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A look at hardware video transcoding on the PC
— 3:50 PM on July 30, 2012

The market is rife with hardware video transcoders and software that can take advantage of them. However, making sense of that jungle of disparate offerings...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Triple-screen gaming on today's graphics cards
— 3:43 PM on July 10, 2012

Thanks to falling LCD prices, multi-monitor gaming is more attainable than ever before. We take a closer look at AMD Eyefinity and Nvidia...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Sennheiser's HD 558 headphones are cans of whoop-ass
— 8:59 PM on July 5, 2012

It's rumored that if you give a mouse a cookie, he'll probably ask you for a glass of milk. They also say that if...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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TR's Summer 2012 system guide
— 5:26 PM on July 2, 2012

We've freshened up our four usual configs for the summer, and we've added a whole new build, as well: the Next-Gen Console, a Mini-ITX rig...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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The post-flood decline of hard drive prices is slowing
— 12:19 PM on June 28, 2012

Last year's flooding in Thailand sent the price of mechanical hard drives skyward. We take an in-depth look at how much prices have...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Review: Nvidia's GeForce GT 640 graphics card
— 4:20 PM on June 27, 2012

With the GeForce GT 640, Nvidia has slimmed down its Kepler architecture into a budget graphics card with a $100 price tag. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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AMD's Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
— 1:41 AM on June 22, 2012

AMD has added higher clock speeds and a PowerTune "boost" feature to the Radeon HD 7970 in a bid to reclaim the single-GPU performance crown....

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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SSD prices in steady, substantial decline
— 12:52 PM on June 21, 2012

SSD prices have fallen dramatically over the past year. We take a closer look at the current generation to track the decline.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The obligatory Surface blog post
— 10:26 AM on June 20, 2012

Greetings, hippies. To be honest, I was going to simply ignore Microsoft's unveiling of the Surface tablet. I mean, tablets. As much fun as it's...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Keep calm and buy old tech
— 10:26 AM on June 15, 2012

In my mind, I've always been an early adopter. In my mind, I'm...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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A touch of the bloat
— 7:00 AM on June 11, 2012

When I say "bloatware," which Microsoft Office program springs to mind? Are you even wondering why I narrowed your choices to Office modules? Of course...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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A quick look at Thunderbolt on the PC
— 3:10 PM on June 4, 2012

Thunderbolt has finally arrived on the PC. Motherboards with Thunderbolt ports are selling online and Ivy Bridge notebooks are primed to feature the technology....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Intel's ultrabook-bound Core i5-3427U processor
— 11:01 PM on May 30, 2012

The 17W, dual-core version of Ivy Bridge for ultrabooks is finally here. We've compared it to the last generation in our new benchmark suite,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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A brief look at Nvidia's GK110 graphics chip
— 2:02 PM on May 24, 2012

At its 2012 GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia revealed plenty of details about the biggest GPU of its Kepler generation. Here's what you need...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Fake Different
— 4:19 PM on May 23, 2012

If you're a Mac fan of a certain age, you no doubt recognize...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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TR's Memorial Day 2012 system guide
— 6:24 PM on May 22, 2012

We've freshened up our system guide with new-and-improved builds featuring Ivy Bridge CPUs, 28-nm graphics processors, and cheaper-than-ever solid-state drives. Come and see what...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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AMD's A10-4600M 'Trinity' APU reviewed
— 1:55 AM on May 16, 2012

AMD has pulled the curtains back on Trinity, its next-generation APU, which features new Piledriver CPU cores and Northern Islands-derived integrated graphics. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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If data can be lost, it will
— 3:03 AM on May 11, 2012

Murphy was right. If something can go wrong, it will... eventually. Earlier this week, the water main connected to our house burst, submerging...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage Internet

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