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Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

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Collaborative rendering reduces bandwidth for streaming games
— 9:09 AM on May 21, 2015

Researchers at Microsoft and Duke University have developed a way to dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by games streamed from remote servers. Dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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OCZ's latest Z-Drive has 16 flash channels laced with NVMe goodness
— 10:14 AM on May 20, 2015

There's a new NVM Express SSD in town. OCZ's enterprise-oriented Z-Drive 6000 Series supports version 1.1b of the low-overhead protocol designed to replace AHCI....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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15" MacBook Pro gets Force Touch, faster graphics and storage
— 10:54 AM on May 19, 2015

Apple breathed fresh life into its highest-end notebook this morning. The 15" MacBook Pro now features the Force Touch trackpad that was introduced with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Moorefield-powered ZenFone 2 available tomorrow for $199 unlocked
— 1:12 PM on May 18, 2015

Asus' ZenFone 2 has been on the market elsewhere in the world for a while now, but the company's latest flagship handset was officially...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Noctua's latest coolers won't block PCIe slots
— 11:53 AM on May 18, 2015

Huge, aftermarket air coolers can have their drawbacks. For example, Noctua's NH-D15 and NH-C14 both block the first PCIe slot on most motherboards, a problem...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Braswell SoCs appear on fanless Asus microATX boards
— 9:49 AM on May 18, 2015

Otherwise known as Braswell, Intel's latest Atom processor combines upgraded graphics with 14-nm fabrication. We've already seen the chip pop up on several Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Microsoft will control Windows 10 Mobile updates
— 6:00 AM on May 18, 2015

Unless you own an iPhone or a Google Nexus device, getting timely OS updates on a smartphone is usually a process mired in red tape...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Asus' Transformer Book T300 Chi convertible reviewed
— 9:50 PM on May 17, 2015

Asus' Transformer Book T300 Chi combines Intel's Core M processor with a 12.5" high-PPI display. The tablet half of this detachable 2-in-1 is thinner...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: Lenovo eyes acquisition of MSI's gaming laptop division
— 4:38 PM on May 15, 2015

Lenovo could have its eye on MSI's gaming laptop division. If a new report by Digitimes is correct, the PC giant is in talks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Gaming

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $336, the Pentium AE for $60, and more
— 11:49 AM on May 15, 2015

Welcome to another edition of TR's weekly deals post. This one includes more than just cheap SSDs, but imma make you wade through a couple...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Gaming

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Socketed Broadwell CPU spotted at 5GHz on air
— 9:12 AM on May 14, 2015

The unlocked Broadwell desktop processors due mid-year could turn out to be potent overclockers. According to a report at EXPreview, at least one chip...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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4K and HDR video arrive on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs
— 11:44 AM on May 13, 2015

Even in the age of Netflix, work continues on newer and better optical media formats. The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that it's finished the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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ZenBook UX305 with 3200x1800 display arrives for $999
— 10:00 AM on May 13, 2015

When Asus first revealed its ultra-slim Core M notebook, the ZenBook UX305, it promised a 13.3" display with a 3200x1800 resolution. IPS goodness would...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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BitTorrent Bleep brings encrypted messaging to multiple platforms
— 6:00 AM on May 13, 2015

First announced as an pre-alpha last year, BitTorrent's encrypted messaging system is finally ready for prime time. The latest release "solve[s] serverless peer-to-peer messaging,"...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Mediatek packs 10 cores into its Helio X20 SoC
— 12:32 PM on May 12, 2015

The race to see who can pack the most cores into a mobile SoC is still on, apparently. Mediatek's latest, called the Helio X20, packs...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Verizon to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion
— 10:27 AM on May 12, 2015

Remember AOL? You know, the dial-up Internet provider who used to send you all those free CDs? Well, the company has since transformed itself into...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Ninja cooler goes on diet, gets smarter fan
— 3:42 PM on May 11, 2015

Scythe's Ninja cooler looks like a weapon, and it's spilled enough of my blood to qualify as one. So, I'm both excited and terrified to...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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