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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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Consumer Reports approves MacBook Pros after retesting
— 10:04 AM on January 13, 2017

Consumer Reports (CR) has generally been a fan of the build quality and performance of Apple's computers. However, the consumer watchdog recently cautioned its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Mac

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Chnano RGB LED gloves put some flash on your fingers
— 2:46 PM on January 12, 2017

RGB LED-illuminated products were the most conspicuous new additions to many products at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Though they may not have been on...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming Personal tech

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-flight warnings to end
— 2:33 PM on January 12, 2017

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and the flames it left in its wake received considerable attention. The FAA banned Note 7 handsets from...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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NZXT Noctis 450 case gets ROG-certified
— 1:46 PM on January 12, 2017

Folks looking for stealth-fighter design in their computer case could do a lot worse than the NZXT Noctis 450. However, the original model lacked...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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HTC U Ultra handset offers two screens in a pretty package
— 11:56 AM on January 12, 2017

The prolonged demise of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has left something of a vacuum in the high-end Android smartphone arena. HTC seeks to fill that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Eurocom's Tornado F5 laptops offer up Kaby Lake and Pascal
— 10:00 AM on January 12, 2017

Kaby Lake's the hottest act in town, and everyone wants a piece of the action. Eurocom, a developer of upgradable notebooks, has refreshed...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Upcoming Windows 10 build offers improved privacy settings
— 9:54 AM on January 11, 2017

As of last August, about two-thirds of gerbils who responded to our poll said they took Microsoft's offer of a free Windows 10 upgrade....

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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HTC Vive Tracker brings anything into the virtual world
— 1:15 PM on January 10, 2017

Even though Valve offered up its tracking technology and SteamVR APIs for free last year, we've yet to see a proliferation of third-party VR...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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Windows Insider build 15002 offers a bevy of improvements
— 4:39 PM on January 9, 2017

Microsoft is starting the New Year offering a ton of goodies to its Windows Insiders. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002, comes with wide...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Deals of the week: laptops, a pack of RAM, and more
— 2:22 PM on January 9, 2017

Greetings, gerbils. Last week's TR CES coverage produced a bounty of news that you should totally read through. However, there was little time to...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Miscellaneous Displays Mobile computing

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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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CyberPowerPC gaming systems ready up for Kaby Lake and Ryzen
— 4:15 PM on January 6, 2017

With new processors from Intel on the market, a new line of CPUs from AMD on the way, and virtual reality making headlines,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing 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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Dell unleashes new Inspiron and updated Alienware laptops
— 1:00 PM on January 6, 2017

Dell has been pretty busy at CES. Amidst a whole bunch of other announcements, it would have been easy to miss...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Compute Card gives Intel Inside a new meaning
— 11:00 AM on January 6, 2017

"IoT" was probably the number three technology buzzword of 2016, behind "machine learning" and "virtual reality" and just ahead of "RGB LEDs." Intel wants in...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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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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