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Microsoft and Johnson Controls put Cortana in a thermostat
— 3:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Google bought its way into home thermostats by snapping up Nest Labs for a whopping $3.2 billion back in 2014. Microsoft is taking a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Geil de-blings its Evo Spear memory modules
— 12:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Some folks like their memory with large heatspreaders. Some like to go even further with colorful RGB LED-illuminated modules. Peacock-like DIMMs can add some flair...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Everybody was a winner at the TR BBQ XIV
— 4:06 PM on July 18, 2017

TR BBQ XIV is in the books. I'd tell you it was a good time, but that would be stating the obvious. drfish and his...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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BenQ Zowie XL2546 strobes its way to smooth motion at 240 Hz
— 1:30 PM on July 18, 2017

Back when we initially saw BenQ's competition-ready Zowie XL2540 monitor, the first question on my mind was whether it supported the company's blur reduction...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Samsung will step up production of its 8GB HBM2 chips
— 9:04 AM on July 18, 2017

Echoing the rest of the DRAM market, HBM2 memory has been in short supply. There are only two companies producing the parts: Samsung and...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Asus VP28UQG marries 4K and FreeSync in a budget display
— 3:31 PM on July 17, 2017

If you find yourself in the curious position of needing a 4K gaming monitor and not wanting to pay a lot for it, Asus might...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Microsoft releases its first Windows Server Insider Preview build
— 5:00 PM on July 14, 2017

Last month, Microsoft promised to accelerate the release schedule of Windows Server, revealing its plan to have new versions out twice a year. In...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Servers

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TR BBQ XIV: Last call, folks!
— 2:11 PM on July 14, 2017

Okay boys and girls, I'm going to keep this very simple. The TR BBQ XIV is tomorrow, and if you have even a snowball's...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Deals of the week: cheap motherboards, a nice case, and speakers
— 11:25 AM on July 14, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! I have to say, I'm getting accustomed to the American way of things. I've been here for three days now (for the first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Samsung Cinema LED screen does away with projectors
— 9:18 AM on July 14, 2017

The home cinema viewing experience typically takes its cues from the movie theater. Replicating the movie house experience at home has been the goal of...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Team Group joins T-Forces with Asus Aura Sync
— 2:00 PM on July 12, 2017

Team Group is throwing its hat into the light-up RAM ring with two lines of RGB LED-illuminated modules and some fixed-color sticks. The T-Force...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Microsoft 365 offers a one-stop subscription to Office and Windows
— 5:00 PM on July 11, 2017

More than a few times, folks around here have speculated about Microsoft making its Windows OS available to consumers through a subscription. As it...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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$399 Rift and Touch makes fun in the VR sun more attainable
— 10:01 AM on July 10, 2017

Only a few months ago, Oculus reduced the price of its Rift-and-Touch bundle from $799 to $599. Apparently the company wasn't done discounting the Rift,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Apple tells its side of the story in Imagination Tech spat
— 5:29 PM on July 7, 2017

Apple's dispute with Qualcomm is making plenty of headlines this week, but Qualcomm isn't the only supplier with whom Apple is having a bit...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Qualcomm seeks a US import ban on some iPhones and iPads
— 1:30 PM on July 7, 2017

Qualcomm's legal battles with Apple rage on. The chipmaker requested that the U.S. International Trade Commision (ITC) halt imports of certain iPhones and iPads...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Intel may lose the silicon revenue crown to Samsung
— 1:00 PM on July 6, 2017

A number of outlets are reporting that analysts expect Samsung to overtake Intel as the world's largest manufacturer of silicon chips by revenue,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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AOC PDS271 and PDS241 displays tuck cables out of sight
— 9:00 AM on July 6, 2017

Despite the many and important functions of cables in a computer system, plenty of users just don't want to look at them. Many system builders...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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The TR BBQ XIV is coming up fast—act now
— 3:00 PM on July 5, 2017

Howdy folks! If you're a TR regular and have never heard about the annual BBQ at the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, you're probably living...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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