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Chipworks takes the lid off Apple's A9X SoC
— 4:40 PM on November 30, 2015

We've heard some pretty impressive performance claims about the A9X SoC in Apple's iPad Pro ever since the mega-slate made its public debut, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

Cyber Monday deals: Nvidia's Shield TV for $150 and more
— 2:00 PM on November 30, 2015

It's Cyber Monday, and if your wallet isn't a smoking ash pile yet from the past week or so of deals, we have some more...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

In the lab: FLIR's One thermal camera
— 12:46 PM on November 27, 2015

Observant gerbils will recall that we've been thinking for some time about using a thermal camera to try and glean some additional insights about the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Black Friday deals: Dell's U3415 curved monitor for $650 and more
— 10:59 AM on November 27, 2015

Happy Black Friday, gerbils. We've combed through the avalanche of deals out there today to see what new gold has surfaced since retailers first took...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Abu Dhabi government fund may be shopping GlobalFoundries
— 10:08 AM on November 27, 2015

The investors from Abu Dhabi who funded GlobalFoundries' expansion may be ready to tap out. A Bloomberg report citing "people familiar with the matter"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

MSI's Eco motherboards let owners fine-tune power consumption
— 8:25 AM on November 27, 2015

While we Americans are still sleeping off our Thanksgiving celebrations, MSI has unveiled some Skylake-compatible updates to its Eco series of motherboards: the H170M...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard reviewed
— 4:18 PM on November 25, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 is the very definition of top end. This board is four-way CrossFire and SLI ready, thanks to a PLX PCIe switch chip....

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Dell owns up to eDellRoot hole and provides removal instructions
— 8:03 AM on November 24, 2015

Yesterday, some concerned Dell PC owners brought a Superfish-y issue to light. It turns out that Dell had installed self-signed root certificates on some...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

It's an early Black Friday deals extravaganza
— 4:05 PM on November 23, 2015

Welcome to the first of what could be several deals posts this week. Black Friday has stretched its tempting bargains all into the surrounding days,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Acer XF270HU IPS monitor hooks Radeons up with 144Hz FreeSync
— 11:56 AM on November 23, 2015

Acer's XB270HU display is one of the more popular Nvidia G-Sync monitors on the market. Sadly, Radeon owners can't take advantage of the XB270HU's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

Friday night topic: How smart is your home?
— 5:02 PM on November 20, 2015

I had an odd, futuristic dream the other day. I waved my keychain at my door and it opened smoothly. Walked into the living...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Deals of the week: Intel's Core i7-4790K CPU for $300 and more
— 11:24 AM on November 20, 2015

Happy Friday, gerbils. Black Friday may be just around the corner, but retailers are already offering a wide range of tempting deals. We've sorted through...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

G.Skill Trident Z 16GB DDR4 kit hits ludicrous 4,133 MT/s speed
— 9:05 AM on November 20, 2015

G.Skill has been expanding its product portfolio of late. The company is still best known for its RAM, though, and it's just released...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

We have a winner in our Skylake Damagebox giveaway
— 3:21 PM on November 17, 2015

After two weeks and dozens of submissions, we have a winner in our competition to take home Scott's Skylake Damagebox. We asked The Tech...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous The Tech Report

Scythe's Fuma heatsink keeps CPUs cool with up to three fans
— 4:31 PM on November 16, 2015

Japanese manufacturer Scythe is known in PC-enthusiast circles for its big tower CPU heatsinks. The company has added another behemoth to its lineup called

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Rumor: Upcoming Core i7-6950X could have 10 cores, 20 threads
— 11:39 AM on November 16, 2015

Intel's Haswell-E processors already pack as many as eight cores and 16 threads, but the next generation of the company's extreme desktop CPUs could offer...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Report: Samsung readying budget 750 EVO SSD with planar NAND
— 9:54 AM on November 16, 2015

Samsung may have inadvertently given the world a sneak peek at its 750 EVO SSDs. According to Tom's Hardware, a product page for these...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Last call for entries to win the ~$3k Skylake Damagebox
— 9:16 AM on November 16, 2015

Two weeks ago, Scott unveiled his Skylake Damagebox, a handsome gaming PC built with some of the finest parts from Cooler Master, Asus, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report