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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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Exploring the impact of memory speed on Core i7 performance
— 11:24 PM on December 1, 2008

The Core i7's triple-channel DDR3 memory controller offers mind-boggling peak theoretical bandwidth, but does the CPU need fancy DIMMs to excel? Join us as...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Memory

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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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AMD's 'Shanghai' 45nm Opterons
— 10:27 PM on November 30, 2008

With higher clock speeds, lower power consumption, more cache, and a multitude of tweaks, the "Shanghai" Opterons aim to restore AMD's competitiveness in the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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TR's Christmas 2008 system guide
— 4:39 PM on November 24, 2008

We cleverly side-stepped Intel's Core i7 offensive in our previous guide by focusing on cheaper systems. Now that the Core i7 is out, we've

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Intel's Core i7 processors
— 3:38 AM on November 3, 2008

Core i7 processors have secretly been shattering records in Damage Labs for the past few weeks. Now we can tell all. Read...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Windows 7, or Vista Second Edition?
— 8:25 PM on October 30, 2008

As an early adopter, I'm a bit used to being burned by my purchases. Formats die, product availability and support are usually low, and the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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TR's fall 2008 system guide
— 9:20 PM on October 21, 2008

In preparation for the holiday season, we've completely reworked our system guide with more affordable systems at new price points. Come check out the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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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TR's back-to-school system guide
— 12:36 AM on August 27, 2008

In our latest system guide, we've jacked the Grand Experiment with a quad-core processor and high-end graphics, put an 8800 GT into the Econobox,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Live blog from Justin Rattner's R&D keynote at IDF
— 11:17 AM on August 21, 2008

Peek in on us as we peek in on Intel's research and development horizons—live from IDF San Francisco.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Live blog from the Gelsinger-Perlmutter IDF keynote
— 2:31 PM on August 19, 2008

We're coming to you live from the Pat Gelsinger-Dadi Perlmutter keynote, where we're expecting to learn more about Nehalem and upcoming Intel tech. Listen...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Live blog from Craig Barrett's IDF keynote
— 10:46 AM on August 19, 2008

Read along as we type live from Craig Barrett's IDF keynote.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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ASUS's Eee Box B202 small form factor PC
— 11:46 AM on August 7, 2008

Asus's Eee Box B202 is the tiniest, quietest desktop computer this side of the Mac Mini. But can the B202 do for desktops what the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Internet

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Via's Nano L2100 takes on Intel's Atom 230
— 5:17 PM on July 30, 2008

They're small, low-power, and cheap. The Atom from Intel and Nano from Via are both all-new CPU architectures, and they both push the frontiers...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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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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TR's Summer 2008 system guide
— 11:59 AM on June 30, 2008

AMD and Nvidia spat out new GPU generations within days of each other in the past two weeks, and the landscape has changed on the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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