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Razer opens its first retail store in Taipei
— 9:57 AM on May 15, 2015

Seems like Razer might have been getting a little green with envy looking at the success of another major tech company's retail operations. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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IBM achieves silicon photonics milestone
— 6:00 AM on May 15, 2015

Today, a lot of the communication that takes place on chips and between computers is accomplished by way of electrical signals carried by metal wires....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Socketed Broadwell CPU spotted at 5GHz on air
— 9:12 AM on May 14, 2015

The unlocked Broadwell desktop processors due mid-year could turn out to be potent overclockers. According to a report at EXPreview, at least one chip...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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4K and HDR video arrive on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs
— 11:44 AM on May 13, 2015

Even in the age of Netflix, work continues on newer and better optical media formats. The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that it's finished the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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Lily quadcopter autonomously films your big adventures
— 9:45 AM on May 13, 2015

Drone-mounted cameras are opening up a whole new world for video, but it's not always practical to control a camera drone yourself. Even with a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Mediatek packs 10 cores into its Helio X20 SoC
— 12:32 PM on May 12, 2015

The race to see who can pack the most cores into a mobile SoC is still on, apparently. Mediatek's latest, called the Helio X20, packs...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Verizon to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion
— 10:27 AM on May 12, 2015

Remember AOL? You know, the dial-up Internet provider who used to send you all those free CDs? Well, the company has since transformed itself into...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Jailbreaker puts a web browser on the Apple Watch
— 6:00 AM on May 11, 2015

Apps on the Apple Watch are supposed to offer short, "glanceable" interactions that are over in a couple of seconds. A full web browser runs...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Software

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The TR Podcast bonus video: AMD, Zen, Fiji, and more
— 3:25 PM on May 8, 2015

Last night's live stream with David Kanter was a deliciously nerdy discussion of AMD's upcoming CPUs and graphics chips in light of the roadmap...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Podcast

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Deal of the week: Dragon Age: Inquistion for $30, and more
— 11:28 AM on May 8, 2015

It's that time again. Here are the deals that popped up on my radar this morning: EA is taking 25% off everything at its Origin online...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Report: Samsung spending $14 billion on new semiconductor fab
— 8:55 AM on May 8, 2015

Samsung is reportedly making a huge investment in its next semiconductor production facility. According to ET News, the firm plans to sink $14.3 billion...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Memory

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Nvidia posts first-quarter financials, plans Icera shutdown
— 6:00 AM on May 8, 2015

Nvidia's first-quarter financial results are in. Revenue was $1.15 billlion, up four percent from the same time last year. Net income fell two percent...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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AMD trims prices across its APU lineup
— 12:39 PM on May 7, 2015

In the wake of AMD's analyst day yesterday, the red team has made another round of price cuts on its A-series APUs. Here's the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Fixstars crams 6TB into a 2.5" SSD
— 9:51 AM on May 7, 2015

It's common to see six-terabyte capacities in the world of mechanical hard drives, but solid-state storage usually tops out at far lower figures. Fixstars' latest...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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AMD: Zen chips headed to desktops, servers in 2016
— 2:55 PM on May 6, 2015

The roadmap for upcoming AMD products has been pretty murky lately, but the company revealed some of its key plans for the next few years...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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MSI's 990FXA Gaming mobo freshens up with USB 3.1
— 1:51 PM on May 6, 2015

AMD's 990FX chipset soldiers on. As an astute TR commenter pointed out a while back, this platform is over five years old now. Motherboard makers...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Join us Thursday night to talk Zen and more with David Kanter
— 11:18 AM on May 6, 2015

We're cooking up a special version of the TR Podcast live stream for this Thursday night at 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT. David Kanter of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Podcast

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Xeon E7 v3 boasts Haswell cores, hybrid memory controller
— 10:42 AM on May 6, 2015

Although Broadwell-based chips are already on the market and Skylake is rumored for next year, Intel's older Haswell microarchitecture is still working its way into...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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