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Best Buy CEO: Tablets 'crashing,' PC seeing 'revival'
— 9:13 AM on July 30, 2014

After years of doom and gloom about the PC industry, some people are starting to sing a different tune. In an interview with Walt...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Gigabyte's Brix Gaming BXi5G-760 mini-PC reviewed
— 11:35 AM on July 29, 2014

Gigabyte's Brix Gaming BXi5G-760 is a mini PC on steroids, with a discrete Nvidia GPU and a dual-core Haswell CPU inside. Can it hang with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Nvidia's cascaded display tech looks awesome
— 6:00 AM on July 29, 2014

Two of the biggest challenges facing VR systems like the Oculus Rift are the dreaded screen-door effect (an artifact of low screen resolutions) and frame...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Friday night topic: your top movies?
— 6:02 PM on July 25, 2014

I saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes last night and was extremely impressed. Thanks to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: Corsair's 750D case and four fans for $100
— 11:56 AM on July 25, 2014

We've got a little of everything in this week's deal post, starting with a sizable discount on a nice Corsair case bundle: TigerDirect has a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Cooling Storage Displays

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Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' overclocking revisited
— 7:06 PM on July 23, 2014

Can a retail version of the Core i7-4790K paired up with a fancy MSI Z97 MPower motherboard reach higher speeds than our early sample? We're...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Friday night topic: Do you grow your own?
— 5:00 PM on July 18, 2014

Our garden is filled with edible goodness this time of year. There's forest of lettuce comprised of at least four different varieties, plus kale, tomatoes,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: A 4K monitor for $405
— 10:49 AM on July 18, 2014

I feel a twinge of guilt for the headline. It's total click bait—but also accurate. Dell is selling its 28" Ultra HD monitor for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays

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Lenovo kills 8'' Windows tablets in the U.S.
— 9:21 AM on July 18, 2014

It's not a good time to be a small Windows tablet. Microsoft's Surface Mini never even entered production, and now, Lenovo is discontinuing its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Biostar's Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboard reviewed
— 11:14 PM on July 16, 2014

Biostar's latest Haswell motherboard sells for only $125, but it's specced like pricier alternatives. You get an overclocking-friendly Z97 chipset, PCIe slots primed for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Etc.
— 1:42 PM on July 15, 2014

This work week will be shortened at both ends for me by other commitments. I took a vacation day yesterday, and I'll be driving up...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Leak suggests PCIe 3.0 coming to next-gen Intel chipsets
— 9:27 AM on July 15, 2014

For years, Intel's core-logic chipsets have been limited to Gen2 PCIe. The older interface persisted even as the firm's CPUs adopted faster Gen3 lanes. However,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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New low-cost Windows devices target Chromebooks
— 4:08 PM on July 14, 2014

The netbook may have gone out of style with the advent of tablets, but the once-popular form factor may be getting some spiritual successors. As...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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IDC: PC shipments declined less than expected in Q2
— 6:00 AM on July 14, 2014

The last couple of years haven't been kind to the PC market as a whole. However, IDC's latest numbers show a smaller-than-expected decline for PC...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Personal tech

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TR's July 2014 System Guide
— 9:17 PM on July 13, 2014

With the arrival of the Pentium Anniversary Edition, Devil's Canyon, and new SSDs—not to mention a round of GPU price cuts—there's hardly ever been a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Deal of the week: Rosewill's Green Series 630W PSU for $41
— 10:58 AM on July 11, 2014

For the first time in what seems like forever, our weekly deals post is devoid of cheap SSDs. There are plenty of 'em out there,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Power Cooling

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TR BBQ XI prize haul adds a trio of Gigabyte boards
— 12:59 PM on July 10, 2014

The 11th annual TR BBQ is just over a week away, and our sponsors are outdoing themselves by providing world-class PC hardware for us...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards The Tech Report

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''Fanless'' HP Chromebox isn't so fanless after all
— 6:00 AM on July 7, 2014

On paper, HP's new Chromebox has all the ingredients of a nice, discreet little web browsing box: a Haswell processor, fairly plentiful connectivity, a...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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