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Google delivers a standing O of an Android preview for devs
— 10:30 AM on March 22, 2017

Last year's Android 7.0 Nougat release is only running on less than 3% of internet-connected Android devices, but Google is already charging forward with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Samsung Bixby wants to guide you through the Galaxy
— 12:32 PM on March 20, 2017

Smartphones and connected devices keep adding new capabilities, and Samsung thinks users might need some help keeping up. The company says its Bixby AI...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Internet

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Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X opens new frontiers in datacenter storage
— 11:00 AM on March 19, 2017

Intel's potentially revolutionary 3D Xpoint memory technology arrives today on board the Optane SSD DC P4800X. We dive in to see how this first Optane...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers

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Google Guetzli compression algorithm squeezes more out of JPEGs
— 1:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Waiting for images to load is no fun. Neither is paying for bandwidth to serve or receive those images. We've reported in the recent past...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Alphacool's Eiszeit compressor would impress Mr. Freeze
— 9:04 AM on March 17, 2017

When we talk about cooling our computers, usually we're talking about making them a bit less warm. But sometimes that's not enough. Maybe you're Batman...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Chrome 57 saves power and CPU cycles by throttling background tabs
— 11:30 AM on March 15, 2017

When we wrote about Chrome 56 about six weeks ago, we mentioned that Google was working on aggressively throttling background tabs in order to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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PSA: Grab an HTC Vive kit, get a free RX 480
— 1:56 PM on March 14, 2017

Howdy gerbils, this is going to be short and sweet. If you want to take the VR plunge and are one graphics card short, then...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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Phanteks Glacier G1080Ti waterblock readies up for GP102
— 10:00 AM on March 14, 2017

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti offers amazing performance right out of the box. For some people, though, that still isn't enough. For the flock...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Report: Softbank selling a 25% stake in ARM Holdings
— 9:00 AM on March 14, 2017

A scant six months ago, SoftBank acquired ARM Holdings for a whopping $32 billion. Now, the Japanese conglomerate is reportedly in "final-stage" talks to sell...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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EK waterblocks are pretty chill with MSI and Asus mobos
— 4:26 PM on March 13, 2017

Owners of Asus and MSI motherboards may be envious of the integrated CPU-and-motherboard waterblock on Asus' range-topping ROG Maximus Extreme IX. Those people can now...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling

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Intel buys MobilEye for a cool $15.3 billion
— 10:30 AM on March 13, 2017

PC gamers love the combination of Intel CPUs and Nvidia GPUs, but the two companies are actually bitter rivals in several markets. Just as Nvidia...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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John Carmack sues ZeniMax for $22.5 million
— 1:00 PM on March 10, 2017

Current Oculus CTO John Carmack is suing ZeniMax Media, his former employer, for $22.5 million in federal court. Carmack alleges that ZeniMax still owes...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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Google Invisible reCAPTCHA fights robots from the shadows
— 3:00 PM on March 9, 2017

Pretty much everyone hates CAPTCHA forms, the often-annoying checkboxes or miniature surveys that many web sites force upon a user in order to access...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Nvidia and Microsoft team up to accelerate cloud-based AI
— 9:30 AM on March 9, 2017

Buzzwords like "AI" and "machine learning" are thrown around like candy these days, but the use cases for those technologies are growing at a rapid...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Windows Servers

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Windows 10 Creators Update shows ads in Explorer
— 9:00 AM on March 9, 2017

Windows 10 has had ads of some kind since launch. Most of them were easy to turn off, but the upcoming Creators Update may make...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Report: Microsoft ports Windows Server to ARM
— 11:30 AM on March 8, 2017

Well, that cat's finally coming out of the bag. In what's seen in the tech world as an inevitable future, ARM-based chips look to be...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Networking Servers

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Arctic Freezer 33 coolers are ready for Ryzen
— 10:03 AM on March 8, 2017

Perhaps in a nod to increasing awareness of the possibility of melting polar ice caps as a result of global climate change, Arctic has released...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Nvidia Jetson TX2 packs Pascal in a pint-size package
— 9:00 AM on March 8, 2017

The Raspberry Pi Foundation makes some fun and well-supported single-board computers, but sometimes a small embedded system needs more graphical horsepower than the four 300...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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