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Raspberry Pi Foundation builds a bridge between PCs and GPIO pins
— 9:24 AM on December 5, 2017

The Raspberry Pi and its ilk generally lack the computing horsepower of a modern desktop or laptop computer, but one area where they excel is...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Report: HP Envy x360 battery life drags regardless of CPU vendor
— 3:22 PM on December 4, 2017

We were a bit disappointed by the battery life of the HP Envy x360 convertible laptop when we tested the machine at the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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The Tech Report's 2017 Christmas gift guide
— 1:14 PM on December 4, 2017

It's that time of year again. You have a nerd or geek in your life who's impossible to buy for, and you're flat out of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Report: graphics card shipments rose sharply in Q3 2017
— 2:00 PM on December 1, 2017

Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released its latest report on the state of the discrete graphics card market. According to the company, overall graphics...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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Zotac Zbox MI640 and MI660 nano deliver a double shot of Kaby Lake-R
— 9:00 AM on December 1, 2017

Intel's desktop Coffee Lake Core i5 and Core i7 processors bring a lot of muscle to the desktop, but some situations call for nuance and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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How much does screen size matter in comparing Ryzen Mobile and Kaby Lake-R battery life?
— 1:15 PM on November 30, 2017

 As we've continued testing AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU over the past few days, we've been confronted with the problem of comparing battery life...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Radeon 17.11.4 drivers are ready for Doom VFR and Oculus Dash
— 9:30 AM on November 30, 2017

It's the last day of November 2017. Tomorrow we step into the final month of the year, but there's still time for one more...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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AMD's next Radeon Software release gets a dash of Adrenalin
— 8:00 AM on November 30, 2017

A little under three years ago, AMD began a tradition that's become as ingrained as Thanksgiving and Christmas: major year-end driver update packages with sweeping...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Samsung fires up production of second-gen 10-nm FinFET chips
— 10:30 AM on November 29, 2017

Samsung announced today that its S3 manufacturing line in Hwaseong, South Korea has started fabrication of SoCs on 10LPP, the company's second-generation 10-nm FinFET...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Here's a first look at the battery life of HP's Ryzen-powered Envy x360
— 8:15 AM on November 29, 2017

My initial tests of AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU gave us a fine picture of the APU's performance, but we admittedly didn't test battery...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU reviewed
— 1:42 PM on November 27, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U pairs the competitive performance of four Zen CPU cores with eight compute units of Vega graphics power. We put the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Get Prey and Wolfenstein II free with a Radeon RX Vega
— 10:30 AM on November 27, 2017

Folks who are after a graphics upgrade but have been teetering on the fence between the green and red teams could be tempted by a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Report: Microsoft makes Office available to all compatible Chromebooks
— 9:13 AM on November 27, 2017

The Microsoft of old used its globe-dominating Office suite as a way to keep people in its ecosystem, producing only versions for Windows and Apple's...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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The Tech Report now uses HTTPS across the board
— 7:15 PM on November 25, 2017

This was a triumph! I'm making a note here: Huge success! It's hard to overstate my satisfaction. ... And if you have no idea where that's from,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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PSA: we'll be performing scheduled maintenance on the site tomorrow
— 12:12 PM on November 24, 2017

Hi guys! I'm interrupting the scheduled programming to let you guys know that we're setting up a site upgrade tomorrow, November 25, at around 11:00...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Black Friday deals: everything your heart desires
— 11:59 AM on November 24, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write some sort of witty intro, if I had one. It's Black Friday and there's a lot of deals...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cooling Storage Systems Displays Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Peruse our picks from the 2017 Steam Autumn Sale
— 10:59 AM on November 24, 2017

Open up your wallets, PC gamers, because Steam's running a pretty darn good sale right now. It's called the Steam Autumn Sale, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Wednesday deals: sweet displays, a $150 Ryzen 5 1500X, and more
— 12:28 PM on November 22, 2017

Good day, gerbils. I'm half-dead with cold and flu, my throat is raw, my eyes look like tomatoes, and I feel like I lost a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays

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