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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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SK Hynix fires up its foundries for 16 Gb/s GDDR6
— 9:11 AM on April 25, 2017

In some circles, High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) has already been crowned as the graphics card memory of the future. However, it's still not the time...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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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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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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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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G.Skill cranks Trident Z memory to 4333 MT/s
— 10:00 AM on April 17, 2017

Faster memory doesn't help in every PC task, but a select group of programs and games seem to benefit more from RAM throughput than from...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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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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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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The sun sets on Windows Vista
— 10:00 AM on April 12, 2017

Microsoft launched its Windows Creators Update yesterday, but the date also marked the end of support for the maligned Vista release of the ubiquitous...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Radeon 17.4.2 drivers are ready for Creators
— 9:01 AM on April 12, 2017

AMD's software teams have been busy lately. Between Radeon driver updates large and small, microcode updates for the Ryzen platform, assisting game developers...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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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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Gigabyte Brix IoT is small and connects to almost anything
— 3:30 PM on April 7, 2017

IoT is a buzzword that either gets people excited about new levels of convenience or makes them nervous about new types of security problems. Gigabyte's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

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Deals of the week: a packed ROG mobo, lit RAM, and more
— 11:25 AM on April 7, 2017

Fair Friday to you, dear gerbils. Can you feel the tension in the air? Do you sense the impending explosion of frametime graphs, value charts,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory

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G.Skill Trident Z RGB memory kits grow to 128GB capacity
— 10:01 AM on April 7, 2017

Do you fancy RGB LEDs? Do you enjoy synchronizing every single part of your PC to shine the same brilliant shade of chartreuse? If so,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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WD My Passport SSD attaches fast storage to USB 3.1
— 4:30 PM on April 6, 2017

When you think "Western Digital," you probably think about hard drives. It's well past time for that idea to change, though. Not only does...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Adata continues its NVMe offensive with the XPG SX7000
— 12:30 PM on April 6, 2017

A while back, we reported on Adata's XPG SX8000, the company's first entry into the burgeoning NVMe storage market. Adata is now releasing its...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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WD Purple 10 TB drive helps keep the peace
— 2:30 PM on April 5, 2017

Recording surveillance footage on SSDs isn't really a good idea. Storage on spinning metal platters is orders of magnitude less expensive, and 24/7 recording means...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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