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The death of Windows Phone and the five stages of mobile grief
— 9:35 AM on February 19, 2019

After years of clinging to Microsoft's doomed platform, a diehard Windows Phone fan finally throws in the towel. Join me as I go full stupid...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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All the RTX 2000-series Max-Q laptops
— 9:49 AM on February 18, 2019

Nvidia and partners have developed high-end RTX Max-Q gaming laptop designs. From the CES 2019 stage, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said there are 40+ laptops...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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The Corsair One i140 small form factor gaming PC, reviewed
— 9:00 AM on February 11, 2019

The Corsair One i140 is a continuation of the company's prebuilt SFF system line. Previous iterations were great; this one (err, One) is arguably even...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Using Plex to make your media-streaming life better
— 4:30 PM on February 1, 2019

Instead of having an entire computer hooked up to my TV, I started using Plex to stream my media from my own server, and I’m...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Software

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The Tech Report System Guide: January 2019 edition
— 10:00 AM on January 18, 2019

It's a new year, and after all the CES excitement, we're ready for another edition of The Tech Report System Guide. It's a fantastic time...

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

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AMD announces its second-generation Ryzen Mobile processors
— 11:00 AM on January 6, 2019

After more than a year on the market, AMD's freshening its flock of Ryzen Mobile processors with a second-generation series. Join us as we take...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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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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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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HyperX's Cloud Flight gaming headset reviewed
— 10:30 AM on July 16, 2018

HyperX's Cloud Flight takes the company's considerable experience building gaming headsets and applies it to a set of wireless cans for the first time.

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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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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Cougar's Phontum gaming headset reviewed
— 2:30 PM on June 26, 2018

Cougar's Phontum gaming headset brings a dose of audiophile style to a price point usually populated by generic plastic cans. We put the Phontum's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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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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Corsair's HS70 wireless gaming headset reviewed
— 8:00 AM on May 31, 2018

Corsair's HS70 wireless headset starts with a proven wallet-friendly design and removes the potential annoyance of having to plug in a permanent cord when it's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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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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