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iOS 10.1 update includes portrait mode beta for iPhone 7 Plus
— 1:48 PM on October 24, 2016

One of the promised benefits of the second 12-megapixel camera Apple saw fit to add to the iPhone 7 Plus was a "portrait mode"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

HyperX Alloy keyboard gets lean and mean for FPS gaming
— 9:10 AM on October 24, 2016

If you're like me, you prize your keyboard's numeric keypad and use it daily. Still, nobody likes to give up a bunch of desk space...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Examining reports of slow write speeds on the 32GB iPhone 7
— 2:20 PM on October 21, 2016

Reports are going around of late that the 32GB iPhone 7 has demonstrably slower write performance than its larger siblings. Under the provocative title...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

Cellular Insights dissects iPhone 7 Plus modem performance
— 1:00 PM on October 21, 2016

Countless words have coalesced into reviews of Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus smartphones, lauding their improved cameras, faster SoCs, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Deals of the week: scads of high-performance storage and more
— 11:06 AM on October 21, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. We had a dearth of cheap SSDs in last week's deals, but the component market has returned to form today. Here's what...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Tobii's Eye Tracker 4C knows where your head is
— 10:30 AM on October 21, 2016

Eye-tracking specialist Tobii has replaced its first eye-tracking peripheral, the EyeX, with the more descriptively-named Eye Tracker 4C. The biggest changes in...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

Strong revenue doesn't stem red ink in AMD's fiscal third quarter
— 4:41 PM on October 20, 2016

AMD posted a remarkable increase in revenue for its fiscal third quarter of 2016. The company took in $1.3 billion, up 23% year-on-year, thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Razer unsheathes the Blade Pro gaming laptop
— 2:18 PM on October 20, 2016

A short while ago at its "Unveil the Shadow" event in Berlin, Razer unveiled the "Shadow," which turned out to be the Blade...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Acer XB241YU G-Sync display stalks the FreeSync competition
— 1:00 PM on October 20, 2016

Nvidia loyalists may be despondent about the limited selection of monitors with Nvidia's G-Sync adaptive refresh technology compared to the seemingly geometrically-increasing number screens with...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

PowerColor Devil Box cages high-performance graphics cards
— 11:30 AM on October 20, 2016

AMD board partner PowerColor has announced the Devil Box external graphics card enclosure, based on AMD's XConnect technology. The Devil Box is a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

Samsung builds 8GB LPDDR4 packages on its 10-nm process
— 10:00 AM on October 20, 2016

With high-resolution screens, 4K video, and VR applications becoming more popular—or at least on the horizon—Samsung sees a need to increase the speed and capacity...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Mobile computing

Latest Nintendo console can Switch form factors on the fly
— 9:46 AM on October 20, 2016

Nintendo has released the first teaser video for its next game console, the Switch. The three-minute clip makes it clear that a return...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

Microsoft researchers want you to touch VR objects
— 3:20 PM on October 19, 2016

Researchers at Microsoft have built a pair of experimental methods of haptic feedback for virtual reality controllers. The researchers' NormalTouch and TextureTouch are novel...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Input devices

Netgear Nighthawk X10 7200AD router prepares to take flight
— 12:00 PM on October 19, 2016

Netgear is stomping all over Linksys' latest MU-MIMO dual-band WRT3200ACM wireless router with its new tri-band Nighthawk X10 AD7200 device. The X10 is...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

Report: Samsung sets up Note 7 kiosks at airports as controversies mount
— 11:00 AM on October 19, 2016

Just when you think a scandal can't get worse and that all the sordid details have surfaced, something new comes to light. Samsung's ongoing problems...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Report: Apple prepping up new MacBook Pro for October 27 event
— 9:00 AM on October 19, 2016

The passing of each year implies the release of a new iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. However, Apple is much slower about updating its core...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

Intel posts strong growth in the third quarter of 2016
— 8:19 AM on October 19, 2016

Intel wiped away any bad feelings from its bumpy second quarter yesterday with what it describes as record revenues and strong profitability. For...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

Asus VG245H is a gaming monitor for consoles
— 1:00 PM on October 18, 2016

Everyone likes to salivate over the latest high-end monitors with top-dollar features and matching pricetags, but we reckon most gerbils are running something a little...

Type: News story Tags: Displays