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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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Doom's long-awaited Vulkan support is rolling out today
— 10:55 AM on July 11, 2016

Doom's Vulkan implementation made waves at the GeForce GTX 1080 launch. Developer id Software showed the Vulkan version of the game running with...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Samsung's 850 EVO SSD family now boasts a 4TB monster
— 9:00 AM on July 11, 2016

Samsung is making another big splash in the storage market this morning. The company is doubling the top-end capacity of its popular 850 EVO...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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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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Radeon Software 16.7.1 lands with power fixes for RX 480
— 2:22 PM on July 7, 2016

There's been no small amount of talk in the past week or so surrounding the PCIe slot power draw from AMD's new Radeon...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Nvidia's VR Funhouse and Ansel game photo tool will arrive soon
— 11:44 AM on July 7, 2016

When Nvidia announced the GTX 1080 at Dreamhack back in May, the announcement overshadowed the fact that the company also teased a few upcoming...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Microsoft's final Windows 10 upgrade prompt goes full-screen
— 8:11 AM on July 6, 2016

The free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ends July 29, and Microsoft wants to make sure that all users that haven't yet upgraded are aware...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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GeForce Experience 3.0 beta puts games front and center
— 3:00 PM on July 5, 2016

Nvidia's GeForce Experience is probably a utility familiar to many a PC gamer by now. At least on my Nvidia-equipped PCs, the software helpfully...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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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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Coolchip Technologies teases a low-profile "kinetic cooler"
— 5:12 PM on June 30, 2016

Remember that awesome air-bearing heat exchanger that Sandia National Laboratories developed way back in 2011? Coolchip Technologies partnered with Cooler Master to bring...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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EKWB has a full-coverage water block ready for the RX 480
— 4:10 PM on June 30, 2016

If the reference cooler on your Radeon RX 480 isn't performing up to expectations, EK Waterblocks is ready with a solution, as it usually...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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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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New Wireless-AC features improve speed and stability
— 9:52 AM on June 30, 2016

Back in 2013, the Wi-Fi Alliance created a certification program for 802.11ac devices to ensure interoperability. That program is now expanding with a new...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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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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MSI readies a new salvo of microATX B150 motherboards
— 10:08 AM on June 27, 2016

MSI is adding two new Micro-ATX motherboards to its gaming stable: the B150M Bazooka Plus and Mortar Arctic. As their names suggest, both of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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