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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

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Acer details specs and prices of its Ryzen Mobile-powered Swift 3s
— 8:15 AM on December 18, 2017

We've already seen HP's first go-round with AMD's Raven Ridge mobile APU, and now Acer is entering the fray with mobile Ryzen variations of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Google Project Tango is dead—long live ARCore
— 4:08 PM on December 15, 2017

Google has pulled the plug on its Project Tango augmented reality project, putting the knowledge gleaned during its development into ARCore, a "fast,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Intel tips off potential 960 GB and 1.5 TB Optane SSD 900Ps
— 12:15 PM on December 15, 2017

I was pretty impressed with the performance of Intel's Optane caching solution when I messed around with MSI's Aegis 3 gaming desktop. Still,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Updated LG Gram laptops put heavy-duty power into feathery bodies
— 12:45 PM on December 14, 2017

As much as we like the extra boost in performance afforded by Coffee Lake CPUs' two extra cores compared to their Kaby Lake predecessors,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Monkey Day Shortbread
— 12:45 PM on December 14, 2017

Monkey on the right tried to steal my wallet, true story. PC hardware and computing Nvidia Titan V review part...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Thursday deals: a nice Z370 mobo, a huge VA display, and more
— 11:15 AM on December 14, 2017

Hello, gerbils! I have a request for you today. I'm going to have a horizontal "wisdom" tooth (yes, really) pulled today, so I'll have an...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Samsung's Notebook 9 portables rock eighth-gen Core i7s
— 9:29 AM on December 14, 2017

Samsung has announced three new slim portables with Intel's eighth-generation mobile processors inside. The 13" and 15" Notebook 9 models use the tried-and-true...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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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

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Gingerbread House Day Shortbread
— 2:45 PM on December 12, 2017

Credit where credit is due, but yeesh, that early-2000s era watermark... PC hardware and computing Asus ROG Maximus...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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iMac Pro details and release date come into focus
— 1:16 PM on December 12, 2017

We last wrote about Apple's upcoming Xeon-and-Vega-powered iMac Pro all-in-one workstation machines back in June. The company has updated the product page for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac Workstations

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Tuesday deals: NVMe storage, a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and more
— 11:16 AM on December 12, 2017

G'day, gerbils. You can sit down, there's no need for all that ceremony and saluting. We know you're struck in awe and reverence, for you...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Power Cooling

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Synaptics Clear ID FS9500 fingerprint sensors slip under phone screens
— 11:00 PM on December 11, 2017

Back when rumors were swirling about Apple's iPhone X, the prospect of where the Touch ID sensor for the device might end up was...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: goodies from MSI, Antec, and OCZ
— 3:08 PM on December 11, 2017

Season's greetings, my dear gerbils and gerbilettes. Snow is falling, presents are being acquired, and the holiday cheer is in full swing. Companies are...

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

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VESA DisplayHDR attempts to demystify HDR-capable monitors
— 2:10 PM on December 11, 2017

Buying a monitor with high dynamic range capability can be confusing. In an effort to make things easier on shoppers, the Video Electronics Standards Association...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays

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Zotac Gaming MEK1 PCs have the requisite pieces of flair
— 2:00 PM on December 8, 2017

Zotac's been making mini-PCs for a long time. Ten years, in fact, if we're to believe the micro-site for the company's latest creation, the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Toshiba's latest hard drives store 14 TB without shingles
— 12:30 PM on December 8, 2017

We love our SSDs around these parts, but when it comes to inexpensive storage of large volumes of crucial data like Bruno's collection of cat...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Lite-On MU-X SSDs continue the affordable NVMe onslaught
— 4:02 PM on December 7, 2017

To the average gerbil, Lite-On is a name that's more likely to evoke memories of DVD writers than solid-state drives, but the company has a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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