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Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update reviewed
— 9:54 AM on October 5, 2018

Windows 10's October 2018 update popped up out of nowhere and it's chock-full of features big and small alike. We take a good luck to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Fractal Design's Define S2 case reviewed
— 9:00 AM on October 3, 2018

Fractal Design's Define S case proved friendly to builders who wanted an exceedingly roomy design to work with, all at a killer price. Now that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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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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Asus' ROG Rapture, Blue Cave, and Lyra Trio wireless routers reviewed
— 9:30 AM on August 30, 2018

Six months of real-world use. Six bandwidth-hungry youths and six tech-savvy adults, all under one roof. Any wireless networking device would cower in fear before...

Type: Feature article Tags: Networking

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Intel boosts ultrabooks and fanless PCs with more eighth-gen CPUs
— 3:00 PM on August 28, 2018

Intel's Whiskey Lake family of 15-W CPUs and the Amber Lake family of 4.5-W CPUs promise nice clock-speed boosts in single-threaded workloads, plus platform-level connectivity...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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be quiet!'s Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 case reviewed
— 4:44 PM on July 3, 2018

be quiet!'s Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 chassis is a massive full tower designed to swallow the most extreme systems. The second revision of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Microsoft's Windows 10 April Update reviewed
— 12:16 PM on June 14, 2018

The first of Microsoft's biannual Windows 10 updates for 2018 is in the wild. We scroll through Timelines and do some Near Shares to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Corsair's Crystal Series 280X RGB microATX case reviewed
— 8:00 AM on June 4, 2018

Corsair's Crystal Series 280X RGB is an unabashedly high-end microATX enclosure—a unicorn, in other words. We built up a high-end system worth of this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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The Tech Report System Guide: summer 2018 edition
— 3:30 PM on May 30, 2018

The Tech Report System Guide is back to beat the heat with a multitude of system builds to serve DIYers of every budget. Start...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Systems

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A quick look at MSI's WS63 8SJ mobile workstation
— 4:00 PM on May 29, 2018

I took a walk on the wild side and picked up a mobile workstation not made by HP, Dell, or Lenovo with MSI's W63 8SJ....

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Workstations

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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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Antec's P110 Luce case reviewed
— 8:37 AM on May 23, 2018

Antec's P110 Luce weaves aluminum and tempered-glass panels into a sleek, premium-looking case with some nifty features inside. We built up our test system in...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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AMD Ryzen Pro APUs swoop into business-friendly desktops and notebooks
— 1:21 PM on May 14, 2018

AMD's Ryzen Pro platform provided plenty of CPU power when it launched last year, but businesses demand integrated graphics and mobility, too. AMD is back...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Skylake-X and the 128-GB-of-RAM CAD translation workstation
— 2:15 PM on May 4, 2018

"Gipsy Danger" is the replacement for "Godzilla" at my workplace, and she's the most powerful workstation I've ever built. Read on to find out...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Intel's NUC8i7HVK "Hades Canyon" gaming PC reviewed
— 5:19 PM on April 16, 2018

Intel's NUC8i7HVK, code-named Hades Canyon, is the first desktop system with the blue team's blend of Kaby Lake CPU cores and Radeon graphics on one...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Gaming

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Gigabyte's Aero 15Xv8 gaming notebook reviewed
— 2:01 AM on April 3, 2018

Gigabyte's Aero 15Xv8 mixes Intel's Coffee Lake Core i7-8750H and Nvidia's GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics card into a potent blend of gaming and productivity potential....

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Displays Mobile computing

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Video: We build the ultimate AMD video-editing PC
— 11:00 AM on March 23, 2018

A good friend of mine, Stephen Georg, recently came to me with a problem. Our friend Dan Settembrini is a video editor by trade, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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The Tech Report's February 2018 mobile staff picks
— 9:32 AM on February 23, 2018

It's time for another edition of The Tech Report's mobile staff picks, where we comb the worlds of tablets, laptops, and phones to separate the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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