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TR staff has banded together
     Wed, Nov 18 2015 | 12:03P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We know gift shopping can be hard at the best of times, so the TR staff has banded together to share our favorite gift recommendations for the PC enthusiast this year.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Two And A Half Geeks 11/13/2015
     Wed, Nov 18 2015 | 12:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Join us today for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, when Dave, Marco and Pauly will discuss, Intel's Skylake-U processors for notebooks, Rivet Networks Killer gaming network adapters, Motorola's Droid Turbo 2, Logitech's Harmony Elite Remote, maybe a bit of Fallout 4, ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q super fast LCDs, Tim Cook's ridiculous comments on the PC industry and more...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

KitGuru Reader Awards 2015
     Wed, Nov 18 2015 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the course of 2015, KitGuru Labs has run tens of thousands of tests across a broad range of products – and delivered the results to you alongside high definition images and HD video. Our awards are used by the world’s leading technology companies to help highlight their best products. For 2015, we’re adding in something new: The KitGuru Reader Awards – where the ‘Best of the Best’ are nominated, and voted for, by you.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Microsoft Surface Book, Surface Pro 4
     Sat, Oct 24 2015 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Paul, and Marco discuss our recent GeForce GTX 980 Ti round-up, Microsoft's Surface Book, the Surface Pro 4, and other product announcements, Motorola's Moto X Pure Edition, the Moto 360 smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, today's monumental Dell-EMC acquisition news and much more!
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

data carrier is as slow as a geriatric sloth
     Fri, Oct 23 2015 | 9:00A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Anyone who’s ever had to use a memory card knows the feeling: you get a great bargain on a megakazillionbyte card, but in use it turns out your new stamp sized Library of Congress sized data carrier is as slow as a geriatric sloth, making your superfast DSLR feel as snappy as a slow motion re-run of a fifties shopping channel. If only you had been able to find a proper test of a large selection of memory cards before you went and bought one. Well, now there is: we tested 44 of these little bits of plastic and silicon in order to tell everyone who’s interested which are the fastest, the slowest and the ones with the best price/performance ratio.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Xerox PARC: A Brief Nod to the Minds Behind Laser Printing
     Thu, Oct 15 2015 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Launched in 1970, Xerox's PARC has played an instrumental role in the engineering of laser printing and many of the technologies that compose the PC you're reading this on: the graphical user interface, ethernet, the mouse, among others. We'd like to take a few and give credit where credit's due.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

The TR Podcast
     Sat, Oct 10 2015 | 4:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode of The TR Podcast, we overcome some technical difficulties to chat about the performance gains Apple baked into the A9 SoC, the state of AMD in 2015, Google's latest slate of Nexus and Pixel devices, and more.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

 
EK-XRES DCP 4.0 PWM combo
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 4:00P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the EK-XRES DCP 4.0 PWM combo. EK-XRES DCP 4.0 PWM (incl. pump) is water pump / reservoir combo unit bunled with EK-DCP 4.0 PWM, a powerful 12V DC pump.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREOVERCLOCK

Two And A Half Geeks 9/21/15: AMD Radeon R9 Nano
     Sun, Oct 04 2015 | 12:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Marco, Paul and Dave discuss AMD's small but powerful Radeon R9 Nano, the Alienware X51 R3 SFF console-killing PC, the Intel-powered ASUS ZenPad S 8 tablet, hint at an upcoming giveaway. and lots more...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

20 of the Worst PC Setups – September 2015
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 1:51P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I'm sure at some point you had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from September!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

History of the Personal Computer, Part 3
     Mon, Sep 21 2015 | 4:03P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
IBM's stature guaranteed the PC to initiate a level of standardization required for a technology to attain widespread usage. That same stature also ensured competitors would have unfettered access to the technical specifications of the Model 5150. This is the third installment in a five part series, where we look at the history of the microprocessor and personal computing, from the invention of the transistor to modern day chips powering our connected devices.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Microsoft's rise, fall and reboot
     Fri, Sep 18 2015 | 4:00P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Computers didn't use to be lifestyle products; they weren't things the average person played with for fun; electronic brands were more functional than emotional or symbolic. It was a world where Dell was more influential than Apple. It was an environment that favored Microsoft, a tribe of engineers and office workers who made products for themselves. And they thrived.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

The TR Podcast
     Fri, Sep 18 2015 | 12:00P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode of The TR Podcast, Scott, Ben, and Jeff put AMD's Radeon R9 Nano under the magnifying glass. We also discuss Intel's support of VESA Adaptive-Sync, Cooler Master's MasterCase 5, and Galaxy Note 5 owners putting their pens in backwards, and we take questions from the peanut gallery.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

History of the Microprocessor and PCs
     Tue, Sep 15 2015 | 4:03P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new millennium brought a closer relationship between people and computers. More portable devices became the conduit that enabled humans' basic need to connect. It's no surprise that computers transitioned from productivity tool to indispensable companion as connectivity proliferated. This is the fifth and final installment in a series exploring the history of the microprocessor and personal computing, from the transistor to modern day chips on connected devices.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Research Illustrates Damage ISP Shenanigans Can Do
     Sun, Sep 13 2015 | 4:01P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've covered the battles between ISPs and various large-scale content providers multiple times before. From deliberately throttling Netflix users to older spats that prevented Time Warner customers from watching cable channels they'd legally paid for, these kinds of disagreements are common in America these days. A new report from M-Lab, however, illustrates the degree to which these battles can impact all of an ISPs customers, including those who don't use video on demand services like Netflix.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

20 of the Worst PC Setups – August 2015
     Mon, Sep 07 2015 | 9:00A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from August!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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