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PDP claims it can charge your Xbox One controller in 60 seconds
— 11:01 AM on January 4, 2016

A new charging station for the Xbox One controller can reportedly deliver a full charge in less than 60 seconds. The Super Charger, made...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Samsung chip helps wearables to better track their wearers' health
— 12:56 PM on December 29, 2015

Samsung probably isn't the first name that comes to mind when you think of personal health technology, but the company appears to be making strides...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition appears at the FCC
— 9:32 AM on December 29, 2015

Earlier this year, we covered reports that Google was designing an "Enterprise Edition" of its Glass head-mounted computer targeted at businesses. A ton...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel adds new processors to its Skylake and Broadwell lineups
— 4:53 PM on December 28, 2015

Intel quietly added eight new processors to its December price sheet, including two desktop processors and six low-power mobile processors.

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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XE may be taking wireless charging long distance
— 9:34 AM on December 28, 2015

Wireless phone chargers are already on the market, but those devices require you to rest your phone on a dedicated base station. The future...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel completes its acquisition of FPGA maker Altera
— 9:22 AM on December 28, 2015

Intel recently completed its acquisition of FPGA producer Altera. The transaction began back in June. Intel shelled out a cool $16.7 billion for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous Servers

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UC Boulder microprocessor talks to its memory with light
— 5:49 PM on December 23, 2015

2015 has been a big year for photonics. In May, IBM announced a silicon photonics transceiver fabricated using standard silicon fabrication processes.  Now, researchers at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Miscellaneous

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Biostar jumps on the locked-Skylake overclocking bandwagon
— 10:37 AM on December 23, 2015

ASRock isn't the only manufacturer allowing builders to overclock locked Skylake CPUs on its Z170 boards. Today, Biostar announced a BIOS update that enables this type...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Nvidia Shield K1 tablet gets Android 6.0 for Christmas
— 5:11 PM on December 22, 2015

It's an early Merry Christmas for owners of Shield K1 tablets. Nvidia has released a software update that brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to this...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Game consoles

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Report: Samsung may begin producing chips for AMD in 2016
— 11:42 AM on December 22, 2015

According to Korean news site etnews, AMD has contracted with Samsung to fabricate chips on the Korean company's 14-nm FinFET process. The site reports...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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MSI unveils two workstation motherboards for Skylake Xeons
— 11:10 AM on December 18, 2015

It’s always such a hassle when Santa puts a workstation processor in my Christmas stocking without leaving an appropriate motherboard under the tree. MSI is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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MSI's CPU Guard bracket could protect Skylake CPUs from bending
— 11:55 AM on December 16, 2015

Recent reports suggest that Intel's Skylake processors might bend under the weight of third-party coolers. Heatsink manufacturers like Silverstone and Noctua have since defended...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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ASRock turns on Z170 overclocking for locked Skylake CPUs
— 10:29 AM on December 15, 2015

A couple days back, we covered some rumors about the possibility that locked Intel Skylake CPUs could be overclockable after all. That day is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Report: AMD introduces budget-friendly FX-6330 Black Edition CPU
— 9:20 AM on December 15, 2015

According to Chinese website PCPop, AMD has quietly launched a new CPU, the FX-6330 Black Edition. This purported new chip is based off the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Updated: Locked Skylake CPUs may be overclockable soon
— 7:46 AM on December 11, 2015

Intel's unlocked Pentium G3258 CPU—or the Anniversary Edition—has been a constant presence in our System Guides for over a year now. For under a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Preview round-up: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC
— 4:21 PM on December 10, 2015

Qualcomm's fortune with its Snapdragon 810 SoC wasn't the best. This powerful chip, used in several manufacturers' flagship phones, was prone to overheating and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Updated: Mozilla stops work on Firefox OS phones to chase the IoT
— 8:04 AM on December 10, 2015

Back in 2002, Mozilla launched its Phoenix web browser, which the company later renamed Firefox. A decade later, Mozilla announced its plan to get...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Rumor: AMD will bring back Excavator core for one last dance
— 4:54 PM on December 9, 2015

While everybody is looking forward to AMD processors based on the upcoming Zen architecture, those chips are still a ways off. During the Raymond...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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