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TSMC begins volume production of 16-nm FinFET chips
— 6:31 PM on July 17, 2015

During its Q2 earnings call, TSMC president and co-CEO Mark Liu announced that the chipmaker has begun volume shipment of chips based on its 16-nm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Apple updates iPod touch with A8 CPU, 8MP camera
— 11:25 AM on July 15, 2015

Reports of the iPod's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Apple took the wraps off an updated iPod touch this morning. The new version gets...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Sandisk waves its new Connect Wireless Stick around
— 11:03 AM on July 14, 2015

SanDisk has updated its Connect Wireless Stick family of Wi-Fi-enabled flash drives. These drives don't require a USB connection to work. Instead, devices like...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Firefox temporarily blocks Adobe Flash as vulnerabilites mount
— 9:05 AM on July 14, 2015

If you use Firefox, and you've noticed a bunch of dire security warnings about Flash being disabled this morning, there's a reason for that. Mozilla's...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Report: Apple reaps 92% of all smartphone profits
— 5:42 PM on July 13, 2015

Apple makes money hand over fist and water is wet, but just how wet Apple's water is can still be something to behold. Citing an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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New unpatched vulnerabilities uncovered in Flash, Java
— 12:52 PM on July 13, 2015

Watch where you point those web browsers: Oracle's Java and Adobe's Flash are both subjects of new zero-day vulnerabilities. As Ars Technica reports, a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Two new Asus ZenPad tablets turn up at Best Buy
— 11:00 AM on July 13, 2015

Two new Asus ZenPad tablets are up for sale at Best Buy: the ZenPad S 8.0 Z580C-B1, and the more affordable ZenPad C...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Gmail improves spam filter with neural network, sender tools
— 11:16 AM on July 10, 2015

Gmail product manager Sri Harsha Somanchi has outlined some new steps the free email service is taking to try to improve its spam detection on the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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LG's G4 Beat handset provides midrange value
— 3:19 PM on July 9, 2015

LG has pulled back the curtain on its midrange G4 Beat phone, an offshoot of the flagship G4 handset. The company wants to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft restructures phone hardware business, cuts 7,800 jobs
— 10:27 AM on July 8, 2015

Microsoft has announced plans to restructure its phone hardware business, including the elimination of 7,800 jobs. The restructuring effort will result in a one-time...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Samsung Electronics' Q2 guidance shows falling revenues, profits
— 8:34 AM on July 7, 2015

Samsung Electronics estimates that its Q2 operating income will decline on a year-over-year basis for the seventh consecutive quarter, falling short of analyst projections, CNBC...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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TR's July 2015 mobile staff picks
— 10:58 AM on July 6, 2015

In this edition of our mobile staff picks, we chose our favorites from the current cream of the crop in tablets, convertibles, laptops, and phones....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Microsoft adds $1,299 Core i7 version to Surface Pro 3 lineup
— 10:24 AM on June 29, 2015

Microsoft has quietly added a new member to its Surface Pro 3 family, packing an Intel Core i7 CPU, a 128GB SSD, and 8GB...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Samsung and LG show off battery technology improvements
— 9:21 AM on June 29, 2015

Nary a day goes by without news about new battery technologies, it seems, and today is no exception. Samsung and LG have both announced new...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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OnePlus will launch its new phone in virtual reality
— 4:55 PM on June 26, 2015

So this is novel. OnePlus, the phone company that brought us the cheap-but-powerful One phone, is launching a new model, the OnePlus 2....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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ThinkPad loyalists will enjoy this retro Lenovo concept
— 11:21 PM on June 25, 2015

Lenovo (née IBM) ThinkPads have a design history stretching back over 20 years. Despite some recent tweaks and tucks to these PCs' keyboards and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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New EVGA Supernova P2 PSUs offer 80 Plus Platinum power
— 1:37 PM on June 24, 2015

EVGA shrank its Supernova G2 PSUs to more reasonable power levels a little while back, and the company is now turning its shrink ray onto...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Lenovo's latest Ideacentre PC is a little Stick-y
— 10:38 AM on June 23, 2015

Lenovo's ideacentre Stick 300 shows that size truly doesn't matter. This micro-PC provides a full-blown computer in a footprint that's not much bigger than...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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