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Microsoft patches critical security bug in Windows Defender
— 4:30 PM on May 9, 2017

If you're running Windows Defender (quite a strong possibility if you're running Windows), make sure you've got all your updates. Microsoft issued a patch...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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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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Cooler Master's MasterBox Lite 5 is attractive and affordable
— 10:00 AM on May 9, 2017

Cooler Master's latest entry in its MasterBox series of cases is the MasterBox Lite 5. Like other cases in the MasterBox series, this ATX...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Google's Fuchsia OS runs on a little bit of Magenta
— 2:30 PM on May 8, 2017

Both of Google's extant operating systems, the Android OS for mobile devices and Chrome OS for chromebooks, are based on the Linux kernel. In case...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Nvidia demos a multi-user VR system at GTC
— 1:00 PM on May 8, 2017

Thus far, the virtual reality ecosystem has focused almost exclusively on single-user experiences. A few developers have made attempts to use things like HTC's Vive...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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BenQ courts professionals with PD2500Q monitor
— 11:30 AM on May 8, 2017

BenQ is probably not the first brand mentioned when the topic of conversation turns to calibrated professional monitors, as it often does on relaxed evenings...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Intel plugs Active Management Technology security hole
— 4:02 PM on May 5, 2017

Over the past few days, some scary stories have been circulating the internet regarding a privilege escalation vulnerability in Intel's Active Management Technology suite,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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Deals of the week: an RX 460 4GB for $100 and more
— 11:37 AM on May 5, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! Our deals posts tend to be short, but we have a total of eight deals for your perusal today, covering a wide range...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Acer's ProDesigner BM320 display is ready for a hefty workload
— 9:00 AM on May 5, 2017

The monitors best suited for play and work are different beasts. Acer's new display, the ProDesigner BM320, is most definitely in the latter category....

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Enter the TR Napkin Sketch Contest and win a Fur E case
— 1:43 PM on May 4, 2017

I've got a fevfur, and the only prescription is more contest. Oh man, that was really bad, I'm sorry. I guess I used up all...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Cheer for krazyredboy's project in CM's Case Mod World Series 2017
— 3:00 PM on May 3, 2017

TR forumite krazyredboy has finally completed his simulator PC. The "case mod"—if it can even be called that—is his submission to the Cooler Master Case...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Windows 10 S is tied to Edge and Bing
— 1:00 PM on May 3, 2017

We wrote yesterday about Windows 10 S, the new version of Windows 10 that limits users to installing applications from the Windows Store. As...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems Windows

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Services are Apple's bright spot in a mostly flat fiscal Q2
— 4:00 PM on May 2, 2017

Apple's financial results for its fiscal 2017 second quarter are out. The company took in $52.9 billion in revenue, up 11% year-on-year. Its $14.1...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Corsair Carbide Spec-04 is an affordable take on case basics
— 12:30 PM on May 2, 2017

Corsair's One compact gaming PC is pretty amazing, but not everyone needs something so small or has the coin to afford it. Corsair is...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Gaming

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LG 43UD79-B offers 42.5" of 4K FreeSync goodness
— 9:00 AM on May 2, 2017

A professional-grade monitor doesn't have to be all business. What's the fun of owning a finely-calibrated, high-resolution display if you never load up a round...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Sparton LPC-815 and LPC-835 PCs are ready to take the heat
— 5:00 PM on May 1, 2017

Most computers live fairly easy lives. Sure, some of them are punished by overclocking or endure crowded conditions in data centers, but those machines are...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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