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Google acqui-hires 2,000 HTC employees for $1.1 billion
— 10:30 AM on September 21, 2017

In a blog post today, Google's SVP of Hardware Rich Osterloh announced that the company is making a major acquisition from HTC. However, unlike...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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The Tech Report System Guide: September 2017 edition
— 5:37 PM on September 20, 2017

Ryzen 3, Ryzen Threadripper, new Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs, and a tectonic shift in graphics card pricing have made for a tumultuous couple...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Systems

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AOC Agon AG322QCX offers 32" of gaming goodness on the cheap
— 1:45 PM on September 20, 2017

We've already written once about AOC's Agon AG322QCX gaming monitor, but its spec sheet is impressive enough to revisit now that the screen...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 10 gets a meaty hardware upgrade
— 10:45 AM on September 20, 2017

Amazon's Kindle Fire 7 is probably the undisputed champion of the under-$50 tablet segment, and it often forays down to $35 impulse-buy territory thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing

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Reminder: iOS 11 will arrive tomorrow
— 4:00 PM on September 18, 2017

Apple's big phone events get considerably more attention than the company's software-related announcements. It's easy to get excited about big increases in processing performance and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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In the lab: MSI's Aegis 3 gaming desktop
— 3:28 PM on September 18, 2017

We were pretty impressed with Optane memory when we got to test it in the system provided by Intel. Now, MSI has sent over...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Aorus H5 gaming headset is rather flashy
— 2:00 PM on September 15, 2017

Gigabyte has been expanding its Aorus gaming brand over the last couple of years, and the company is now growing its presence into the realm...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Google teases an October 4 date for likely Pixel 2 reveal
— 12:30 PM on September 14, 2017

It's that time of year. No, I'm not talking about the leaves changing colors. All the big smartphone vendors are unleashing their new handsets. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Zotac Zbox EK- and ER-series mini-PCs fit full-size graphics cards
— 9:13 AM on September 14, 2017

Zotac has developed a fanbase around its tiny PCs and compact versions of typically-long graphics cards. The company's latest Zbox Magnus EK...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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HP Z8, Z6, and Z4 workstations put Xeon Scalable CPUs to work
— 3:15 PM on September 13, 2017

The trade shows never end. HP is in Amsterdam gearing up for the 2017 International Broadcasting Convention. The show doesn't actually start until tomorrow,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

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HP EliteBooks and upgradeable EliteOne 1000 AIO work in style
— 12:15 PM on September 13, 2017

HP has an eye on the professional crowd this week with a set of new devices in its EliteBook line. The company has a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus get new guts and cut the cord
— 2:46 PM on September 12, 2017

I bet you have no idea what Apple released in its latest keynote today. That's right, a new pair of handsets, the iPhone 8 and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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iPhone X steps into the borderless OLED future
— 2:32 PM on September 12, 2017

As the leaks suggested it would, Apple is introducing a major leap forward for the iPhone to mark its tenth anniversary. The iPhone X (say...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Lenovo ThinkStation P920 and P720 unleash Xeon power
— 9:35 AM on September 12, 2017

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper brought up to 16 cores and 32 threads to the PC party. Intel's Skylake-X Core X CPUs have up to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

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Intel Dawson Canyon NUCs are ready for tinkering
— 1:30 PM on September 11, 2017

The idea of taking what's essentially laptop hardware and packing it into ridiculously tiny enclosures didn't start with Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) mini-PCs,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Asus ZenFone 4 Max goes big on battery life
— 12:00 PM on September 11, 2017

The American smartphone market is dominated by Apple and Samsung, but Asus is hoping the two giants have left some room in the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's Aero 15 gaming laptop reviewed
— 10:30 AM on September 11, 2017

Gigabyte's Aero 15 notebook brings together one of Intel's most powerful mobile CPUs and Nvidia's GTX 1060 6GB graphics chip in a chassis that's well...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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In the lab: Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1080K
— 9:00 AM on September 8, 2017

I was pretty impressed by Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1070. Zotac piled a lot of graphics horsepower into a package that barely outsizes a Nintendo...

Type: News story Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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