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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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Gigabyte's latest Brix IoT packs a Core i3 for extra grunt
— 1:00 PM on April 20, 2017

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Gigabyte's Brix IoT PCs—a pair of fanless miniature computers with Intel Apollo Lake SoCs inside. We...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti smokes the competition
— 11:30 AM on April 20, 2017

We were quite impressed with the performance of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, but the card left us wondering if better cooling might help...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Radeon 17.4.3 drivers are ready for the RX 580 and RX 570
— 9:00 AM on April 20, 2017

AMD's manufacturing friends have kept us busy this week with an onslaught of new RX 580 and RX 570 graphics cards. Buying shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Palit GameRock GeForce GTX 1080 Ti flaunts four fans
— 5:13 PM on April 17, 2017

If reference coolers for even top-of-the-line graphics cards have a single blower fan, the average aftermarket graphics card cooler has a pair of fans,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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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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NZXT releases the Kraken G12 for easy graphics card liquid cooling
— 2:30 PM on April 12, 2017

Graphics cards that come liquid-cooled out of the box are great. So are custom-CNC'd full-coverage waterblocks from companies like EK. However, sometimes a gerbil decides...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Visit a gorgeous lab in Unigine's Superposition benchmark test
— 1:00 PM on April 12, 2017

Unigine, the team behind well-known benchmark software like Valley and Heaven, has released a new benchmark called Superposition. The Valley benchmark is going on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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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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Linksys EA8300 brings MU-MIMO Wi-Fi under $200
— 4:30 PM on April 7, 2017

Wi-Fi is a second-class service in my house, but even I am looking to replace my creaky old 802.11g access point. If like me, you're...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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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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Microsoft details Creators Update privacy changes
— 1:30 PM on April 5, 2017

Since Windows 10 was released, its telemetry functionality has ruffled more than a few feathers—mainly because it's never been clear exactly what data the operating...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Asus 27" Zen AiO offers sleek simplicity
— 1:30 PM on April 4, 2017

The trend for all-in-one PCs seems to be moving to ever-larger integrated display panels. Apple's iMac and Microsoft's Surface Studio, to cite two...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Asus readies a salvo of ROG peripherals and networking gear
— 4:55 PM on April 3, 2017

At its Outshine the Competition event in Berlin, Asus revealed a few ROG-themed peripherals and accessories to go with its graphics cards and...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Networking

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