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The Tech Report's summer 2017 mobile staff picks
— 2:08 PM on August 16, 2017

It's time for another edition of The Tech Report's mobile staff picks, where we comb the worlds of tablets, laptops, and phones to separate the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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VivoBook W202NA is ready to brave the toughest of classrooms
— 12:00 PM on August 16, 2017

Last spring, Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S, a slimmed-down version of its operating system primarily designed for use in educational institutions. School-age children are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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MSI X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC stuffs Skylake-X into microATX
— 10:00 AM on August 15, 2017

We wouldn't usually talk about a microATX motherboard as being miniature-sized. Yet, in the world of high-end desktops, that form factor is positively petite. It's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Next-gen Qualcomm Spectra ISPs bring more depth to mobile devices
— 6:00 AM on August 15, 2017

Qualcomm's next-gen Spectra image signal processors bring extensive depth-sensing capabilities to the company's mobile processing platforms. We explore how these capabilities could shape the next...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: leaked Microsoft memo discusses Surface returns
— 1:32 PM on August 14, 2017

When we reported last Thursday that Consumer Reports (CR) would no longer be recommending Surface devices, some gerbils expressed concern at the fact that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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EVGA thickens the SC17 gaming laptop with a GTX 1080
— 3:30 PM on August 11, 2017

When it built the SC17 1070 laptop, EVGA packed about as much CPU horsepower and graphics muscle as one could reasonably hope to fit...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Deals of the week: a huge display, mobos, RAM, and more
— 10:37 AM on August 11, 2017

Top of the morning to ye, gerbils! The sky is blue, the temperature's just right, everyone's at the nearby beach... and I'm sitting here putting...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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G.Skill Flare X Threadripper kits go up to 128 GB or 3600 MT/s
— 1:30 PM on August 10, 2017

If you're reading this site, you're surely aware that AMD's Ryzen Threadripper many-core CPUs launched this morning. AMD's new chips have four memory channels,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Consumer Reports stops recommending Surface mobile devices
— 12:00 PM on August 10, 2017

Microsoft's Surface line of mobile devices has a lot of fans, including our own Bruno "morphine" Ferreira. Consumer Reports (CR) has traditionally been part of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Elgato Cam Link and Green Screen help streamers look their best
— 10:30 AM on August 9, 2017

When I was a kid, the closest thing I had to my own TV show was a big cardboard box with a hole cut into...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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ROG Rampage VI Extreme and Apex boards go all-out
— 10:30 AM on August 8, 2017

Just in time for the full reveal of Intel's Core i9-series processors, Asus has a second salvo of top-tier X299 motherboards ready to fire...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Everspin's ST-MRAM chips join the gigabit club
— 9:07 AM on August 8, 2017

Magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) is hitting a milestone this year. Everspin has announced that it's begun sampling 1 Gb (128 MB)...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Android 8.0 Streaming Updates won't take over phones
— 1:53 PM on August 7, 2017

Android OS updates can take ages. The last time I updated my (admittedly now vintage) Motorola Droid Turbo, the phone was unusable for nearly 45...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active goes outdoors
— 11:45 AM on August 7, 2017

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones are already resistant to water and dust intrusion. The company is now set to release the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Cougar Immersa Pro puts a twist on volume controls
— 4:01 PM on August 4, 2017

Cougar's making a name for itself in the gaming gear arena. After showing off a nifty enclosure and a fancy PixArt 3360-equipped mouse,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Deals of the week: mobos, lots of hard drives, and more
— 11:46 AM on August 4, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! It truly is the season of hardware. This year has barely let up in hardware releases, and we're betting that more than a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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Gigabyte's X299 Aorus Gaming mobo offers Kaby Lake-X exclusivity
— 5:04 PM on August 3, 2017

Despite sharing the same socket, Intel's Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors have a few key differences that buyers need to know about. Notably, Skylake-X...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Stick four graphics cards in ASRock's X399 motherboards
— 11:30 AM on August 2, 2017

There's a fairly convincing argument to be made that AMD's Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are best suited for workstations rather than gaming rigs. AMD and Nvidia...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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