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The death of Windows Media Center and the five stages of HTPC grief
— 11:15 AM on October 17, 2018

It's time to pull the plug on Windows Media Center after 10 happy years together. The ramifications for my living room are significant and nuanced....

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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Tuesday deals: a Micron 1100 2-TB solid state drive for $250 and more
— 9:49 AM on October 16, 2018

Portugal's not a place that sees much in the way of seriously nasty weather. People around here just aren't used to more than the occasional...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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HyperX Alloy Core RGB keyboard goes for stylish affordability
— 2:09 PM on October 15, 2018

We usually talk up heavy-duty keyboards with metal chassis that are probably heavy and durable enough to use as an impromptu murder weapon. Not every...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Cooler Master's MP860 dual-surface RGB LED mouse pad reviewed
— 11:30 AM on October 15, 2018

Cooler Master's MP860 mouse pad jazzes things up with two separate mousing surfaces and a ring of RGB LED zones around its perimeter. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Radeon Software 18.10.1 stands at attention for Black Ops 4
— 8:30 AM on October 12, 2018

Nvidia graphics card owners aren't the only gamers getting software updates this morning. Radeon Software 18.10.1 is here, and it offers slight but welcome...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Nvidia 416.34 drivers give Black Ops 4 a shot of adrenaline
— 7:47 AM on October 12, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is here, and Nvidia is giving GeForce gamers a supply drop with version 416.34 of its Game...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Razer makes Blade 15 notebook more accessible with new configs
— 3:41 PM on October 11, 2018

Razer's Blade family has proven itself a popular choice among buyers of high-end laptops, and the company wants to make some of its highest-performing notebooks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Asus Prime X299-Deluxe II gets ready to make the most of Core X
— 11:30 AM on October 11, 2018

Intel is refreshing its Core X-series CPUs with higher performance potential and solder TIM, and Asus is getting ready for those chips with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600 for $145 and more
— 9:56 AM on October 11, 2018

Greetings, good fellows. 'Tis a calm and relatively quiet day at the TR HQ, but there's brewing going on. Jeff's just ordered some fancy espresso...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays

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Razer Phone 2 delivers faster, cooler, and louder mobile gaming
— 8:00 AM on October 11, 2018

Razer proved it was serious about phones with its first , and the company is keeping the concept sharp with the Razer Phone 2....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part two
— 11:47 AM on October 10, 2018

Last week, I officially introduced you to my project to build a custom input device for my daughter Ellie that she could use with the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Microsoft squashes data-eating bug in the Windows 10 October 2018 update
— 9:55 AM on October 10, 2018

In the famous words of Homer Simpson, "doh!" That's probably the expletive most heard at Microsoft this past Saturday, when the company was forced to...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Google Pixel 3 takes great shots and drops telemarketers dead
— 4:24 PM on October 9, 2018

Google showed off a handful of new hardware today, and the headline act was the long-rumored and much-leaked Pixel 3 duo of phones. Judging by...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: an RX 570 8 GB for $170 and more
— 9:16 AM on October 9, 2018

How are you doing, folks? I'm sure that by now you've evaluated Intel's ninth-generation Core lineup and are probably doing the math for an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Displays Software Networking

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Intel bolsters Core X CPUs with higher clocks, more cache, and solder
— 7:24 AM on October 9, 2018

Along with its refreshed Coffee Lake chips, Intel announced an update to its Skylake-X CPUs for the X299 platform yesterday morning. While the underlying architecture...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Core i9-9900K takes eight cores, 16 threads, and solder to 300-series mobos
— 11:01 AM on October 8, 2018

At its Performance Unleashed event this morning, Intel announced three new product families. For most PC builders and enthusiasts, the trio of ninth-generation CPUs for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Live blog: Intel's "Performance Unleashed" event
— 8:56 AM on October 8, 2018

The Tech Report is on site at Intel's Performance Unleashed launch event, and we're going to try to live-blog the thing. Keep this page open...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Watch Intel's "Performance Unleashed" event at 7 AM PT/10 AM ET
— 8:35 AM on October 8, 2018

Intel is launching some new products today, and we're on site to learn all about them. If you're interested in following along, the company

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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