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Rumor: Google shames partners into updating Android
— 7:00 AM on May 27, 2016

It's no secret that non-Nexus Android phones have a reputation for receiving OS updates late, if at all. Failing to address this issue has left...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Report: Windows Phone market share drops below 1%
— 9:10 AM on May 24, 2016

Here’s a line you may have read before: Windows Phone had a pretty rough time of it last quarter. While the underdog smartphone OS has always...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Windows 10 will get Halo's Forge level builder and multiplayer mode
— 2:21 PM on May 20, 2016

Halo fans, rejoice! Halo 5 is sorta-kinda-arriving on the PC... ish. Microsoft has announced Forge - Halo 5: Guardians Edition, which brings Halo's Forge...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Bristol Ridge and Polaris headline AMD's Computex show
— 8:46 AM on May 20, 2016

AMD has announced a showcase of its "latest technology" at Computex Taipei 2016. The company says the event will feature the launch of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Nvidia Shield Android TV gets more content and HDR support
— 9:00 AM on May 19, 2016

When we reviewed Nvidia's Shield Android TV last September, we found a lot to like, but we didn't quite find the console-killer we were...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Google boosts machine learning with its Tensor Processing Unit
— 8:31 AM on May 19, 2016

Google has some new hardware out, and no, it's not a Nexus device. The search giant makes extensive use of machine learning to power services...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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ARM and TSMC validate a 10-nm FinFET test chip
— 11:50 AM on May 18, 2016

ARM Holdings' first ARM v8 test chip based on TSMC's 10FinFET process technology has passed validation. For the SoC arena, this is exciting news...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT makes other coolers look wimpy
— 8:00 AM on May 11, 2016

It's no secret that companies love preying on consumers' insecurities about size—whether it's for height, trucks, or body appendages. The mean folks at Thermalright have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Microsoft UWP update uncaps frame rates and turns on VRR
— 12:29 PM on May 10, 2016

In a Windows 10 update that will be released "later today," Microsoft is finally adding support for uncapped framerates to apps on the Unified Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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Rumor: Intel Core i7-6950X bares its fangs in Cinebench tests
— 4:56 PM on May 5, 2016

May seems to be the month of engineering sample benchmarks. Hot on the heels of today's rumored GeForce GTX 1080 performance figures, it's now...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Workstations

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Intel debuts embedded Skylake-R CPUs with Iris Pro graphics
— 2:45 PM on May 4, 2016

Intel is set to launch its 65W Skylake R-series CPUs this quarter in the form of the Core i5-6585R, the Core i5-6685R, and...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: Early Broadwell-E benches hint at solid performance gains
— 8:12 AM on May 4, 2016

Over at the Overclock.net forums, user Maintenance Bot has apparently run a couple of tests on a Core i7-6850K engineering sample. In case you...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Alleged Kaby Lake CPU shows its face in SiSoft Sandra database
— 10:27 AM on May 3, 2016

Back in March, we reported on the demise of Intel’s long-held “tick-tock” product development strategy. For years, Intel has predictably released a line...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Nvidia and Samsung settle long-running patent litigation
— 8:46 AM on May 3, 2016

It's been well over two years since Nvidia tried to block all shipments of Samsung's Galaxy phones and tablets, claiming that these devices infringed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Copyright

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Intel cancels Broxton and SoFIA smartphone SoCs
— 11:29 AM on May 2, 2016

Intel has had a rough go of the last couple of weeks. Following its April 19 earnings report, Intel announced a plan to lay...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD completes spin-off of its assembly and test operations
— 2:00 PM on April 29, 2016

A few months ago, AMD announced that it was spinning off its chip assembly, test, mark, and pack (ATMP) operations into a joint venture...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Onkyo's DP-X1 makes high-end audio portable
— 11:33 AM on April 27, 2016

Luxury audio hardware aficionados, rejoice. Onkyo is releasing its DP-X1 portable digital audio player. No longer do you have to suffer through the noise...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Backblaze Storage Pod 6.0 puts 60 3.5" drives in 4U of space
— 12:46 PM on April 25, 2016

Cloud storage and backup company Backblaze is becoming  a household name among enthusiasts these days. The company annually releases one of the only high-count...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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