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DirectX 11 more than doubles the GT 1030's performance versus DX12 in Hitman
— 4:02 PM on February 16, 2018

It's been an eventful week in the TR labs, to say the least, and today had one more surprise in store for us. Astute commenters...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics

Revisiting the value proposition of AMD's Ryzen 5 2400G
— 3:23 PM on February 15, 2018

The mornings before tight deadlines in the world of PC hardware reviews often follow a week or less of nonstop testing, retesting, and more testing....

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

Tobii makes a compelling case for more natural and immersive VR with eye tracking
— 4:36 PM on January 26, 2018

 We've heard murmurs about the benefits of eye-tracking in VR headsets for quite some time now, but even with the number of press days and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

Synaptics' Clear ID fingerprint sensor feels like the way of the future
— 10:30 AM on January 17, 2018

Edge-to-edge screens are poised to be the new hotness of smartphone design in 2018, but pushing pixels right out to a device's borders leaves little...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

Spitballing the performance of AMD's Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card
— 10:31 AM on May 17, 2017

AMD's Radeon Vega Frontier Edition reveal yesterday provided us with some important pieces of the performance puzzle for one of the most hotly-anticipated graphics...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics

I made my dumb appliances smarter with the Internet of Things
— 2:58 PM on December 2, 2016

Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

Re-examining the unusual frame time results in our Radeon RX 470 review
— 1:33 PM on August 12, 2016

It's never fun to admit a mistake, but we made a big one while writing our recent Radeon RX 470 review. That piece was...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics

TR's VR journals, part one: setting the stage
— 5:33 PM on July 13, 2016

Over the past couple months, I've been places. I've dangled from the side of a rock wall hundreds of feet above crashing waves. I've...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

The Tech Report attends Silicon Valley Virtual Reality 2016
— 8:54 AM on May 2, 2016

I spent a few days last week at the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo in San Jose. SVVR is a fairly small convention that...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

Radeon Pro Duo spearheads AMD's push for VR dominance
— 6:00 PM on March 14, 2016

GDC—At its Capsaicin event this evening, AMD took the wraps off a wide range of software and hardware projects that put the spotlight on virtual...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming

Microsoft's push for a unified cross-platform gaming experience backfires
— 6:26 PM on March 1, 2016

Over the past few years, Microsoft has made a few attempts to build bridges to the PC gaming community. More often than not, though, those...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Ashes of the Singularity's second beta gives GCN a big boost with DX12
— 11:21 AM on February 25, 2016

Ashes of the Singularity is probably the first game that will come to most people's minds these days when we talk about DirectX...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Into a new era
— 10:43 PM on December 2, 2015

Sixteen years ago, we fired up a modest web server session and began posting news items about the latest in PC tech and gaming. Over...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

Mixing power-line networking with Wi-Fi proves intoxicating
— 11:27 AM on September 28, 2015

You may recall my failed attempt at using a second Wi-Fi router in repeater mode in order to overcome some signal-strength issues in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

How much video memory is enough?
— 10:57 AM on August 12, 2015

One question we haven't answered decisively in our recent series of graphics card reviews is: how much video memory is enough? More pressingly given the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics

Is FCAT more accurate than Fraps for frame time measurements?
— 11:36 AM on July 22, 2015

Here's a geeky question we got in response to one of our discussions in the latest episode of the podcast that deserves a solid...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming

Reconsidering the overall index in our Radeon R9 Fury review
— 12:20 PM on July 13, 2015

I've been pretty active over the weekend responding to questions in the comments section for our Radeon R9 Fury review.

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics

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