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Deals of the week: laptops and spinning storage
— 1:53 PM on December 9, 2016

Greetings, gerbils. Today's deals are of a rather unique tack. Instead of the usual selection of PC motherboards, CPUs, and graphics cards, today it's (almost)...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Report: Samsung Galaxy S8 may go into full-screen mode
— 9:01 AM on December 9, 2016

First, phone screens grew, and now it's time for the bezels to shrink and disappear. That seems to be what phone makers have decided, at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Gigabyte XK700 keyboard will challenge your limits
— 4:48 PM on December 8, 2016

Wake up, gerbils! It's time for your favorite: more RGB LED-equipped hardware news! Today's bit of blinky-flashy excess comes courtesy of Gigabyte and its new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Bluetooth 5 spec promises increased speed, range, and throughput
— 10:08 AM on December 8, 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group pulled back the curtain on the Bluetooth 5 Core Specification. According to the SIG, the new specification's low-energy mode...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Microsoft makes Windows 10 run on ARM devices
— 9:09 AM on December 8, 2016

Microsoft never seemed to have put together a cohesive strategy for mobile device software. The company's Windows Phone operating system has never been able to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Khronos Group unites VR industry leaders for a standards initiative
— 9:00 AM on December 7, 2016

It's no secret that the world of virtual reality is fragmented. This fragmentation requires developers to port and customize their software for multiple devices, a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Go back in time with Nanoxia's Ncore Retro keyboard
— 5:39 PM on December 6, 2016

RGB LEDs? Cherry MX switches? Everyone has those. It's tough for a keyboard to distinguish itself from its competition these days, with about a million...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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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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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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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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