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Qualcomm shows progress on 5G mobile broadband
— 3:00 PM on October 18, 2017

Qualcomm demonstrated progress on its 5G mobile broadband efforts at its San Diego laboratory yesterday. The company showed off two forms of next-gen...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Samsung foundry train stops at 8-nm LPP before heading to EUV
— 2:00 PM on October 18, 2017

Silicon manufacturing appears to be marching toward the era of extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), but Samsung's process train is making one last stop before...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Wednesday deals: a Ryzen combo, mechanical keyboards, and storage
— 1:02 PM on October 18, 2017

Yesterday's news rush gave us no quarter and no time to dive into the sea of promotions, discount codes, and cut-throat pricing. We shall make...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Input devices

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Rumor: Samsung 970 and 980 NVMe SSDs could be on the way
— 3:30 PM on October 16, 2017

The folks at Tom's Hardware dug up some juicy info about Samsung's upcoming NVMe SSDs. According to the site, the company is readying up...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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WPA2 security hole KRACKs Wi-Fi networks wide open
— 9:31 AM on October 16, 2017

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning about a new attack that affects Wi-Fi networks using the commonly-used WPA2 protocol....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Thursday deals: speedy memory, Fractal Design cases, and more
— 10:12 AM on October 12, 2017

Good afternoon, gerbils and gerbilettes. It's a sunny warm day here, the birds are singing, and I can see deeply-discounted price tags flying everywhere. I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory Input devices

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WD shows off market-ready MAMR tech for monster hard drives
— 9:00 AM on October 12, 2017

Western Digital showed off a a prototype hard drive with a potentially revolutionary new energy-assisted magnetic recording technology called microwave-assist magnetic recording (MAMR)....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Oculus permanently chops the Rift + Touch bundle price to $399
— 1:12 PM on October 11, 2017

Remember the Summer of Rift promotion? The previously-expensive Oculus Rift-and-Touch combo pack had its price dropped to $399 during summer. According to Oculus, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Oculus teases $199 Go standalone VR headset at Connect conference
— 12:30 PM on October 11, 2017

At its Oculus Connect 4 conference today, the virtual-reality firm debuted the standalone headset it intends to bridge mobile VR and PC-powered VR headsets. Called...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Revisiting the power consumption and efficiency of Intel's Core i7-8700K
— 4:24 PM on October 9, 2017

Last week, I held off reporting estimated power efficiency numbers for AMD's Ryzen 7 family against those of Intel's Core i7-8700K in my Coffee...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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der8auer and Caseking ready up tweaked Core i7-8700K CPUs
— 2:33 PM on October 6, 2017

Seemingly everyone wants to go for a swim in the deepest reaches of Coffee Lake with Intel's range-topping Core i7-8700K. The chip has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Coffee Lake availability check: Core i5s and Core i3s are ready to go
— 11:06 AM on October 6, 2017

The day after the launch, can you actually buy a Coffee Lake CPU? The short answer is yes. Intel's new silicon is readily available...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Seagate BarraCuda, IronWolf, and IronWolf Pro grow to 12TB
— 1:30 PM on October 5, 2017

Barely two weeks ago, WD announced that it would begin offering datacenter-oriented hard drives in 12TB capacity. Not to be outdone, Seagate has now...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Google's gadget belt has Clips, Pixel Buds, and Daydream View
— 4:15 PM on October 4, 2017

The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, the Pixelbook high-end Chromebook, and the two new Google Home speakers were the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Gaming

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Google Pixel 2 is all about the camera
— 1:45 PM on October 4, 2017

Today's Google event is now over, and there's a ton of hardware to be looked at. Besides the Pixelbook and the Home Mini...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Google goes Goldilocks with Home Mini and Home Max speakers
— 12:53 PM on October 4, 2017

Google kicked off its hardware event today with a couple of new additions to its line of connected speaker products for the home. The

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Internet Personal tech

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HP Spectre x360 and Spectre 13 sneak in with eighth-gen Core CPUs
— 12:00 PM on October 4, 2017

Intel's eighth-generation Core desktop processors have been all the rage over the last couple weeks, but laptop makers have new wares containing not-quite-as-novel

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Desktop Kaby Lake Pentium CPUs are now known as Pentium Gold
— 10:30 AM on October 4, 2017

Over the last few years, one of the most confusing parts of Intel's product stack has been the series of low-end parts. The company has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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