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How to build a PC: The Tech Report guide
— 8:21 PM on December 17, 2012

Building a PC from parts might seem daunting, but it's really not that difficult. We've published an in-depth guide that walks through every...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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'Bunnie' Huang designing hacker-friendly laptop
— 12:46 PM on December 17, 2012

Andrew "Bunnie" Huang made a name for himself hacking Microsoft's original Xbox console. Now, he's designing a laptop infused with hacker-friendly features. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Mobile computing

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Analyst: Intel should open up fabs to Apple
— 9:53 AM on December 17, 2012

The idea of Intel manufacturing Apple's proprietary A-series chips isn't new—the rumor mill broached the subject a year a and half ago. According to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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The TR Podcast 125: The Radeon vs. GeForce brouhaha comes home for Christmas
— 10:00 PM on December 16, 2012

In our last episode of 2012, we preview our upcoming PC build guide, share our Christmas gift suggestions, delve into the latest Radeon vs....

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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TR's Christmas 2012 system guide
— 4:55 PM on December 14, 2012

Today, we're giving stragglers a hand with their last-minute Christmas shopping. We've put together a freshly revamped set of PC build recommendations—because, sometimes, a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Microsoft: Windows 8 was thought up before the iPad came out
— 9:43 AM on December 14, 2012

One could easily assume Microsoft designed Windows 8 in response to the iPad. After all, tablets were seen as an iffy proposition before the iPad...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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Google: No plans for more Windows 8 apps—for now
— 6:00 AM on December 14, 2012

When Windows 8 came out in October, Google ran ads promoting its Search...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Report: Via SoC to anchor $99-149 Asus tablet
— 11:46 AM on December 13, 2012

Back in the day, Asus made motherboards based on Via chipsets. The PC market looks quite different now, and it seems the partnership is changing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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New Acer Chromebook costs $299, has longer battery life
— 6:00 AM on December 13, 2012

Last month, Acer released a Chromebook with a shockingly low price tag—$199—and surprisingly decent specs—a 17W Sandy Bridge CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 320GB...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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MicroATX MSI board boasts passively cooled Celeron
— 10:56 AM on December 12, 2012

Passive cooling is the holy grail for folks looking to build quiet PCs. It's particularly important for home-theater rigs, and MSI has a new motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cooling

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New Atom chips headed to servers
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2012

Intel's Atom processor lineup made a name for itself in netbooks. Since then,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel details 22-nm process tuned for SoCs
— 1:00 PM on December 11, 2012

Intel has been cranking out desktop and mobile processors based on 22-nm tri-gate transistors for some time now. The company's Atom SoCs continue to be...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Haswell desktop TDPs to reach 84W
— 11:38 AM on December 11, 2012

Mobile versions of Intel's upcoming Haswell microprocessor are expected to have TDPs as low as 10W, a substantial reduction from the 17W thermal envelope of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Lenovo unveils carbon-fiber ultrabook with 14'' touch screen
— 9:57 AM on December 11, 2012

Well hello there, gorgeous. This is the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, which Lenovo introduced earlier this morning: This...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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WebOS headed for Kickstarter-fueled smartphone return
— 11:59 AM on December 10, 2012

The mobile OS market is currently split four ways. Android and iOS are found on the lion's share of devices. Blackberry has been reduced almost...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Apple's U.S. manufacturing may be more automated
— 9:42 AM on December 10, 2012

Last week, we learned that Apple plans to sink $100 million into U.S. manufacturing. Some of the company's new iMacs are already being...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Cases, SSDs, Chromebooks, and more
— 5:44 PM on December 7, 2012

As one of the remedies to its precarious financial situation, OCZ plans to stop ruining itself by offering uber-cheap SSDs. Some of the company's cheapest...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Mobile computing Gaming

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TR's 2012 Christmas gift guide
— 4:30 PM on December 7, 2012

We've compiled our lists and checked them twice. Read on for TR's Christmas gift guide.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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