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Using Plex to make your media-streaming life better
— 4:30 PM on February 1, 2019

Instead of having an entire computer hooked up to my TV, I started using Plex to stream my media from my own server, and I’m...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Software

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Samsung's 970 EVO Plus 500-GB SSD reviewed
— 9:01 AM on January 22, 2019

Samsung's 900-series EVO drives have been mainstays since NVMe went mainstream. The company has released a newly refreshed version of the 970 EVO that's so...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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AMD announces its second-generation Ryzen Mobile processors
— 11:00 AM on January 6, 2019

After more than a year on the market, AMD's freshening its flock of Ryzen Mobile processors with a second-generation series. Join us as we take...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Intel talks about its architectural vision for the future
— 8:00 AM on December 12, 2018

Intel held a wide-ranging look into its micro- and macro-architectural future this week with silicon luminaries Raja Koduri and Jim Keller. Join us as we...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Crucial's P1 500-GB QLC NVMe SSD reviewed
— 12:11 PM on December 3, 2018

Powered by Micron's 3D quad-level-cell NAND, the Crucial P1 might be a herald of QLC-dominated days to come. We put Crucial's first NVMe drive through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 860 QVO 1-TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on November 27, 2018

Samsung's EVO drives have ruled the SATA roost for the last several years. Today, Samsung is introducing high-capacity, lower-cost QVO drives with four-bit-per-cell QLC NAND...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Intel's Core i9-9980XE CPU reviewed
— 8:00 AM on November 13, 2018

Intel is bolstering its Core X CPUs with everything in its bag of tricks, including 14-nm++ process technology, higher clock speeds, and solder thermal interface...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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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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AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2920X CPU reviewed
— 8:00 AM on October 29, 2018

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2920X takes 12 cores and 24 threads of Zen+ processing power and puts them on the X399 platform for $649—a whopping $150...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Our picks for the best gaming CPUs of late 2018
— 3:41 PM on October 26, 2018

Choosing a CPU for a gaming PC can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. We walk you through the types of...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Checking in on Intel's Core i7-5775C for gaming in 2018
— 11:30 AM on October 25, 2018

Intel's Core i7-5775C stands alone among the company's socketed CPUs for its eDRAM, a 128-MB chunk of on-package memory that serves as a large L4...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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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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Intel's Core i9-9900K CPU reviewed
— 8:01 AM on October 19, 2018

Intel's Core i9-9900K brings eight cores and 16 threads to the company's mainstream platforms for the first time, along with incredibly formidable single-core and all-core...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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HyperX's Savage Exo 480-GB external SSD reviewed
— 11:15 AM on October 18, 2018

The latest gaming peripheral from HyperX is... a portable SSD? Parent company Kingston wants to woo the console crowd with a fast USB external drive....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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