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Deals of the week: a sweet price on a Gear VR headset and more
— 1:09 PM on September 16, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. Good deals were especially hard to come by today, but we think we've scrounged up a few decent ones. Here's what we...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Nvidia Shields can serve as DVRs with Plex Media Server update
— 8:55 AM on September 16, 2016

Cord cutters with a desire to own and operate their own digital video recorder (DVR) and a phobia for the x86-based systems the enthusiast community...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Microsoft publishes the methods behind its Edge battery tests
— 4:26 PM on September 15, 2016

In mid-June, Microsoft published some results of its in-house battery life testing from streaming a video to Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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GlobalFoundries skips the 10-nm node on the way to 7-nm FinFETs
— 3:34 PM on September 15, 2016

GlobalFoundries recently announced it would be adding a 12-nm node to its FD-SOI roadmap, and it's now announcing a more mainstream node for...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: How do you feel about your PC's noise levels?
— 11:50 AM on September 14, 2016

In our component testing, we put a lot of emphasis not only on how fast a given graphics card can run, for example, but also...

Poll Question: • How do you feel about the noise level of your PC?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Report: Microsoft has no immediate plan for Band 3
— 9:09 AM on September 14, 2016

Apple is still carrying the torch for wearable technology, but the current generation of Microsoft's Band fitness devices might be the last. According...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Samsung gelds Note 7 battery capacity to limit fire risk
— 2:27 PM on September 13, 2016

If you've recently spent any time online, you've almost certainly heard about all the fireworks surrounding Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 handsets and the company's related...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Toshiba's OCZ VX500 512GB SSD reviewed
— 9:23 AM on September 13, 2016

Toshiba's OCZ VX550 steps into the mid-range MLC performance spotlight as the aging VT180 rides into the sunset. We put the newcomer through its paces...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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HP purchases Samsung's printer business for a cool $1.05 billion
— 8:47 AM on September 13, 2016

On Monday, HP Inc. made two major announcements for its commercial printing business. HP Inc., which comprises the former personal systems and printing businesses...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Prodrone PD6B-AW-ARM hexacopter gets grabby
— 1:57 PM on September 12, 2016

Quad- and hexacopter drones have exploded in popularity over the last couple of years in applications ranging from toys to Hollywood productions. Japanese company Prodrone...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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MSI VR One kicks off the contest for lightest VR backpack
— 9:02 AM on September 12, 2016

The Tokyo Games Show starts in less than 36 hours, and we're already hearing about some of the products that will be there. MSI sent us...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Report: Oculus Touch controllers may arrive in November for 199€
— 3:24 PM on September 9, 2016

European retailer Media Markt has quasi-officially let the cat out of the bag. The Oculus Touch hand controllers might appear in stores on November...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Input devices Gaming

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Deals of the week: a fancy X99 motherboard and more
— 12:38 PM on September 9, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. It seems like many retailers saved their best bargains for the Labor Day weekend that just passed, but we've still turned up...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Adata's Premier SP550 480GB SSD reviewed
— 10:59 AM on September 9, 2016

Adata joins the budget SSD club with its debut TLC drive, the Premier SP550. We ran this drive through our storage bench to see whether...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Rumor: Microsoft to launch Surface all-in-one PC in late October
— 9:50 AM on September 9, 2016

Expert Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft may launch a Surface-branded all-in-one device in October of this year, according to her sources....

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Belkin RockStar dongle lets iPhone 7 owners charge and rock out
— 4:45 PM on September 8, 2016

One question that it seems like every iPhone fan is asking in the wake of the iPhone 7 announcement is how they'll charge their...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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GlobalFoundries adds a 12-nm node to its FD-SOI roadmap
— 10:00 AM on September 8, 2016

If you think of GlobalFoundries these days, you probably think about the company's 14-nm FinFET process and the AMD Polaris graphics cards fabricated on it....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Apple AirPods make life without a headphone jack easier
— 8:58 AM on September 8, 2016

As TR readers are no doubt already aware, the newest iPhones do not have 3.5mm headphone jacks. Regular old analog headphones can still be connected...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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