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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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HyperX's Savage Exo 480-GB external SSD reviewed
— 11:15 AM on October 18, 2018

The latest gaming peripheral from HyperX is... a portable SSD? Parent company Kingston wants to woo the console crowd with a fast USB external drive....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Patriot's Evlvr 1-TB external SSD reviewed
— 3:19 PM on October 10, 2018

We were floored by the performance—and price tag—of Samsung's Portable SSD X5. Patriot's Evlvr 1 TB promises some of the same Thunderbolt 3 goodness without...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Samsung's Portable SSD X5 reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 28, 2018

Samsung is adding a brand-new external SSD to its lineup. The Portable SSD X5 shakes things up by promising NVMe-like speeds over a Thunderbolt 3...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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SanDisk's Extreme Portable 1 TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 24, 2018

SanDisk's Extreme Portable SSD pairs USB 3.1 Gen 2 transfer rates with a durable, stylish exterior shell. We put the 1-TB Extreme Portable through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 860 EVO 1 TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on July 30, 2018

Samsung has replaced the longtime reigning champion of the mainstream SSD market. We test out the 860 EVO to see whether doubling V-NAND layers doubles...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Toshiba's RC100 480 GB SSD reviewed
— 3:30 PM on July 12, 2018

Toshiba's RC100 NVMe SSD takes a bold stab at life without DRAM or a full four lanes of PCIe connectivity. Unlike many DRAM-less SSDs, however,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's Black 1 TB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 11:30 AM on June 7, 2018

Western Digital is building a presence in the consumer SSD market for the first time. Its latest NVMe drive has issued a brazen challenge to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Adata's XPG SX8200 480 GB SSD reviewed
— 3:59 PM on May 15, 2018

Adata's got a half-dozen NVMe M.2 drives available across its entire lineup, but its latest—the XPG SX8200—promises to dazzle with Micron's newest-gen 3D TLC and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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