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Dissecting the Steam Hardware Survey
— 9:02 PM on December 18, 2008

As a cross-platform gamer increasingly disenchanted with the PC, I absolutely love Steam and what Valve has done for the platform. Over the last five...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Gaming

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The parent trap
— 5:37 PM on December 11, 2008

We've all been there at one time or another: fixing a family member's computer. It's not a situation I particularly mind, since my family has...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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The Tech Report's XML benchmark
— 9:29 PM on December 1, 2008

Server benchmarking is an odd domain.  There are lots of very well developed, non-proprietary benchmarks available, but there are also teams of engineers with huge...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs The Tech Report

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The boneyard
— 2:59 PM on December 1, 2008

Like many of you, I often find myself with a surplus of computers and PC components. Whether obtained as hand-me-downs or merely casualties of an...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Who needs Black Friday?
— 11:01 PM on November 20, 2008

We're about a week away from Black Friday, that glorious day after Thanksgiving when...

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It's good to talk about it
— 4:27 PM on November 13, 2008

Everyone has moments that they're not proud of, but it's important to acknowledge and learn from them instead of pretending they never happened. It can...

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What's on your tech wish list?
— 8:54 PM on November 6, 2008

I'm not sure how it happened, but the holiday season is practically upon us. Most people are starting to think about cooler weather, Thanksgiving turkey,...

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Only hours left to enter our netbook giveaway drawing
— 5:33 PM on October 29, 2008

Can it really be the end of October already?  Unbelievable.  Happy Republic Day to our Turkish fans (yes, we do have several).  

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Why Google Chrome is already a great browser
— 5:40 PM on September 2, 2008

So, you've seen the news. Google has released an early beta of its first web browser, Chrome, which mixes elements from Safari and Firefox into...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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Why Internet Explorer 8 still sucks
— 11:22 AM on August 29, 2008

I already ranted extensively about Internet Explorer 8's shortcomings when the first beta release came out in March. At the risk of being labeled...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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Shout out to Asus
— 5:45 PM on July 25, 2008

Every so often I get to introduce people or features here in the Inkwell, which is always fun.  This post isn't exactly an introduction, as...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Introducing TR apparel
— 2:00 PM on July 21, 2008

We've worked hard to build an informative and reliable publication with the best reviews and latest news from...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Swallowed by the SumoSac bean bag chair
— 10:51 AM on July 2, 2008

I spend most of my time reviewing chipsets, motherboards, hard drives, power supply units, and sound cards—the geeky bits inside a modern PC. ...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Experimenting with HDR photos on a $200 camera
— 4:40 PM on July 1, 2008

I've been giddily experimenting with high-dynamic-range photography over the past few days. Unfortunately, I don't own any professional photography equipment, and my best camera...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Totally awesome world exclusive unboxing!
— 12:07 AM on June 5, 2008

Folks apparently like to see stuff unboxed, unwrapped, or otherwise removed from its packaging. Who knew? So in a desperate attempt to remain relevant,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Why should we care about basic research?
— 12:05 PM on May 29, 2008

I was surprised to learn today that my former employer Fermilab (I worked there until about 12 years ago) was given a temporary reprieve...

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ESA and SideShow: A perfect match
— 2:06 PM on May 28, 2008

Nvidia revealed its Enthusiast System Architecture specification back in November, promising to consolidate hardware monitoring and control with a single communication protocol. The...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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The making of the Damagebox Quad
— 12:41 PM on May 26, 2008

I haven't written about this yet, but I probably should before too much time passes. A couple of months ago, I finally decided that...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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