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Intel chops down Mini-ITX to make 5x5 motherboards
— 5:01 PM on August 24, 2015

Intel has pulled back the curtain on a new mobo format called 5x5. 5x5 boards are smaller than Mini-ITX mobos, but they retain support for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Solid-state electrolytes could make for denser, safer batteries
— 7:39 AM on August 24, 2015

Anybody who's ever used a cell phone, tablet, or laptop with a rechargeable battery wants more—more battery life and more usable charging cycles. Owners would also prefer...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deals of the week: Heavy-duty graphics cards and pro audio gear
— 5:10 PM on August 21, 2015

Psst. Hey kid, wanna grab some deals? It's Friday, take a look at the selection in my trenchcoat. Let's start with graphics cards. We have...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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OnePlus 2 firmware update fixes Stagefright vulnerability
— 12:14 PM on August 21, 2015

Like most Android phones, the OnePlus 2 shipped vulnerable to Stagefright attacks. The company has corrected that issue in an over-the-air (OTA) firmware...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Put a pair of Type-C ports up front with Asus' USB 3.1 UPD Panel
— 9:29 AM on August 21, 2015

Need something to do with a Z170 motherboard's numerous PCIe lanes? Asus' USB 3.1 UPD (for USB Power Delivery) Panel could be a useful...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Report: Q2 smartphone sales growth slowest since 2013
— 10:12 AM on August 20, 2015

Gartner has released its analysis of the worldwide smartphone market for the last quarter.  The report, uh, reports the market's lowest quarterly growth rate...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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JPR: Second-quarter GPU shipments fell 11% versus Q1
— 1:44 PM on August 19, 2015

Jon Peddie Research has published its latest Market Watch statistics for Q2 2015, and they reveal some interesting tidbits. Total GPU shipments dropped 11%...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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Intel RealSense cameras go far beyond still photos at IDF
— 8:05 AM on August 19, 2015

IDF—During the opening keynote at the Intel Developer Forum yesterday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demoed the company's RealSense camera technology (PDF) and talked about where...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software Personal tech

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MIT researchers build an overexposure-proof HDR camera
— 4:58 PM on August 18, 2015

Any photographer who's ever overexposed a digital image is familiar with the results of that mistake: portions of the image are pure white, and even...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: Are Skylake CPUs tempting you to upgrade?
— 5:44 PM on August 17, 2015

It's been almost two weeks since Intel's Skylake enthusiast CPUs hit the market. We know how they perform, and we have a good idea...

Poll Question: • Are Skylake CPUs and Z170 motherboards tempting you to upgrade?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

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Report: Stagefright patch doesn't fix 950 million vulnerable devices
— 9:07 AM on August 17, 2015

The patch for Android's Stagefright vulnerability won't actually protect your phone, some security researchers say. According to Jordan Gruskovnjak and Aaron Portnoy of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Check out the TR BBQ fireworks in slow-mo
— 6:23 PM on August 16, 2015

We had a pretty sweet fireworks display last night at the TR BBQ. Shoes really outdid himself this year. Those things were loud, too, from...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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One last call for TR BBQ XII
— 4:53 PM on August 14, 2015

If our recent barrage of BBQ-related posts and prizes slipped your attention for some reason, here's one last call. TR BBQ XII kicks off tomorrow...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: Samsung's 850 Pro 1TB SSD and more
— 11:23 AM on August 14, 2015

Happy TR BBQ Eve, gerbils. We've picked out a few of the choicest deals we could find this week to share with you. Here...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Dell's Chromebook 13 gets down to business
— 7:53 AM on August 14, 2015

Dell would apparently like to shepherd some business computing into the cloud, and it's helping that dream to take flight with its  Chromebook 13....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Nvidia broadens the Shield's Android game library
— 11:32 AM on August 13, 2015

Seems like just yesterday, we were talking about the Shield's library of native games being on the small side. Nvidia must have heard our...

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

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Samsung super-sizes us with the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5
— 10:02 AM on August 13, 2015

Samsung went big this morning at an event in New York City. The company updated its flagship phablet with the Galaxy Note 5, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Lenovo financials miss targets; job cuts planned
— 9:18 AM on August 13, 2015

Lenovo has announced its Q2 financial results, and while the company posted a profit, it's looking to cut costs. The world's largest PC maker...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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