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The death of Windows Media Center and the five stages of HTPC grief
— 11:15 AM on October 17, 2018

It's time to pull the plug on Windows Media Center after 10 happy years together. The ramifications for my living room are significant and nuanced....

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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Tuesday deals: a Micron 1100 2-TB solid state drive for $250 and more
— 9:49 AM on October 16, 2018

Portugal's not a place that sees much in the way of seriously nasty weather. People around here just aren't used to more than the occasional...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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HyperX Alloy Core RGB keyboard goes for stylish affordability
— 2:09 PM on October 15, 2018

We usually talk up heavy-duty keyboards with metal chassis that are probably heavy and durable enough to use as an impromptu murder weapon. Not every...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Cooler Master's MP860 dual-surface RGB LED mouse pad reviewed
— 11:30 AM on October 15, 2018

Cooler Master's MP860 mouse pad jazzes things up with two separate mousing surfaces and a ring of RGB LED zones around its perimeter. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Dell Ultrasharp 49 could literally let you surf the web
— 10:00 AM on October 15, 2018

There's wide, there's ultrawide, and then there's Dell's Ultrasharp 49 display, a 49", 5120x1440 beast that puts the equivalent of two 2560x1440 monitors in...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600 for $145 and more
— 9:56 AM on October 11, 2018

Greetings, good fellows. 'Tis a calm and relatively quiet day at the TR HQ, but there's brewing going on. Jeff's just ordered some fancy espresso...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays

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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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Tuesday deals: an RX 570 8 GB for $170 and more
— 9:16 AM on October 9, 2018

How are you doing, folks? I'm sure that by now you've evaluated Intel's ninth-generation Core lineup and are probably doing the math for an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Displays Software Networking

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Gigabyte puts its Z390 Aorus range on full display
— 11:18 AM on October 8, 2018

Gigabyte is cooking up a whole batch of Z390 motherboards in its Aorus, Gaming, UD, and Designare ranges. Right now, we're going to take a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700X for $289 and more
— 10:44 AM on October 4, 2018

By Crom's rocks, it's hot out there. The south of Europe and the Iberian peninsula in particular are sort-of-enjoying a second summer. That's not entirely desirable,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Displays Input devices

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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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SteelSeries' Stratus XL Bluetooth gamepad reviewed
— 9:51 AM on October 1, 2018

SteelSeries' Stratus XL Bluetooth gamepad takes the best of the two major console controllers on the market today and blends them together to create a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Updated: GeForce cards mysteriously appear to play nice with TR's FreeSync monitors
— 11:42 PM on September 29, 2018

Update 9/30/18 3:22 AM: After further research and the collection of more high-speed camera footage from our G-Sync displays, I'm confident the tear-free gameplay we're...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Intel acknowledges "pressure" on its 14-nm production capacity
— 11:10 AM on September 28, 2018

Lately, rumors have been swirling that Intel is facing the potentially enviable prospect of more demand for its products than it can supply. This morning,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets Mobile computing

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