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Microsoft revenue holds steady for its fiscal Q3
— 4:51 PM on April 21, 2016

Microsoft released its fiscal 2016 third-quarter results today. The company made $5.3 billion in operating income on $20.5 billion in revenue. That's a 20%...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Opera preview build integrates a free VPN service with the browser
— 9:38 AM on April 21, 2016

Opera wants to become the browser of choice for users concerned about privacy. In March, the company introduced a native ad-blocking service. Now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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The Tech Report System Guide: April 2016 edition
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2016

In this edition of The Tech Report's System Guide, we examine the CPUs, graphics cards, memory, cases, power supplies, and other parts that system builders...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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This is your three-month warning for the "second-10th" TR BBQ
— 1:35 PM on April 20, 2016

I know what you're thinking after reading that headline: what the heck does "second-10th" mean? It's pretty simple, really. We started hosting The Tech...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Western Digital refinishes its RE hard drives in Gold
— 9:22 AM on April 19, 2016

Western Digital's RE series of data center hard disks has been renowned for its top-tier performance and durability for some time now. Buyers...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro coolers dare to be different
— 8:06 AM on April 19, 2016

Cooler Master's next generation of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers is here. The company's MasterLiquid Pro 120 and MasterLiquid Pro 240 coolers incorporate a number of...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Toshiba cuts over 14,000 jobs worldwide
— 5:04 PM on April 18, 2016

Over the past few months, we've been reporting on financial troubles at Toshiba. In December, the company announced its intent to lay off 7,800...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: a GeForce GTX 980 Ti, cheap SSDs, and more
— 12:14 PM on April 15, 2016

Momma always said I should work hard so I can make a man of myself. I may have dropped out of school, but I'm making...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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QuickTime security flaws lead to its demise on Windows
— 8:50 AM on April 15, 2016

Following news from Trend Micro that QuickTime for Windows has two new serious security vulnerabilities, Apple has decided to end support...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Google Chrome 50 drops support for Windows XP
— 7:22 AM on April 15, 2016

Just this week we reported on the continued post-support life of Windows XP, and now Google is distancing itself from the aging OS, too....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Third-party patch allows HTC Vive to play Oculus Home titles
— 11:11 AM on April 14, 2016

Software and hardware platform locks have long been a method of setting products apart, and VR headsets are no exception. The HTC Vive’s standard software...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Intel 540s Series SSDs hit the market
— 9:17 AM on April 14, 2016

Intel has a new lineup of solid-state drives on the market, and it's full of options. The 540s series comprises twelve drives available in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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New USB standards make cables and devices more trustworthy
— 1:31 PM on April 13, 2016

A while ago, Google engineer Benson Leung ran into a small problem with a USB 3.0 cable he got from Amazon: it fried his...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Input devices

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Tell us about your worst data disaster to win a Macrium Reflect key
— 12:49 PM on April 13, 2016

Our friends at Macrium are now offering deeper discounts for TR subscribers. Silver subscribers are now eligible for a 20% discount on purchases...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Micron unveils three series of datacenter-oriented SSDs
— 8:21 AM on April 13, 2016

It's a good day for datacenters across the world. Micron, purveyor of all things related to memory, has unveiled its updated lineups of datacenter-oriented SSDs....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Gartner: PC shipments fell 9.6% between Q4 2015 and Q1 2016
— 3:34 PM on April 12, 2016

It's no secret that the PC market has been in decline for a while, and the latest report from Gartner's analysts doesn't bring any...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Reports of Windows XP's demise are greatly exaggerated
— 2:36 PM on April 12, 2016

Windows XP was the first version of Windows to bring together Microsoft's client and server product families. It became immensely popular after its 2001 release....

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Rockit 88 CPU delidder tool pops the top on recent Intel chips
— 11:50 AM on April 11, 2016

Rockit Cool's Rockit 88 is a Kickstarter project that aims to make delidding—the practice of removing a CPU's integrated heat spreader, or...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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