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Adata's XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB, reviewed
— 9:15 AM on February 26, 2019

Last year's XPG SX8200 was a great NVMe drive, but Adata thinks it can do even better. The XPG SX8200 Pro is mostly the same...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Samsung's 970 EVO Plus 500-GB SSD reviewed
— 9:01 AM on January 22, 2019

Samsung's 900-series EVO drives have been mainstays since NVMe went mainstream. The company has released a newly refreshed version of the 970 EVO that's so...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Asus' Prime X299-Deluxe II motherboard reviewed
— 6:41 PM on December 19, 2018

Motherboard manufacturers are introducing refined X299 boards in the wake of Intel's Basin Falls platform refresh, and Asus' Prime X299-Deluxe II promises to fix some...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Crucial's P1 500-GB QLC NVMe SSD reviewed
— 12:11 PM on December 3, 2018

Powered by Micron's 3D quad-level-cell NAND, the Crucial P1 might be a herald of QLC-dominated days to come. We put Crucial's first NVMe drive through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 860 QVO 1-TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on November 27, 2018

Samsung's EVO drives have ruled the SATA roost for the last several years. Today, Samsung is introducing high-capacity, lower-cost QVO drives with four-bit-per-cell QLC NAND...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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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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HyperX's Savage Exo 480-GB external SSD reviewed
— 11:15 AM on October 18, 2018

The latest gaming peripheral from HyperX is... a portable SSD? Parent company Kingston wants to woo the console crowd with a fast USB external drive....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Patriot's Evlvr 1-TB external SSD reviewed
— 3:19 PM on October 10, 2018

We were floored by the performance—and price tag—of Samsung's Portable SSD X5. Patriot's Evlvr 1 TB promises some of the same Thunderbolt 3 goodness without...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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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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Gigabyte's X299 Designare EX motherboard reviewed
— 9:30 AM on September 26, 2018

Gigabyte's X299 Designare EX motherboard ditches gamer bling in favor of a powerful and exotic VRM cooled by a massive heatsink that promises to let...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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