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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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Fitbit buys Pebble, leaving watch owners in the lurch
— 11:06 AM on December 8, 2016

Fitbit, one of the biggest fitness band makers, has acquired "specific assets" of Kickstarter-fueled smartwatch maker Pebble. The official press release from Fitbit clarifies...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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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WD unveils a raft of HGST enterprise storage products
— 2:30 PM on December 6, 2016

Western Digital unveiled a raft of HGST-branded enterprise storage products today, including a range of NVMe PCIe drives, high-capacity 2.5" SAS SSDs, and 3.5"...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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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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BenQ SW320 monitor is one of the first with HDR
— 10:30 AM on December 6, 2016

The terms 4K and HDR are thrown around quite a bit in reference to TVs lately, but this combination of buzzwords hasn't really hit the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Micron 5100-series SSDs make speedy datacenter storage cheaper
— 4:34 PM on December 5, 2016

Being one of the world's leading NAND flash manufacturers, one could say that Micron would like nothing more than to see hard drives go away....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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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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I made my dumb appliances smarter with the Internet of Things
— 2:58 PM on December 2, 2016

Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Seagate Duet portable drive reaches for the clouds
— 1:16 PM on December 2, 2016

Between the proliferation of cheap eMMC storage devices, crazy-fast NVMe SSDs, and cloud backup services, users' interactions with platters of spinning rust is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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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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Panasonic develops an IPS panel with a million-to-one contrast ratio
— 10:36 AM on December 2, 2016

Japanese technology industry giant Panasonic has developed a new type of IPS LCD panel that the company says is capable of a contrast ratio...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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AOC P2779VC monitor juices up phones without the wires
— 10:30 AM on November 30, 2016

Once upon a time, LCD monitors with accurate colors and wide viewing angles were the exclusive purview of professionals and nerds. These days, there's not...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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