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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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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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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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BitTorrent Sync exits beta, offers free private cloud storage
— 6:00 AM on March 4, 2015

Cloud-based storage makes it easy to share files between multiple users and devices, but what if you don't trust third-party servers with your data? One...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Internet Software

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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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Tiny PowerVR G6020 GPU targets 720p phones, wearables
— 1:00 AM on March 2, 2015

Along with its new H.265 encoders, Imagination Tech also announced a new PowerVR GPU at the Mobile World Congress this morning. The PowerVR G6020...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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New PowerVR H.265 encoders promise big efficiency gains
— 1:00 AM on March 2, 2015

Imagination Technologies is unveiling new products at the Mobile World Congress this week. Among them: the PowerVR Series5 family of video encoders, which are designed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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Deal of the week: Radeons, mechanical keyboards, IPS displays, and more
— 1:34 PM on February 27, 2015

The deal gods are smiling upon us today. We've got some nice bargains on a Radeon R9 290 graphics card, a mechanical keyboard, and an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Input devices

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