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Apple's A9 impresses and the Nexus strikes back: The TR Podcast 188
— 11:45 AM on October 2, 2015

Our discussion last night was wide-ranging. After a rough start due to technical issues, we took on a bunch of your questions while addressing some...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech Podcast

A billion Android devices could be vulnerable to Stagefright 2.0 bug
— 4:37 PM on October 1, 2015

Zimperium Zlabs has disclosed a new Android vulnerability it's calling Stagefright 2.0. In case that name isn't ringing any bells, it's a bug...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

AOC's 1080p USB display adds an extra monitor with one plug
— 3:24 PM on September 30, 2015

The utility of multiple displays is hard to dispute, but it's hard to cart around a second monitor if you mostly work on the go....

Type: News story Tags: Displays

Shield Android TV firmware update turns on 4K gaming
— 1:21 PM on September 30, 2015

Nvidia is giving native Android TV gaming and local media playback some extra love to go alongside the revamped GeForce Now service. Shield Android...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

Mixing power-line networking with Wi-Fi proves intoxicating
— 11:27 AM on September 28, 2015

You may recall my failed attempt at using a second Wi-Fi router in repeater mode in order to overcome some signal-strength issues in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

13 million iPhone 6Ses find homes in first weekend of sales
— 8:33 AM on September 28, 2015

Sales for many big smartphone vendors are declining, yet Apple continues to hit new heights. In just three days, the company says it's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

Samsung's updated Gear VR arrives in November for $99
— 12:29 PM on September 24, 2015

At the Oculus Connect keynote today, Samsung unveiled its updated Gear VR headset, which it's trumpeting as the device that will make VR experiences accessible...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

Nexus 5X and 6P peek out ahead of Google event
— 8:09 AM on September 23, 2015

Later this month, Google is expected to show off updated Nexus hardware and an updated Chromecast. Spoilers for this even keep popping up, and this...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

— 8:53 AM on September 21, 2015

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I spent part of mine participating in that Rocket League tournament, which did not end well for Team...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

Apple cleans up elusive malware in the iOS App Store
— 8:03 AM on September 21, 2015

Apple's iOS app store is a notorious walled garden, but it seems to have sprung a leak. Reuters reports that Macs belonging to certain...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Amazon rekindles its 8" and 10" Fire HD tablets
— 10:00 AM on September 17, 2015

Amazon has refreshed its set of Fire HD tablets, and it seems the online retailer is trying to dominate the mobile multimedia experience. Two tablets,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Game consoles

Qualcomm rounds out Snapdragons with 617 and 430 SoCs
— 5:25 PM on September 15, 2015

Most of us at TR drool over the highest-end smartphones and tablets, but mid-range devices can provide a good experience at modest prices, too. Qualcomm...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 adjusts voltages for faster refuels
— 7:25 AM on September 15, 2015

Qualcomm's slow trickle of information related to the Snapdragon 820 SoC continues. Today, we're learning about Quick Charge 3.0, which the company...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Nvidia recalls some Shield Pro consoles for hard drive problem
— 12:43 PM on September 14, 2015

Shield Tablet owners will soon welcome some new members into the Brotherhood of Shield Device Recalls. Certain 500GB Shield Pro Android TV micro-consoles aren't surviving...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

Report: Xcode shows iPad Pro has 4GB of RAM; 2GB in iPhone 6S
— 7:58 AM on September 14, 2015

Apple's updated iPhones and iPad Pro won't be in consumer hands for a while yet, but the updated iOS device simulators in Xcode may confirm...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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

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

The iPad mini 4 is one heck of an afterthought
— 3:48 PM on September 9, 2015

After spending quite a bit of time and energy showing off the new iPad Pro in today's presentation, Apple then very briefly made a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech