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Deals of the week: nice mobos, cheap RAM, and more
— 10:21 AM on May 19, 2017

These gerbilssss... theys conssstantly out on the prowl. Tricksy gerbilses. I knows what they wantses, my preciousss hardware. But I gives it not to them,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Storage Memory

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Synaptics shows how some fingerprint sensors can't be trusted
— 10:00 AM on May 19, 2017

Fingerprint sensors are rapidly becoming the standard tool for securing mobile devices. Synaptics believes that these sensors typically aren't as safe as users think, however,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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WD Red drives will let you add storage 10TB at a time
— 3:30 PM on May 18, 2017

We all love solid-state storage. Modern SSDs are fast, dense, and not too expensive, relatively speaking. That is, relative to what they used to cost....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Corsair's Force Series MP500 240GB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 1:01 PM on May 18, 2017

Corsair is throwing its hat into the NVMe SSD ring with the Force MP500 drive. We subjected the drive to our testing gauntlet to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Optane DIMMs and companion CPUs will arrive in 2018
— 9:00 AM on May 18, 2017

Intel's Optane Memory tech showcases what 3D Xpoint memory can do on a limited scale, but the potential for Optane extends well beyond hard-drive...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory

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We have the winners of the Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest
— 3:56 PM on May 16, 2017

Staff deliberations are over and the winners of our Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest have been chosen. A large percentage of the entries got...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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SK Hynix's first GDDR6 RAM will initially top out at 14 Gbps
— 9:03 AM on May 16, 2017

A few weeks ago, SK Hynix announced that it would start mass-producing 16 Gbps GDDR6 memory, and teased its plans to have the high-speed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Only two months to go before TR BBQ XIV
— 2:35 PM on May 15, 2017

There's no slick sales pitch to go with this reminder. I just headed to the lake this morning to snag a video that would let...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Aquantia AQtion NICs bring 5 Gbps Ethernet to a PCIe slot near you
— 12:00 PM on May 15, 2017

Gigabit Ethernet has been around for what seems like forever. The standard is so ubiquitous that TR staff has discussed no longer mentioning the presence...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Deals of the week: high-end graphics cards, big hard drives, and more
— 11:58 AM on May 12, 2017

Good afternoon, dear sirs. We understand that some of you may still be gazing at the beautiful hues of Corsair's latest Dominator RAM kit,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Power Storage

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Corsair's Dominator Platinum Special Edition Torque memory reviewed
— 10:27 AM on May 12, 2017

Corsair's Dominator Platinum Special Edition Torque RAM boasts swift 3200 MT/s speeds and hot-rod-inspired looks to match. We ran it down the drag strip at...

Type: Feature article Tags: Memory

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Our Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest ends tomorrow
— 4:00 PM on May 11, 2017

I suppose it's the nature of a napkin sketch to be a last-minute endeavor. That said, if you were thinking about entering our sketchy...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Owlchemy Labs gets a job at Google
— 4:00 PM on May 11, 2017

It's a good day for creators of virtual-reality workplace simulations and transdimensional hijinks. Wait—come to think of it, there might only be one company like...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Gaming

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Toshiba shows 64-layer BiCS flash running at Dell EMC World
— 10:00 AM on May 11, 2017

Dell EMC World 2017 is wrapping up today. Among the announcements of note came the news that Toshiba is beginning to use its third-generation,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Amazon's Echo Show gives Alexa a face
— 10:00 AM on May 10, 2017

We already have Dash Buttons, Echo, Echo Dot, and the Echo Look. The Amazon-ification of the contemporary household isn't over yet, though. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Internet

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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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AOC I1659FWUX portable display is ready to hit the road
— 2:00 PM on May 9, 2017

As a frequent laptop user, I pine for the four-panel array attached to my desktop PC in my basement. AOC's I1659FWUX USB monitor could...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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