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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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Aqua Computer Cuplex Kryos Next block is ready for Threadripper
— 12:15 PM on September 20, 2017

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are so big that we've taken to using them as an object of scale to represent the size of other...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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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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Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 and NH-L12S are ready for little boxes
— 9:14 AM on September 20, 2017

The stock heatsinks that AMD includes with most of its Ryzen processors are quite capable but also relatively tall. The fastest Ryzens don't even...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Philips 328P6AU and 328P6VU monitors make the best of USB-C
— 12:15 PM on September 19, 2017

The release of Apple's port-deficient MacBooks caused some gnashing of teeth regarding its lack of legacy connectors, but the upshot is that there's a new...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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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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Google Chrome 64 will limit autoplay videos early next year
— 9:21 AM on September 15, 2017

Online video can be great. Netflix's customer base is constantly growing and people watch over a billion hours of Youtube videos every day....

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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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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Windows Fall Creators Update will shake up privacy settings
— 1:45 PM on September 13, 2017

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update introduced several changes in the privacy settings of the operating system. The Fall Creators Update will shake up...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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Cooler Master MasterCase H500P surfaces on Newegg
— 12:30 PM on September 12, 2017

Back at Computex in June, we got a brief look at Cooler Master's MasterCase H500P case, the apparent revival of the company's HAF line...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Philips 492P8 display is double-wide and extra-large
— 4:54 PM on September 11, 2017

The only way a monitor can provide more immersion than an ultrawide panel is if it's ultrawide and really big. Philips' 492P8 is wider-than-ultrawide,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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