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XE may be taking wireless charging long distance
— 9:34 AM on December 28, 2015

Wireless phone chargers are already on the market, but those devices require you to rest your phone on a dedicated base station. The future...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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Add-on heatsink gives Samsung's 950 Pro a boost in some workloads
— 11:52 AM on December 21, 2015

If you remember our Samsung SM951 SSD review, you may recall how that drive encountred thermal throttling under sustained workloads. Likewise, AnandTech questioned...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Go big and fast with G.Skill's Trident Z 3200 MT/s 64GB DDR4 kit
— 9:31 AM on December 18, 2015

"Bigger and better" seems to be G.Skill's motto. Not content with releasing DIMMs clocked at an insane 4133 MT/s, the company is now working...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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MSI's CPU Guard bracket could protect Skylake CPUs from bending
— 11:55 AM on December 16, 2015

Recent reports suggest that Intel's Skylake processors might bend under the weight of third-party coolers. Heatsink manufacturers like Silverstone and Noctua have since defended...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Updated: Mozilla stops work on Firefox OS phones to chase the IoT
— 8:04 AM on December 10, 2015

Back in 2002, Mozilla launched its Phoenix web browser, which the company later renamed Firefox. A decade later, Mozilla announced its plan to get...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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iOS 9.2 brings a slew of bug and security fixes
— 7:54 AM on December 9, 2015

Apple has unleashed a truckload of updates for its various platforms. OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 patches a couple of  bugs. watchOS 2.1...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft Lumia 550 brings Windows 10 Mobile to the masses
— 1:55 PM on December 7, 2015

Microsoft's Lumia 950 didn't exactly get a warm reception from reviewers last month, but different price points come with different expectations. To hit a...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Skylake CPUs may be damaged by pressure from some heatsinks
— 9:45 AM on December 4, 2015

PCGamesHardware.de is reporting (Google translation here) that Intel Skylake CPUs may be damaged due to pressure from some third-party heatsinks. Some users have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Corsair Hydro H5 SF shrinks liquid cooling for Mini-ITX PCs
— 3:45 PM on December 3, 2015

Mini-ITX system builders who want to push the boundaries of CPU performance are usually left out in the heat, and not every closed-loop liquid cooler...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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Phanteks' Power Splitter lets two systems run on one PSU
— 9:46 AM on November 25, 2015

Here's one for the extreme system builders out there. Putting two systems inside one PC case would normally require two power supplies, but Phanteks'...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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MIT researchers say many popular Android apps call out covertly
— 7:33 AM on November 24, 2015

Downloading popular Android apps from non-official sources is a bad idea, but even legit apps can do potentially unwanted things in the background without drawing attention....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Review roundup: Microsoft's Lumia 950 smartphone
— 1:48 PM on November 20, 2015

The announcement of the Lumia 950 and 950XL back in October marked both the release of Windows 10 for phones and Microsoft's return to the high-end smartphone scene....

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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G.Skill Trident Z 16GB DDR4 kit hits ludicrous 4,133 MT/s speed
— 9:05 AM on November 20, 2015

G.Skill has been expanding its product portfolio of late. The company is still best known for its RAM, though, and it's just released...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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DisplayMate: iPad Pro display beats iPad Air 2's, but mini 4 is still king
— 12:56 PM on November 18, 2015

Much like it has done with tablet displays in the past, DisplayMate has put the iPad Pro's enormous 12.9" screen through the wringer to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Scythe's Fuma heatsink keeps CPUs cool with up to three fans
— 4:31 PM on November 16, 2015

Japanese manufacturer Scythe is known in PC-enthusiast circles for its big tower CPU heatsinks. The company has added another behemoth to its lineup called

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Nvidia's Jetson TX1 board delivers 1 teraflop in a credit-card footprint
— 2:26 PM on November 11, 2015

And now for something completely different. The Raspberry Pi and other development boards of its ilk are already popular for hardware hackers and DIYers,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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Snapdragon 820 SoC will arrive in over 60 devices in 2016
— 1:13 PM on November 10, 2015

Qualcomm has been teasing and tormenting us with its Snapdragon 820 SoC for months. Today, the company officially introduced the chip. To mark the occasion,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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EVGA's GQ-series PSUs offer Gold efficiency and semi-silent running
— 8:36 AM on November 10, 2015

What's this? Another line of EVGA PSUs? No, you're not dreaming. The company's GQ series is the latest addition to its existing B2, G2,...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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