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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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Windows 8 frightens me, and here's why
— 9:43 PM on May 17, 2012

Some people just hate change. It can't be helped. Those people cling to old versions of their favorite software as long as they can. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Daddy's got a brand new ride
— 10:23 AM on April 27, 2012

Man, I cannot wait to get started on my next build. Nearly all the necessary components are already laid out on my workbench. Some were...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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Why do mobile displays get all the love?
— 9:52 AM on April 6, 2012

With few exceptions, it seems, the gadgets hogging the media limelight today tend to be of the fingerprint-collecting variety. Tablets, phones, tablet-phones, e-readers, and anything...

Type: Blog post Tags: Displays

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The death of the Apple tax
— 11:05 PM on March 29, 2012

The old adage says there are only two certainties in this world: death and taxes. Steve Jobs proved that not even the Reality Distortion...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Apple TV UI great if you're not using Apple TV
— 10:03 AM on March 29, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased a new Apple TV. Which is not an actual TV. But you probably knew that. It is, however,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Return to the the tech island in the stream
— 4:40 PM on March 16, 2012

Today is, by international decree of some mildly corrupt UN commission, iPad Day. Not iPad 3 day, mind you, as Apple has decided to stop...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Six screens, one desk
— 6:32 PM on March 8, 2012

When I sit down at my desk in the Benchmarking Sweatshop, it feels like maybe I could tap into the Matrix. I've slowly added...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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It's 106 miles to Chicago, it's dark, and we've got an app
— 11:15 AM on March 6, 2012

On this, iPad 3 Eve (and apparently Apple TV 3 Eve, as well), I thought it might be nice to step back from X-raying all...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Behold the mewling mountain kitty
— 10:43 AM on February 29, 2012

So I managed to spend some time with a preview release of OS X 10.8 (don't you dare call it Mac OS X anymore, you...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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A look at TR's new GPU test rigs
— 12:22 PM on February 24, 2012

As I mentioned on the podcast this week, I have been working to re-fit Damage Labs with new hardware all around....

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Systems The Tech Report

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TR's March 2012 system guide
— 4:16 PM on February 22, 2012

Not much new hardware has come out since we published our last guide in December, but this edition is still choc-full of small, incremental...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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Welcome back, Sam
— 11:06 AM on February 17, 2012

For maybe my first hour in Serious Sam 3: BFE, I worried I'd made a big mistake. The game only cost me $20 thanks to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Of Macs and medicine
— 11:47 AM on February 16, 2012

For nearly a dozen years now, I've carried around an incredibly advanced technological wonder of a device, first in a belt-clip holster (so you know...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Why '1984' will always be the only '1984'
— 8:37 PM on February 6, 2012

It's been the same for almost three decades now. The Super Bowl rolls into view and the world goes all atwitter with talk about which...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Come on, feel the video noize
— 2:03 PM on January 30, 2012

When I was a kid—you know, back in the day—my parents had an 8-mm movie camera. Not Super 8, mind you. Just regular ol' 8....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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PC gaming in 3D stereo: 3D Vision 2 vs. HD3D
— 11:47 AM on January 25, 2012

We've pitted 3D Vision 2 and HD3D gaming rigs against each other in order to get a feel for the current state of stereo...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays

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Apple rewrites the history books
— 7:00 AM on January 23, 2012

To be precise, Apple has not quite rewritten the history books. They have reformatted them. Taken the flat, lifeless pages of text and transformed them...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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