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Microsoft describes how it uses telemetry data for smoother updates
— 1:23 PM on April 26, 2017

A vocal minority has up in arms about Windows 10's data collection ever since its release. The company's been making an effort towards being...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems

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MSI lets loose a trio of Optane motherboard bundles
— 4:00 PM on April 25, 2017

The results that Jeff got from one of those Optane cache drives are pretty promising, don't you think? MSI also seems to think so,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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National DNA Day Shortbread
— 2:00 PM on April 25, 2017

Much ado about Optane Intel Optane 3D XPoint memory review @ Tom's Hardware Intel Optane Memory review – 1.4GB/s speed & 300K IOPS for $44 @...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Asus Vivo PC X is slim and ready for a VR headset
— 12:43 PM on April 25, 2017

The recent focus on VR, coupled with the amount of graphics horsepower you can get in a small package, has led companies like MSI and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Deals of the week: a mighty PSU, mid-range CPUs, and more
— 11:40 AM on April 21, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write something funny, stupid, or both... if I had anything today. We're buzzing bees at TR HQ right now,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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Dell shows off a pro-grade 4K HDR display and AIO machines
— 10:00 AM on April 21, 2017

 The population of HDR televisions is already growing, but the number of HDR PC displays is just getting off the ground. That makes each new...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Displays

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Rumor: Google to bake ad-blocking into Chrome browser
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google intends to include an ad-blocking component in future versions of its popular Chrome web browser. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Look Alike Day Shortbread
— 2:44 PM on April 20, 2017

Radeon RX 500 series roundup PC hardware and computing DAN Cases A4-SFX Crowdfunded Mini-ITX case review @ PC Perspective Origin Chronos...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Gigabyte's latest Brix IoT packs a Core i3 for extra grunt
— 1:00 PM on April 20, 2017

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Gigabyte's Brix IoT PCs—a pair of fanless miniature computers with Intel Apollo Lake SoCs inside. We...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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MSI Leopard Pro laptops sprint for the kill
— 2:30 PM on April 18, 2017

The current generation of chips fabricated on 14-nm and 16-nm processes have allowed for previously-unattainable levels of performance in thin-and-light laptops. MSI's Leopard Pro series...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Columnist Day Shortbread
— 12:00 PM on April 18, 2017

PC hardware and computing OBT Open Benchtable review: form and function (Streacom BC1) @ PC Perspective The MSI GT83VR Titan review: 1080 times 3 @

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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This is your three-month warning for TR BBQ XIV
— 11:00 AM on April 17, 2017

It's nearly that time of the year again. The magical weekend where TR gerbils from around the country (and maybe the world) descend upon...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Google retires outdated Octane JavaScript benchmark
— 5:00 PM on April 13, 2017

Benchmarks are a crucial part of what we do here at TR. As fun as it can be to compare performance figures for competing widgets,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Make Lunch Count Day Shortbread
— 1:00 PM on April 13, 2017

I picked up Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator last night and spent a couple hours fiddling with it. There are good times to be had...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Deals of the week: huge monitors, a big hard drive, and more
— 11:41 AM on April 13, 2017

Tomorrow may be Good Friday, but all that means for hardware-hungry gerbils is that today is Deals Thursday. The release of AMD's excellent Ryzen 5...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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Project Scorpio will support FreeSync 2 and HDMI 2.1 VRR
— 3:30 PM on April 11, 2017

Late last week, Microsoft unloaded a whole bunch of information about its upcoming Xbox One refresh, currently codenamed Project Scorpio. It turns out that...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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National Cheese Fondue Day Shortbread
— 2:00 PM on April 11, 2017

PC hardware and computing Lian Li PC-Q17 WX Mini-ITX aluminum enclosure review @ PC Perspective Apacer Z280 NVMe M.2 SSD review @ Tom's Hardware ADATA XPG...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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SK Hynix stacks 3D NAND chips to the sky
— 10:14 AM on April 10, 2017

NAND flash write endurance seems to decrease as manufacturing processes get smaller. The time between process shrinks seems to grow with every node, even...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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