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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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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700X for $295 and more
— 11:18 AM on November 8, 2018

Howdy, gerbils. The TR labs are humming with activity behind the scenes, but that's not all that's happening. Black Friday is coming up fast, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia Storage Memory Input devices

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Micron 12-Gb LPDDR4X RAM promises higher mobile performance and capacity
— 11:10 AM on November 7, 2018

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets often come with enough RAM to rival desktop PCs these days, but capacity isn't the sole measure of performance...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Corsair Vengeance 5180 gaming PC sets sail
— 9:23 AM on November 6, 2018

If you've always wanted a Corsair-powered PC of your very own but don't know where to begin, help is on the way. The company is...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Gigabyte Z390 Designare offers pros a bevy of connectivity options
— 11:33 AM on November 5, 2018

Some builders want high-end motherboards without a layer of gamer bling on top, and for those folks, Gigabyte has its Designare series. While these boards...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen Threadripper 1950X for $630 and more
— 12:40 PM on November 1, 2018

Howdy, folks. It's the day after the first gig in my life, handling bass duties with my band Wicked. I'm overtired, but happy because I...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cooling Input devices Mobile computing Networking

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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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Gigabyte X299-WU8 uses dual PEX switches to light up every slot
— 9:11 AM on October 31, 2018

Intel's X299 platform offers a maximum of 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes from its accompanying CPUs, but even that might not be enough for the most...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Tuesday deals: a Corsair Void Pro RGB headset for $55 and more
— 2:00 PM on October 30, 2018

Brrrr. The cold front has hit the country like a sledgehammer, bringing with it a sharply-worded reminder of "ohai, autumn." I've started to long for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Displays Input devices

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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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Thursday deals: a 32-GB kit of RAM at 3600 MT/s for $255 and more
— 10:35 AM on October 25, 2018

Howdy, folks. It's pretty quiet around here because Jeff's working on a piece that you gerbils should find quite interesting. Remember the ever-so-mighty Core i7-5775C...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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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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Samsung HMD Odyssey+ bursts through the screen door
— 9:48 AM on October 22, 2018

Samsung's HMD Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset was already among the highest-end of its type, and the company is refining that head-mounted device...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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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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