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Android 8.0 is a freshly-baked Oreo
— 9:16 AM on August 22, 2017

Android O has been in the wild in beta form for some time now, available to developers and brave souls who like to check...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Acer Nitro 5 Spin boards the eighth-gen Core train
— 11:00 AM on August 21, 2017

Intel just announced a quartet of new four-core, eight-thread 15 W mobile processors this morning, and the ensuing wave of announcements of laptops with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Asus Vivobook Pro N580VD-DB74T can do offices and kids' parties
— 5:00 PM on August 18, 2017

Just a couple of days ago, we wrote about Asus' Vivobook W202NA ruggedized laptop built for classrooms. Asus has now unveiled the latest entry...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Nokia 8 zeroes in on the Galaxy S8 and its friends
— 9:30 AM on August 17, 2017

We've been impressed with the hardware that recently-reborn Nokia has been packing into its HMD Global Oy-manufactured smartphones. Even better, the Finnish marque has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the day: a 144-Hz IPS FreeSync monitor for $400
— 3:51 PM on August 16, 2017

If you're one of the lucky few who have managed to get their hands on a Radeon RX Vega graphics card, you should absolutely...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Gaming

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VivoBook W202NA is ready to brave the toughest of classrooms
— 12:00 PM on August 16, 2017

Last spring, Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S, a slimmed-down version of its operating system primarily designed for use in educational institutions. School-age children are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: leaked Microsoft memo discusses Surface returns
— 1:32 PM on August 14, 2017

When we reported last Thursday that Consumer Reports (CR) would no longer be recommending Surface devices, some gerbils expressed concern at the fact that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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EVGA thickens the SC17 gaming laptop with a GTX 1080
— 3:30 PM on August 11, 2017

When it built the SC17 1070 laptop, EVGA packed about as much CPU horsepower and graphics muscle as one could reasonably hope to fit...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Consumer Reports stops recommending Surface mobile devices
— 12:00 PM on August 10, 2017

Microsoft's Surface line of mobile devices has a lot of fans, including our own Bruno "morphine" Ferreira. Consumer Reports (CR) has traditionally been part of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Elgato Cam Link and Green Screen help streamers look their best
— 10:30 AM on August 9, 2017

When I was a kid, the closest thing I had to my own TV show was a big cardboard box with a hole cut into...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Android 8.0 Streaming Updates won't take over phones
— 1:53 PM on August 7, 2017

Android OS updates can take ages. The last time I updated my (admittedly now vintage) Motorola Droid Turbo, the phone was unusable for nearly 45...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active goes outdoors
— 11:45 AM on August 7, 2017

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones are already resistant to water and dust intrusion. The company is now set to release the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Cougar Immersa Pro puts a twist on volume controls
— 4:01 PM on August 4, 2017

Cougar's making a name for itself in the gaming gear arena. After showing off a nifty enclosure and a fancy PixArt 3360-equipped mouse,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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The iPad arrested its long slide in Apple's fiscal third quarter
— 4:57 PM on August 1, 2017

Apple announced its financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal 2017 today. The company took in $45.4 billion in revenue, up 7%...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Deals of the week: a ton of mobos, peripherals, and audio gear
— 10:32 AM on July 28, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! Much to your collective chagrin, I'm back from my U.S. trip, wherein I discharged firearms, acquired explosives, enjoyed great portions of food, marvelled...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Input devices

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USB 3.2 spec pushes bandwidth up to 20 Gbps
— 1:00 PM on July 26, 2017

The Universal Serial Bus is about to become a little bit less "serial." The USB 3.0 Promoter Group just announced the USB 3.2 specification—a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Corsair sells a majority stake to private equity for $525 million
— 8:51 AM on July 26, 2017

Corsair announced this morning that it's selling a majority share of its business to private equity firm EagleTree Partners for $525 million. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Flash will be dead by the end of 2020
— 2:09 PM on July 25, 2017

Ding dong, the witch is dead. Although Flash support has been getting skewered left and right by multiple browsers, word has now come forth...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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