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Qualcomm hides a fingerprint scanner under your screen
— 4:13 PM on June 28, 2017

The first smartphones had full, physical keyboards featuring not only the entire alphabet, but all the punctuation and other keys necessary to communicate. Since then,...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Toshiba prepares a 96-layer 3D NAND parfait
— 2:32 PM on June 28, 2017

Toshiba's announcement of four-bit QLC NAND flash isn't the only big event in the realm of flash memory production today. The company has also...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Toshiba QLC 3D NAND squeezes a fourth bit into flash cells
— 11:30 AM on June 28, 2017

Data density is critically important to manufacturers of flash storage chips. Increasing the number of bits in a given amount of die space allows for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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European Commission fines Google $2.7 bn over Shopping results
— 5:00 PM on June 27, 2017

After a long-running investigation, the European Comission is slapping Google with its biggest antitrust-related fine to date. The EC's allegations pertain to years of...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Intel SSD 545s arrives with 64-layer 3D TLC flash aboard
— 10:00 AM on June 27, 2017

Intel's got a new SSD out today, gerbils. No, don't get excited, it's not an Optane-powered model. The new drive is the SSD 545s, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Rumor: Six-core Coffee Lake CPU pops up in Geekbench
— 4:19 PM on June 26, 2017

Buyers looking for CPUs with more than four cores and eight threads have always had to look beyond Intel's mainstream desktop platforms. The silicon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Corsair reveals its prize haul for the TR BBQ XIV
— 12:18 PM on June 26, 2017

It was just over a week ago that we hinted at a significant prize contribution coming to this year's TR BBQ. Today, we...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Portions of the Windows Shared Source Kit leak out
— 10:09 AM on June 26, 2017

Microsoft started off this last weekend with an embarassing security snafu. The folks over at The Register reported that 32 TB of non-public data...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

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Hyper-Threading erratum rears its head in Skylake and Kaby Lake
— 8:30 AM on June 26, 2017

CPUs can ship with bugs just as software can, and members of the Debian Linux community have uncovered what they claim is a serious...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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VR180 video bridges the gap between YouTube and VR
— 5:00 PM on June 23, 2017

Virtual reality gaming can be great, but the medium has plenty of applications for slightly more passive content like VR video playback. Google's Daydream VR...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays Internet

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Deals of the week: Z270 mobos, spinning storage, and more
— 12:43 PM on June 23, 2017

Howdy gerbils. Things have been more than a little hot around here, but there's no time to lose. Deals are popping up and disappearing...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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Asus XG-C100C NIC breaks the gigabit barrier
— 3:30 PM on June 22, 2017

The decade-plus reign of Gigabit Ethernet as the fastest practical standard for wired networking might be finally (and slowly) coming to a close. Over the...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Netgear readies the Nighthawk X6S for take-off
— 5:30 PM on June 21, 2017

Netgear has added another member to its Nighthawk line of spider-spacecraft-inspired Wi-Fi routers. The Nighthawk X6S (model name R8000P) has tri-band Wi-Fi support with...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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AMD's Epyc 7000-series CPUs revealed
— 3:00 PM on June 20, 2017

AMD's Epyc server CPU lineup is here. We take a tour of AMD's implementations of Zen for the data center and explore the company's first...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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MSI makes its X299 motherboards appealing with a free Corsair H75
— 4:50 PM on June 19, 2017

The two first words in "high end desktop platform" mean that buyers need to bring wallets stuffed with greenbacks in order to buy a ticket...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

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Varjo tries to bring vision-quality VR out of the shadows
— 3:18 PM on June 19, 2017

Virtual reality headsets are interesting fare, but a number of challenges remain in the march towards making them useful for many applications. Finnish outfit...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Intel's Core i9-7900X CPU reviewed, part one
— 8:01 AM on June 19, 2017

Intel's Core i9-7900X and its Skylake-X brethren bring AVX-512 support, a new cache hierarchy, and a new on-die interconnect to high-end desktops. We examine how...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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The TR BBQ XIV is just one month away—get your plans in order
— 4:43 PM on June 16, 2017

It seems to me that this year's TR BBQ has approached at a significantly faster pace than any previous outing. According to the calendar, the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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