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Mixing power-line networking with Wi-Fi proves intoxicating
— 11:27 AM on September 28, 2015

You may recall my failed attempt at using a second Wi-Fi router in repeater mode in order to overcome some signal-strength issues in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

13 million iPhone 6Ses find homes in first weekend of sales
— 8:33 AM on September 28, 2015

Sales for many big smartphone vendors are declining, yet Apple continues to hit new heights. In just three days, the company says it's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

Computer Stick project puts Cherry Trail in the palm of your hand
— 4:56 PM on September 25, 2015

Did you find the Intel Compute Stick concept interesting? Here's another take on the formula. The Computer Stick Indiegogo project wants to add...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

The Core i7-6700K and 5775C are both available now
— 4:26 PM on September 24, 2015

Our gerbil-eyed "chuckula" spotted three animals today, often spoken of in tale but yet to be seen traipsing around in the wild. I'm talking,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Buying a Rift-compatible PC will be easier with Oculus Ready
— 12:58 PM on September 24, 2015

At Oculus Connect today, Oculus reiterated its recommended specifications for a Rift-compatible PC. (For quick reference, that means a Core i5-4590-class CPU and a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

Nexus 5X and 6P peek out ahead of Google event
— 8:09 AM on September 23, 2015

Later this month, Google is expected to show off updated Nexus hardware and an updated Chromecast. Spoilers for this even keep popping up, and this...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Asus intros Transformer Book T100HA and Flip TP200SA
— 8:00 AM on September 22, 2015

Intel's Braswell and Cherry Trail 14-nm SoCs can make for PCs that sip power and are still fast enough for basic computing needs. Asus just...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

— 8:53 AM on September 21, 2015

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I spent part of mine participating in that Rocket League tournament, which did not end well for Team...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

Apple cleans up elusive malware in the iOS App Store
— 8:03 AM on September 21, 2015

Apple's iOS app store is a notorious walled garden, but it seems to have sprung a leak. Reuters reports that Macs belonging to certain...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Chief microprocessor architect Jim Keller leaves AMD
— 11:05 AM on September 18, 2015

AMD's top CPU architect, Jim Keller, has left the company. According to Hexus, Keller is stepping down "to pursue other opportunities." AMD told the site that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Arbor Solution's industrial fanless PCs are built tough
— 8:37 AM on September 18, 2015

Everybody likes fanless PCs—either out of our own desire for a quiet room or out of necessity in, say, an industrial setting. Arbor Solution's

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Amazon rekindles its 8" and 10" Fire HD tablets
— 10:00 AM on September 17, 2015

Amazon has refreshed its set of Fire HD tablets, and it seems the online retailer is trying to dominate the mobile multimedia experience. Two tablets,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Game consoles

The Tech Report System Guide: September 2015 edition
— 11:04 AM on September 16, 2015

In our first System Guide since Intel's Skylake CPUs hit the market, we examine the new chips' effects on every facet of the PC-building experience....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

Qualcomm rounds out Snapdragons with 617 and 430 SoCs
— 5:25 PM on September 15, 2015

Most of us at TR drool over the highest-end smartphones and tablets, but mid-range devices can provide a good experience at modest prices, too. Qualcomm...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 adjusts voltages for faster refuels
— 7:25 AM on September 15, 2015

Qualcomm's slow trickle of information related to the Snapdragon 820 SoC continues. Today, we're learning about Quick Charge 3.0, which the company...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Nvidia recalls some Shield Pro consoles for hard drive problem
— 12:43 PM on September 14, 2015

Shield Tablet owners will soon welcome some new members into the Brotherhood of Shield Device Recalls. Certain 500GB Shield Pro Android TV micro-consoles aren't surviving...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

Report: Xcode shows iPad Pro has 4GB of RAM; 2GB in iPhone 6S
— 7:58 AM on September 14, 2015

Apple's updated iPhones and iPad Pro won't be in consumer hands for a while yet, but the updated iOS device simulators in Xcode may confirm...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Rumor: AMD in buyout talks with Microsoft
— 1:31 PM on September 11, 2015

Jeeves, fetch me the sea salt. Fudzilla is rumor-reporting that Microsoft is eyeing AMD as a potential buyout. Personally, all I can say is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous