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Chipworks takes the lid off Apple's A9X SoC
— 4:40 PM on November 30, 2015

We've heard some pretty impressive performance claims about the A9X SoC in Apple's iPad Pro ever since the mega-slate made its public debut, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

Abu Dhabi government fund may be shopping GlobalFoundries
— 10:08 AM on November 27, 2015

The investors from Abu Dhabi who funded GlobalFoundries' expansion may be ready to tap out. A Bloomberg report citing "people familiar with the matter"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

MSI's Eco motherboards let owners fine-tune power consumption
— 8:25 AM on November 27, 2015

While we Americans are still sleeping off our Thanksgiving celebrations, MSI has unveiled some Skylake-compatible updates to its Eco series of motherboards: the H170M...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Asus updates Zenbook UX305 with a Skylake Core M CPU
— 4:18 PM on November 24, 2015

Asus' Zenbook UX305 is one of our favorite thin-and-light notebooks out there. Its $699 price tag gets you an aluminum body, a 1080p IPS screen,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Shuttle XPC Nano's svelte body is clad in black and gold
— 2:51 PM on November 24, 2015

Shuttle pretty much wrote the book on small form factor PCs back in the day, and it's introducing some new bite-size machines today. Say...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

MIT researchers say many popular Android apps call out covertly
— 7:33 AM on November 24, 2015

Downloading popular Android apps from non-official sources is a bad idea, but even legit apps can do potentially unwanted things in the background without drawing attention....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Dell gets Superfishy by shipping PCs with self-signed root certificates
— 4:31 PM on November 23, 2015

Remember the Superfish debacle, when Lenovo shipped computers with a preinstalled rogue root certification authority (CA)? Dell seems to think that was a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

Mozilla axes heavyweight Firefox themes and tab groups
— 1:04 PM on November 23, 2015

Back in August, Mozilla announced plans to adopt a Chrome-like extension framework for Firefox called WebExtensions. In turn, the company plans to deprecate its...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Acer XF270HU IPS monitor hooks Radeons up with 144Hz FreeSync
— 11:56 AM on November 23, 2015

Acer's XB270HU display is one of the more popular Nvidia G-Sync monitors on the market. Sadly, Radeon owners can't take advantage of the XB270HU's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

Asus' N-series laptops top out with 4K screens and PCIe SSDs
— 9:50 AM on November 23, 2015

Asus has unwrapped the latest models in its N series of notebooks. The newcomers pack GeForce GTX graphics cards and can be fitted with...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

HP's Elite X2 brings Thunderbolt 3 to convertible tablets
— 8:22 AM on November 20, 2015

Convertible tablets haven't offered many options to choose from for users who want high-speed external connectivity and ease of service in the same package. HP...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Eurocom's Shark 5 laptop rules the ultraportable depths
— 3:39 PM on November 18, 2015

Eurocom is doing its glorious excess thing again. This time around, the Canadian company is taking the wraps off its 15.6" Shark 5 "ultraportable"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

DisplayMate: iPad Pro display beats iPad Air 2's, but mini 4 is still king
— 12:56 PM on November 18, 2015

Much like it has done with tablet displays in the past, DisplayMate has put the iPad Pro's enormous 12.9" screen through the wringer to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Fujitsu Stylistic R726 convertible is ready to do business
— 9:20 AM on November 18, 2015

Convertibles are all the rage these days, and Fujitsu is out looking for a piece of that market pie. Take a look at the

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Nvidia's Shield Tablet returns for the holidays at $199
— 8:42 AM on November 17, 2015

Nvidia's Shield Tablet has been a staple of our past mobile staff picks, but it's been difficult to find a Shield in stock...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Rumor: Upcoming Core i7-6950X could have 10 cores, 20 threads
— 11:39 AM on November 16, 2015

Intel's Haswell-E processors already pack as many as eight cores and 16 threads, but the next generation of the company's extreme desktop CPUs could offer...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Pros can go ultra-wide with Acer's B346C and B346CK monitors
— 9:40 AM on November 13, 2015

Variable-refresh-rate tech is all the rage now, but it's reasonable to say not every user is a gamer. Content creation professionals need correct colors above...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

Exynos 8 Octa 8890 SoC puts custom cores and LTE on one chip
— 9:24 AM on November 12, 2015

This fall is proving to be the season of SoCs. Samsung's Exynos 8 Octa 8890 is just the latest high-end mobile processor to hit...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing