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Rumor: AMD in buyout talks with Microsoft
— 1:31 PM on September 11, 2015

Jeeves, fetch me the sea salt. Fudzilla is rumor-reporting that Microsoft is eyeing AMD as a potential buyout. Personally, all I can say is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

Nvidia hands out software updates for all Shield devices
— 8:19 AM on September 11, 2015

Nvidia has unleashed a torrent of firmware updates for all of its Shield devices. Buried within each update are security updates and minor changes....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Software

Intel graphics drivers are OpenGL 4.4-certified
— 6:08 PM on September 10, 2015

Intel has released updated drivers for its integrated graphics processors, which introduce support for Skylake-series CPUs with Intel HD Graphics 500 series IGPs. Perhaps...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Android Stagefright bug exploit sample code published
— 9:17 AM on September 10, 2015

Roughly a month after the frightful Stagefright Android vulnerability was disclosed, Zimperium's security researchers have published sample code for exploiting the bug. As a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime's local co-op ruins friendships
— 8:38 AM on September 10, 2015

Local multi-player gaming is something of a lost art these days. Asteroid Base is trying to change that with Death Star simulator Lovers in a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Here's your Apple A9 and A9X confusion thread
— 4:41 PM on September 9, 2015

We learned from today's announcements that Apple has produced a couple of new, high-end mobile SoCs for its iPad Pro and iPhone 6S products, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

Gigabyte lays claim to first Z170 board with Thunderbolt 3
— 7:31 AM on September 9, 2015

Gigabyte tends to be quick out of the gate with motherboards supporting Thunderbolt, and its Skylake motherboards are no exception. The company has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

We're all Pawns in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
— 5:31 PM on September 8, 2015

Capcom has announced that Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, best described as one part Dark Souls and one part Devil May Cry, is getting a PC release. The trailer below,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

So long, RC4, and thanks for all the fish
— 5:02 PM on September 4, 2015

It's official. Support for RC4, a stream cipher used by browsers for securing connections (among other things), will be dropped sometime in early 2016...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking

Chrome 45 eats less, runs faster, saves energy
— 7:19 AM on September 4, 2015

Chrome version 45 is out the door, and you could say it's found a new focus in life. It's ditching its old ways of...

Type: News story Tags: Software

We are live on Twitch talking Skylake with David Kanter
— 8:31 PM on September 3, 2015

We're loaded with Skylake architecture info, we have a ton of reader questions, and we have David Kanter of Real World Tech and The Microprocessor...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Podcast

Tune in for our Skylake live stream tonight with David Kanter
— 9:52 AM on September 3, 2015

We're having a special episode of the TR Podcast live stream tonight at 6:30 PM PT/9:30 PM ET. David Kanter will be joining us to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Podcast

MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard reviewed
— 3:20 PM on September 2, 2015

MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard serves up Skylake support with a gaming twist. With an impressive next-gen storage payload and some gamer-friendly features, can this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Qualcomm debuts Kryo custom CPU for the Snapdragon 820
— 2:17 PM on September 2, 2015

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC is an ambitious one. We already know that the company is targeting 40% improvements for graphics performance and power consumption...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

MSI's H170 and B150 mobos bring Skylake to the gaming masses
— 1:39 PM on September 2, 2015

MSI has expanded its portfolio of all-caps GAMING motherboards with mainstream models based on Intel's H170 and B150 chipsets, with support for

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

— 9:28 AM on September 2, 2015

Hi, all. We have a number of stories related to Intel's official Skylake launch today, but I'm working on a larger write-up of the changes...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs The Tech Report

H170 and B150 chipsets arrive on Asus' mainstream Skylake mobos
— 10:00 PM on September 1, 2015

Hot on the heels of Intel's full Skylake launch, Asus is ready with a slate of motherboards based on Intel's more mass-market H170, B150,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Core M-based Compute Stick coming early next year
— 8:10 PM on September 1, 2015

The Core M processor is coming soon to Intel's tiny, Chromecast-inspired Compute Stick systems. During a recent briefing on its Skylake processors, Intel revealed...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems