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Acer Nitro 5 Spin boards the eighth-gen Core train
— 11:00 AM on August 21, 2017

Intel just announced a quartet of new four-core, eight-thread 15 W mobile processors this morning, and the ensuing wave of announcements of laptops with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Asus Vivobook Pro N580VD-DB74T can do offices and kids' parties
— 5:00 PM on August 18, 2017

Just a couple of days ago, we wrote about Asus' Vivobook W202NA ruggedized laptop built for classrooms. Asus has now unveiled the latest entry...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Nokia 8 zeroes in on the Galaxy S8 and its friends
— 9:30 AM on August 17, 2017

We've been impressed with the hardware that recently-reborn Nokia has been packing into its HMD Global Oy-manufactured smartphones. Even better, the Finnish marque has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the day: a 144-Hz IPS FreeSync monitor for $400
— 3:51 PM on August 16, 2017

If you're one of the lucky few who have managed to get their hands on a Radeon RX Vega graphics card, you should absolutely...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Gaming

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The Tech Report's summer 2017 mobile staff picks
— 2:08 PM on August 16, 2017

It's time for another edition of The Tech Report's mobile staff picks, where we comb the worlds of tablets, laptops, and phones to separate the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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VivoBook W202NA is ready to brave the toughest of classrooms
— 12:00 PM on August 16, 2017

Last spring, Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S, a slimmed-down version of its operating system primarily designed for use in educational institutions. School-age children are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Razer Atheris is ready to strike on the move
— 5:00 PM on August 15, 2017

It always seemed a bit strange to me that Razer would name its mice after venomous snakes, given the eater-eaten relationship between the two animals....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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SteelSeries's new QX2 switches debut on the Apex M750 keyboard
— 11:30 AM on August 15, 2017

Time was when Cherry MXs were just about the only game in town for mechanical keyboard switches. However, with the recent explosion of gaming peripherals,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Next-gen Qualcomm Spectra ISPs bring more depth to mobile devices
— 6:00 AM on August 15, 2017

Qualcomm's next-gen Spectra image signal processors bring extensive depth-sensing capabilities to the company's mobile processing platforms. We explore how these capabilities could shape the next...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: leaked Microsoft memo discusses Surface returns
— 1:32 PM on August 14, 2017

When we reported last Thursday that Consumer Reports (CR) would no longer be recommending Surface devices, some gerbils expressed concern at the fact that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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EVGA thickens the SC17 gaming laptop with a GTX 1080
— 3:30 PM on August 11, 2017

When it built the SC17 1070 laptop, EVGA packed about as much CPU horsepower and graphics muscle as one could reasonably hope to fit...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Consumer Reports stops recommending Surface mobile devices
— 12:00 PM on August 10, 2017

Microsoft's Surface line of mobile devices has a lot of fans, including our own Bruno "morphine" Ferreira. Consumer Reports (CR) has traditionally been part of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active goes outdoors
— 11:45 AM on August 7, 2017

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones are already resistant to water and dust intrusion. The company is now set to release the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft and Tobii team up to add Eye Control to Windows 10
— 1:00 PM on August 2, 2017

When it works correctly, Tobii's eye-tracking technology seems like something straight out of a near-future science fiction movie. So far, the company's EyeX peripherals...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Software

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React faster with Razer's BlackWidow TE Chroma V2 keyboard
— 9:00 AM on August 2, 2017

Competitive gaming is growing fast, and so is the market for high-end hardware. Each new keyboard promises to give you some kind of competitive edge....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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The iPad arrested its long slide in Apple's fiscal third quarter
— 4:57 PM on August 1, 2017

Apple announced its financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal 2017 today. The company took in $45.4 billion in revenue, up 7%...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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SteelSeries' Rival 500 gaming mouse reviewed
— 1:00 PM on August 1, 2017

SteelSeries' Rival 700 intrigued us with its force-feedback feature, but that promising buzz was dulled by some gimmicks and a high price. SteelSeries is back...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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In the lab: SteelSeries Rival 310 and Sensei 310 with TrueMove 3 sensor
— 8:16 AM on August 1, 2017

Having a good mouse sensor can be incredibly important, especially in fast paced FPS games. A bad sensor will hinder reliable accuracy and muscle memory...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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