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The Tech Report System Guide: winter 2017 edition
— 8:00 AM on December 21, 2017

The Tech Report System Guide is back with a fresh new format and a multitude of system builds to serve DIYers on every budget. Start...

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

Building a PC remote starter from scratch
— 4:43 PM on July 6, 2017

Commercially-available remote power switches make turning a PC on and off from a distance a simple task, but our resident microcontroller enthusiast thought of a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Miscellaneous

The Tech Report System Guide: May 2017 edition
— 3:31 PM on May 9, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are shaking up the midrange CPU market, and we're here to help builders navigate this unfamiliar terrain. We also account for...

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

Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

Asus' X99 Deluxe motherboard reviewed
— 11:01 AM on August 29, 2014

Haswell-E is finally here, and so is a new wave of motherboards based on its X99 companion chip. We've spent some quality time with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

PSU deathmatch: Cooler Master V750 vs. Rosewill Capstone-750-M
— 2:25 PM on July 31, 2014

Power supplies have a come a long way over the past several years. To see just how far they've come, we gathered semi-modular 750W units...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

This is Intel's 9 Series chipset
— 2:01 AM on May 11, 2014

A new wave of Intel motherboards is upon us. Here's what you need to know about the 9 Series chipset on which they're...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

My first foray into password management
— 11:28 PM on May 4, 2014

For Internet users, the week of April 6 was undoubtedly one of the most annoying and harrowing in recent history. OpenSSL's Heartbleed bug was simultaneously...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

A first look at SATA Express with Asus' Hyper Express storage device
— 11:41 PM on May 1, 2014

SATA Express combines Serial ATA and PCI Express on the same physical interface. Some next-gen Intel motherboards support the standard, and Asus has developed...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Storage

A first look at Gigabyte's next-gen Intel motherboards
— 8:00 AM on April 24, 2014

Gigabyte has pulled back the curtain on its next-gen Intel motherboards. We take an early look at the highlights from four families of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Intel to renew commitment to desktop PCs with a slew of new CPUs
— 7:00 PM on March 19, 2014

Today, in a press conference at GDC, new Intel desktop CPU head Lisa Graff offered her assessment of the desktop PC market and offered

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Chipsets Systems

Google, I love you, but you're bringing me down
— 11:57 PM on November 14, 2013

I was listening to LCD Soundsystem the other day, and New York, I love you, but you're bringing me down somehow coalesced my feelings...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Internet Operating systems Personal tech

A quick look at SolarFocus' Solar Mio Pro USB charger
— 10:47 PM on August 8, 2013

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are handy accessories in the wilderness, but charging them can be challenging. We look at the Solar...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Mobile computing Personal tech

The big Haswell PSU compatibility list
— 12:10 PM on June 4, 2013

For a few weeks now, we've known that Intel's Haswell processors feature a new sleep state that isn't compatible with all power supplies. PSU vendors...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

A quick look at Corsair's Professional Series AX1200i digital power supply
— 11:50 AM on August 6, 2012

Corsair's new Professional Series AX1200i uses digital circuitry to convert AC to DC power. We take a quick look at the PSU and the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Software

Goodbye, Google+
— 5:24 PM on June 7, 2012

I asked Google to delete my Google+ account the other day. I did it without second thoughts, without regrets, after using the service for barely a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

Have Internet, will travel
— 12:00 AM on May 25, 2012

To borrow the first line from The Streets' magnificent A Grand Don't Come for Free, it was supposed to be so easy. After a brutally...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Personal tech

If data can be lost, it will
— 3:03 AM on May 11, 2012

Murphy was right. If something can go wrong, it will... eventually. Earlier this week, the water main connected to our house burst, submerging...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage Internet