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Compact Acer Predator G1 desktop gets a Pascal supercharge
— 9:45 AM on July 20, 2016

Acer's Predator G1 desktop, which we first covered back when it was announced during the next@Acer presentation, is a curious PC. It's a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Microsoft offers last-minute promos for Windows 10 holdouts
— 9:07 AM on July 19, 2016

The long-standing free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ends next week. To encourage the remaining holdouts to jump ship to the new operating system,...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Nvidia updates Shield Portable with security and stability fixes
— 4:37 PM on July 6, 2016

Today is apparently Nvidia update day. On top of a new set of Game Ready drivers, the company issued a software update for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Gaming

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Microsoft's final Windows 10 upgrade prompt goes full-screen
— 8:11 AM on July 6, 2016

The free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ends July 29, and Microsoft wants to make sure that all users that haven't yet upgraded are aware...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Calyos workstation passively cools Haswell-E and a Titan X
— 8:54 AM on July 1, 2016

Belgian cooling vendor Calyos is showing off a completely fanless workstation, and it looks fantastic. The workstation uses a proprietary cooling system, but  it's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update rolls out August 2
— 9:38 AM on June 29, 2016

The biggest question mark surrounding the Windows 10 Anniversary Update has been its release date—until now. Microsoft confirmed this morning that the update will...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Report: Microsoft to discontinue Surface 3 by December 2016
— 9:13 AM on June 27, 2016

Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet was notable for its move away from ARM SoCs and Windows RT to an Intel Cherry Trail Atom CPU and unfettered...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's P57W gaming laptop reviewed
— 8:57 AM on June 23, 2016

17" laptops have long been maligned for their bulk, but the onward march of technology means one can now get a big machine like Gigabyte's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Microsoft's browser Edges out others in battery usage
— 4:44 PM on June 20, 2016

It's a fair guess that the majority of users have a browser window open all day, often with multiple tabs or windows. That means it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Networking

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The Tech Report System Guide: June 2016 edition
— 12:23 PM on June 18, 2016

In this edition of our System Guide, Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs and Nvidia's Pascal graphics cards come together to make for one heck of an exciting...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Windows Insiders can now play with Microsoft's fresh install tool
— 3:23 PM on June 17, 2016

Microsoft has a new tool in testing for Windows Insiders that purports to make fresh OS installs as painless as possible. The life of...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Windows 10 build 14366 brings a bug fix bonanza to Insiders
— 10:03 AM on June 15, 2016

Windows Insider program lead Dona Sarkar updated the Windows blog yesterday afternoon to announce the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14366 and...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Alienware's revamped product line lands at E3
— 9:01 AM on June 14, 2016

Alienware is on the ground at E3 once again this year with new models of its Area-51 tower, Aurora mid-tower, and Alpha small-form-factor PC, as well as the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Zotac@Computex 2016: next-gen graphics cards and untethered VR
— 5:09 AM on June 3, 2016

As part of our Computex travels this week, we checked in with Zotac to see its latest mini-PCs and graphics cards, along with its much-talked-about...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Cooler Master@Computex 2016: making PC mastery easier
— 3:49 AM on June 3, 2016

Cooler Master first gave us a taste of its "Make It Yours" initiative with the MasterCase 5. Over the intervening year, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling

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Microsoft invites VR devices to Windows Holographic platform
— 7:00 AM on June 2, 2016

It didn't take long for a platform war—well, maybe more like a skirmish—to develop between the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. With Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Windows

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Microsoft sells 1500 patents to Xiaomi and kicks off partnership
— 4:50 PM on June 1, 2016

No need to check your clocks folks, it's actually early June, not April. Microsoft and Xiaomi have inked a "broad technology collaboration partnership," which...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Windows

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Gigabyte releases a flurry of X99 mobos and mini-PCs at Computex
— 8:00 AM on June 1, 2016

It's Computex season, and new hardware is practically growing on trees. Gigabyte's orchard has produced a few fine specimens: a flurry of high-end X99...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems Gaming

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