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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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The Corsair One i140 small form factor gaming PC, reviewed
— 9:00 AM on February 11, 2019

The Corsair One i140 is a continuation of the company's prebuilt SFF system line. Previous iterations were great; this one (err, One) is arguably even...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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The Tech Report System Guide: January 2019 edition
— 10:00 AM on January 18, 2019

It's a new year, and after all the CES excitement, we're ready for another edition of The Tech Report System Guide. It's a fantastic time...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Systems

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So long, farewell
— 2:25 PM on December 20, 2018

Readers of The Tech Report, It is with a heavy heart that I announce I am stepping down as the site's Editor-in-Chief, effective as of the...

Type: Blog post Tags: The Tech Report

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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...

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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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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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The Tech Report System Guide: summer 2018 edition
— 3:30 PM on May 30, 2018

The Tech Report System Guide is back to beat the heat with a multitude of system builds to serve DIYers of every budget. Start...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Systems

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Building a basic gaming PC with AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G
— 2:05 PM on May 24, 2018

Ever since AMD released its Raven Ridge APUs for the desktop, I've wanted to put together a system with one of those chips inside just...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Memory Gaming

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Skylake-X and the 128-GB-of-RAM CAD translation workstation
— 2:15 PM on May 4, 2018

"Gipsy Danger" is the replacement for "Godzilla" at my workplace, and she's the most powerful workstation I've ever built. Read on to find out...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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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Intel's NUC8i7HVK "Hades Canyon" gaming PC reviewed
— 5:19 PM on April 16, 2018

Intel's NUC8i7HVK, code-named Hades Canyon, is the first desktop system with the blue team's blend of Kaby Lake CPU cores and Radeon graphics on one...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Gaming

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