 PM on April 10, 2017

Just a few days back, Google published some interesting benchmarks of its Tensor Processing Unit, a custom-made ASIC targeted at AI inference applications. The...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Servers

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Gigabyte Brix IoT is small and connects to almost anything
— 3:30 PM on April 7, 2017

IoT is a buzzword that either gets people excited about new levels of convenience or makes them nervous about new types of security problems. Gigabyte's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

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Eurocom PX7 Pro SE mobile server takes ECC RAM on the go
— 9:00 AM on April 7, 2017

Some folks are content to show up at LAN parties with just a laptop and case of energy drinks. But who's packing a spare server...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Servers

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Google TPU chomps data at least 15x faster than regular hardware
— 5:14 PM on April 5, 2017

So you remember Google's Tensor Processing Unit? If not, all you really need to know is that the chip is a custom ASIC designed...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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WD Purple 10 TB drive helps keep the peace
— 2:30 PM on April 5, 2017

Recording surveillance footage on SSDs isn't really a good idea. Storage on spinning metal platters is orders of magnitude less expensive, and 24/7 recording means...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Radeon Pro Settings joins forces with VMware vCenter
— 5:00 PM on April 4, 2017

If there's one thing that system administrators like, it's convenience. AMD is serving that up for folks running VMware's vCenter with the new

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers

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Nvidia brings GeForce-Assisted Gaming to a PC near you
— 4:30 PM on March 31, 2017

We aren't the only ones getting in on the April Fools' shenanigans early. Nvidia's putting its AI expertise to work for gamers with the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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Intel lets loose Kaby Lake-based Xeon E3 v6 processors
— 4:58 PM on March 28, 2017

We love our Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs around here, particularly when it comes to gaming, but not everyone has time for such frivolity....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Google points deep-learning machines at audio effect subtitles
— 12:45 PM on March 24, 2017

If you've ever looked through the subtitle options on a DVD or Blu-ray disc, you've likely noticed that there's often a set of subtitles for...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Samsung Bixby wants to guide you through the Galaxy
— 12:32 PM on March 20, 2017

Smartphones and connected devices keep adding new capabilities, and Samsung thinks users might need some help keeping up. The company says its Bixby AI...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Internet

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Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X opens new frontiers in datacenter storage
— 11:00 AM on March 19, 2017

Intel's potentially revolutionary 3D Xpoint memory technology arrives today on board the Optane SSD DC P4800X. We dive in to see how this first Optane...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers

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Google Guetzli compression algorithm squeezes more out of JPEGs
— 1:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Waiting for images to load is no fun. Neither is paying for bandwidth to serve or receive those images. We've reported in the recent past...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Chrome 57 saves power and CPU cycles by throttling background tabs
— 11:30 AM on March 15, 2017

When we wrote about Chrome 56 about six weeks ago, we mentioned that Google was working on aggressively throttling background tabs in order to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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PSA: Grab an HTC Vive kit, get a free RX 480
— 1:56 PM on March 14, 2017

Howdy gerbils, this is going to be short and sweet. If you want to take the VR plunge and are one graphics card short, then...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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