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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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Thermaltake View 21 chassis doubles up on tempered glass
— 10:30 AM on July 20, 2017

It seems so long ago that PC enthusiasts made do with dinky little side windows. Who wants to peer through a window when entire sheets...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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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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HyperX's Alloy Elite mechanical gaming keyboard reviewed
— 5:15 PM on July 17, 2017

HyperX has made a name for itself with gaming gear that forgoes frills in favor of function. Its Alloy Elite mechanical gaming keyboard takes a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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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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HyperX Alloy FPS Pro drops the numpad for a quicker draw
— 12:32 PM on July 17, 2017

HyperX's Alloy FPS gaming keyboard offers impressively solid build quality in a space-saving frame, but many gamers would likely prefer it be cut down...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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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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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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Gigabyte prepares Xeon Scalable-ready servers and mobos
— 5:00 PM on July 12, 2017

Intel's Skylake-powered Xeon Scalable Processor family launched yesterday, and Gigabyte is ready to get those chips into data centers and workstations. The company has...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Servers Workstations

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Asus takes a stab at ambidextrous mice with the ROG Pugio
— 9:30 AM on July 12, 2017

When you're left-handed, simply picking things up can be a hassle, whether it's scissors, a baseball glove, or a computer mouse. There might be tons...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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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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Report: Skylake-X CPUs prove hard to cool thanks to TIM change
— 12:21 PM on July 10, 2017

Intel's launch of its Core X high-end desktop CPUs and the accompanying X299 platform has seen some controversy in overclocking enthusiast circles. The mish-mash...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Workstations

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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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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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Model F keyboard gets a modern reboot
— 3:42 PM on July 6, 2017

Keyboards—even ones with fancy mechanical switches—are cheap as heck these days, but typists of the 1980s would have sneered at the plasticky tick-tick-tick of Cherry...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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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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