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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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Report: unlocked Kaby Lake Core i3 CPU may be on the way
— 12:00 AM on November 14, 2016

Intel has historically been at best ambivalent when it comes to allowing overclocking of its low-end and mid-range CPUs. The golden days of Celeron 300A...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Trident Z 3600 MT/s DIMMs pair high speed with 64GB capacity
— 10:00 AM on November 4, 2016

It's a tough time to be a memory vendor right now. When the needs of most PCs are more than satisfied with 16GB of DDR4,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Samsung shows off refinements to 14-nm and 10-nm process nodes
— 12:00 PM on November 3, 2016

As process nodes become smaller and smaller, chip manufacturers have to work harder to squeeze performance and power savings out of each step. To wit,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Miscellaneous

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Microsoft ends OEM sales of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1
— 2:57 PM on November 1, 2016

Microsoft is really serious about the adoption of Windows 10. The company has used free upgrade promotions and obtrusive advertisements built into Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Researchers work their way around multi-core software bottlenecks
— 10:00 AM on November 1, 2016

Multi-core processors have become ubiquitous, but it took some time for the software industry to start taking advantage of their capabilities. According to the Institute...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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Thermalright True Spirit 140 Direct drops the baseplate
— 1:24 PM on October 31, 2016

Thermalright is releasing a "heatpipe direct touch" version of its True Spirit 140 heatsink, aptly named the True Spirit 140 Direct. Like the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Intel reveals Kaby Lake desktop CPU and chipset lineups
— 12:06 PM on October 31, 2016

The specs for the desktop versions of Intel's "Kaby Lake" CPUs have leaked onto the internet, thanks to an Intel-provided PDF intended for manufacturing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Gigabyte lets loose a flurry of BIOS updates with Kaby Lake support
— 3:42 PM on October 28, 2016

And then there were none. On the heels of Asus and MSI, Gigabyte has now announced BIOS updates for its existing LGA...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Geil Evo X memory kits with RGB LED lighting are now available
— 10:00 AM on October 28, 2016

Geil is showing off its what it calls the the world's first RGB-LED-lit DDR4 modules, in the form of the Evo X DIMMs. We...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Radeon Pro specs hint at a full-fat Polaris 11 GPU in MacBook Pros
— 3:46 PM on October 27, 2016

Apple's latest MacBook Pros house a new line of Radeon Pro graphics processors: the Radeon Pro 450, the Radeon Pro 455, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mac

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Apple's latest MacBook Pros ditch the F keys
— 2:35 PM on October 27, 2016

Hot on the heels of Microsoft's hardware event yesterday, Apple took the wraps off a new lineup of MacBook Pro hardware this afternoon. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Apple puts its AirPods in the oven a little longer
— 9:00 AM on October 27, 2016

There's less than a week left before Apple is set to ship its AirPods, the company's upcoming wireless earbuds. Our friends over at

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft helps hardware companies make VR more affordable
— 4:30 PM on October 26, 2016

Everybody wants to rule the VR world, and Microsoft is no exception. Sony, Oculus, and HTC all have headsets on the market promising the full...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Intel's Purley server platform won't use 3D XPoint memory
— 9:00 AM on October 26, 2016

Intel and Micron have been generating buzz for 3D XPoint, their upcoming non-volatile memory product. Rumors have been swirling about when this technology will...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Servers

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iPhone sales continue to shrivel in Apple's fiscal fourth quarter
— 4:07 PM on October 25, 2016

Apple closed out its fiscal 2016 today with fourth-quarter revenue of $46.9 billion, down from $51.5 billion a year ago, and net income of...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Leaked MacBook Pro pics suggest OLED touch bar and Touch ID
— 2:58 PM on October 25, 2016

Apple is holding an event this Thursday, presumably to introduce a new line of Macs, but the eagle-eyed folks over at MacRumors have seemingly...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Nvidia licenses Rambus' DPA tech for side-channel data leak prevention
— 4:24 PM on October 24, 2016

Most gerbils are familiar with the Rambus name from the ill-fated RDRAM popular back in the Pentium 4 days. Although the company appeared to vanish...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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