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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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be quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4 promises stealthy Threadripper air cooling
— 9:32 AM on October 17, 2018

AMD's own in-the-box heatsink bracket for Threadripper CPUs might encourage builders with those chips to go with a liquid cooler, but a growing number of...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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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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Asus Prime X299-Deluxe II gets ready to make the most of Core X
— 11:30 AM on October 11, 2018

Intel is refreshing its Core X-series CPUs with higher performance potential and solder TIM, and Asus is getting ready for those chips with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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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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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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Intel bolsters Core X CPUs with higher clocks, more cache, and solder
— 7:24 AM on October 9, 2018

Along with its refreshed Coffee Lake chips, Intel announced an update to its Skylake-X CPUs for the X299 platform yesterday morning. While the underlying architecture...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Core i9-9900K takes eight cores, 16 threads, and solder to 300-series mobos
— 11:01 AM on October 8, 2018

At its Performance Unleashed event this morning, Intel announced three new product families. For most PC builders and enthusiasts, the trio of ninth-generation CPUs for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Live blog: Intel's "Performance Unleashed" event
— 8:56 AM on October 8, 2018

The Tech Report is on site at Intel's Performance Unleashed launch event, and we're going to try to live-blog the thing. Keep this page open...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Watch Intel's "Performance Unleashed" event at 7 AM PT/10 AM ET
— 8:35 AM on October 8, 2018

Intel is launching some new products today, and we're on site to learn all about them. If you're interested in following along, the company

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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: Supermicro servers compromised by Chinese hardware backdoors
— 12:37 PM on October 4, 2018

Unless you're reading this website by pure happenstance, it's pretty likely that you're familiar with the Supermicro name. You may have ordered some of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Networking Servers

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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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Razer Sila router slithers into view with mesh networking capability
— 2:39 PM on October 3, 2018

Not content with making green-on-black mice, keyboards, headsets, and random sundries, Razer is turning its fangs towards home networking. The company's let the sleek-looking

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Fractal Design's Define S2 case reviewed
— 9:00 AM on October 3, 2018

Fractal Design's Define S case proved friendly to builders who wanted an exceedingly roomy design to work with, all at a killer price. Now that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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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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