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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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Corsair's Force Series MP510 NVMe drives aim for the midrange spot
— 11:48 AM on October 16, 2018

The price drops on solid-state drives in the past couple months has turned them into hot commodities. Everyone and their dog wants a piece of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a Micron 1100 2-TB solid state drive for $250 and more
— 9:49 AM on October 16, 2018

Portugal's not a place that sees much in the way of seriously nasty weather. People around here just aren't used to more than the occasional...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600 for $145 and more
— 9:56 AM on October 11, 2018

Greetings, good fellows. 'Tis a calm and relatively quiet day at the TR HQ, but there's brewing going on. Jeff's just ordered some fancy espresso...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays

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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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Microsoft squashes data-eating bug in the Windows 10 October 2018 update
— 9:55 AM on October 10, 2018

In the famous words of Homer Simpson, "doh!" That's probably the expletive most heard at Microsoft this past Saturday, when the company was forced to...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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G.Skill unleashes 64-GB Trident Z RGB DC kits for Asus mobos
— 3:44 PM on October 8, 2018

The are some people that think that bigger is always better, or simply that more is more. G.Skill clearly employs folks who abide by...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update reviewed
— 9:54 AM on October 5, 2018

Windows 10's October 2018 update popped up out of nowhere and it's chock-full of features big and small alike. We take a good luck to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Report: Supermicro servers compromised by Chinese hardware backdoors
— 12:37 PM on October 4, 2018

Unless you're reading this website by pure happenstance, it's pretty likely that you're familiar with the Supermicro name. You may have ordered some of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Networking Servers

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700X for $289 and more
— 10:44 AM on October 4, 2018

By Crom's rocks, it's hot out there. The south of Europe and the Iberian peninsula in particular are sort-of-enjoying a second summer. That's not entirely desirable,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Displays Input devices

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In the lab: Windows 10 October 2018 update
— 10:15 AM on October 3, 2018

Howdy, folks! There's a chance you noticed that a feature update to Windows 10 is downloading to your machine. Yesterday, Microsoft pulled a fast one and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Fractal Design's Define S2 case reviewed
— 9:00 AM on October 3, 2018

Fractal Design's Define S case proved friendly to builders who wanted an exceedingly roomy design to work with, all at a killer price. Now that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Tuesday deals: a speedy 480-GB NVMe SSD for $94 and more
— 10:58 AM on October 2, 2018

Some reversals are just fantastically great to watch. Much like any of Jean-Claude Van Damme's characters in his '80s movies (complete with a 10-time...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Memory

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Cooler Master Cosmos C700M takes modular to the max
— 10:30 AM on October 2, 2018

Cooler Master's Cosmos cases have long captured the imagination of many a high-end builder, and the company's Cosmos C700M is the ultimate expression...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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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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Zeiss ZX1 puts Adobe Lightroom CC at photographers' fingertips
— 7:00 AM on September 28, 2018

In the era of the iPhone, I've long wanted a pro-grade camera that lets me capture high-quality pixels, edit them to taste, and share them...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the day: a Radeon RX 570 4 GB for $150 and more
— 6:00 AM on September 28, 2018

The PC hardware deals just keep coming this week. I wasn't expecting much when I paged through Newegg's latest circular this morning, but the e-tailer...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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