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Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion
— 6:00 AM on April 10, 2012

We don't usually cover the latest social media happenings here at TR, but this latest development almost beggars belief. Yes, as Reuters reports, Facebook...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Microsoft shells out $1.1 billion for AOL patents
— 9:45 AM on April 9, 2012

With fierce patent skirmishes erupting all around the industry, properly arming oneself has never been more important. Of course, you don't need to tell Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Release roundup: New Corsair Vengeance gear and more
— 5:47 PM on April 5, 2012

We have a little bit of everything this week, with announcements from Corsair, Fractal Design, and Razer about everything from headphones to fans: ...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Cooling

Steve Jobs movie to star Ashton Kutcher as Jobs
— 6:00 AM on April 2, 2012

Love him or hate him, there's no question that Steve Jobs had an extraordinary career, an extraordinary life, and an untimely death that was met...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

Release roundup: Cases, cases, and more cases—and a cooler update
— 5:05 PM on March 29, 2012

This week's release roundup is all about cases and cooling. We have announcements from BitFenix, Lian Li, NZXT, Raidmax, and Scythe.

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

IHS: Intel's semiconductor revenue share on the rise
— 9:29 AM on March 26, 2012

With all of those iPads and ARM-powered handsets flooding the market, you might think Intel's slice of global semiconductor sales is on a downward trend....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Miscellaneous

It's official: HP to combine PC, printer divisions
— 9:53 AM on March 21, 2012

Score another one for the rumor mill. HP has pretty much confirmed the early morning rumors, announcing an "organizational realignment" that will see...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Miscellaneous

Rumor: HP to merge PC and printer divisions
— 6:00 AM on March 21, 2012

Just seven months ago ago, HP was making preparations to get rid of its PC business. That move was eventually canceled, and now,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Miscellaneous

Friday night topic: Good reads
— 5:40 PM on March 16, 2012

With the rise of e-readers and tablets, I've found myself trading time formerly spent watching TV for time spent reading books. Much of that...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Release roundup: Fans, Mini-ITX cases, and more
— 5:59 PM on March 15, 2012

In this week's look at miscellaneous product launches and announcements, we bring news from Antec, Genius, Lian Li, and Toshiba: Antec...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Cooling Storage

Startup to offer DIY brain overclocking kit
— 11:58 AM on March 12, 2012

Thinking a little slowly this Monday? Why not overclock your brain? MIT's Technology Review blog has the goods on GoFlow, a startup...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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

Release roundup: High-end gear and a neat SATA dock
— 6:04 PM on February 23, 2012

This week in the roundup, we bring tidings of fresh product launches from ASRock, PowerColor, Thermaltake, and Spire: ASRock and Fatal1ty...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cooling Storage

— 9:45 AM on February 13, 2012

Morning, all. We are getting our first real snow of the winter here in the KC area, and the kids are out of school...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Friday night topic: The trouble with Best Buy
— 5:05 PM on February 10, 2012

While I was out traveling last week, someone remarked to me that Best Buy may be having some financial trouble, a fact they found somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Release roundup: New cases and related accessories
— 5:04 PM on February 10, 2012

This week in our look at miscellaneous product releases and announcements, we've got news from Antec, Cooler Master, Scythe, and Thermaltake:

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling

PCs in decline? Not for enthusiasts
— 5:19 PM on January 26, 2012

Have you read the tea leaves? The PC is an endangered species, doomed to obscurity at the hands of tablets, smartphones, or whatever new...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

Gartner: Apple was top semiconductor buyer in 2011
— 4:10 PM on January 24, 2012

Apple has gotten big lately. Really big. So big that, last summer, it briefly became the highest valued company by market capitalization in the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac