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Windows 10 October 2018 update is widely available after a slew of fixes
— 9:45 AM on December 18, 2018

If there's a title awarded for "most troubled Windows update," then Windows 10 version 1809 is a good candidate. Comically known as the October 2018...

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Thursday deals: a 2-TB SSD for $210, a 1-TB SSD for $113, and more
— 10:45 AM on December 13, 2018

G'afternoon, good gerbils. Recently I moved over to an NVMe SSD, and I can tell you a couple things. The first is that for regular...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Cases Storage Mobile computing

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Windows Insiders get better narration and console colors in build 18298
— 5:31 PM on December 10, 2018

Despite some missteps, there's little argument that Windows 10 is improving with time (some would say, like fine wine). Microsoft just published the

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Qualcomm 8cx SoC steps up for the next Always Connected PCs
— 3:44 PM on December 6, 2018

You may remember the Always Connected PCs we talked up a while ago. Those lean notebooks promised competent computing performance paired with constant cellular...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Windows

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Thursday deals: a high-end IdeaPad 530 with a Core i7 for $1070 and more
— 12:13 PM on December 6, 2018

Hello, folks. It's a somewhat peaceful day at TR HQ. There's an incoming review of a sweet motherboard, but generally there's not much going on...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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Report: Microsoft to ditch EdgeHTML in favor of Chromium
— 9:03 AM on December 4, 2018

 Citing anonymous sources, Windows Central reports that Redmond is forging ahead with a plan to replace or retool the Edge browser in Windows 10 with...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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Tuesday deals: an RX 580 8 GB for $170 and more
— 12:25 PM on November 27, 2018

Howdy folks! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are gone, but we still have deals to bite into. Just like turkey and gravy are juicy and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Cases Displays Mobile computing

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MacBook Pros with Vega graphics options go up for sale
— 12:43 PM on November 14, 2018

Vega Mobile lives, and we now know just how much it'll cost for the privilege of adding Radeon Pro Vega 16 or Radeon Pro...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Mac

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Tuesday deals: a Samsung 970 EVO 500 GB for $113, cheap RAM, and more
— 10:11 AM on November 13, 2018

Howdy, folks. We're short on time for pleasantries today, but you'll be fine. After all, you have a review to read—that of the Intel...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cases Storage Memory

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part five
— 1:23 PM on October 31, 2018

New to this series? Parts one, two, three, and four are worth catching up on before continuing. There's a lot of ground...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Apple revitalizes MacBook Air with Retina screen and fresh internals
— 1:37 PM on October 30, 2018

Apple finally updated one of its most-loved and most-neglected notebooks this morning. The latest MacBook Air gives fans of this iconic machine everything they've...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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iPad Pros go edge-to-edge with A12X Bionic power
— 11:59 AM on October 30, 2018

Not content with upgrading the Mac Mini and the MacBook Air (more on that shortly), Apple put its iPad Pros under the knife and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Apple Mac Mini rises from the grave with updated everything
— 10:17 AM on October 30, 2018

Today's Apple event is ongoing as we speak, and the company is releasing a slate of new Mac and iPad products. One of them is...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Updated: Apple touts upcoming Radeon Pro Vega option for MacBook Pros
— 9:52 AM on October 30, 2018

Apple's event in New York City is ongoing as I write this, and a new MacBook Air and a new Mac Mini have both debuted....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Mac

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part four
— 9:30 AM on October 24, 2018

If you're just joining this series, I encourage you to flip back to parts one, two, and three to get yourself up...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Tuesday deals: a 35" 100-Hz ultra-wide display for $420 and more
— 10:28 AM on October 23, 2018

Hello, folks. There's something cooking in the TR labs. Maybe it's Jeff's coffee or one of the slabs of roasted meat he occasionally posts pictures...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Mobile computing

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part three
— 7:47 AM on October 20, 2018

In part two of this blog series, I introduced my idea of using paint rollers as the mechanism for allowing easy rotation of the foam...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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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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