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— 12:12 PM on November 24, 2017

Hi guys! I'm interrupting the scheduled programming to let you guys know that we're setting up a site upgrade tomorrow, November 25, at around 11:00...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Black Friday deals: everything your heart desires
— 11:59 AM on November 24, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write some sort of witty intro, if I had one. It's Black Friday and there's a lot of deals...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cooling Storage Systems Displays Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Marvell takes Cavium under its wing for $6 billion
— 4:18 PM on November 20, 2017

The big acquisition deal in progress in the semiconductor space might be Broadcom's rejected bid to take over Qualcomm, but a pair of less-prominent...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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G.Skill's DDR4-4400 kit seizes the four-module memory speed crown
— 12:00 PM on November 17, 2017

Super-fast memory kits composed of two modules are all well and good, but some folks need large capacity to go with wickedly-high clock speeds. Last...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Intel confirms Optane DIMMs for late 2018
— 1:30 PM on November 15, 2017

When Intel first started talking about the 3D Xpoint memory it created in cooperation with Micron, the possible uses for the technology encompassed both...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Micron doubles down on NVDIMMs with 32GB sticks
— 10:30 AM on November 13, 2017

To help deal with DRAM's volatile nature, some servers come equipped with NVDIMMs. They come in a few types, but the most common type are...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $130 billion bid
— 9:00 AM on November 13, 2017

Qualcomm announced this morning that it's officially rejecting Broadcom's unsolicited $130 billion takeover offer. Qualcomm's board of directors unanimously voted to turn down...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Thermaltake X Comfort Air chair tries to keep backsides cooler
— 4:58 PM on November 10, 2017

What kind of chair are you using, gerbils? I'm still sitting in an ancient steel-framed office chair that pre-dates DirectX. A lot of companies are...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Corsair boosts a four-stick 32 GB DDR4 set to 4333 MT/s
— 1:30 PM on November 10, 2017

Super-fast memory is great, but more often than not the speediest kits are made up of only a pair of relatively-small-capacity modules. Corsair's latest Vengeance...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Samsung teases higher-than-expected speeds from its GDDR6 RAM
— 10:30 AM on November 10, 2017

Our inboxes are filling up with news of CES' various Innovation Award winners, but it's rare that something truly newsworthy gets highlighted in those messages....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Broadcom proposes to take over Qualcomm for $130 billion
— 7:45 AM on November 6, 2017

Broadcom issued an unsolicited proposal this morning to acquire mobile technology giant Qualcomm for $70 per share in a monster cash-and-stock deal that's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking Personal tech

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Report: Apple might drop Qualcomm modems entirely
— 9:00 AM on November 1, 2017

Apple and Qualcomm have been poking at each other for some time. This year alone, Apple sued Qualcomm for its licensing practices, while

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Friday deals: a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB for $0.28/GB and more
— 1:15 PM on October 27, 2017

Geez, guys. We're still dizzy and reeling from the lightning-quick pace of releases over the last few days. We have Ryzen mobile APUs to...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Storage Memory

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Tuesday deals: a GTX 1080 Ti, a 4K display, RAM, and more
— 11:49 AM on October 24, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. I don't know exactly how it is possible to enjoy a summer week in almost-November, but it's happening here. Temperature of 27° C,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Cases Displays Memory

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G.Skill 3800 MT/s SO-DIMMs put lightning in tiny bottles
— 10:46 AM on October 20, 2017

Laptop memory slots are the usual domain of SO-DIMMs, but a seemingly-increasing number of console-size-and-smaller gaming PCs are also using the parts. G.Skill's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Gaming

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Qualcomm shows progress on 5G mobile broadband
— 3:00 PM on October 18, 2017

Qualcomm demonstrated progress on its 5G mobile broadband efforts at its San Diego laboratory yesterday. The company showed off two forms of next-gen...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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WPA2 security hole KRACKs Wi-Fi networks wide open
— 9:31 AM on October 16, 2017

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning about a new attack that affects Wi-Fi networks using the commonly-used WPA2 protocol....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Qualcomm seeks to block iPhone sales and manufacturing in China
— 3:32 PM on October 13, 2017

Qualcomm's legal team is probably skipping lunch and working late in recent weeks, especially in China and Taiwan. While the company is attempting to fight...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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