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In the lab: Asus' Lyra Trio mesh Wi-Fi system
— 3:00 PM on July 13, 2018

My sports analogy game is weak, but I believe what I'm about to do is called going with a pinch hitter. You see, I've had...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Gartner and IDC report first growth in PC shipments in six years
— 11:00 AM on July 13, 2018

After a long period of slow declines in shipments, it looks like the PC might have temporarily arrested its slide. Research firms Gartner and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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GeForce Now beta comes to Nvidia Shield TV set-top box
— 2:00 PM on July 11, 2018

The latest iteration of Nvidia's GeForce Now game-streaming service has been in beta for the PC and Mac since this January, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Nikon P1000 superzoom camera lets birders and astronomers go long
— 11:30 AM on July 11, 2018

For camera nerds, bigger is better when it comes to sensor sizes. Sometimes, though, small sensors can be used to great effect, as Nikon's...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Cooler Master makes gaming mice affordable with its $30 CM310
— 3:30 PM on July 10, 2018

RGB LEDs have become too popular for any peripheral maker to ignore at any price point, and Cooler Master is bringing an entry-level blinkenlights option...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Tuesday deals: an MSI Optix MPG27CQ gaming display for $400 and more
— 10:00 AM on July 10, 2018

Hullo there, good gerbils and gerbilettes. Summer's in full swing now with high temperatures, trips to beaches, and music festivals everywhere. The time is also...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Power Displays

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Far Cry 5 gets FreeSync 2 HDR support in latest update
— 3:45 PM on July 9, 2018

Far Cry 5 has offered HDR support for some time now, and I've certainly enjoyed the blinding highlights and pitch-black shadows its HDR mode...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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GloFo touts 22FDX success with $2 billion of design win revenue
— 11:47 AM on July 9, 2018

While our enthusiasm for process technology tends to be laser-focused on leading-edge nodes like Intel and GlobalFoundries' 14-nm FinFET technologies, not every chip demands the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Cougar's Revenger S gaming mouse reviewed
— 9:00 AM on July 6, 2018

Cougar's Revenger S gaming mouse has a top-shelf Pixart PMW3360 optical sensor with a twist: a claimed 2-KHz polling rate for lower latency in critical...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Thursday deals: a Dell PC with a GTX 1070 for $1090 and more
— 10:29 AM on July 5, 2018

Howdy, folks! I'm sure you're still burping and sleepy from gorging on all that sweet fourth-of-July BBQ. I also hope you haven't spent all your...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Memory Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a 4K IPS display with FreeSync for $340 and more
— 11:38 AM on July 3, 2018

Howdy, folks. If we had to guess, you're set to leave work early and go on a shopping spree for explosives, if you haven't already....

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

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Navigate cable clutter with Caavo's Spotlight HDMI cables
— 9:00 AM on June 28, 2018

From the "why hasn't anyone done this before" department, we bring you Caavo's Spotlight HDMI cables. I know a cable isn't exactly the most...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous

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Corsair takes Elgato Gaming under its wing
— 10:41 AM on June 27, 2018

Corsair announced today that it's acquired Elgato's gaming hardware division. Elgato is one of the best-known names in the industry for game capture...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Cougar's Phontum gaming headset reviewed
— 2:30 PM on June 26, 2018

Cougar's Phontum gaming headset brings a dose of audiophile style to a price point usually populated by generic plastic cans. We put the Phontum's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Wi-Fi Alliance starts WPA3 security certification program
— 12:30 PM on June 26, 2018

The number and know-how of devices connected to Wi-Fi networks have both exploded since late 2004, but almost 15 years later, the Wi-Fi Protected...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Thermaltake Engine 17 cools 35-W CPUs with 17 mm of stature
— 4:00 PM on June 25, 2018

We've already seen a few coolers based on Sandia Labs' Air Bearing Heat Exchanger, most notably Thermaltake's Engine 27. That cooler's name is meaningful:...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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The TR BBQ XV proves that less can be more
— 2:00 PM on June 25, 2018

The 15th TR BBQ took place this past weekend. As ever, it's good for the soul to escape to the coast of Lake Michigan...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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The TR BBQ XV is tomorrow, and Corsair hooked us up!
— 3:42 PM on June 22, 2018

It's a bit of a dreary day out on the big lake, but I've got a smile on my face anyway. The 15th TR BBQ...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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