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Here's why Xeon D could make dual-socket servers scarce
— 9:50 AM on April 1, 2015

Intel's introduction of the Broadwell-based Xeon D processor was rather low-key, but I think this chip (along with its successors) is poised to push traditional...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Rockchip SoC powers $149 Chromebooks, sub-$100 dongle
— 6:00 AM on April 1, 2015

A quad-core Rockchip SoC has landed in a bunch of budget Chrome devices. The RK3288 clocks 32-bit Cortex-A17 CPU cores up to 1.8GHz...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Here are our musings on the new MacBook
— 10:11 AM on March 31, 2015

I thought we had a pretty solid discussion of the new MacBook in our recent podcast, so it seemed like a good idea to cut...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft unveils Atom-powered Surface 3 tablet
— 9:55 AM on March 31, 2015

Microsoft announced the rumored update to its non-Pro Surface today, and it's called Surface 3. The new tablet resembles a shrunken Surface Pro 3...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Source code references hint at Tegra X1 Chromebooks
— 9:23 AM on March 31, 2015

Nvidia's Tegra SoCs have already worked their way into a couple of Chromebooks. Acer rolled out a 13-incher in August, while HP added...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Operating systems

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Samsung's 850 EVO M.2 solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 AM on March 31, 2015

Samsung's 850 EVO SSD debuted in December inside the usual 2.5" case. Now, the drive is spreading to smaller mSATA and M.2 form factors....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Report: Microsoft to build an Intel-powered, non-Pro Surface tablet
— 9:23 AM on March 26, 2015

Microsoft may be bidding farewell to its ARM-powered Surface tablets along with its Windows RT OS. According to a report published by WinBeta, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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SEC filing says Samsung is fabbing chips for Nvidia
— 10:19 AM on March 25, 2015

Last month, Meritz Securities analyst Park Yu-ak claimed that Samsung would be manufacturing chips for Nvidia. He didn't provide any evidence to support that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's latest microATX board has an eight-core ARMv8 SoC
— 6:00 AM on March 25, 2015

Well, well. Looky here. Gigabyte's server division has developed a microATX board with a 64-bit ARM processor onboard. Source:...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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Google Glass isn't dead, just resting, says Eric Schmidt
— 10:03 AM on March 23, 2015

Google closed its Google Glass Explorer program back in January and transferred control of the project to Tony Fadell, former iPod guru and CEO...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail tablet for $75, a 5TB hard drive for $160, and more
— 10:56 AM on March 20, 2015

E-tailers have cut prices on loads of big-screen TVs as part of their March Madness promotions, but we still managed to find some sweet PC...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Asus' ROG G501 is an all-aluminum mobile beauty
— 8:00 AM on March 13, 2015

Maybe it ages me to admit it, but I tend to think of gaming laptops as thick, heavy slabs that nobody except the most devoted...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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The TR Podcast 172 video: An Apple on yer wrist and an Oculus on yer face
— 1:14 PM on March 12, 2015

We recorded the latest episode of the TR Podcast last night, and the video of our conversation is now available on YouTube. We talked about...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Podcast

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Google updates Chromebook Pixel with USB-C, Broadwell CPUs
— 2:56 PM on March 11, 2015

Google's Chromebook Pixel has always been kind of a contradiction in terms. Whereas most Chromebooks ply the $300-and-below waters of budget laptops, the original Pixel...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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WD's Re+ hard drive promises low-power mechanical storage up to 6TB
— 10:47 AM on March 11, 2015

WD has introduced a new hard drive aimed at high-capacity datacenter applications. The Re+ scales up to 6TB, and the top model purportedly consumes just...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Apple introduces new, ultra-thin MacBook
— 3:02 PM on March 9, 2015

At Apple's press event today, the company returned its mid-line MacBook to its product lineup. And yes, it's the thinnest Apple notebook ever. But...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Intel's Xeon D brings Broadwell to cloud, web services
— 10:30 AM on March 9, 2015

The Xeon D is Intel's pre-emptive strike against upcoming ARM-based competition in the server market. Built on 14-nm process tech and fortified with Broadwell cores,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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Report: MediaTek SoCs could adopt Radeon graphics
— 10:05 AM on March 9, 2015

MediaTek is one of the biggest SoC providers around. It currently offers a deep lineup of smartphone and tablets chips that pair ARM CPU cores...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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