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Tuesday deals: a Samsung 860 EVO 500-GB SSD for $74.99 and more
— 11:18 AM on December 18, 2018

G'afternoon, folks. Christmas is approaching fast, and meanwhile I'm having trouble believing we're into December already, sheesh. This year was a bit of a blur,...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Discord Store wants an Epic win with 90/10 revenue split
— 12:20 PM on December 14, 2018

Remember the Epic Store announcement a a couple weeks ago, and its developer-friendly revenue split? Competition for a chunk of Steam's pie is fiercer than...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Thursday deals: a 2-TB SSD for $210, a 1-TB SSD for $113, and more
— 10:45 AM on December 13, 2018

G'afternoon, good gerbils. Recently I moved over to an NVMe SSD, and I can tell you a couple things. The first is that for regular...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Cases Storage Mobile computing

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GeForce 417.35 drivers get ready for DLSS in Final Fantasy XV
— 12:42 PM on December 12, 2018

A fair day, fine fans of Final Fantasy XV. If you happen to own one of Nvidia's RTX graphics cards, you're in for a treat....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a Corsair RM650x for $59.99 and much more
— 11:05 AM on December 11, 2018

Greetings, fair gerbils. Roughly every three-to-six months, I go and get my back and shoulders put into place again. Life at a desk takes it...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Power Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Seagate drops a 16-TB HAMR on the test bench
— 12:10 PM on December 7, 2018

Stop, it's HAMR time! (Come on guys, it's a slow day.) Remember the fancy heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) tech drive makers keep talking up?...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Thursday deals: a high-end IdeaPad 530 with a Core i7 for $1070 and more
— 12:13 PM on December 6, 2018

Hello, folks. It's a somewhat peaceful day at TR HQ. There's an incoming review of a sweet motherboard, but generally there's not much going on...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 spreads its wings for the 5G future
— 5:22 PM on December 5, 2018

Qualcomm's annual tech summit is underway this week in Hawaii, and the term that emerged from presenters' mouths every two seconds there was "5G." The next...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking

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Roccat's Vulcan 120 Aimo gaming keyboard reviewed
— 1:15 PM on December 5, 2018

Roccat's Vulcan 120 Aimo keyboard cuts a striking profile with its skirtless key caps and in-house Titan switches. We put the Vulcan 120 Aimo to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Epic tries to blow off some Steam with its Epic Games Store
— 2:16 PM on December 4, 2018

Epic Games is historically known for its Unreal Engine and more recently for a teeny-weeny game you may know called Fortnite. The company is now...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a 960-GB SSD for $110 and more goodies
— 11:38 AM on December 4, 2018

Hullo, good folks. I bet you're dying to know if the meaty RTX speed boost that Nvidia promised for the incoming Battlefield V update...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Input devices

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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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Nvidia promises major RTX boost with Battlefield V update
— 9:31 AM on December 3, 2018

Our early performance testing for DirectX Raytracing effects in Battlefield V suggested that the tradeoff between frame rates and image quality with Nvidia's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Thursday deals: a HyperX Cloud Revolver headset for $70 and more
— 10:22 AM on November 29, 2018

Hey there, folks. Here's today bit of irrelevant trivia. I've recently joined the rechargeable batteries club. See, ever since I started playing the metal, I...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Intel graphics drivers go universal with 25.20.100.6444 release
— 6:24 PM on November 28, 2018

One subtlety of the Windows 10 October Update (also known as version 1809) that may have been lost among its many growing pains is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Project Fi becomes Google Fi and adds iPhone support
— 1:33 PM on November 28, 2018

Google's contract-free Project Fi wanted to be a refreshingly simple kind of cellular service when it launched back in 2015. Carrier partnerships with both...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Basemark GPU 1.1 benchmark adds support for the DirectX 12 API
— 8:21 AM on November 28, 2018

The world can always use more free, quick-to-run, cross-platform benchmarks for the latest methods in graphics programming, and Basemark is improving its benchmark utility for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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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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