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Report: Microsoft to mothball Windows 10 S in favor of an S Mode
— 11:00 AM on February 5, 2018

Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 S just nine months ago, but Brad Sams of Thurrott reports that Redmond is already pulling the plug...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Microsoft adds new entry-level Surface Book 2 and Surface Laptop
— 12:00 PM on February 2, 2018

Microsoft's Surface line of portable machines has made progress in advancing the Windows laptop market, but the sales increases the company likely expected from expanding...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Windows

Windows Defender will start removing scareware
— 4:00 PM on January 31, 2018

You don't need us to tell you that Windows is the desktop OS of choice for almost everyone. Because of that, there's an incredible variety...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

AMD closes out its fiscal 2017 with another fully profitable quarter
— 3:55 PM on January 30, 2018

AMD announced its fourth-quarter 2017 financial results and full-year 2017 financials this afternoon. On the way to another fully profitable quarter under GAAP, the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

Steelcase Silq chair simplifies the path to ergonomic nirvana
— 2:15 PM on January 30, 2018

Here at The Tech Report, we take our office chairs seriously. We spend most of our workdays in front of test systems, and when we're...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Micro Center removes graphics-card markups for whole PCs
— 12:30 PM on January 29, 2018

For buyers looking to build a new gaming PC, high SSD and RAM prices are a pain, but the futility of searching for a graphics...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

Optional Windows update disables crash-causing Spectre mitigations
— 9:01 AM on January 29, 2018

If you're one of the unlucky few affected by "higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior" as a result of a...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Windows 10 Insider Preview 17083 puts fonts first
— 11:30 AM on January 25, 2018

Windows Insiders on the Fast ring are getting a sneek peak at some features destined for the next big Windows Update in Build 17083....

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Microsoft announces $189 classroom laptops and Office 365 dictation
— 3:54 PM on January 22, 2018

Microsoft wants to keep the next generation of computer users familiar with its products as mobile devices become increasingly valid options for more use cases....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

David Kanter dissects Intel's 22-nm FinFET Low Power process tech
— 1:30 PM on January 17, 2018

Recent discussions of Intel's process technologies have generally focused on the company's arguably diminishing lead over pure-play foundries. Proprietary designs on cutting-edge processes aren't...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Here's all of TR's CES 2018 coverage in one place
— 1:59 PM on January 16, 2018

Greetings, good gerbils. This year's CES may not have had the massive amount of announcements that peppered last year's event, but that doesn't mean that...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Microsoft resumes Spectre and Meltdown patches for AMD systems
— 12:00 PM on January 11, 2018

AMD's processors don't appear to have the exact same attack surface for the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities that Intel's chips have, but...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

Microsoft predicts performance impact of Spectre and Meltdown fixes
— 9:00 AM on January 10, 2018

The continued response to the challenges presented by the Meltdown and Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities has been somewhat overshadowed by all of the shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Scaling Raven Ridge with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 191
— 10:08 AM on January 5, 2018

The Tech Report Podcast returns with Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman and esteemed guest David Kanter on the line. We hold a wide-ranging discussion of fairly recent...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Podcast

Poll: What product category are you most excited about for 2018?
— 11:00 AM on December 27, 2017

The almost-past year of 2017 was a big one for CPU technology announcements. We got AMD's Ryzen and Threadripper units plus Intel's...

Poll Question: • What product category are you most excited about for 2018?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: four days left and counting
— 11:15 AM on December 18, 2017

Hello, gerbil population at large. I hope you've bought all your presents by now. E-tailers and brick-and-mortar stores alike are buzzing with activity, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

Thermaltake Sync box bridges RGB LED walled gardens
— 2:15 PM on December 15, 2017

Imagine you're building a new PC using an RGB LED-encrusted motherboard and a matching video card. But then, you find a killer deal on Thermaltake...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Miscellaneous

TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: eight days left and counting
— 12:51 PM on December 13, 2017

Heads up, gerbils! I'm writing in to remind you of TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway. The fine folks at MSI, Antec, and Toshiba all contributed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Miscellaneous The Tech Report