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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 7 2700 for $230 and a ton of cheap system components
— 1:05 PM on March 12, 2019

Greetings, my good gerbils. My quest for weight loss has been going well—184 lbs and dropping (at 5' 11" with wide shoulders). I've never been...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Power Memory Input devices

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 5 2600 and an Asus Prime B450 Plus mobo for $250 and more
— 12:50 PM on March 5, 2019

Howdy folks. I've been catching up on the latest episodes The Grand Tour, and I'm having loads of fun. I particularly enjoyed the episode in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Using Plex to make your media-streaming life better
— 4:30 PM on February 1, 2019

Instead of having an entire computer hooked up to my TV, I started using Plex to stream my media from my own server, and I’m...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Software

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After 36 years, MIDI is finally moving to 2.0
— 9:46 PM on January 28, 2019

What springs to mind when I say "MIDI," gerbils? Is it perhaps thoughts of an old Gravis Ultrasound or Sound Blaster AWE? Expensive...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Arpanet designer Larry Roberts dies at 81
— 3:25 PM on December 31, 2018

Lawrence G. Roberts, the man whose work would eventually allow us to send each other cat GIFs and get into arguments in comments sections, has...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90" picture
— 3:00 PM on December 21, 2018

Good news, fans of home cinema projection: LG announced the imaginatively named HU85L, the second in its CineBeam Laser 4K family of ultra-short-throw projectors.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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Nvidia AGX Xavier puts the brains in autonomous robots
— 10:02 AM on December 14, 2018

A lot of talk around here revolves around powerful parts suitable for your latest personal computer, phone, workstation, or server. That list doesn't cover all...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech Workstations

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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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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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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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Report: Microsoft to ditch EdgeHTML in favor of Chromium
— 9:03 AM on December 4, 2018

 Citing anonymous sources, Windows Central reports that Redmond is forging ahead with a plan to replace or retool the Edge browser in Windows 10 with...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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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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Elgato Cam Link 4K turns pro cameras into hi-fi webcams
— 1:50 PM on November 27, 2018

Elgato's Cam Link dongle is a handy way to turn any camera with clean HDMI output capability into a platform for streaming video, but some...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700X for $150, high-end laptops, and more
— 12:20 PM on November 20, 2018

Can you feel it? There's tension in the air, like a massive coiled spring ready to pop in a flash. Black Friday is coming up,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700X for $295 and more
— 11:18 AM on November 8, 2018

Howdy, gerbils. The TR labs are humming with activity behind the scenes, but that's not all that's happening. Black Friday is coming up fast, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia Storage Memory Input devices

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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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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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Logitech K600 TV Keyboard takes the pain out of smart-TV control
— 1:42 PM on September 18, 2018

Ah, the old days when smart TVs were nascent, and everyone and their dog was not-so-happily enjoying having to type out website addresses and cat...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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