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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700X for $295 and more
— 11:18 AM on November 8, 2018

Howdy, gerbils. The TR labs are humming with activity behind the scenes, but that's not all that's happening. Black Friday is coming up fast, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia Storage Memory Input devices

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Micron 12-Gb LPDDR4X RAM promises higher mobile performance and capacity
— 11:10 AM on November 7, 2018

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets often come with enough RAM to rival desktop PCs these days, but capacity isn't the sole measure of performance...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part five
— 1:23 PM on October 31, 2018

New to this series? Parts one, two, three, and four are worth catching up on before continuing. There's a lot of ground...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Thursday deals: a 32-GB kit of RAM at 3600 MT/s for $255 and more
— 10:35 AM on October 25, 2018

Howdy, folks. It's pretty quiet around here because Jeff's working on a piece that you gerbils should find quite interesting. Remember the ever-so-mighty Core i7-5775C...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part four
— 9:30 AM on October 24, 2018

If you're just joining this series, I encourage you to flip back to parts one, two, and three to get yourself up...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part three
— 7:47 AM on October 20, 2018

In part two of this blog series, I introduced my idea of using paint rollers as the mechanism for allowing easy rotation of the foam...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Thursday deals: a Samsung 970 EVO 500-GB SSD for $133 and more
— 12:50 PM on October 18, 2018

Three spoons of flu. A dash of car unavailability due to repairs. A couple buckets of mysterious Windows installation automation issues. Bureaucracy to taste. A...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Memory

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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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Microsoft squashes data-eating bug in the Windows 10 October 2018 update
— 9:55 AM on October 10, 2018

In the famous words of Homer Simpson, "doh!" That's probably the expletive most heard at Microsoft this past Saturday, when the company was forced to...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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G.Skill unleashes 64-GB Trident Z RGB DC kits for Asus mobos
— 3:44 PM on October 8, 2018

The are some people that think that bigger is always better, or simply that more is more. G.Skill clearly employs folks who abide by...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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AMD sets date for Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X chips along with Dynamic Local Mode
— 4:23 PM on October 5, 2018

Friday afternoons aren't usually fertile ground for big news. Today's a little different, though. Out of the blue, AMD told the world when the previously announced 

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Report: bug in Windows 10 October 2018 update might delete user data
— 2:58 PM on October 5, 2018

Our wannabe fictional overlord Josh Pozzolo (aka sweatshopking) just reviewed Microsoft Windows 10's October 2018 update, and he pretty much likes it. I've installed...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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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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In the lab: Windows 10 October 2018 update
— 10:15 AM on October 3, 2018

Howdy, folks! There's a chance you noticed that a feature update to Windows 10 is downloading to your machine. Yesterday, Microsoft pulled a fast one and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Tuesday deals: a speedy 480-GB NVMe SSD for $94 and more
— 10:58 AM on October 2, 2018

Some reversals are just fantastically great to watch. Much like any of Jean-Claude Van Damme's characters in his '80s movies (complete with a 10-time...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Memory

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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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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700 for $220, an ultra-cheap NVMe SSD, and more
— 10:36 AM on September 27, 2018

Uh, hi, folks. I'm currently hating hard on life since I am the recipient of a massive truckload of flu symptoms. I feel I've been...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Displays Memory

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Tuesday deals: 16 GB of 3600 MT/s RAM for $140 and more
— 10:34 AM on September 25, 2018

Hullo, my dear gerbils! It's exceedingly warm around here at 33°C, and I'm stuck at my desk fishing out deals from the vast swaths of...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Memory

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