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The Tech Report System Guide: January 2019 edition
— 10:00 AM on January 18, 2019

It's a new year, and after all the CES excitement, we're ready for another edition of The Tech Report System Guide. It's a fantastic time...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Systems

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Zotac's Mek Mini stuffs RTX graphics into a 9-liter package
— 12:46 PM on January 17, 2019

Opinions may vary, but personally, my first stop when picking out a PC that's both powerful and petite is Zotac's list of mini PCs. Using...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Dell nixes the nose-cam for the new XPS 13 ultrabook
— 10:00 PM on January 8, 2019

While we all want to carry around the performance of our big towers in our backpacks, the reality is that laptops need to be svelte...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Asus ProArt PA90 is a mini PC for recovering Mac addicts
— 9:20 AM on January 4, 2019

Publications across the web have commented on the wastebasket-like looks of the Mac Pro, but it's difficult to deny that it packs a lot of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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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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MacBook Pros with Vega graphics options go up for sale
— 12:43 PM on November 14, 2018

Vega Mobile lives, and we now know just how much it'll cost for the privilege of adding Radeon Pro Vega 16 or Radeon Pro...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Mac

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Corsair Vengeance 5180 gaming PC sets sail
— 9:23 AM on November 6, 2018

If you've always wanted a Corsair-powered PC of your very own but don't know where to begin, help is on the way. The company is...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part five
— 1:23 PM on October 31, 2018

New to this series? Parts one, two, three, and four are worth catching up on before continuing. There's a lot of ground...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Apple revitalizes MacBook Air with Retina screen and fresh internals
— 1:37 PM on October 30, 2018

Apple finally updated one of its most-loved and most-neglected notebooks this morning. The latest MacBook Air gives fans of this iconic machine everything they've...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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iPad Pros go edge-to-edge with A12X Bionic power
— 11:59 AM on October 30, 2018

Not content with upgrading the Mac Mini and the MacBook Air (more on that shortly), Apple put its iPad Pros under the knife and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Apple Mac Mini rises from the grave with updated everything
— 10:17 AM on October 30, 2018

Today's Apple event is ongoing as we speak, and the company is releasing a slate of new Mac and iPad products. One of them is...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Updated: Apple touts upcoming Radeon Pro Vega option for MacBook Pros
— 9:52 AM on October 30, 2018

Apple's event in New York City is ongoing as I write this, and a new MacBook Air and a new Mac Mini have both debuted....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Mac

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part four
— 9:30 AM on October 24, 2018

If you're just joining this series, I encourage you to flip back to parts one, two, and three to get yourself up...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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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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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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Alienware m15 gaming laptop trims the fat and muscles up
— 12:05 PM on October 5, 2018

For a good while now, Dell's Alienware sub-brand has been selling three models of laptop: the simply-named Alienware 13, Alienware 15, and Alienware 17. While...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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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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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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