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Fitbit buys Pebble, leaving watch owners in the lurch
— 11:06 AM on December 8, 2016

Fitbit, one of the biggest fitness band makers, has acquired "specific assets" of Kickstarter-fueled smartwatch maker Pebble. The official press release from Fitbit clarifies...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Bluetooth 5 spec promises increased speed, range, and throughput
— 10:08 AM on December 8, 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group pulled back the curtain on the Bluetooth 5 Core Specification. According to the SIG, the new specification's low-energy mode...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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I made my dumb appliances smarter with the Internet of Things
— 2:58 PM on December 2, 2016

Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Seagate Duet portable drive reaches for the clouds
— 1:16 PM on December 2, 2016

Between the proliferation of cheap eMMC storage devices, crazy-fast NVMe SSDs, and cloud backup services, users' interactions with platters of spinning rust is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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AMD will explore New Horizons and Zen CPUs on December 13
— 1:57 PM on November 29, 2016

AMD has a new page up with a countdown to December 13. On that day, we'll be treated to a web-show called "New Horizon"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Early Core i7-7700K testing reveals higher clocks and power usage
— 9:56 AM on November 29, 2016

Intel's desktop Kaby Lake CPUs haven't even been officially announced yet, but the folks at Tom's Hardware got their hands on a sample...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Early Black Friday deals: a cornucopia of cheap Intel CPUs
— 4:21 PM on November 23, 2016

The early Black Friday deals keep rolling in. This round is for Intel CPUs. Several Skylake and Broadwell-E chips are on deep discount at Newegg,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: What generation of Intel CPU powers your main PC?
— 11:40 AM on November 23, 2016

The tea leaves suggest next year will bring significant new products from Intel and AMD in the desktop CPU space. As we start...

Poll Question: • What generation of Intel CPU is in your main PC?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD investors will get their day in court over Llano APUs
— 10:18 AM on November 23, 2016

The topic of AMD stock has made the news, though not necessarily in the best of ways. AMD stockholders have started a lawsuit against...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: Skylake Xeon E5-2699v5 may pack up to 32 cores per socket
— 10:00 AM on November 22, 2016

While Intel's mainstream desktop CPUs have been stuck at four cores since the introduction of the Core 2 Quad in 2007, the core count in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Microsoft's Windows 10 VR headsets won't require a high-end rig
— 9:02 AM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft announced a partnership earlier this fall with companies like Asus, Lenovo, and HP to bring cheaper virtual reality headsets to the market, along...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Rumor: Intel Coffee Lake will take hexa-core CPUs mainstream in 2018
— 11:54 AM on November 21, 2016

Laptops with Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs inside are becoming more and more common, but the company's seventh-generation CPUs have yet to materialize on the desktop....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Apple offers $149 fix for iPhone 6 "touch disease"
— 2:05 PM on November 18, 2016

Apple iPhone 6 Plus owners suffering from flickering displays or inconsistent multi-touch response finally have official recourse, though the service will hit affected iPhone owners...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Rumor: Zen release date, clock speeds, and pricing revealed
— 11:00 AM on November 18, 2016

The rumor mill can't seem to exhibit any mindful self-control when it comes to AMD's upcoming Zen CPUs. The latest accounts suggest the specifics...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Qualcomm taps Samsung's 10-nm process for its Snapdragon 835
— 8:45 AM on November 17, 2016

Qualcomm and Samsung announced this morning that the next "premium" Snapdragon SoC, the Snapdragon 835, is already in production on Samsung's 10-nm FinFET...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Cray XC50 supercomputer can probably run Crysis
— 4:26 PM on November 14, 2016

Cray isn't a name you hear about every day. For the unitiated, the company has been making supercomputers ever since "computers" were a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Networking Servers

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Report: unlocked Kaby Lake Core i3 CPU may be on the way
— 12:00 AM on November 14, 2016

Intel has historically been at best ambivalent when it comes to allowing overclocking of its low-end and mid-range CPUs. The golden days of Celeron 300A...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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