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Google RAISR upsamples thumbnails for massive bandwidth savings
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2017

When we're browsing the web with our phones, bandwidth is usually at a premium. Even carriers that promise unlimited bandwidth often pin an asterisk to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking

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Deals of the week: a gaming monitor and system components
— 1:02 PM on January 13, 2017

Seasons's greetings, gerbils. 'Tis the season of upgrading, after Intel's recent release of its desktop Kaby Lake CPUs. You know what that means: deals...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Storage Displays Gaming

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Patriot's Hellfire 480GB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 4:29 PM on January 11, 2017

Patriot joins the high-end storage fray with its first NVMe SSD, the Hellfire series. We run the 480GB version of this drive through our testing...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Plextor aims M8Se drives at mainstream NVMe SSD market
— 4:13 PM on January 9, 2017

At Computex last year, Plextor announced the M8Pe NVMe SSD. That drive is a high-end model with a Marvell 88SS1093 controller and planar...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Mushkin broadens SSD lineup and product portfolio at CES
— 12:58 PM on January 9, 2017

Memory and storage specialist Mushkin brought a bevy of new and updated products to last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Like most SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices Gaming

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The Tech Report CES 2017 news recap
— 9:39 AM on January 9, 2017

Well, CES 2017 is over. We don't know if you were busy last week, but things were pretty crazy here at TR HQ. We doubled...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Systems Displays Input devices Gaming Networking

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Thermaltake's Cronos Riing RGB 7.1 headset shines bright
— 4:42 PM on January 6, 2017

Adding RGB LEDs to system components is well and good, but we've had a good laughs at the TR virtual office picturing that shiny hardware...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Pico Neo CV virtual reality headset stands on its own
— 3:43 PM on January 6, 2017

Thus far, VR experiences have required a PC, a console, or at least a high-end smartphone to go with the headset. The VR specialists at...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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HDMI 2.1 specification brings 60Hz 8K video and VRR tech
— 9:59 AM on January 6, 2017

It seems like just yesterday that graphics cards with HDMI 2.0 support started shipping. That specification was first released at the tail end of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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Western Digital SSDs are back in black
— 9:33 AM on January 6, 2017

Solid-state drives employing the cutting-edge NVMe protocol don't come cheap. People who can make use of the performance increase over traditional SATA SSDs are starting...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Dell Canvas draws a bead on the Surface Studio
— 5:38 PM on January 5, 2017

Microsoft's Surface Studio put other all-in-one systems on notice when it burst forth from Redmond at the software giant's Windows conference at the end...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays

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Razer's Project Ariana wreathes you in your game
— 2:51 PM on January 5, 2017

Remember IllumiRoom? You probably don't, but it used a Kinect and a projector to expand a game's display beyond the screen and onto your...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Gaming

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Nvidia Shield Android TV gets refreshments at CES
— 11:51 AM on January 5, 2017

Nvidia has subjected its Shield Android TV game console to a metamorphosis. Where before company emphasized the box's potence as a stand-alone game machine,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Miscellaneous Personal tech

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HyperX Cloud Revolver S headset comes out with guns blazing
— 9:27 AM on January 5, 2017

We recently bestowed a TR Recommended badge onto the HyperX's Cloud Stinger headset, for delivering good sound and build quality at price point around...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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MSI updates mobile workstation lineups and adds new WE series
— 6:44 PM on January 4, 2017

You probably already know that MSI makes some rather powerful gaming laptops. Did you know that the company also offers mobile workstations? The...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Workstations

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Logitech G533 boasts surround sound and long range
— 3:12 PM on January 4, 2017

Logitech has lifted the veil on its G533 wireless gaming headset with DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound. The G533 is positioned as a replacement...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Deals of the week: motherboards, spinning storage, and more
— 11:12 AM on December 30, 2016

Howdy, gerbils! We bet you're stocking up on all the liquor you can get your little paws on, in preparation for the huge party tomorrow....

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

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PNY's CS2030 SSDs jump on the NVMe bandwagon
— 10:31 AM on December 28, 2016

Consumer SSDs using the NVMe protocol have been around the block for a couple years, but are only recently hitting prices that your average enthusiast...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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