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Friday night topic: Gas or charcoal?
— 7:19 PM on May 25, 2018

As American gerbils head home for the Memorial Day weekend, many are no doubt preparing to honor our fallen service members. It's also time to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 packs a mean midrange punch
— 4:04 PM on May 24, 2018

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600-series SoCs have been common choices for midrange phones from a variety of vendors. Those aging chips are missing some of the features...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Building a basic gaming PC with AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G
— 2:05 PM on May 24, 2018

Ever since AMD released its Raven Ridge APUs for the desktop, I've wanted to put together a system with one of those chips inside just...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Memory Gaming

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The TR BBQ XV is just one month away and I'm not prepared
— 1:05 PM on May 24, 2018

When I looked up the last TR BBQ one-month warning, I briefly panicked because it reminded me that I have yet to order this year's Cornhole tournament trophies....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Acer pumps up its Predator Helios 300 and 500 gaming laptops
— 9:03 AM on May 24, 2018

Acer first floated its Predator Helios 300-series gaming laptops around this time last year. At its next@Acer event, the manufacturer revealed that it's

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Acer Nitro VG0 and RG0 displays offer FreeSync on a budget
— 4:21 PM on May 23, 2018

When you hear "Acer" in the context of monitors, you may be forgiven for having flashbacks of that amazing (and amazingly expensive) Predator X27...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Acer revamps the Swift 3 and Swift 5 and gives Chromebooks a Spin
— 3:54 PM on May 23, 2018

We've already covered Acer's Predator and Orion desktops revealed at the next@Acer event in New York, but the company also had a bevy of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Acer reveals a trio of Nitro and Predator Orion gaming desktops
— 1:22 PM on May 23, 2018

Acer's just wrapped up its 2018 next@Acer event right now, and you know what that means: there's a whole pile of new products to talk...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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HTC U12+ handset longs to be squeezed
— 10:29 AM on May 23, 2018

High-end Android phones tend to be set apart by fairly minor details. They usually get the same Qualcomm SoCs, similar amounts of memory and storage,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Huawei MateBook X Pro lands in the US at only $1200
— 2:00 PM on May 22, 2018

We wrote about Huawei's MateBook X Pro when the company unveiled the machine at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in March. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: an LG 43UD79-B 43" 4K display for $500 and more
— 11:01 AM on May 22, 2018

Hullo, gerbils! We're fairly certain you've already noticed that we've officially entered the pre-Computex lull. Big product announcements probably won't appear over the next couple...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Razer says Core X marks the spot for ultrabook graphics power
— 10:30 AM on May 22, 2018

Razer's latest Blade laptop packs considerable gaming grunt into a svelte chassis, but sometimes gamers are willing to temporarily trade away an ultrabook's mobility...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Razer's latest Blade laptop puts a big screen in a small body
— 9:09 AM on May 22, 2018

Everybody wants their devices to get smaller. There's a problem when you apply that paradigm to laptops, though: the screen size. Any serious work that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Acer's Spin and Nitro laptops take Alexa on the road
— 12:34 PM on May 21, 2018

Amazon's Alexa already dominates the smart speaker market when it comes to install base, but the retailer-slash-cloud-giant isn't stopping there. Acer announced its intent to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Nokia's mid-range X6 handset and its notch could be US-bound
— 9:44 AM on May 21, 2018

Nokia launched its X6 midrange Android handset in China earlier this week. The phone is the company's first with a notched screen and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Antec's case arsenal joins the PC Building Simulator
— 4:42 PM on May 18, 2018

All hands on deck, prospective gerbils! Some of you may have joined in on the fun of virtual PC building with the aptly-named PC Building...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Gaming

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Microsoft Adaptive Controller ensures anyone can be a gamer
— 11:04 AM on May 18, 2018

You might think that video gaming would be one of the hobbies most suited for those with physical disabilities. Unfortunately, that's not really the case. Operating...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Toshiba gets approval to sell its memory business for $18 billion
— 9:00 AM on May 18, 2018

Troubled Japanese firm Toshiba Corporation has gotten the final stamp of governmental approval it needed to sell off its memory chip business, known as Toshiba...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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