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USB Type-C is getting safer with cryptographic authentication
— 9:00 AM on January 3, 2019

It’s been nearly three years in the making, but the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has launched the USB Type-C Authentication Program. It’s...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems

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Adata to debut new DDR4 memory, XPG "gaming" SSD, and more at CES 2019
— 2:15 PM on January 2, 2019

In case you've somehow lost track of time amid the holiday break, CES is a week away. As Seth noted, we'll be at...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Wednesday deals: a 32", 165-Hz FreeSync display for $330 and more
— 1:23 PM on January 2, 2019

Howdy, folks. The Christmas and New Year festivities are over, and we'd guess that every gerbil is hung over from gorging on far too much...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Dell G3 laptop with a GTX 1060 6 GB for $720 and more
— 12:30 PM on December 27, 2018

Howdy folks! So, how are we today, after all the Christmas festivities and subsequent gorging of food? Can you still fit through the door? Yeah,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Mobile computing

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Christmas Eve deals: a GeForce GTX 1070 for $305 and more
— 10:54 AM on December 24, 2018

Hi there, folks. I bet you can smell the eggnog already. But local homes usually have a slightly different odor to them this day. You...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Displays Memory Mobile computing

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AMD Athlon 220GE and 240GE break cover and aim for budget boxes
— 12:37 PM on December 21, 2018

The TR staff and crowd in general tend to love high-performance, high-priced gear with all the cowbell and a few whistles. Not every build needs...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Thursday deals: a GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB for $200 and more
— 9:57 AM on December 20, 2018

Howdy, folks. We're coming into the home stretch before Christmas, and around here supermarkets are stuffed to the gills with salted cod. We have...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Displays Mobile computing

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LG 38GL950G G-Sync and 49WL95C mega-wide displays go big
— 9:30 AM on December 19, 2018

Chances are that with the recent release of Nvidia's RTX pixel-pushers and the associated shifting in graphics card prices, you might be looking at acquiring...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Tuesday deals: a Samsung 860 EVO 500-GB SSD for $74.99 and more
— 11:18 AM on December 18, 2018

G'afternoon, folks. Christmas is approaching fast, and meanwhile I'm having trouble believing we're into December already, sheesh. This year was a bit of a blur,...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Lenovo ThinkPad L390 and L390 Yoga take a sip from Whiskey Lake
— 9:24 AM on December 17, 2018

The mention of the ThinkPad name tends to bring to mind sturdy laptops with great keyboards and an eye towards practicality over style. Lenovo's just...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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LG 32QK500-W melds a 32" display with FreeSync on the cheap
— 2:57 PM on December 14, 2018

There's a proverbial rash of big-and-affordable monitors these days, and we can only be thankful for it. The latest player to join the field

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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GeForce 417.35 drivers get ready for DLSS in Final Fantasy XV
— 12:42 PM on December 12, 2018

A fair day, fine fans of Final Fantasy XV. If you happen to own one of Nvidia's RTX graphics cards, you're in for a treat....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming

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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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Intel expresses 10-nm and 7-nm confidence in investor Q&A
— 3:18 PM on December 7, 2018

Intel exec Murthy Renduchintala recently spoke at length about the company's future at the 39th Nasdaq Investor Conference, and the talk has been summed...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Seagate drops a 16-TB HAMR on the test bench
— 12:10 PM on December 7, 2018

Stop, it's HAMR time! (Come on guys, it's a slow day.) Remember the fancy heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) tech drive makers keep talking up?...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Qualcomm 8cx SoC steps up for the next Always Connected PCs
— 3:44 PM on December 6, 2018

You may remember the Always Connected PCs we talked up a while ago. Those lean notebooks promised competent computing performance paired with constant cellular...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Windows

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Thursday deals: a high-end IdeaPad 530 with a Core i7 for $1070 and more
— 12:13 PM on December 6, 2018

Hello, folks. It's a somewhat peaceful day at TR HQ. There's an incoming review of a sweet motherboard, but generally there's not much going on...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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