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Dispatches from the Nexus
— 5:16 PM on March 28, 2013

This past summer, the power button my Palm Pre started misbehaving. At last, I had an excuse to replace the aging handset with something...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Gigabyte's Aivia Osmium mechanical keyboard reviewed
— 12:38 PM on March 21, 2013

Most high-end keyboards combine mechanical switches with LED backlighting and programmable macro keys. Gigabyte's Aivia Osmium adds a new twist: USB 3.0 connectivity. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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The problem with Windows convertible tablets
— 10:56 PM on March 13, 2013

I've been spending a fair bit of time with Windows convertible tablets lately. I reviewed the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T last week,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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A first look at Cherry's MX green key switches
— 1:43 PM on March 7, 2013

Cooler Master has released a keyboard based on a little-known mechanical key switch: the Cherry MX greens. We've compared this offering to an IBM...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Samsung's ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T convertible tablet reviewed
— 8:06 PM on March 3, 2013

This Windows 8 convertible has x86 ultrabook guts, an 11.6" 1080p display, and speedy solid-state storage. Attach it to the bundled keyboard dock, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Smartphone forecast: Reflective, with a chance of water damage
— 9:27 AM on February 22, 2013

Smartphones are true marvels of modern technology. Although inherently limited by their...

Type: Blog post Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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TR's February 2013 System Guide
— 12:57 PM on February 13, 2013

In the latest edition of the TR System Guide, we've tweaked our usual builds to incorporate newer components and price changes, making our recommended...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Zotac's Zbox ID42 Plus nettop reviewed
— 1:13 PM on February 5, 2013

This $400 home-theater machine crams a Sandy Bridge processor and a desktop GeForce into a surprisingly small package. We've tinkered with it, both in...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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On the marginalization of consumer laptops
— 12:33 AM on January 18, 2013

You probably saw that Gartner report earlier this week about the sluggishness of PC shipments last quarter. Shipments were so sluggish, according to Gartner,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Talk to the Dragon, NaturallySpeaking
— 10:03 AM on January 4, 2013

While I wouldn't consider myself to be particularly injury prone, I've managed to damage various bits of my body over the years. Muscles have...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices

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Improving the PC as a gaming platform: the hardware
— 12:03 PM on December 28, 2012

So, we meet again. Last time, we were, ahem, discussing religion: the

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Gaming

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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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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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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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Review: Intel's Next Unit of Computing
— 10:50 PM on November 18, 2012

Intel has crammed a pretty capable PC into a box that will fit into the palm of your hand and dubbed it the "Next Unit...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

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Oh dear...
— 3:09 PM on November 8, 2012

Well, I've done it now. Like a mistreated spouse returning to his abuser, I've crawled back into Apple's aluminum, glass, and white polycarbonate arms—I've gone...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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TR's Windows 8 system guide
— 12:56 PM on October 30, 2012

We've refreshed our famous system guide to account for AMD's new A- and FX-series processors, the latest GPU releases, and of course, the arrival of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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My smartphone conundrum
— 10:46 AM on October 12, 2012

We're on the outs, my iPhone 4 and I. Oh, we had a long and beautiful honeymoon. The iPhone 4 was my first proper smartphone ever,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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