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Independent QA firm digs into the causes of Note 7 battery fires
— 11:20 AM on December 6, 2016

Remember the Samsung Note 7 battery issues? Instrumental, a company that produces tools for remote quality assurance, certainly does. On its blog, Instrumental used...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Leap Motion adds hand signals to mobile VR
— 12:30 PM on December 5, 2016

Some readers may recall Leap Motion, a rather nifty hand-tracking technology first offered in development kits back in 2012 and subsequently integrated into VR...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Deals of the week: laptops and a mixed bag of goodies
— 12:02 PM on December 2, 2016

Greetings, fellow gerbils. I know, I know, your credit cards are beaten, bruised, and broken from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. And...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Zalman's ZM-K900M RGB LED gaming keyboard reviewed
— 7:07 PM on December 1, 2016

Zalman's ZM-K900M keyboard hides a huge range of hardware-controlled backlight and macro modes underneath an unassuming exterior. We took it for a spin to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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HP ProBook x360 Education Edition can survive the playground bully
— 10:24 AM on December 1, 2016

Remember back when laptops were first becoming a thing? Some folks thought we'd see every high-schooler carrying around their own personal PC by now, some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Adata A10050QC Power Bank delivers Quick Charge power
— 9:00 AM on November 30, 2016

Google may not be a fan of the proprietary Quick Charge technology baked into Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoCs, but that doesn't mean other companies aren't...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Cyber Monday deals: mobile computing and audio
— 1:38 PM on November 28, 2016

Greetings again, gerbils. In the previous installment of Cyber Monday deals, we covered components and peripherals. Now, it's time to get your mobile computing...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Rosewill's RK-9000V2 RGB mechanical keyboard reviewed
— 10:14 AM on November 23, 2016

Rosewill's RK-9000V2 RGB keyboard adds fancy lighting effects and an extensive built-in macro programming toolkit to one of our favorite Cherry MX-equipped mechanical keyboards. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Netflix 4K coming to a select few PCs
— 12:00 PM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft has announced that Netflix 4K support is coming to a small number of Windows PCs over on its Windows Blog. Owners of 4K...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Windows

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Microsoft's Windows 10 VR headsets won't require a high-end rig
— 9:02 AM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft announced a partnership earlier this fall with companies like Asus, Lenovo, and HP to bring cheaper virtual reality headsets to the market, along...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Apple offers a fix for iPhone 6S sudden-death battery issue
— 12:56 PM on November 21, 2016

Another day, another problem with Apple's popular iPhone line of handsets. This time, the trouble involves batteries in some iPhone 6S models. Unlike...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Apple offers $149 fix for iPhone 6 "touch disease"
— 2:05 PM on November 18, 2016

Apple iPhone 6 Plus owners suffering from flickering displays or inconsistent multi-touch response finally have official recourse, though the service will hit affected iPhone owners...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Drive like Verstappen with the Thrustmaster TS-PC Racer wheel
— 2:16 PM on November 17, 2016

Playing racing games with a gamepad is doable and entertaining enough. A proper racing wheel is where it's at, though. Thrustmaster's simulator gear has always...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Adata SD700 external SSD is built to take a beating
— 12:35 PM on November 17, 2016

Solid-state drives don't have moving parts, and that simple fact makes them intrinsically suited for use as portable storage. Adata's SD700 external SSD combines...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 tops up thirsty phones faster
— 10:30 AM on November 17, 2016

Qualcomm's just-announced Snapdragon 835 SoC promises all sorts of performance and battery life improvements compared to its predecessors. The new chip also brings the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Qualcomm taps Samsung's 10-nm process for its Snapdragon 835
— 8:45 AM on November 17, 2016

Qualcomm and Samsung announced this morning that the next "premium" Snapdragon SoC, the Snapdragon 835, is already in production on Samsung's 10-nm FinFET...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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OnePlus 3T freshens the flagship-killer formula
— 1:22 PM on November 15, 2016

Just a few months after the OnePlus 3 put an affordable price tag on a Snapdragon 820, the roguish smartphone maker is updating its...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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