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MediaTek will make its Helio X30 SoC on TSMC's 10-nm process
— 9:54 AM on August 9, 2016

MediaTek will build its next high-end SoC, the X30, on TSMC's 10-nm FinFET process. The fabless semiconductor design firm's chief operating officer confirmed the move...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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900 million Android devices host vulnerable Qualcomm drivers
— 3:50 PM on August 8, 2016

It's August, and we're at the height of the summer season. That means beaches, hot weather, cold beer, and large-impact Android device vulnerabilities. The folks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Dell doles out a duo of variable-refresh gaming displays
— 9:56 AM on August 8, 2016

We don't have a lot of love for pre-built desktop computers around these parts, but we're fond of Dell anyway. That Texas company produces some...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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HTC's Viveport front-end will offer VR content beyond games
— 12:36 PM on August 5, 2016

The SteamVR software interface that powers HTC's Vive headset is a solid tool for gamers,  but HTC wants to broaden the appeal of the platform...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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Dell SE2717H offers 27" of affordable FreeSync goodness
— 12:48 PM on August 4, 2016

It's good fun to talk about GTX 1080s and Titan Xes, but the fact remains that most people's budgets can't quite stretch to...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Microsoft broadens HoloLens availability
— 4:40 PM on August 3, 2016

Back in February, Microsoft made its HoloLens augmented-reality headset available to select developers through an application process. Folks that Redmond deemed qualified then needed...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Updated Samsung Gear VR takes some important steps forward
— 1:47 PM on August 2, 2016

Along with the new Galaxy Note7, Samsung also revealed an updated version of its smartphone-based Gear VR headset at the Unpacked event this...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung's Galaxy Note7 can look its owner in the eye
— 12:09 PM on August 2, 2016

At its latest Unpacked event this morning, Samsung showed off its next-generation Galaxy Note7 smartphone (and no, that's not a typo). The company's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Apple sells its billionth iPhone
— 5:36 PM on July 27, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced to his employees today that the company had recently sold its billionth iPhone. Tim had some unsurprisingly flowery things...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Xiaomi breaks into ultrabooks with Mi Notebook series
— 10:40 AM on July 27, 2016

Xiaomi had another announcement today besides the Redmi Pro handsets: it's getting into the notebook game. The Chinese phone vendor's first portable PCs—two models,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Redmi Pro phone offers a metal body and dual cameras on a budget
— 9:22 AM on July 27, 2016

Chinese up-and-comer Xiaomi introduced an impressive new budget smartphone today. The Redmi Pro boasts dual cameras, a brushed-aluminum body, and a 5.5" OLED display...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Intel begins shipping Kaby Lake CPUs to manufacturers
— 9:01 AM on July 21, 2016

On Intel's earnings call yesterday, CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed that the company is shipping its seventh-generation Core processors, code-named Kaby Lake. Kaby Lake CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 is its strongest yet
— 4:02 PM on July 20, 2016

When I look around me, all I see are cracked phone screens. No matter how many gorillas crafted those phone's screens, it always seems the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Asus PG248Q G-Sync display pushes frames at 180Hz
— 2:30 PM on July 19, 2016

Today's high-end graphics cards can push tons of frames per second at lower resolutions, and Asus' PG248Q provides a lightning-quick sink for all those...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Trials on Tatooine is out today for the HTC Vive, and it's great
— 1:53 PM on July 18, 2016

Our inner Star Wars fanboys pined for a chance to give the Trials on Tatooine VR demo a shot when news of the experience...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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XFX Radeon RX 480 Double Dissipation images leak
— 9:19 AM on July 18, 2016

XFX is one of a few graphics card vendors that exclusively deals in AMD's Radeon GPUs. It comes as no surprise that XFX appears...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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SoftBank snaps up ARM in £24 billion deal
— 7:11 AM on July 18, 2016

Japanese telecoms provider SoftBank has agreed to purchase chip design and IP firm ARM Holdings for £24 billion ($31.8 billion) in cash, or...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Refreshed Moto E3 offers respectable specs on the cheap
— 8:35 AM on July 15, 2016

Motorola seems to be releasing phones to fit every use case of late. The company's latest revelation is palatable to all wallets. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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