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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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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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Scythe Kabuto 3 CPU heatsink creates a breeze on its underside
— 4:01 PM on June 17, 2016

There's nothing quite like a brand that specializes in doing a particular thing and doing it well. Scythe is such a company, and it's...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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MSI teams up with EK Waterblocks to chill the GTX 1080
— 9:02 AM on June 17, 2016

EKWB will happily sell you a full-coverage waterblock for your reference GTX 1080 already, but not everybody wants to go to the trouble of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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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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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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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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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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TeamViewer users having bank and store accounts remotely controlled
— 1:30 PM on June 2, 2016

Heads up, TeamViewer users. There's trouble in the air, and it's not quite clear where it's coming from. The software is making inroads into...

Type: News story Tags: Software Networking

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Streacom DB4 is a passively-cooled silver mini-ITX cube
— 3:29 PM on June 1, 2016

Fanless case specialist Streacom is releasing the passively-cooled DB4 mini-ITX chassis today. While cases with integrated passive cooling aren't a new thing, the DB4 is noteworthy not only for...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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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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Corsair@Computex 2016: fans that levitate, fans that illuminate
— 8:28 AM on May 31, 2016

Computex 2016 - Corsair showed off big plans for fans this year at Computex. The company's new ML Pro series of fans use...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Cooling Memory

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Thermaltake Pacific water coolers gain hard tube option
— 8:00 AM on May 27, 2016

Despite water cooling's reputation as an endeavor reserved exclusively for the hard-core, there are a plethora of ready-made kits for semi-custom water cooling. Thermaltake, whose line of Pacific...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Crytek releases Cryengine source code on Github
— 4:00 PM on May 25, 2016

Back in March, Crytek started offering its Cryengine V game engine to developers on a "pay-what-you-want" scheme. Today, developers don't even need to go...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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In the lab: Corsair's Bulldog mini-PC kit
— 9:19 AM on May 25, 2016

Over the past few years, Corsair has expanded from its roots as a premium RAM provider to become nearly a one-stop shop for the PC...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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