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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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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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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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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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A quick look at Tunai's Clip and Firefly Bluetooth gizmos
— 3:45 PM on July 11, 2017

Last week, we mentioned that Tunai hooked up the TR BBQ with a bunch of its Bluetooth Clip headphone amplifiers and Firefly...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous

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Microsoft puts the Azure Stack in customers' boxes
— 4:53 PM on July 10, 2017

Microsoft announced its Windows Azure cloud computing service back in late 2008, brought it to market in early 2010, and dropped the "Windows" part...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Servers

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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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Antlion Audio's ModMic 5 add-on microphone reviewed
— 9:00 AM on July 10, 2017

Antlion Audio's ModMic 5 kit claims to give gamers the ability to add a high-quality headset microphone to any pair of headphones, gaming or otherwise....

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Deals of the week: cheap CPUs, motherboards, RAM, and more
— 11:57 AM on July 7, 2017

Week's greetings, gerbils! The sun is out, the coal is hot, and I can almost smell the roasting meat already at the upcoming TR BBQ...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Storage Input devices

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RED shoots for the stars with the Hydrogen One handset
— 9:05 AM on July 7, 2017

RED isn't exactly a household name, but you've seen the company's work. The camera-maker's products have been used to film movies like Peter Jackson's Hobbit...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing

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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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Photobucket's ToS change puts a $400 wall around its garden
— 4:30 PM on July 5, 2017

Online image hosting service Photobucket has been a favorite of Amazon, eBay and Etsy sellers (among others) for hosting pictures of their wares on display....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Internet

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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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