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Apple putting AirPods in the oven a little longer
— 9:00 AM on October 27, 2016

There's less than a week left before Apple is set to ship its AirPods, the company's upcoming wireless earbuds. Our friends over at

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Microsoft helps hardware companies make VR more affordable
— 4:30 PM on October 26, 2016

Everybody wants to rule the VR world, and Microsoft is no exception. Sony, Oculus, and HTC all have headsets on the market promising the full...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Personal tech

A technology overview of the Aimpad R5 analog keyboard
— 2:09 PM on October 26, 2016

Aimpad offered us a first look at the analog input technology it hopes will become commonplace in future mechanical keyboards. We've spent a lot of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

Microsoft Surface Book i7 packs a bigger punch and more batteries
— 11:24 AM on October 26, 2016

Microsoft has refreshed part of its Surface Book lineup. The company announced the Surface Book i7, an updated model packing new graphics hardware and Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

Xiaomi reveals Mi Mix phone with a 6.4" edgeless display
— 10:30 AM on October 25, 2016

Narrow-bezel design is all the rage in PC monitors right now, but the idea is more than just fashionable in the context of a smartphone....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Nvidia licenses Rambus' DPA tech for side-channel data leak prevention
— 4:24 PM on October 24, 2016

Most gerbils are familiar with the Rambus name from the ill-fated RDRAM popular back in the Pentium 4 days. Although the company appeared to vanish...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

iOS 10.1 update includes portrait mode beta for iPhone 7 Plus
— 1:48 PM on October 24, 2016

One of the promised benefits of the second 12-megapixel camera Apple saw fit to add to the iPhone 7 Plus was a "portrait mode"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Examining reports of slow write speeds on the 32GB iPhone 7
— 2:20 PM on October 21, 2016

Reports are going around of late that the 32GB iPhone 7 has demonstrably slower write performance than its larger siblings. Under the provocative title...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

Cellular Insights dissects iPhone 7 Plus modem performance
— 1:00 PM on October 21, 2016

Countless words have coalesced into reviews of Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus smartphones, lauding their improved cameras, faster SoCs, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Deals of the week: scads of high-performance storage and more
— 11:06 AM on October 21, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. We had a dearth of cheap SSDs in last week's deals, but the component market has returned to form today. Here's what...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Tobii's Eye Tracker 4C knows where your head is
— 10:30 AM on October 21, 2016

Eye-tracking specialist Tobii has replaced its first eye-tracking peripheral, the EyeX, with the more descriptively-named Eye Tracker 4C. The biggest changes in...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

Strong revenue doesn't stem red ink in AMD's fiscal third quarter
— 4:41 PM on October 20, 2016

AMD posted a remarkable increase in revenue for its fiscal third quarter of 2016. The company took in $1.3 billion, up 23% year-on-year, thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Razer unsheathes the Blade Pro gaming laptop
— 2:18 PM on October 20, 2016

A short while ago at its "Unveil the Shadow" event in Berlin, Razer unveiled the "Shadow," which turned out to be the Blade...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Acer XB241YU G-Sync display stalks the FreeSync competition
— 1:00 PM on October 20, 2016

Nvidia loyalists may be despondent about the limited selection of monitors with Nvidia's G-Sync adaptive refresh technology compared to the seemingly geometrically-increasing number screens with...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

PowerColor Devil Box cages high-performance graphics cards
— 11:30 AM on October 20, 2016

AMD board partner PowerColor has announced the Devil Box external graphics card enclosure, based on AMD's XConnect technology. The Devil Box is a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

Samsung builds 8GB LPDDR4 packages on its 10-nm process
— 10:00 AM on October 20, 2016

With high-resolution screens, 4K video, and VR applications becoming more popular—or at least on the horizon—Samsung sees a need to increase the speed and capacity...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Mobile computing

Latest Nintendo console can Switch form factors on the fly
— 9:46 AM on October 20, 2016

Nintendo has released the first teaser video for its next game console, the Switch. The three-minute clip makes it clear that a return...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

Doom update adds Arcade Mode and other goodies
— 9:00 AM on October 20, 2016

We weren't sure what to think of Doom as previews rolled out and the game approached release. As it turned out, the reboot completely understood...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming