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Marvell takes Cavium under its wing for $6 billion
— 4:18 PM on November 20, 2017

The big acquisition deal in progress in the semiconductor space might be Broadcom's rejected bid to take over Qualcomm, but a pair of less-prominent...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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ROG Strix XG32VQ and XG35VQ fuse fast VA panels with FreeSync
— 10:55 AM on November 20, 2017

Asus is expanding its lineup of FreeSync-enabled gaming monitors with the ROG Strix XG32VQ and ROG Strix XG35VQ, a pair of 1800R curved...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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ROG Strix GL702ZC takes 16 Ryzen threads on the move
— 9:22 AM on November 20, 2017

The world of gaming laptops has been dominated by Intel CPUs and Nvidia graphics the last few product cycles, even as AMD's Ryzen 7...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming

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In the lab: Corsair's HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset
— 10:07 AM on November 16, 2017

We spend a lot of time talking about graphics here at The Tech Report—and rightly so! But after the benchmarks are done and we're diving...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Futuremark expands the VRMark building with a Cyan Room
— 4:30 PM on November 15, 2017

Futuremark, the purveyor of graphics-card-crippling benchmark software, has added another tool to its arsenal. The next edition of VRMark will include the Cyan...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Origin PC spills Coffee Lake on its Eon-series laptops
— 3:00 PM on November 15, 2017

Intel has made the term "eighth-generation" pretty confusing when it comes to its mainstream Core processors. Eighth-generation desktop Core i5 and Core i7 chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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HTC Focus VR headset stands alone with six degrees of freedom
— 9:00 AM on November 14, 2017

Just weeks after Oculus' announcement of its Go standalone virtual reality headsets comes the Vive Focus, HTC's own standalone VR device. The Focus...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Gaming

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $130 billion bid
— 9:00 AM on November 13, 2017

Qualcomm announced this morning that it's officially rejecting Broadcom's unsolicited $130 billion takeover offer. Qualcomm's board of directors unanimously voted to turn down...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Thermaltake X Comfort Air chair tries to keep backsides cooler
— 4:58 PM on November 10, 2017

What kind of chair are you using, gerbils? I'm still sitting in an ancient steel-framed office chair that pre-dates DirectX. A lot of companies are...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Rumor: Intel NUC with integrated AMD graphics spotted in the wild
— 3:08 PM on November 10, 2017

The big news in PC hardware this week was obviously the unexpected union of an Intel CPU and an AMD graphics chip with HBM2...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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ECS Liva Q mini-PC lets 4K, 60-Hz video flow from Apollo Lake
— 2:15 PM on November 9, 2017

The Apollo Lake name might not excite gamers, but Intel's low-power SoC does allow manufacturers to pack the capabilities of a full desktop computer...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Boxx Apexx S3 workstation takes Coffee Lake to 4.8 GHz
— 11:15 AM on November 9, 2017

Right now, the only chips based on the six-core die used in the Core i7-8700K are the series of Coffee Lake desktop CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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TPCast wireless kit for the HTC Vive reaches North America
— 2:01 PM on November 8, 2017

Virtual reality is all fun and games until you step on the cords, possibly adding insult to injury by getting tangled in them. A...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Asus' ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti does an Assassin's Creed: Origins cosplay
— 12:12 PM on November 8, 2017

Gerbils who've been looking for a video card upgrade in anticipation of Assasin's Creed: Origins might want to cast their eyes towards Asus'...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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SteelSeries' Arctis 3 Bluetooth headset connects to anything
— 12:00 PM on November 7, 2017

Wireless Bluetooth connectivity is convenient, but the latency it adds renders it less-than-ideal for gaming. SteelSeries latest Arctis 3 Bluetooth gaming headset offers gamers...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty is now free-to-play
— 11:30 AM on November 6, 2017

Not even a year after the launch of Starcraft: Remastered, the second Starcraft game is now going free-to-play. That's right—the full competitive multiplayer...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Compulab fitlet2 slaps Apollo Lake in a compact, fanless package
— 10:00 AM on November 6, 2017

A name like "fitlet" brings to mind something compact and cute, and Compulab's fanless fitlet2 delivers on those promises. The compact computer measures just...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Razer Naga Trinity mouse and Tartarus V2 keypad are ready for action
— 3:00 PM on November 3, 2017

I have a sickness, and the only cure is more mouse buttons. My current mouse is a SteelSeries Rival 500, and before that I...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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