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Mediatek packs 10 cores into its Helio X20 SoC
— 12:32 PM on May 12, 2015

The race to see who can pack the most cores into a mobile SoC is still on, apparently. Mediatek's latest, called the Helio X20, packs...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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$9 computer has ARM SoC, docks with portable module
— 10:36 AM on May 11, 2015

At just nine bucks, Next Thing's Chip might be the cheapest single-board computer yet. The Kickstarted product blew past its funding goal and has...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Jailbreaker puts a web browser on the Apple Watch
— 6:00 AM on May 11, 2015

Apps on the Apple Watch are supposed to offer short, "glanceable" interactions that are over in a couple of seconds. A full web browser runs...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Software

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The TR Podcast bonus video: AMD, Zen, Fiji, and more
— 3:25 PM on May 8, 2015

Last night's live stream with David Kanter was a deliciously nerdy discussion of AMD's upcoming CPUs and graphics chips in light of the roadmap...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Podcast

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Deal of the week: Dragon Age: Inquistion for $30, and more
— 11:28 AM on May 8, 2015

It's that time again. Here are the deals that popped up on my radar this morning: EA is taking 25% off everything at its Origin online...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Report: Samsung spending $14 billion on new semiconductor fab
— 8:55 AM on May 8, 2015

Samsung is reportedly making a huge investment in its next semiconductor production facility. According to ET News, the firm plans to sink $14.3 billion...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Memory

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Join me and David Kanter to talk AMD and Zen at 9:30 PM ET
— 6:43 PM on May 7, 2015

Just a quick reminder: we'll be talking about the news from AMD's Analyst Day on The TR Podcast live stream tonight with special guest...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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AMD trims prices across its APU lineup
— 12:39 PM on May 7, 2015

In the wake of AMD's analyst day yesterday, the red team has made another round of price cuts on its A-series APUs. Here's the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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The TR Podcast 175: The Zen of chipmaking and ARM's Cortex-A72 revealed
— 11:56 AM on May 7, 2015

It's a Jordan-less episode this week... but that doesn't mean it's not any good. We kicked around the AMD Zen rumors, enjoyed special guest Rys...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Fixstars crams 6TB into a 2.5" SSD
— 9:51 AM on May 7, 2015

It's common to see six-terabyte capacities in the world of mechanical hard drives, but solid-state storage usually tops out at far lower figures. Fixstars' latest...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Maxwell-based GTX 965M powers Gigabyte gaming notebook
— 9:05 AM on May 7, 2015

Nvidia quietly introduced the GeForce GTX 965M mobile graphics chip earlier this year, and the chip has now made its way into a new...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Early deal of the week: Asus' ZenBook UX305 for $599
— 4:05 PM on May 6, 2015

We usually do deals posts on Friday, but this is too good to pass up. The Microsoft Store has a sweet discount on Asus'...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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AMD: Zen chips headed to desktops, servers in 2016
— 2:55 PM on May 6, 2015

The roadmap for upcoming AMD products has been pretty murky lately, but the company revealed some of its key plans for the next few years...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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MSI's 990FXA Gaming mobo freshens up with USB 3.1
— 1:51 PM on May 6, 2015

AMD's 990FX chipset soldiers on. As an astute TR commenter pointed out a while back, this platform is over five years old now. Motherboard makers...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Join us Thursday night to talk Zen and more with David Kanter
— 11:18 AM on May 6, 2015

We're cooking up a special version of the TR Podcast live stream for this Thursday night at 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT. David Kanter of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Podcast

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Xeon E7 v3 boasts Haswell cores, hybrid memory controller
— 10:42 AM on May 6, 2015

Although Broadwell-based chips are already on the market and Skylake is rumored for next year, Intel's older Haswell microarchitecture is still working its way into...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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16-nm NAND infiltrates Intel's latest server SSD
— 6:00 AM on May 6, 2015

After refreshing its mid-range and high-end server SSDs with updated controllers and 20-nm NAND earlier this...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Apple releases specifications for third-party Watch bands
— 9:22 AM on May 5, 2015

Don't like the stock bands and straps included with the Apple Watch? Third parties may soon be able to design and sell officially licensed bands...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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