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Microsoft offers $250,000 bounty for speculative-execution bugs
— 10:45 AM on March 16, 2018

The January reveal of the Meltdown and Spectre speculative-execution attacks sent ripples through the entire computer industry. Part of Intel's response was a

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software Windows

Broadcom pulls back from Qualcomm buyout
— 9:13 AM on March 14, 2018

If the Broadcom-Qualcomm buyout story was an episode of Looney Tunes, you'd now be reading "that's all, folks." After yesterday's presidential order blocking...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Firefox 59 flies in with faster page loading speed
— 4:57 PM on March 13, 2018

Do you use Firefox, gerbils? You don't have to answer—we already know a significant portion of you do. The latest Firefox update is called...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600X combo deal, curved displays, and more
— 1:02 PM on March 13, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbildom. It is with great pleasure that after almost two months of convulsive coughing, my nose and throat are apparently done with their...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Cooling Displays Memory Mobile computing

Radeon Software 18.3.2 tunes up Final Fantasy XV
— 9:03 AM on March 13, 2018

A new Radeon software package just rode in, little more than a week after the last one. This release arrived astride a chocobo—one of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Report: US Treasury chides Broadcom for failure to notify of HQ move
— 3:00 PM on March 12, 2018

Broadcom's attempt to take control of Qualcomm is a tech business story that will seemingly never stop giving. In this latest...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

Teasing TR's next build log: our case, cooler, and bulk storage
— 7:30 AM on March 12, 2018

As the TR staff gears up for our next system build, we've teased two sets of critical components over the past couple of days:

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Storage

Teasing TR's next build log: RAM, power, and solid-state storage
— 12:00 PM on March 11, 2018

For those just joining us, the TR staff is getting ready to put together an enviably high-end system with some help from some of our...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Windows 10 S is dead, long live S Mode
— 5:16 PM on March 9, 2018

Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S along with the Surface Laptop just over ten months ago, but rumors that the pared-back version of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

GlobalFoundries Fab 8 manager Thomas Caulfield steps into CEO role
— 3:25 PM on March 9, 2018

GlobalFoundries announced today that its present CEO, Sanjay Jha, is stepping down. Dr. Thomas Caulfield, until today a GlobalFoundries senior vice president and general...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Poll: What component is standing in the way of your next PC build?
— 8:15 AM on March 8, 2018

There are no two ways about it right now: it is a dismal time to be a PC builder. Between cryptomining-related shortages of graphics cards...

Poll Question: • What component is standing in the way of your next PC build?

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

P is for preview with Google's latest Android developer release
— 3:31 PM on March 7, 2018

Android handset lovers, rejoice. Good ol' master Google has just let loose the developer preview of Android P, the next version of the operating...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

Khronos Group forges Vulkan 1.1
— 11:45 AM on March 7, 2018

Hot on the heels of the Khronos Group's announcement of Vulkan 1.0 tools for Apple's macOS and iOS comes the release of version...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Save the date: The TR BBQ XV is happening on June 23
— 10:18 AM on March 7, 2018

It's a little early for our traditional three-month TR BBQ reminder, but that's what happens when the date is June 23, early in the summer....

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

NZXT releases its 120-mm M22 and 360-mm X72 Krakens
— 2:06 PM on March 6, 2018

NZXT's Kraken line of liquid AIO coolers has gained its share of customers over the years, but the series curiously hasn't included a model...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

AMD Project ReSX improves Radeons' e-sports prowess
— 9:07 AM on March 6, 2018

We wrote yesterday about AMD's Radeon Software 18.3.1, a release that includes performance improvements in popular multiplayer title Dota 2. That optimization is part...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Radeon Software 18.3.1 gears up for FFXV and Vermintide 2
— 4:23 PM on March 5, 2018

Radeon owners looking forward to ride chocobos in Final Fantasy XV or hunt down some pesky rats in Warhammer: Vermintide 2, rejoice. Just in case...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

U.S. regulators ask Qualcomm to delay shareholder meeting
— 2:25 PM on March 5, 2018

With each passing day, we seem to get a new development in Broadcom's attempt to take over Qualcomm. Yesterday, the Committee on Foreign Investment...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing