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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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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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Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is ready for serious business
— 10:30 AM on August 11, 2017

These days, multi-processor machines with mounds of memory are more accessible than ever. I can run down to Newegg Business and spec out some...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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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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AMD confirms Linux "performance marginality problem" on Ryzen
— 3:38 PM on August 7, 2017

AMD's Ryzen processors' abundance of CPU cores and threads combined with Linux's ability to efficiently use them seems like a match made in heaven....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Linux-Unix

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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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Windows 10 Creators Update is now universally available
— 2:07 PM on July 28, 2017

Microsoft made some big changes to the way it handles updates with the release of April's Creators Update. Major updates moved to a staggered...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Apple supplier Foxconn plans a factory in Wisconsin
— 12:00 PM on July 28, 2017

Chinese electronics giant Foxconn—best known among tech geeks as the iPhone manufacturer—is looking to move some of its manufacturing stateside. President Trump announced that the...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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USB 3.2 spec pushes bandwidth up to 20 Gbps
— 1:00 PM on July 26, 2017

The Universal Serial Bus is about to become a little bit less "serial." The USB 3.0 Promoter Group just announced the USB 3.2 specification—a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Corsair sells a majority stake to private equity for $525 million
— 8:51 AM on July 26, 2017

Corsair announced this morning that it's selling a majority share of its business to private equity firm EagleTree Partners for $525 million. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Flash will be dead by the end of 2020
— 2:09 PM on July 25, 2017

Ding dong, the witch is dead. Although Flash support has been getting skewered left and right by multiple browsers, word has now come forth...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google releases last developer preview before Android O release
— 2:29 PM on July 24, 2017

Google's Android mobile OS never stops moving, and the company has released the fourth developer preview version of Android O. The company expects Developer...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Corsair Lighting Pro Expansion Kit lets builders turn up the lights
— 2:30 PM on July 21, 2017

Corsair's Lighting Node Pro gave builders the ability to drive the company's strips of individually-addressable RGB LEDs. While 40 LEDs in a system might...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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