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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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Nvidia hard-launches its GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card
— 8:06 AM on October 16, 2018

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card launches this morning. First, the bad news: we don't have an RTX 2070 in the TR labs for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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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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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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Alienware m15 gaming laptop trims the fat and muscles up
— 12:05 PM on October 5, 2018

For a good while now, Dell's Alienware sub-brand has been selling three models of laptop: the simply-named Alienware 13, Alienware 15, and Alienware 17. While...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Report: Supermicro servers compromised by Chinese hardware backdoors
— 12:37 PM on October 4, 2018

Unless you're reading this website by pure happenstance, it's pretty likely that you're familiar with the Supermicro name. You may have ordered some of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Networking Servers

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part one
— 12:39 PM on October 1, 2018

A few weeks ago I unboxed and started experimenting with the brand new Xbox Adaptive Controller and its auxiliary 3.5mm headphone jack inputs. Ultimately, my...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles Personal tech

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SteelSeries' Stratus XL Bluetooth gamepad reviewed
— 9:51 AM on October 1, 2018

SteelSeries' Stratus XL Bluetooth gamepad takes the best of the two major console controllers on the market today and blends them together to create a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Updated: GeForce cards mysteriously appear to play nice with TR's FreeSync monitors
— 11:42 PM on September 29, 2018

Update 9/30/18 3:22 AM: After further research and the collection of more high-speed camera footage from our G-Sync displays, I'm confident the tear-free gameplay we're...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Zeiss ZX1 puts Adobe Lightroom CC at photographers' fingertips
— 7:00 AM on September 28, 2018

In the era of the iPhone, I've long wanted a pro-grade camera that lets me capture high-quality pixels, edit them to taste, and share them...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the day: a Radeon RX 570 4 GB for $150 and more
— 6:00 AM on September 28, 2018

The PC hardware deals just keep coming this week. I wasn't expecting much when I paged through Newegg's latest circular this morning, but the e-tailer...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Nvidia 411.70 drivers put the first bit of polish on Turing cards
— 2:44 PM on September 27, 2018

Hot on the heels of the red team, Nvidia has released a fresh driver for GeForce cards ahead of a couple major game launches. Release...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Radeon Software 18.9.3 gets ready for October's AAAs
— 10:04 AM on September 27, 2018

AMD's driver team has had a busy September, and the company isn't letting off the gas as we close the month. Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Roccat's Sova lapboard and Leadr wireless gaming mouse reviewed
— 9:00 AM on September 27, 2018

Roccat's Sova gaming lapboard integrates a 75%-layout keyboard into a compact couch-gaming control center that offers a generous mousing surface for wired and wireless mice...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Fujifilm makes medium format more portable with its GFX 50R
— 3:00 PM on September 26, 2018

Way back in the day, Fujifilm made a series of fixed-lens medium-format rangefinder cameras that came to be known as "Texas Leicas" for their...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Oculus Quest turns standalone VR inside-out for $399
— 1:28 PM on September 26, 2018

Oculus has long offered a way for budding VR users to dip a toe into virtual worlds with its Go headset, but that pair...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Displays Gaming

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