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The Tech Report System Guide: October 2016 edition
— 3:44 PM on October 3, 2016

In this edition of the TR System Guide, we examine the effects of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 family and AMD's Radeon RX 460 and RX...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

Biostar races into pockets with the Racing P1 mini-PC
— 9:50 AM on October 3, 2016

Most gerbils probably know Biostar more from its motherboards than anything else. We covered the company's high-end Racing brand before, but today that...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Nvidia previews Xavier SoC with Volta GPU for self-driving cars
— 1:27 PM on September 28, 2016

Nvidia keeps plugging away at the challenging problems presented by autonomous vehicles. The green team unveiled Xavier, its latest product targeting this expanding...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

Microsoft catapults datacenter performance with FPGAs
— 11:30 AM on September 28, 2016

Gamers and content creators are not alone in their frustration with the last decade's slowing increases in CPU performance. Massive datacenter operators like Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Internet Servers

Google Play Store doors are now open for a few Chrome OS devices
— 2:28 PM on September 26, 2016

Owners of a few Chromebooks suffering from app envy can now rejoice. The latest 53.0.2785.129 Chrome OS release opens the doors to the Google...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

SolidRun MicroSoM offers Braswell CPUs on a tiny package
— 3:23 PM on September 23, 2016

Technology enthusiasts looking to shoehorn computers into unusual places often turn to the Raspberry Pi. The Pi is inexpensive, with prices of $5 for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Networking

Asus upgrades its G11 gaming desktops with Pascal power
— 11:14 AM on September 23, 2016

Gerbils like to build their own boxes, so pre-built desktops like the Asus G11 series don't get a lot of love here at TR. Asus...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Shuttle XPC nano NC02U machines pack Skylake SoCs
— 11:00 AM on September 21, 2016

Shuttle, the company that can be named responsible for the original explosion of small-form-factor desktop computing, is bringing out a new series of XPC SFF...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Oracle gunning for Amazon with second-generation cloud services
— 12:43 PM on September 20, 2016

Oracle has launched its second-generation cloud infrastructure at the company's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. Oracle CEO proclaimed that Amazon Web Service's (AWS) lead...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking Servers

Syber C Series mini-PCs pack a serious gaming punch
— 11:37 AM on September 20, 2016

The ever-dropping TDPs of CPUs and GPUs of all types have led to a veritable explosion of pint-sized computers packing serious hardware. These days it's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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

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

Latest Alienware laptops get desktop Pascal and Polaris graphics
— 1:38 PM on September 2, 2016

Alienware teased the Internet a few days ago about an important product reveal, and the curtains have now opened. The company is showing off...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

HP's latest desktops come in Slices and Waves
— 12:29 PM on September 1, 2016

Modular desktop PCs aren't a new concept, but the actual PCs that implement that idea haven't enjoyed widespread success in the market. HP may be...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Build log: we put together a potent VR-ready PC
— 6:13 PM on August 30, 2016

The arrival of Oculus' Rift and HTC's Vive VR headsets is as good an occasion as any to build a brand-new PC, so we tapped...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

iOS 9.3.5 fixes serious zero-day vulnerabilities
— 3:36 PM on August 25, 2016

We don't normally cover minor releases of iOS, but we're making an exception today as a sort of public service announcement. Apple has released

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

Nvidia improves virtual graphics monitoring in its latest Grid update
— 8:26 AM on August 24, 2016

Nvidia first took the wraps off its Tesla M10 high-density server graphics card (can we call them virtualizable GPUs or vGPUs yet?) back in...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers

Google begins offering tasty Android Nougat to Nexus devices
— 3:45 PM on August 22, 2016

Android development at Google has been going on at a steady clip. The computing giant has begun the rollout of Android 7.0, codename...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems