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Amazon's Echo Show gives Alexa a face
— 10:00 AM on May 10, 2017

We already have Dash Buttons, Echo, Echo Dot, and the Echo Look. The Amazon-ification of the contemporary household isn't over yet, though. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Internet

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The Tech Report System Guide: May 2017 edition
— 3:31 PM on May 9, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are shaking up the midrange CPU market, and we're here to help builders navigate this unfamiliar terrain. We also account for...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Cooling Storage

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Our Napkin Sketch Contest ends this week
— 3:00 PM on May 9, 2017

To paraphrase my favorite cyclops, I'm going to "downplay the Fur E" in this reminder about TR's Napkin Sketch Contest. I realize some...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous

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AOC I1659FWUX portable display is ready to hit the road
— 2:00 PM on May 9, 2017

As a frequent laptop user, I pine for the four-panel array attached to my desktop PC in my basement. AOC's I1659FWUX USB monitor could...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Lost Sock Memorial Day Shortbread
— 12:30 PM on May 9, 2017

Full disclosure: this is not actually a lost sock PC hardware and computing Alphacool NexXxos Cool Answer 360 D5/UT water...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Cooler Master's MasterBox Lite 5 is attractive and affordable
— 10:00 AM on May 9, 2017

Cooler Master's latest entry in its MasterBox series of cases is the MasterBox Lite 5. Like other cases in the MasterBox series, this ATX...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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BenQ courts professionals with PD2500Q monitor
— 11:30 AM on May 8, 2017

BenQ is probably not the first brand mentioned when the topic of conversation turns to calibrated professional monitors, as it often does on relaxed evenings...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Upcoming Ryzen BIOS updates could improve memory performance
— 10:00 AM on May 8, 2017

As we and other sites have demonstrated, using fast memory can result in a significant performance boost on systems with AMD's Ryzen processors. It...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Memory

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Deals of the week: an RX 460 4GB for $100 and more
— 11:37 AM on May 5, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! Our deals posts tend to be short, but we have a total of eight deals for your perusal today, covering a wide range...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Gigabyte teases Aorus M.2 Thermal Guard before Computex
— 11:30 AM on May 5, 2017

This year's Computex is close, and everyone's already tossing out tidbits of what they'll be bringing to the trade show. Gigabyte will assuredly...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Acer's ProDesigner BM320 display is ready for a hefty workload
— 9:00 AM on May 5, 2017

The monitors best suited for play and work are different beasts. Acer's new display, the ProDesigner BM320, is most definitely in the latter category....

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Adata D8000L is a shiny, weather-resistant power bank
— 5:00 PM on May 4, 2017

Since the primary victim of the phone thinness wars has been battery capacity (and because no-one seems to value user-replaceable batteries anymore), carrying around a...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Star Wars Day Shortbread
— 2:00 PM on May 4, 2017

dah dah dah dum da da dum da da-da-dum PC hardware and computing Acer Aspire VX 15 budget gaming laptop...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Enter the TR Napkin Sketch Contest and win a Fur E case
— 1:43 PM on May 4, 2017

I've got a fevfur, and the only prescription is more contest. Oh man, that was really bad, I'm sorry. I guess I used up all...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Cybenetics offers a second opinion on PSU efficiency
— 1:00 PM on May 4, 2017

For some years now, the voluntary 80 Plus certification program has been a handy tool to guide consumers interested in purchasing efficient power supplies....

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Intel DC P4600 and P4500 SSDs give datacenters a little TLC
— 4:00 PM on May 3, 2017

Intel's Optane devices made their entrance into consumer and datacenter markets this spring, but don't think for a second that the company is neglecting...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Cheer for krazyredboy's project in CM's Case Mod World Series 2017
— 3:00 PM on May 3, 2017

TR forumite krazyredboy has finally completed his simulator PC. The "case mod"—if it can even be called that—is his submission to the Cooler Master Case...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Early deal of the week: a 1TB Adata SU800 SSD for $226
— 1:32 PM on May 3, 2017

SSDs have been getting more expensive of late, thanks to media supply shortages as manufacturers shift production to 2D and 3D TLC NAND. Even...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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