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Rumor: Apple bends to pressure; iPhone 6S won't
— 5:53 PM on August 10, 2015

Apple downplayed reports of its iPhone 6 bending under stress more easily than phones from rival companies, but the company may be looking to avoid...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Researchers point fingers at Android phones' fingerprint security
— 1:32 PM on August 10, 2015

Researchers from FireEye Labs have unearthed multiple vulnerabilities in the fingerprint scanner implementations of several Android handsets. The group's research paper was presented at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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HTC posts loss in Q2, will cut jobs and phone models
— 12:08 PM on August 6, 2015

Times are tough for HTC. The Taiwanese phone maker has announced (PDF) its Q2 2015 financial results with a loss of NT$5.1 billion ($157 million)...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Google and Samsung will update Android faster after Stagefright
— 5:43 PM on August 5, 2015

Last week's revelation of the Stagefright Android vulnerability has security-conscious Android users on edge. Fortunately, it looks like Android device makers aren't asleep at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus' Z170-A motherboard reviewed
— 10:46 AM on August 5, 2015

Asus' Z97-A has long been our choice for a midrange enthusiast board. Will Asus' Z170-A carry on the company's tradition of excellence? We poked, prodded,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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ASRock's Z170 lineup has something for everybody
— 10:20 AM on August 5, 2015

ASRock has pulled back the curtain on its family of Z170 motherboards, and it's betting on USB 3.1 ports, M.2 connectivity and quality audio in...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Z170 mobos from EVGA are ready to play
— 10:09 AM on August 5, 2015

EVGA isn't sitting out on the Skylake motherboard party today. The company has three motherboards ready for builds with Intel's new enthusiast CPUs.

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte Z170 motherboards are built enthusiast-tough
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

Skylake is here, and Gigabyte has a raft of Z170 motherboards to go with Intel's sixth-generation Core CPUs. The G1 Gaming, Super Overclocking, and Ultra...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus Z170 boards keep cool with fancy fan controls
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

Skylake is here, and Asus has unleashed a torrent of motherboards for Intel's new processor family. The company's Z170-based boards all feature enhanced fan speed controls,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI Z170 mobos offer three paths to gaming superiority
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

MSI has taken the wraps off of its Z170 Gaming line of motherboards. While we already knew bits and pieces about them, the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Sound BlasterX G5 USB DAC provides better sound to go
— 9:50 AM on August 4, 2015

Creative has pulled the wraps on its new Sound BlasterX line of products. Most interesting among them is its new USB sound card, the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Nokia sells Here maps to auto consortium for $3.06 billion
— 12:41 PM on August 3, 2015

It doesn't seem like too long ago that Nokia went all-in with Windows Phone and differentiated itself with its Here map service. Since then, not...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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EVGA X99 Micro 2 mobo offers USB-C in a microATX package
— 7:43 AM on July 31, 2015

EVGA has announced its X99 Micro 2 motherboard, which looks to be aimed at enthusiasts who want to stuff a whole lot of CPU...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Wake-from-sleep vulnerability leaves UEFIs open to attack
— 6:03 PM on July 30, 2015

Most modern motherboards support firmware write protection to prevent unwanted BIOS flashes, but a vulnerability in many UEFI firmware implementations could accidentally disable such protection. A new warning...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Samsung Q2 earnings fall, mobile device sales disappoint
— 8:39 AM on July 30, 2015

Samsung Electronics has released its Q2 2015 financial report. Sales were down approximately 8% from the year-ago quarter, totalling 48.54 trillion Korean won ($41.3 billion)....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing Personal tech

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IDC: Worldwide tablet market continues to decline
— 7:59 AM on July 30, 2015

Do we officially live in a post-tablet world yet? IDC reports that tablet sales worldwide declined for the third straight quarter, continuing a...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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OnePlus 2 is a new generation of flagship killer
— 8:06 AM on July 28, 2015

Smartphone maker OnePlus has pulled back the curtain on its second smartphone, the OnePlus 2. The sequel to last year's OnePlus One brings...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus' X99-M WS mobo makes for bite-size workstation builds
— 9:33 AM on July 27, 2015

Asus has officially released its X99-M WS microATX motherboard. This pint-sized workstation board plays host to both Core i7 and Xeon E5-2600 Haswell-E CPUs....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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