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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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Some of AMD's next chips will arrive on GloFo's new 12LP process
— 9:00 AM on September 21, 2017

AMD's Mark Papermaster announced today that the CPU and GPU vendor will be "transitioning graphics and client products" to a new "12nm" process at GlobalFoundries...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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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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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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Tuesday deals: graphics cards, a mobo, storage, and a big TV
— 10:36 AM on September 19, 2017

Every five years or so, I buy my parents a new TV. It makes for a nice gift, and that's about the right pace to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays

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EVGA Epower V breaks the shackles of stock GPU power delivery
— 9:26 AM on September 19, 2017

EVGA and its competitors make some fantastic high-end graphics cards with power delivery sections that are both beautiful to behold and incredibly...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power

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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: Gigabyte's Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box external graphics card
— 9:32 AM on September 18, 2017

External graphics cards (or eGPUs) are one of the hotter developments in PC gaming this year. Gigabyte is getting in on the game with...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Corsair pumps Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM to 4600 MT/s
— 3:30 PM on September 14, 2017

Hot on the heels of G.Skill's announcement of what it claims is the world's first 4600 MT/s DDR4 memory, comes Corsair's unveiling of its...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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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 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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Radeon honcho Raja Koduri takes leave of absence
— 10:50 AM on September 13, 2017

Raja Koduri, the senior vice president and chief architect of AMD's Radeon Technologies Group, is taking an extended leave of absence from the company.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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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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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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G.Skill fires up Trident Z DIMMs at a whopping 4600 MT/s
— 3:00 PM on September 8, 2017

G.Skill has announced that it's readying up DDR4 memory kits capable of reaching 4600 MT/s transfer rates. The Trident Z Series DDR4-4600MHz kits will...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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