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Microsoft's Cortana gets a body and a very particular set of skills
— 4:37 PM on May 10, 2017

The job opening to be your AI assistant is growing increasingly competitive. Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are all vying for that position by...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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AOC I1659FWUX portable display is ready to hit the road
— 2:00 PM on May 9, 2017

As a frequent laptop user, I pine for the four-panel array attached to my desktop PC in my basement. AOC's I1659FWUX USB monitor could...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 630 and 660 SoCs go for the middle lane
— 11:30 AM on May 9, 2017

Apple A-Series and Qualcomm 800-series SoCs get the lion's share of attention in the mobile space, but not everyone buys an iPhone or a high-end...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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VESA forms a SIG for virtual and augmented reality devices
— 9:00 AM on May 9, 2017

With many virtual-reality headsets options already on the market, and Microsoft's mixed-reality devices potentially hitting the market later this year, consumers have no shortage...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Google's Fuchsia OS runs on a little bit of Magenta
— 2:30 PM on May 8, 2017

Both of Google's extant operating systems, the Android OS for mobile devices and Chrome OS for chromebooks, are based on the Linux kernel. In case...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Deals of the week: an RX 460 4GB for $100 and more
— 11:37 AM on May 5, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! Our deals posts tend to be short, but we have a total of eight deals for your perusal today, covering a wide range...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Adata D8000L is a shiny, weather-resistant power bank
— 5:00 PM on May 4, 2017

Since the primary victim of the phone thinness wars has been battery capacity (and because no-one seems to value user-replaceable batteries anymore), carrying around a...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Gigabyte Aero 15 is slim and packs a mean punch
— 9:00 AM on May 3, 2017

Getting a bigger screen into a device without making the external dimensions any larger is a big trend these days. Smartphones are losing their...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Microsoft Surface Laptop is a velvet-gloved jab at MacBooks
— 11:34 AM on May 2, 2017

Microsoft's Surface line of devices is well-regarded by critics and users alike, and it's getting a new member. During its education-focused event today, Microsoft displayed...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Rumor: Acer Triton 700 may use an unreleased Pascal GPU
— 4:30 PM on April 28, 2017

When we wrote about Acer's Predator Triton 700 gaming laptops earlier today, we were somewhat taken aback by Acer's coyness about what Nvidia GeForce...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Acer Predator Triton and Helios laptops are ready for serious play
— 9:00 AM on April 28, 2017

With sales in traditional computer hardware categories seemingly shrinking every quarter, companies are trying harder to get into lucrative segments like specialty gaming hardware. Acer...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Akitio Node Lite is a small aluminum home for PCIe devices
— 10:30 AM on April 24, 2017

When you think "Thunderbolt 3 enclosure", you probably think about the Alienware Graphics Amplifier, the Razer Core, or the Powercolor Devil Box....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung Galaxy Book tablets blend Windows 10 and Intel CPUs
— 1:00 PM on April 21, 2017

If you're in the exclusive group who'd really like a Microsoft Surface but refuse to give Microsoft money, Samsung has your product. The Galaxy...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deals of the week: a mighty PSU, mid-range CPUs, and more
— 11:40 AM on April 21, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write something funny, stupid, or both... if I had anything today. We're buzzing bees at TR HQ right now,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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MSI Leopard Pro laptops sprint for the kill
— 2:30 PM on April 18, 2017

The current generation of chips fabricated on 14-nm and 16-nm processes have allowed for previously-unattainable levels of performance in thin-and-light laptops. MSI's Leopard Pro series...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Deals of the week: huge monitors, a big hard drive, and more
— 11:41 AM on April 13, 2017

Tomorrow may be Good Friday, but all that means for hardware-hungry gerbils is that today is Deals Thursday. The release of AMD's excellent Ryzen 5...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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Microsoft Surface Dial gets integrated into more apps
— 4:05 PM on April 10, 2017

A tool is no good if you don't have anything to use it on. That goes doubly so for something as unique as Microsoft's Surface...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Deals of the week: a packed ROG mobo, lit RAM, and more
— 11:25 AM on April 7, 2017

Fair Friday to you, dear gerbils. Can you feel the tension in the air? Do you sense the impending explosion of frametime graphs, value charts,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory

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