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Deal of the week: Cheap storage, bargain IPS displays, and more
— 4:17 PM on August 3, 2012

1TB and 2TB hard drives still cost more than they did prior to last year's Thailand floods, but oddly enough, 3TB models seem to be...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Software

Microsoft revamps webmail with
— 4:52 PM on July 31, 2012

Goodbye Hotmail, hello Microsoft has launched a preview of its new web-based e-mail service, and it looks... surprisingly not-awful. Microsoft has streamlined the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Microsoft intros touch-friendly Win8 mice
— 11:22 AM on July 30, 2012

Need another hint that desktop users weren't a priority for Windows 8? Check out the Wedge Touch mouse Microsoft designed to accompany the OS....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

UPDATED: Ubisoft DRM allegedly installs backdoor
— 10:06 AM on July 30, 2012

Isn't it great when game publishers push overly invasive DRM? Not only does...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Intel, Nvidia top Steam Hardware Survey
— 11:15 AM on July 26, 2012

The latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey is out, and it paints an interesting picture of the PC landscape—or, at least the part that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming Software

Razer unveils adjustable mouse with 8200 DPI sensor
— 9:40 AM on July 26, 2012

Well, Razer definitely isn't messing around. The company's new Ouroboros wireless mouse carries a $129.99 price tag, features an 8200-DPI sensor, and is both...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Win8 app store to enable, facilitate seven-day trials
— 6:00 AM on July 23, 2012

One thing that's always bugged me about iOS is the dearth of options...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Microsoft posts first quarterly loss—ever
— 9:48 AM on July 20, 2012

If you read through Microsoft's latest earnings release, you'll see the company gloat about record revenue for both its fourth fiscal quarter and its...

Type: News story Tags: Software

A couple of months with Corsair's Vengeance M60 mouse
— 11:09 PM on July 19, 2012

It all started with a failing microswitch. It was the spring of 2011, and I was a perfectly contented MX1100 user. Logitech's latest high-end mouse had...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices

Office 2013 Customer Preview now available
— 3:54 PM on July 16, 2012

Not content with revamping Windows and Windows Phone this year, Microsoft is also cooking up a major new release of Office, too. During his a...

Type: News story Tags: Software

IHS: All-in-one PCs growing faster than desktops
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2012

It's no secret that PC shipments are stagnating. Gartner says last quarter was the "seventh consecutive quarter of flat to single-digit growth" for the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

$99 mini PC has Android 4.0, HDMI, USB
— 11:15 AM on July 12, 2012

Android isn't just for tablets and smartphones. The Google OS has made...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Gartner: PC shipments shrunk by 0.1% last quarter
— 6:00 AM on July 12, 2012

These aren't the best times for the PC industry. Gartner has posted preliminary numbers for this year's second quarter, and it looks like PC...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Microsoft to users: disable Windows Gadgets
— 9:38 AM on July 11, 2012

Do you use Gadgets in Windows 7 or Vista? Bad news, then. In a security advisory published yesterday, Microsoft says the diminutive desktop (and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

EU court rules software downloads can be resold
— 6:00 AM on July 5, 2012

Is your Origin folder overstuffed with games you don't play anymore? Did you get carried away during the last Steam sale and end up...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Have lousy motherboard fan control? Install SpeedFan
— 11:56 AM on July 3, 2012

As TR's resident fan-control nerd, I've spent far too much time critiquing how motherboards go about adjusting fan speeds in response to system temperatures. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Software

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

VLC adds Retina support, Android beta
— 1:01 PM on July 2, 2012

Too cool for Windows media player? Don't want to mess with codec packs for all those, ahem, Linux ISOs you've been downloading from BitTorrent? Good...

Type: News story Tags: Software