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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

Lenovo's gaming PCs are getting an infusion of Razer DNA
— 8:13 AM on November 30, 2015

Razer and Lenovo have announced that they're working together to produce Razer-customized versions of Lenovo's gaming-oriented desktops. The companies have already produced a prototype...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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

Phanteks' Power Splitter lets two systems run on one PSU
— 9:46 AM on November 25, 2015

Here's one for the extreme system builders out there. Putting two systems inside one PC case would normally require two power supplies, but Phanteks'...

Type: News story Tags: Power

Shuttle XPC Nano's svelte body is clad in black and gold
— 2:51 PM on November 24, 2015

Shuttle pretty much wrote the book on small form factor PCs back in the day, and it's introducing some new bite-size machines today. Say...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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

MIT researchers say many popular Android apps call out covertly
— 7:33 AM on November 24, 2015

Downloading popular Android apps from non-official sources is a bad idea, but even legit apps can do potentially unwanted things in the background without drawing attention....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Dell gets Superfishy by shipping PCs with self-signed root certificates
— 4:31 PM on November 23, 2015

Remember the Superfish debacle, when Lenovo shipped computers with a preinstalled rogue root certification authority (CA)? Dell seems to think that was a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

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

Asus' N-series laptops top out with 4K screens and PCIe SSDs
— 9:50 AM on November 23, 2015

Asus has unwrapped the latest models in its N series of notebooks. The newcomers pack GeForce GTX graphics cards and can be fitted with...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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

Review roundup: Microsoft's Lumia 950 smartphone
— 1:48 PM on November 20, 2015

The announcement of the Lumia 950 and 950XL back in October marked both the release of Windows 10 for phones and Microsoft's return to the high-end smartphone scene....

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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