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Radeon Software 18.3.3 looks for A Way Out of the Sea of Thieves
— 9:22 AM on March 20, 2018

Can you believe it's already March 20? Yes indeed, we're in the third week of the month, and AMD has apparently taken that as a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

DirectX 12 DXR and Nvidia RTX bring real-time ray-tracing to 3D engines
— 4:41 PM on March 19, 2018

Real-time ray tracing has been the elusive Holy Grail of computer graphics as long as there have been computer graphics. Ray tracing has long...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

ASRock J5005-ITX fanless board packs Pentium Silver power
— 3:20 PM on March 19, 2018

We've seen a number of boards based on Intel's latest Goldmont SoCs, but the models we looked at all used the silicon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

HTC Vive Pro VR headset gets a hefty price tag and a release date
— 11:15 AM on March 19, 2018

We wrote about HTC's announcement of the upcoming high-end Vive Pro VR headset just before CES a couple of months ago. Back then,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone Daydream headset shows up for pre-order
— 2:45 PM on March 16, 2018

Google showed off its Daydream standalone VR platform back in May of last year. At the time, HTC and Lenovo both said they would...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

Report: 3.5% of world's March NAND supply lost to outage at Samsung fab
— 9:17 AM on March 16, 2018

I just had a hard drive fail on me, and I'm not looking forward to buying more spinning rust for my desktop. Unfortunately for me,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Thursday deals: a raft of sweet laptops and a ton of discount codes
— 3:13 PM on March 15, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. It looks like I'm finally going to be on the receiving end of some rays of sunshine next week. I'm already planning...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Mobile computing

Everything You Think is Wrong Day Shortbread
— 2:41 PM on March 15, 2018

Mondays, amiright? PC hardware and computing Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10 review @ PC Perspective Analyzing Threadripper thermals @

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Broadcom pulls back from Qualcomm buyout
— 9:13 AM on March 14, 2018

If the Broadcom-Qualcomm buyout story was an episode of Looney Tunes, you'd now be reading "that's all, folks." After yesterday's presidential order blocking...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Security firm discloses range of Ryzen, Epyc, and AMD chipset vulnerabilities
— 1:19 PM on March 13, 2018

CTS Labs, an Israeli security research firm, purports to have discovered 13 separate security vulnerabilities related to AMD hardware across four categories of exploits....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600X combo deal, curved displays, and more
— 1:02 PM on March 13, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbildom. It is with great pleasure that after almost two months of convulsive coughing, my nose and throat are apparently done with their...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Cooling Displays Memory Mobile computing

Open An Umbrella Indoors Day Shortbread
— 12:00 PM on March 13, 2018

ProTip: when you find a stock image like this, use it. PC hardware and computing Intel Optane SSD 800P 58GB,...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Radeon Software 18.3.2 tunes up Final Fantasy XV
— 9:03 AM on March 13, 2018

A new Radeon software package just rode in, little more than a week after the last one. This release arrived astride a chocobo—one of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Report: US Treasury chides Broadcom for failure to notify of HQ move
— 3:00 PM on March 12, 2018

Broadcom's attempt to take control of Qualcomm is a tech business story that will seemingly never stop giving. In this latest...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

FreeSync 2 is coming to the Xbox One this spring
— 9:11 AM on March 12, 2018

On Saturday, Microsoft launched a new series of monthly livestreams called Inside Xbox. The first episode had details on Sea of Thieves, PixArk, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles

Teasing TR's next build log: RAM, power, and solid-state storage
— 12:00 PM on March 11, 2018

For those just joining us, the TR staff is getting ready to put together an enviably high-end system with some help from some of our...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Teasing TR's next build log: our CPU, graphics card, and motherboard
— 1:05 PM on March 10, 2018

The Tech Report staff is about to kick off a new build log with help from a wide range of great sponsors. We've got a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

Windows 10 S is dead, long live S Mode
— 5:16 PM on March 9, 2018

Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S along with the Surface Laptop just over ten months ago, but rumors that the pared-back version of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows