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Adata SD700 external SSD is built to take a beating
— 12:35 PM on November 17, 2016

Solid-state drives don't have moving parts, and that simple fact makes them intrinsically suited for use as portable storage. Adata's SD700 external SSD combines...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 tops up thirsty phones faster
— 10:30 AM on November 17, 2016

Qualcomm's just-announced Snapdragon 835 SoC promises all sorts of performance and battery life improvements compared to its predecessors. The new chip also brings the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member
— 9:30 AM on November 17, 2016

Linux and Microsoft were, for years, fully at odds with each other. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer considered Linux a bigger threat to Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix

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Qualcomm taps Samsung's 10-nm process for its Snapdragon 835
— 8:45 AM on November 17, 2016

Qualcomm and Samsung announced this morning that the next "premium" Snapdragon SoC, the Snapdragon 835, is already in production on Samsung's 10-nm FinFET...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Updated PiDrives give tiny computers more affordable storage
— 12:30 PM on November 16, 2016

WDLabs has refreshed it PiDrive Foundation Edition series of drives designed for the Raspberry Pi Foundation's Pi 2 and Pi 3 single-board...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Seagate Backup Plus HDD crams 5TB into a 2.5" portable drive
— 10:12 AM on November 16, 2016

The engineering team at Seagate must have heard the phrase "you can't take it with you," and taken it as a design challenge. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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OnePlus 3T freshens the flagship-killer formula
— 1:22 PM on November 15, 2016

Just a few months after the OnePlus 3 put an affordable price tag on a Snapdragon 820, the roguish smartphone maker is updating its...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Akitio Node makes Thunderbolt 3 graphics card docks attainable
— 11:00 AM on November 15, 2016

When Razer first unveiled the Core external GPU dock, it was met with equal parts hype and hesitation. The promise of plugging in a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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In the lab: Samsung's 960 EVO SSDs
— 9:25 AM on November 15, 2016

Hot on the heels of its class-leading 960 Pro, Samsung is unleashing the more-affordable, TLC V-NAND-driven 960 EVO this morning. The good news...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Google details Daydream VR hardware requirements
— 9:00 AM on November 10, 2016

Google's Daydream View virtual reality goggles are now available at Google's store. That's well and good for owners of Google's new Pixel and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Acer BE270U monitor is all business
— 9:00 AM on November 9, 2016

Acer released a new 27" display this week aimed at the non-gaming crowd. The BE270U arrives with a focus on color reproduction and comfort...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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AOC Agon AG352QCX takes a VA panel and drives it to 200Hz
— 11:00 AM on November 8, 2016

Monitor manufacturer AOC is expanding its range of its range of FreeSync-enabled monitors with the alphabet-soup-inspired Agon AG352QCX. The monitor is built around a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Philips BDM3270QP2 offers rich hues in 32" size
— 9:00 AM on November 8, 2016

Philips' enterprise branch EPI announced this week a new 32" display aimed primarily at the business market, the BDM3270QP2. This 2560x1440, 92-PPI display stands...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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BenQ Zowie XL2540 monitor spits out frames at 240Hz
— 10:18 AM on November 7, 2016

BenQ acquired eSports fanatics Zowie last year, and has been busy stamping the name on its gaming monitors. The latest display bearing the Zowie...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Huawei Mate 9 teases big performance in a big body
— 3:03 PM on November 4, 2016

Huawei has formally announced the Mate 9, its latest competitor in the crowded high-end Android smartphone market. Thankfully, the 9 in the phone's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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ROG G701VI takes a GTX 1080 and a 120-Hz screen on the go
— 2:27 PM on November 4, 2016

Asus' progression of Pascal-powered portables proceeds with the updated ROG G701, called the G701VI. This 17.3" gaming laptop is mostly unchanged from the previous...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 is ready for anything
— 2:59 PM on November 3, 2016

Panasonic's Toughbooks are well-known and respected in industrial and emergency environments for their durability, reliability, and long battery life. The company also sells similarly-ruggedized...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Zotac VR GO backpack PC lets you cut loose
— 3:00 PM on November 2, 2016

We saw a prototype of Zotac's VR backpack at Computex, but now the user-mounted gaming PC has a name: VR GO. To produce...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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