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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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Microsoft's Project Mu aims to ease UEFI creation and updates
— 12:30 PM on December 20, 2018

It's pretty much common knowledge that motherboard firmware quality can be hit-or-miss, to put it rather mildly. Far too often we've reviewed high-end circuit slabs...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software Windows

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Test your nasty apps in Windows 10's disposable Sandbox
— 12:24 PM on December 19, 2018

Raise your hands, everyone who's ever wanted to quickly check if a given program is kosher or will murder your system. Glad to see we're...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Windows 10 October 2018 update is widely available after a slew of fixes
— 9:45 AM on December 18, 2018

If there's a title awarded for "most troubled Windows update," then Windows 10 version 1809 is a good candidate. Comically known as the October 2018...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Windows Insiders get better narration and console colors in build 18298
— 5:31 PM on December 10, 2018

Despite some missteps, there's little argument that Windows 10 is improving with time (some would say, like fine wine). Microsoft just published the

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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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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Report: Microsoft to ditch EdgeHTML in favor of Chromium
— 9:03 AM on December 4, 2018

 Citing anonymous sources, Windows Central reports that Redmond is forging ahead with a plan to replace or retool the Edge browser in Windows 10 with...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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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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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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AMD sets date for Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X chips along with Dynamic Local Mode
— 4:23 PM on October 5, 2018

Friday afternoons aren't usually fertile ground for big news. Today's a little different, though. Out of the blue, AMD told the world when the previously announced 

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Report: bug in Windows 10 October 2018 update might delete user data
— 2:58 PM on October 5, 2018

Our wannabe fictional overlord Josh Pozzolo (aka sweatshopking) just reviewed Microsoft Windows 10's October 2018 update, and he pretty much likes it. I've installed...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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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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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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