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The Tech Report System Guide: April 2016 edition
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2016

In this edition of The Tech Report's System Guide, we examine the CPUs, graphics cards, memory, cases, power supplies, and other parts that system builders...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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This is your three-month warning for the "second-10th" TR BBQ
— 1:35 PM on April 20, 2016

I know what you're thinking after reading that headline: what the heck does "second-10th" mean? It's pretty simple, really. We started hosting The Tech...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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April showers Surface Book and Surface Pros with updates
— 10:12 AM on April 20, 2016

Microsoft released a range of updates for the Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book this morning. The Surface Pro 4 and the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Asus' ROG GT51CA desktop blends power and panache
— 9:28 AM on April 20, 2016

Asus' ROG GT51CA gaming desktop first made an appearance at CES 2016, and now it's coming to market. This high-end desktop can be configured...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Personal tech

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Toshiba cuts over 14,000 jobs worldwide
— 5:04 PM on April 18, 2016

Over the past few months, we've been reporting on financial troubles at Toshiba. In December, the company announced its intent to lay off 7,800...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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HP refreshes Z1 all-in-one workstation PCs
— 4:44 PM on April 18, 2016

Tower workstations are very nice, but sometimes what one needs is a powerful piece of machinery that takes up less space. Enter HP's Z1...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Workstations

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Deals of the week: a GeForce GTX 980 Ti, cheap SSDs, and more
— 12:14 PM on April 15, 2016

Momma always said I should work hard so I can make a man of myself. I may have dropped out of school, but I'm making...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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QuickTime security flaws lead to its demise on Windows
— 8:50 AM on April 15, 2016

Following news from Trend Micro that QuickTime for Windows has two new serious security vulnerabilities, Apple has decided to end support...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Gigabyte adds Thunderbolt 3 support to its latest Brix PCs
— 7:40 AM on April 15, 2016

Gigabyte is bringing Thunderbolt 3 to small-form-factor PCs with four new Brix barebones: the GB-BSi5T-6200, the GB-BSi5HT-6200, the GB-BSi7T-6500, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Third-party patch allows HTC Vive to play Oculus Home titles
— 11:11 AM on April 14, 2016

Software and hardware platform locks have long been a method of setting products apart, and VR headsets are no exception. The HTC Vive’s standard software...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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New USB standards make cables and devices more trustworthy
— 1:31 PM on April 13, 2016

A while ago, Google engineer Benson Leung ran into a small problem with a USB 3.0 cable he got from Amazon: it fried his...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Input devices

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Gartner: PC shipments fell 9.6% between Q4 2015 and Q1 2016
— 3:34 PM on April 12, 2016

It's no secret that the PC market has been in decline for a while, and the latest report from Gartner's analysts doesn't bring any...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Reports of Windows XP's demise are greatly exaggerated
— 2:36 PM on April 12, 2016

Windows XP was the first version of Windows to bring together Microsoft's client and server product families. It became immensely popular after its 2001 release....

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Security researchers promote Badlock SMB bug ahead of patches
— 10:53 AM on April 11, 2016

Tomorrow marks the much talked-about release of the patch for the Samba bug branded Badlock. While we don’t...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Servers

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Corsair extends warranties on its high-end power supplies
— 4:22 PM on April 8, 2016

Regular TR readers know that a solid power supply is essential to a successful PC build. Spending a bit extra on that little black box can net you...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Microsoft Edge joins Google Chrome in anti-Flash crusade
— 4:13 PM on April 8, 2016

Dun dun dun, another one bites the dust. Last year, we reported that Google Chrome would start blocking Flash ads and some auto-playing...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Deals of the week: SSDs, GeForces, and more
— 11:20 AM on April 8, 2016

Look in my eyes. Relax and take a deep breath. Now look at this swinging pocket watch. Can you read the time? Your eyelids are...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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3DMark's latest update includes a preview of VRMark
— 5:01 PM on April 6, 2016

Futuremark is releasing a preview of its VRMark benchmarking tool for owners of its 3DMark Advanced and 3DMark Enterprise benchmarking suites today. VRMark...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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