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Snapdragon 821 SoC gives upcoming flagship phones a boost
— 1:09 PM on July 11, 2016

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC powers pretty much every recent high-end phone that's not branded with an Apple logo. Qualcomm wants to hang onto that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: mobo market crunch puts the hurt on ECS and Biostar
— 4:55 PM on July 8, 2016

Update, July 12: Biostar reached out to us to let us know that the company is not leaving the consumer motherboard market. The original DigiTimes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: Mushkin's Eco3 480GB SSD for $100 and more
— 11:59 AM on July 8, 2016

Would you look at that? it's Friday again already. I guess that explains why we're spending our morning combing the web looking for the best...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Samsung launches a fleet of fast, tiny UFS memory cards
— 7:48 AM on July 8, 2016

Samsung's recent advances in the storage front have been nothing short of impressive. Not that long ago, the company announced a single-BGA-package NVMe SSD....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Acer TravelMate X3 ultrabooks draw a bead on Zenbooks
— 4:03 PM on July 7, 2016

Acer is adding another premium laptop family to its portable computing lineup today with the announcement of the Travelmate X3 series. The new laptops...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Nvidia updates Shield Portable with security and stability fixes
— 4:37 PM on July 6, 2016

Today is apparently Nvidia update day. On top of a new set of Game Ready drivers, the company issued a software update for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Gaming

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The Tech Report's summer 2016 mobile staff picks
— 2:35 PM on July 6, 2016

The Tech Report staff has scoured the Internet and drawn on our experience with the latest tablets, laptops, and phones to compile a list of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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June 2016 Steam Hardware Survey: now with more VR
— 2:06 PM on July 5, 2016

Valve has its latest Steam Hardware Survey numbers up, and for the most part, they show that past trends are continuing. Windows 10 adoption...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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Deals of the week: an Asus ROG motherboard for $160 and more
— 12:03 PM on July 1, 2016

Happy first of July, gerbils. It's Friday once more, and that means it's time to take a break from buying fireworks and take a look...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Aero 14 notebooks pack gaming power into a slim profile
— 11:16 AM on July 1, 2016

Gigabyte's Aero 14 notebooks caught my eye at Computex with their bright colors and slim profiles. We're now learning what specs those machines will...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung starts selling unlocked Galaxy S7s in the USA
— 7:30 AM on July 1, 2016

Back when the Samsung Galaxy S7 phones first appeared, they impressed reviewers all around. However, one thing that might have put a damper...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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The next Android release will be called Nougat
— 3:09 PM on June 30, 2016

Back at its I/O conference, Google called for the Android community to submit names for its upcoming Android N release. Android has traditionally been named...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Nvidia readies its Shield Android TV for the UHD and HDR future
— 9:43 AM on June 30, 2016

Nvidia is teaching its Shield Android TV new tricks for UHD and HDR content. The latest software update for the set-top box gives it...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Radeon RX 480 availability check: act fast before they're gone
— 12:45 PM on June 29, 2016

Howdy! We're guessing you have absolutely no idea what a Radeon RX 480 is, nor have you been waiting for it with bated breath...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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HP Chromebook 11 G5 gets touch-sensitive
— 9:41 AM on June 28, 2016

A new wave of Chromebooks is hitting the market, and one of the more popular features appearing on the spec sheets of those machines is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: Microsoft to discontinue Surface 3 by December 2016
— 9:13 AM on June 27, 2016

Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet was notable for its move away from ARM SoCs and Windows RT to an Intel Cherry Trail Atom CPU and unfettered...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Oculus removes hardware check DRM from Rift exclusives
— 4:37 PM on June 24, 2016

We've reported in the past on the ongoing saga regarding game exclusivity on the Oculus Rift and user group LibreVR's attempts to break...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Only one month to go before the "second-10th" TR BBQ
— 2:32 PM on June 24, 2016

Family and friends can attest to the fact that I caught "BBQ brain" early this year. There's just something about a ten-year anniversary that feels...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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