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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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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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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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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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Twin eagles: building matching Ryzen systems for teens
— 12:30 PM on September 20, 2018

A wise man once said, "Fish, you idiot, Ryzen is almost here! You should have waited." It took a while, but all the way back...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Litter-Robot III Open Air reviewed
— 9:15 AM on September 17, 2018

Join us as my cat, Malcolm Reynolds, takes us for a trip on his trusty spaceship, a Litter-Robot III Open Air.

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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Asus' ROG Rapture, Blue Cave, and Lyra Trio wireless routers reviewed
— 9:30 AM on August 30, 2018

Six months of real-world use. Six bandwidth-hungry youths and six tech-savvy adults, all under one roof. Any wireless networking device would cower in fear before...

Type: Feature article Tags: Networking

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Why mirrorless cameras are taking over the world
— 1:23 PM on August 24, 2018

The single-lens-reflex camera has dominated interchangeable-lens designs for the better part of a century, but mirrorless cameras are coming to the fore. We examine...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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Echogear's single-screen and dual-screen monitor arms reviewed
— 3:50 PM on April 23, 2018

Once upon a time, I had a sweet monitor-arm setup that proved such a hassle that I eventually put my screens right back on their...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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The Glassy AF gaming chair review
— 12:00 PM on April 1, 2018

Is there any chance a tempered-glass gaming chair could possibly be worth your attention? Read on to find out if this piece of furniture is...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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GlobalFoundries gears up for the next generations of chip manufacturing
— 5:12 PM on March 6, 2018

GlobalFoundries took us through its cutting-edge Fab 8 last month to offer a glimpse at the technology that will make the next generation of high-performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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The Tech Report's 2017 Christmas gift guide
— 1:14 PM on December 4, 2017

It's that time of year again. You have a nerd or geek in your life who's impossible to buy for, and you're flat out of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Asus' RT-AC1900P wireless router reviewed
— 9:00 AM on July 12, 2017

Asus' RT-AC1900P carries on the legacy of the company's popular RT-N66U "Dark Knight" router. This time around, the unit comes armed with an 802.11ac radio...

Type: Feature article Tags: Networking

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Building a PC remote starter from scratch
— 4:43 PM on July 6, 2017

Commercially-available remote power switches make turning a PC on and off from a distance a simple task, but our resident microcontroller enthusiast thought of a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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Synology's RT-2600ac wireless router reviewed
— 12:10 PM on March 13, 2017

One might not think of Synology when one thinks of wireless routers, but the company's RT-2600ac promises strong performance controlled by an easy-to-use interface. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Networking

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