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Gigabyte Z170 motherboards are built enthusiast-tough
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

Skylake is here, and Gigabyte has a raft of Z170 motherboards to go with Intel's sixth-generation Core CPUs. The G1 Gaming, Super Overclocking, and Ultra...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus Z170 boards keep cool with fancy fan controls
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

Skylake is here, and Asus has unleashed a torrent of motherboards for Intel's new processor family. The company's Z170-based boards all feature enhanced fan speed controls,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI Z170 mobos offer three paths to gaming superiority
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

MSI has taken the wraps off of its Z170 Gaming line of motherboards. While we already knew bits and pieces about them, the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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SanDisk and Toshiba unveil 256Gb 3D flash chips
— 11:29 AM on August 4, 2015

Get out your 3D glasses, everybody. SanDisk and Toshiba's latest NAND chips cram 32GB (256Gb) of the companies' BiCS flash memory into 48...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Sound BlasterX G5 USB DAC provides better sound to go
— 9:50 AM on August 4, 2015

Creative has pulled the wraps on its new Sound BlasterX line of products. Most interesting among them is its new USB sound card, the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Nokia sells Here maps to auto consortium for $3.06 billion
— 12:41 PM on August 3, 2015

It doesn't seem like too long ago that Nokia went all-in with Windows Phone and differentiated itself with its Here map service. Since then, not...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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The TR Podcast 182: Something happened
— 10:01 AM on August 3, 2015

In this episode of the podcast, we discuss Microsoft's newest operating system, Intel and Micron's potentially game-changing 3D XPoint memory technology, several GeForce GTX 980...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Report: new Google Glass is a clip-on model for businesses
— 9:54 AM on July 31, 2015

The Wall Street Journal has a report on a new version of Google's Glass eyewear, which is apparently targeted exclusively at businesses. According to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Nvidia recalls Shield Tablet due to battery fire risk
— 8:05 AM on July 31, 2015

Some Nvidia Shield Tablets built between July 2014 and July 2015 could pose a fire risk. The batteries in the affected tablets can apparently overheat to dangerous...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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EVGA X99 Micro 2 mobo offers USB-C in a microATX package
— 7:43 AM on July 31, 2015

EVGA has announced its X99 Micro 2 motherboard, which looks to be aimed at enthusiasts who want to stuff a whole lot of CPU...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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The Tech Report Podcast is live on Twitch
— 8:26 PM on July 30, 2015

Come join us for the live recording of the latest episode of The Tech Report Podcast on Twitch. We'll be discussing a boatload of new...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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Wake-from-sleep vulnerability leaves UEFIs open to attack
— 6:03 PM on July 30, 2015

Most modern motherboards support firmware write protection to prevent unwanted BIOS flashes, but a vulnerability in many UEFI firmware implementations could accidentally disable such protection. A new warning...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Samsung docs detail Linux TRIM bug and fix
— 12:25 PM on July 30, 2015

We've been covering a report from search provider Algolia pointing out a potential issue in Samsung SSDs' TRIM implementation. More recently, Samsung itself...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems

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The Tech Report Podcast live stream returns tonight
— 11:20 AM on July 30, 2015

We'll be recording the next episode of The Tech Report Podcast live tonight at 6:30 PM PT/9:30 PM ET on our Twitch channel. We'll...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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Samsung Q2 earnings fall, mobile device sales disappoint
— 8:39 AM on July 30, 2015

Samsung Electronics has released its Q2 2015 financial report. Sales were down approximately 8% from the year-ago quarter, totalling 48.54 trillion Korean won ($41.3 billion)....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing Personal tech

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Motorola's Moto X Play is all about battery life
— 1:43 PM on July 28, 2015

Say hello to the Moto X Play. Fitting between the refreshed Moto G and the Moto X Style, this mid-range handset looks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Intel, Micron introduce revolutionary 3D XPoint memory
— 11:42 AM on July 28, 2015

At a special presentation today, Intel and Micron jointly announced the introduction of a new type of memory technology called 3D XPoint. Intel VP Rob Crooke...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Moto X Style packs a 21-MP camera, Snapdragon 808 power
— 10:59 AM on July 28, 2015

Motorola has just unveiled two new Moto X phones: the Moto X Style, and the Moto X Play. The former is meant to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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