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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

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

DisplayMate: iPad Pro display beats iPad Air 2's, but mini 4 is still king
— 12:56 PM on November 18, 2015

Much like it has done with tablet displays in the past, DisplayMate has put the iPad Pro's enormous 12.9" screen through the wringer to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Scythe's Fuma heatsink keeps CPUs cool with up to three fans
— 4:31 PM on November 16, 2015

Japanese manufacturer Scythe is known in PC-enthusiast circles for its big tower CPU heatsinks. The company has added another behemoth to its lineup called

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Nvidia's Jetson TX1 board delivers 1 teraflop in a credit-card footprint
— 2:26 PM on November 11, 2015

And now for something completely different. The Raspberry Pi and other development boards of its ilk are already popular for hardware hackers and DIYers,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

Snapdragon 820 SoC will arrive in over 60 devices in 2016
— 1:13 PM on November 10, 2015

Qualcomm has been teasing and tormenting us with its Snapdragon 820 SoC for months. Today, the company officially introduced the chip. To mark the occasion,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

TAG Heuer dresses up Android Wear with its Connected watch
— 1:07 PM on November 9, 2015

If the manifold Apple Watches aren't luxurious enough for well-heeled wearable buyers, TAG Heuer, Google, and Intel may have just the thing. The three companies...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

Asus gets its bling on with the Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition
— 12:45 PM on November 6, 2015

The camera of Asus' Zenfone 2 Laser may be able to focus on its subjects faster than average, but that phone trades Intel's Atom...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Arctic puts CPUs on ice with its Liquid Freezer coolers
— 9:08 AM on November 5, 2015

Arctic Cooling is already known for its CPU and graphics card air coolers, and now the company is putting its stamp on all-in-one liquid coolers,...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Cryorig's A-Series liquid coolers keep VRMs cool, too
— 7:25 AM on November 4, 2015

Closed-loop liquid coolers are all the rage these days, and even cheap PC cases make room for them. One thing most all-in-one cooling solutions...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Asus straps a frickin' laser beam to its Zenfone 2 Laser
— 12:52 PM on November 3, 2015

Asus' Zenfone 2 and Zenfone 2E are affordable phones based on Moorefield Atom processors. For its latest Zenfone 2 Laser, Asus has ditched...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

TR's fall 2015 mobile staff picks
— 2:06 PM on October 30, 2015

In our mobile staff picks, we round up the latest and greatest tablets, laptops, convertibles, and phones that we think are worth your hard-earned dollars....

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

Review roundup: Apple TV shows future promise
— 5:21 PM on October 29, 2015

Some early reviews of the new Apple TV are out, and the general response to Apple's latest spin on the set-top box appears positive....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

Microsoft's Arrow launcher personalizes the Android experience
— 7:39 AM on October 29, 2015

Microsoft has taken a shot at Android home-screen launchers from time to time, like the Cortana public beta. This time, the merry band of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

The One A9 is HTC's attempt at a budget flagship
— 12:27 PM on October 20, 2015

HTC has fallen on hard times, and it's trying to turn its fortunes around with the One A9. This phone offers a blend of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Report: iPhone 6S battery life isn't significantly affected by SoC source
— 5:22 PM on October 19, 2015

Much hullabaloo has been made of late over Apple's dual-sourced A9 SoCs. Some enterprising YouTubers fueled a panic when they demonstrated considerable differences in...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

University of Wisconsin wins patent claim against Apple
— 1:43 PM on October 14, 2015

Apple's A7 SoC turned heads when it launched at the heart of the iPhone 5S, including some at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

HP unwraps Spectre X2 and Envy-Note Win10 tablets
— 8:21 AM on October 7, 2015

Microsoft said yesterday when it announced its Lumias and Surfaces that many of its partners would be releasing fresh Windows 10 devices of their...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech