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Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

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The TR Podcast bonus video: AMD, Zen, Fiji, and more
— 3:25 PM on May 8, 2015

Last night's live stream with David Kanter was a deliciously nerdy discussion of AMD's upcoming CPUs and graphics chips in light of the roadmap...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Podcast

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AMD: Zen chips headed to desktops, servers in 2016
— 2:55 PM on May 6, 2015

The roadmap for upcoming AMD products has been pretty murky lately, but the company revealed some of its key plans for the next few years...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Inside ARM's Cortex-A72 microarchitecture
— 3:02 PM on May 1, 2015

The Cortex-A72 is ARM's next big CPU core, successor to the Cortex-A57 that currently dominates among premium Android smartphones. Here's a look at the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Servers

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Semiconductors from idea to product
— 8:47 PM on April 22, 2015

Have you ever wondered how the chips in PCs, smartphones, and other devices go from initial ideas to final products? Rys Sommefeldt walks...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Intel's 750 Series solid-state drive reviewed
— 11:00 AM on April 2, 2015

Intel's latest datacenter drives combine a quad-lane PCIe Gen3 interface with the new NVMe protocol to deliver incredible performance with sequential and random I/O. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A fresh look at storage performance with PCIe SSDs
— 3:39 PM on March 31, 2015

SSDs have been bumping up against the limits of the Serial ATA interface for a while, but they don't have to be stuck behind the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 850 EVO M.2 solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 AM on March 31, 2015

Samsung's 850 EVO SSD debuted in December inside the usual 2.5" case. Now, the drive is spreading to smaller mSATA and M.2 form factors....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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OCZ's Vector 180 solid-state drive reviewed
— 2:00 PM on March 24, 2015

OCZ's Vector SSDs are among the fastest around, and now there's a new one. The Vector 180 combines the company's proprietary Barefoot 3 controller...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: They're all dead
— 10:22 AM on March 12, 2015

What does Gloria Gaynor have to do with solid-state drives? You'll have to read the final chapter in our SSD Endurance Experiment to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Intel's Xeon D brings Broadwell to cloud, web services
— 10:30 AM on March 9, 2015

The Xeon D is Intel's pre-emptive strike against upcoming ARM-based competition in the server market. Built on 14-nm process tech and fortified with Broadwell cores,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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A first look at USB 3.1 performance
— 11:30 AM on March 6, 2015

Today, we're going to take our very first look at some USB 3.1 gear. Asus has supplied us with a drive enclosure and a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Crucial's BX100 and MX200 solid-state drives reviewed
— 10:33 AM on February 25, 2015

Crucial makes some of the most popular SSDs around, so we were eager to get our hands on its latest creations. The MX200 features...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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AMD previews Carrizo APU, offers insights into power savings
— 8:24 PM on February 24, 2015

This week, in conjunction with ISSCC, AMD has begun to tell the story of how it achieved major improvements in power efficiency and performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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The TR Podcast 169.5 bonus edition: Q&A intensifies
— 10:59 AM on February 6, 2015

We had a bit of trouble getting started last night on the live stream due to my technical incompetence, but once we worked that out,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Displays Game consoles

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 with the Exynos 5433 processor
— 3:17 PM on January 31, 2015

Most of the world gets a variant of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 based on the familiar Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 system-on-a-chip (SoC). In Samsung's home country...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Some 840 EVOs still vulnerable to read speed slowdowns
— 2:22 PM on January 26, 2015

In October, Samsung patched its 840 EVO SSD to address a problem that caused slow read speeds with old data. Recent reports suggest the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's Portable SSD T1 reviewed
— 9:00 AM on January 20, 2015

Samsung's Portable SSD T1 packs the 850 EVO into a pocketable case that's practically weightless. We've tested this miniature marvel to see how...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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