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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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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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Dell Ultrasharp 49 could literally let you surf the web
— 10:00 AM on October 15, 2018

There's wide, there's ultrawide, and then there's Dell's Ultrasharp 49 display, a 49", 5120x1440 beast that puts the equivalent of two 2560x1440 monitors in...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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Microsoft squashes data-eating bug in the Windows 10 October 2018 update
— 9:55 AM on October 10, 2018

In the famous words of Homer Simpson, "doh!" That's probably the expletive most heard at Microsoft this past Saturday, when the company was forced to...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update reviewed
— 9:54 AM on October 5, 2018

Windows 10's October 2018 update popped up out of nowhere and it's chock-full of features big and small alike. We take a good luck to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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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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In the lab: Windows 10 October 2018 update
— 10:15 AM on October 3, 2018

Howdy, folks! There's a chance you noticed that a feature update to Windows 10 is downloading to your machine. Yesterday, Microsoft pulled a fast one and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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Zeiss ZX1 puts Adobe Lightroom CC at photographers' fingertips
— 7:00 AM on September 28, 2018

In the era of the iPhone, I've long wanted a pro-grade camera that lets me capture high-quality pixels, edit them to taste, and share them...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the day: a Radeon RX 570 4 GB for $150 and more
— 6:00 AM on September 28, 2018

The PC hardware deals just keep coming this week. I wasn't expecting much when I paged through Newegg's latest circular this morning, but the e-tailer...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700 for $220, an ultra-cheap NVMe SSD, and more
— 10:36 AM on September 27, 2018

Uh, hi, folks. I'm currently hating hard on life since I am the recipient of a massive truckload of flu symptoms. I feel I've been...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Displays Memory

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Fujifilm makes medium format more portable with its GFX 50R
— 3:00 PM on September 26, 2018

Way back in the day, Fujifilm made a series of fixed-lens medium-format rangefinder cameras that came to be known as "Texas Leicas" for their...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Oculus Quest turns standalone VR inside-out for $399
— 1:28 PM on September 26, 2018

Oculus has long offered a way for budding VR users to dip a toe into virtual worlds with its Go headset, but that pair...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Displays Gaming

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Tuesday deals: 16 GB of 3600 MT/s RAM for $140 and more
— 10:34 AM on September 25, 2018

Hullo, my dear gerbils! It's exceedingly warm around here at 33°C, and I'm stuck at my desk fishing out deals from the vast swaths of...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Memory

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Amazon's latest devices put Alexa anywhere and everywhere
— 11:32 AM on September 21, 2018

Amazon's Echo devices are already a part of many an abode. It seems like the strategy behind the company's latest announcement could be described as...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Thursday deals: a 16-GB kit of 3000 MT/s RAM for $130 and more
— 10:37 AM on September 20, 2018

A fair day to thee, gerbils. All the hubbub on the interweb right now is about Nvidia's RTX graphics cards, and it's not likely...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Storage Displays Memory

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