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Friday night topic: Gas or charcoal?
— 7:19 PM on May 25, 2018

As American gerbils head home for the Memorial Day weekend, many are no doubt preparing to honor our fallen service members. It's also time to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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The TR BBQ XV is just one month away and I'm not prepared
— 1:05 PM on May 24, 2018

When I looked up the last TR BBQ one-month warning, I briefly panicked because it reminded me that I have yet to order this year's Cornhole tournament trophies....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Thursday deals: an Intel DC S3500 1.6-TB SSD for $315 and more
— 9:52 AM on May 24, 2018

Morning, folks. Although I'm a normally a pretend guitarist, I've recently picked up bass guitar thanks to re-joining a band, and my left index finger...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays

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Gigabyte's X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi motherboard reviewed
— 10:42 AM on May 21, 2018

Gigabyte's X470 Aorus Gaming 7 pulls together all of the ingredients we want to see in a high-end Socket AM4 mobo, from a powerful VRM...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Toshiba gets approval to sell its memory business for $18 billion
— 9:00 AM on May 18, 2018

Troubled Japanese firm Toshiba Corporation has gotten the final stamp of governmental approval it needed to sell off its memory chip business, known as Toshiba...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700X and ASRock X370 Pro4 for $300 and more
— 11:23 AM on May 17, 2018

Hello there, gerbils. In case you missed it, our overlord Jeff Kampman has written up an interesting article about casual overclocking in the modern...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a 2-TB Micron 1100 SSD for $269 and more insanity
— 3:13 PM on May 15, 2018

Hi there, gerbils! Folks, this is an insane day. We're not entirely sure of what's happened recently, but we've seen a sharp drop in SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Storage

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Intel product brief spills the beans on the Z390 chipset
— 12:29 AM on May 14, 2018

Intel made the details of the long-rumored Z390 chipset official yesterday when it posted a product brief for the platform controller hub on its...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus Prime H310T motherboard has a very specific set of skills
— 10:45 AM on May 11, 2018

Mini-ITX systems are a great way for system builders to stuff standard desktop (and sometimes mobile) parts into small spaces, but some folks are willing...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Nvidia brings in record revenue for its fiscal Q1 2019
— 4:39 PM on May 10, 2018

So, how much money is Nvidia making? A whole lot of it, apparently. The company already saw a record fiscal Q4 2018, and now...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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Lenovo's Mirage Solo headset and Mirage Camera put you in a Daydream
— 1:30 PM on May 7, 2018

The subgenre of VR headsets that don't require an attached PC or console seems to get a big release or announcement just about every week. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays Gaming

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Nvidia puts the kibosh on the GeForce Partner Program
— 1:31 PM on May 4, 2018

What have you heard about the GeForce Partner Program, gerbils? Well, it doesn't really matter, since it's over now. Nvidia put up a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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FTC warns six companies of illegal warranty stickers and practices
— 2:30 PM on May 2, 2018

How many products have you bought that come with stickers proclaiming "warranty void if removed?" Those stickers are remarkably common despite being illegal here in...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Class-action suit alleges Samsung, Micron, and SK Hynix fixed DRAM prices
— 12:45 PM on May 1, 2018

There's no getting around it: RAM prices are extremely high, and they've been that way for a while now. The high cost of memory has...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Memory

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Asus and ASRock release Z97 firmware updates to counter Spectre
— 3:00 PM on April 27, 2018

As we reported on Wednesday, folks with Haswell and Broadwell CPUs may be able to get a Spectre-mitigating patch from Windows Update. It's really...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Thursday deals: a Threadripper 1950X for $719 and more crazy discounts
— 12:31 PM on April 26, 2018

Greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. I'm not going to write up a pretty intro today, because Amazon's running a hot sale on PC components with fancy...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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Intel tips off Z390 and X399 chipsets in RST driver release notes
— 10:41 AM on April 26, 2018

Intel's mainstream desktop chipset for the overclocking crowd hasn't changed much in the two generations since Z170 entered the market alongside the company's Skylake chips...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Windows 10 update has Spectre fixes for Haswell, Broadwell and Skylake
— 4:30 PM on April 25, 2018

The best way to get microcode updates for security flaws like Spectre is a firmware patch from a motherboard or system maker. Some manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Windows

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