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Updated: Preinstalled SwiftKey app can own some Samsung phones
— 1:11 PM on June 16, 2015

Mobile security company NowSecure has reported a vulnerability in the SwiftKey keyboard app preinstalled on some Samsung phones, which could allow an attacker to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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ASRock serves up seven compact Braswell motherboards
— 6:00 AM on June 10, 2015

ASRock's lineup of compact Braswell motherboards isn't just limited to the embedded-oriented offering we spotted last month. The company's website now details seven...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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These benchmarks show what a decade does for CPU performance
— 5:31 PM on June 9, 2015

As we wait for next-generation chips from AMD and Intel to hit the market, it's worth looking back down the steep mountain we've climbed in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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App Thinning shrinks iOS 9 app footprints
— 11:00 AM on June 9, 2015

As users of 8GB and 16GB iDevices can surely tell you, installed app sizes have been ballooning over the years. That's because an app's installer...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Samsung's ruggedized Galaxy S6 Active is coming to AT&T
— 12:58 PM on June 8, 2015

AT&T has announced that the ruggedized Active version of Samsung's Galaxy S6 flagship will be available exclusively on its network. The specs suggest...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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AMD's Carrizo brings power savings to mainstream laptops
— 8:25 PM on June 2, 2015

The Carrizo processor is AMD's follow-on to Kaveri and a direct competitor to Intel's Broadwell CPUs. After a lengthy prelude, AMD is officially taking the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Watch this astonishing thermal footage of Cryorig's hybrid CPU cooler
— 4:36 PM on June 2, 2015

Water coolers typically don't generate any airflow around the CPU socket, leaving the VRMs and memory to rely on ambient airflow within the chassis. Cryorig's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Thunderbolt 3 pushes 40Gbps through USB Type-C port
— 1:16 PM on June 2, 2015

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Intel's next-gen Thunderbolt interface has adopted the reversible Type-C connector familiar from the latest USB spec. The new hotness...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Intel's Broadwell goes broad with new desktop, mobile, server variants
— 9:35 AM on June 2, 2015

As expected, Intel widened the reach of its 14-nm Broadwell CPU architecture across more of its product lines this morning with the introduction of a...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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16.7 billion reasons Altera sold out to Intel
— 3:14 PM on June 1, 2015

Rumors have been swirling around this one for a while, but it just became official: Intel is buying FPGA maker Altera for $16.7 billion.  The official...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech Servers

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Asus squeezes Skylake CPUs, passive cooling into new mini-PCs
— 12:44 PM on June 1, 2015

Everyone's getting in on the mini-PC game, including Asus, which unveiled a stack of new systems at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. One...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Cherry Trail SoC anchors new Transformer convertible
— 8:22 AM on June 1, 2015

Asus' Transformer Book T100 earned a TR Recommended award when it was first introduced, and its successor broke cover at Computex today. The T100HA...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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ZenPad S tablet boasts 4:3 screen, Type-C USB
— 1:00 AM on June 1, 2015

Asus appears to have its sights set on the iPad Mini. At Computex today, the firm unveiled the ZenPad S Z580CA, an 8" Android slate...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Google's Project Soli radar gesture tracking looks awesome
— 4:22 PM on May 29, 2015

Project Soli might just be the most intriguing thing to come out of Google I/O. It's being developed by Google's advanced technologies group, which has...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nvidia's GameWorks program goes mobile
— 12:17 PM on May 29, 2015

Nvidia's GameWorks program is expanding to Android with a development kit dubbed AndroidWorks. The kit is based on Nvidia's Tegra Android Developer Pack, but...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Lenovo's ThinkPad 10 tablet looks like a Surface 3 in a suit
— 11:46 AM on May 29, 2015

Lenovo launched a bunch of new mobile systems this week, including a Win10 tablet that looks poised to take on Microsoft's Surface 3. Like...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Asus' Core M ultrabook for $599 and Project Cars for $34
— 9:27 AM on May 29, 2015

I've got nothing for this week's intro, so let's get straight to the deals: We like Asus' ZenBook UX305 a lot. The 13.3" ultraportable has a...

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

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Google unveils new Android OS, releases developer preview
— 2:24 PM on May 28, 2015

At its I/O event in San Francisco this morning, Google introduced Android M, the next version of its mobile operating system. The developer preview is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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