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Trojan adware on Android can give itself root access
— 7:39 AM on November 5, 2015

Android has taken quite a beating lately on the security front. In part, that's due to a perfect storm consisting of a large user base,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Thin is in with Samsung's Ativ Book 9 Pro and Spin laptops
— 5:32 PM on November 4, 2015

Think Samsung, and you might think "phones," "tablets," or "SSDs." The company makes notebook PCs, too, and its Ativ Book 9 Pro and Spin seem...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Zotac's NEN SN970 Steam box houses 35W of Skylake power
— 4:44 PM on November 3, 2015

We first learned about Zotac's "console-killing" Steam Machine, now called the NEN SN970, earlier this year. At the time, Zotac was rather tight-lipped about...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

Crucial shaves off more cents per gigabyte with its BX200 SSD
— 11:14 AM on November 3, 2015

Crucial's BX100 SSD is a budget favorite at TR, and for goood reason—it pairs decent performance for a SATA SSD with relatively low prices for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Microsoft deep-sixes unlimited storage for OneDrive and Office 365
— 8:55 AM on November 3, 2015

Microsoft has removed the unlimited storage tier from its OneDrive subscription plans, and cut down the free storage tier from 15GB to 5GB. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

Sales of Windows 7 OEM licenses and PCs will end October 31, 2016
— 4:13 PM on November 2, 2015

Microsoft has updated its Windows lifecycle page with a deadline for the sale of OEM copies of Windows . All good things must come...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems Windows

Google says Android won't assimilate Chrome OS
— 1:24 PM on November 2, 2015

Last week's report that Google would merge Chrome OS into Android drew plenty of attention. The report seemed plausible, since Chrome OS can already run...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Report: Google to fold Chrome OS into Android
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

When Google unveiled the Pixel C running regular Android, it seemed like a shot across the bow of the browser-centric Chrome OS. The Pixel...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Western Digital paints its Green hard drives Blue in rebranding
— 5:11 PM on October 28, 2015

Western Digital's Green hard drives, known for their combination of high capacities with reasonable performance and low noise, are no more—at least not in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Taste the rainbow with NZXT's Hue+ lighting controller
— 9:10 AM on October 28, 2015

LED light strips may be popular, but solid colors and constant brightness levels may not be wild enough for some modders' tastes. That's where

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Gaming

MSI's Cubi N mini-PC is rigged for silent running
— 4:37 PM on October 27, 2015

MSI has pulled the wraps off its neat-looking Cubi N mini-PC, a tiny box with a Braswell SoC and no fans. Intel's Celeron...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

Zotac's Braswell-powered Zboxes get USB Type-C ports
— 9:27 AM on October 27, 2015

Zotac is no stranger to miniscule PCs. The company already has a large selection of diminutive computers available, and it's added a couple more to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

InFocus' Kangaroo turns iPads into Windows 10 PCs
— 12:23 PM on October 26, 2015

InFocus has announced the Kangaroo, a pocket-sized PC that promotes portability thanks to its docking system The Kangaroo can work with standard monitors, keyboards,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

— 10:19 AM on October 26, 2015

Some of you have asked about a tempting new monitor, the 165Hz IPS-and-G-Sync-infused Asus PG279Q. Yes, a review is happening: Hertz...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays The Tech Report

Eurocom's Sky X9 laptop has everything and two kitchen sinks
— 4:01 PM on October 22, 2015

I'm not sure this even qualifies as a laptop, but here goes. Eurocom has unveiled the Sky X9 , which it calls "the most powerful...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

Surface Book review roundup: fast and thin with a controversial hinge
— 12:57 PM on October 22, 2015

The Surface Book has found its way into reviewers' hands, and some publications have already taken Microsoft's lust-worthy notebook for a spin. The consensus...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Report: Windows 10 Fall Update will arrive in November
— 3:50 PM on October 21, 2015

Folks who have been test-driving Insider builds of Windows 10 have already seen a sneak preview of some upcoming features for Microsoft's OS. The rest...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Encrypted portable hard drives may not be as secure as you think
— 10:12 AM on October 21, 2015

A group of security researchers figured it'd be fun to see how well self-encrypting external hard drives protect data, and their findings may surprise owners...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous