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App Thinning shrinks iOS 9 app footprints
— 11:00 AM on June 9, 2015

As users of 8GB and 16GB iDevices can surely tell you, installed app sizes have been ballooning over the years. That's because an app's installer...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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HGST's 10TB drive uses custom software to access shingled platters
— 2:01 AM on June 9, 2015

HGST first revealed its 10TB cold storage drive back in September. The 3.5" mechanical unit combines helium-filled internals with Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Samsung's ruggedized Galaxy S6 Active is coming to AT&T
— 12:58 PM on June 8, 2015

AT&T has announced that the ruggedized Active version of Samsung's Galaxy S6 flagship will be available exclusively on its network. The specs suggest...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Exclusive deal: Samsung's 850 EV0 250GB and Far Cry 4 for $98
— 2:00 AM on June 7, 2015

Adorama has a sweet storage deal just for TR readers. The e-tailer is offering Samsung's 850 EVO 250GB SSD along with Far Cry 4

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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This week's PC hardware deals will obliterate your wallet
— 10:51 AM on June 5, 2015

I'm tempted to call the GeForce GTX 980 Ti the deal of the week, because it's practically a Titan X for $350 less. But...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Adata prepping multiple PCIe Gen3 SSDs
— 9:03 AM on June 5, 2015

Adata showed a collection of new SSDs at Computex this week, including a couple of unnamed products with PCIe Gen3 interfaces. The top model is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Switch-hitting USB drive mates with both types
— 6:00 AM on June 4, 2015

Type-C ports are making USB drives interesting again. The latest to tap into the reversible standard is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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ASRock makes something worth plugging into SATA Express
— 11:04 AM on June 3, 2015

I feel a little bit sorry for SATA Express. The next-gen storage interface garnered some attention last year when it appeared on droves of 9-series...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Micron gives its 16-nm NAND a little TLC
— 10:07 AM on June 3, 2015

Memory giant Micron started sampling its first 16-nm NAND nearly two years ago. Those chips have a two-bit MLC configuration, and they've now been...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Thunderbolt 3 pushes 40Gbps through USB Type-C port
— 1:16 PM on June 2, 2015

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Intel's next-gen Thunderbolt interface has adopted the reversible Type-C connector familiar from the latest USB spec. The new hotness...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Nanotube-infused NRAM promises DRAM speeds with unlimited endurance
— 6:00 AM on June 2, 2015

Since 2001, a company called Nantero has been working on making non-volatile storage with carbon nanotubes. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Be careful not to lose SanDisk's tiny 128GB flash drive
— 12:59 PM on June 1, 2015

SanDisk seems to be making a point of cramming enormous amounts of storage into impressively tiny form factors. We saw a 200GB microSD card...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Cherry Trail SoC anchors new Transformer convertible
— 8:22 AM on June 1, 2015

Asus' Transformer Book T100 earned a TR Recommended award when it was first introduced, and its successor broke cover at Computex today. The T100HA...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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ZenPad S tablet boasts 4:3 screen, Type-C USB
— 1:00 AM on June 1, 2015

Asus appears to have its sights set on the iPad Mini. At Computex today, the firm unveiled the ZenPad S Z580CA, an 8" Android slate...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Google's Project Soli radar gesture tracking looks awesome
— 4:22 PM on May 29, 2015

Project Soli might just be the most intriguing thing to come out of Google I/O. It's being developed by Google's advanced technologies group, which has...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nvidia's GameWorks program goes mobile
— 12:17 PM on May 29, 2015

Nvidia's GameWorks program is expanding to Android with a development kit dubbed AndroidWorks. The kit is based on Nvidia's Tegra Android Developer Pack, but...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Lenovo's ThinkPad 10 tablet looks like a Surface 3 in a suit
— 11:46 AM on May 29, 2015

Lenovo launched a bunch of new mobile systems this week, including a Win10 tablet that looks poised to take on Microsoft's Surface 3. Like...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Asus' Core M ultrabook for $599 and Project Cars for $34
— 9:27 AM on May 29, 2015

I've got nothing for this week's intro, so let's get straight to the deals: We like Asus' ZenBook UX305 a lot. The 13.3" ultraportable has a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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