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People want thicker smartphones with bigger batteries; Apple doesn't
— 12:52 PM on March 6, 2015

A lot of TR readers have lamented the drive toward slimmer devices that sacrifice battery life to shave a few millimeters. As it turns out,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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A first look at USB 3.1 performance
— 11:30 AM on March 6, 2015

Today, we're going to take our very first look at some USB 3.1 gear. Asus has supplied us with a drive enclosure and a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Friday Shortbread
— 10:32 AM on March 6, 2015

Eight is Enough Ars Technica: HTTPS-crippling "FREAK" bug affects Windows after all Plugable: Windows 8.1 and the ASMedia USB 3.1 XHCI 1.1...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Deal of the week: A G-Sync display, Shield Tablet, and more
— 9:15 AM on March 6, 2015

We have a few unexpected items in this week's deals post, plus some of the usual suspects. G-Sync monitors are still relatively rare, so it's somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Thursday Night Shortbread
— 6:17 PM on March 5, 2015

The Pick 6 MacRumors: MacBook Air refresh with Broadwell processors and Intel HD 6000 graphics appears imminent Reuters: Apple delays larger iPad production...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Steam Controller gets November release, $50 price tag
— 2:08 PM on March 5, 2015

It seems like Valve's SteamOS living-room PC initiative is finally starting to gain some, well, steam. Valve has given its Steam Controller an official

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Socketed Intel desktop Broadwell coming mid-year
— 8:23 PM on March 4, 2015

GDC — In a press conference at the Game Developers Conference in San Franscisco today, Intel offered a few new details about its plans for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Microsoft announces PC wireless adapter for Xbox One controller
— 3:58 PM on March 4, 2015

If you're tired of connecting your Xbox One controller to your PC with a USB cable, relief is on the way. WinBeta reports that...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Wednesday Shortbread
— 2:17 PM on March 4, 2015

The Pick 6 Help Net Security: 0-day flaw in Seagate NAS devices endangers thousands AppleInsider: 'iPhone 6s' said to ship with 2GB...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Tuesday Night Shortbread
— 8:01 PM on March 3, 2015

Eight is Enough Kroll Ontrack survey reveals solid state disk (SSD) technology highly adopted, but not infallible Microsoft: A first look at the...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Gartner: Apple overtook Samsung as top smartphone vendor last quarter
— 3:33 PM on March 3, 2015

It's that time again: in the endless horse race of quarterly smartphone sales, we now know who's a nose ahead and who fell off the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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AMD changes plans for public Mantle SDK, hints at evolution of API
— 6:00 AM on March 3, 2015

At PDXLan in November, AMD Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy reportedly promised that the firm would release...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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End is in sight for Intel's contra-revenue efforts
— 4:38 PM on March 2, 2015

Intel may soon stop pursuing mobile market share by offering massive discounts on Atom processors. In a press briefing about the new Atom x3,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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SanDisk unveils microSD card with a whopping 200GB capacity
— 11:58 AM on March 2, 2015

Moore's Law is an amazing thing, folks. Yesterday, SanDisk announced its latest high-capacity Ultra-branded microSDXC card, which crams 200GB of storage into a card...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Sony's waterproof Xperia Z4 takes on premium tablets
— 10:24 AM on March 2, 2015

Sony is the latest tablet maker with an uber-slender Android slate. The Xperia Z4 measures just 6.1 mm thick, allowing it to slip into...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung's Galaxy S6 is ready for battle at the high end
— 9:41 AM on March 2, 2015

Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2015, Samsung announced the latest updates to its Galaxy S line of high-end handsets: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Cherry Trail debuts as the Atom x5 and x7 series
— 8:00 AM on March 2, 2015

With the Atom x3 series, Intel has made certain concessions to cost and time-to-market concerns. The company has made fewer compromises with the Atom...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Atom x3 chips target cheap phones and tablets, feature ARM graphics
— 8:00 AM on March 2, 2015

At the Mobile World Congress today, Intel unwrapped a new line of Atom processors for entry-level phones and tablets. Known as the Atom x3 series,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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