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Microsoft Surface Book i7 packs a bigger punch and more batteries
— 11:24 AM on October 26, 2016

Microsoft has refreshed part of its Surface Book lineup. The company announced the Surface Book i7, an updated model packing new graphics hardware and Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

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

iOS 10.1 update includes portrait mode beta for iPhone 7 Plus
— 1:48 PM on October 24, 2016

One of the promised benefits of the second 12-megapixel camera Apple saw fit to add to the iPhone 7 Plus was a "portrait mode"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Radeon 16.10.2 drivers add support for October's big games
— 5:01 PM on October 20, 2016

The next couple weeks of gaming are packed with a Great War, a bunch of Titans, and the rise and fall of entire civilizations. Battlefield...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Intel posts strong growth in the third quarter of 2016
— 8:19 AM on October 19, 2016

Intel wiped away any bad feelings from its bumpy second quarter yesterday with what it describes as record revenues and strong profitability. For...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

DualShock 4 support coming to Steam Controller API
— 10:00 AM on October 13, 2016

The Steam Controller is one of the topics of discussion at Valve's SteamDevDays developer conference in Seattle this week. Jeff Bellinghausen from the Steam...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Software

MSI brings Kaby Lake to its Cubi 2 mini-PCs
— 8:00 AM on October 13, 2016

Shortly after Intel started bringing NUC PCs to market, MSI jumped in with its Cubi mini-PCs. Now, MSI has a hardware refresh on the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

Asrock preps 21 motherboards for a dip into Kaby Lake
— 11:00 AM on October 12, 2016

Asus spinoff ASRock has followed its progenitor company in releasing BIOS updates adding support for the upcoming Kaby Lake CPUs. Firmware updates for 21...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Android 7.1 set for December release
— 6:02 PM on October 11, 2016

When Google showed off Android 7.1 Nougat and the new Pixel phones at the company's hardware event last week, the search giant said...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

Exynos 7 Dual 7270 SoC adds LTE connectivity to wearable devices
— 1:27 PM on October 11, 2016

Samsung may have its hands full with Note7 fires and washing machines that might spin until they explode, but some things are still...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Microsoft Paint gets a 3D overhaul
— 3:06 PM on October 10, 2016

Microsoft's Paint accessory app, included with Windows in one form or another since the very beginning, is finally getting a huge revamp. The...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Windows 10 build 14942 splits up service hosts
— 1:30 PM on October 10, 2016

This past Friday, Microsoft's official Windows blog detailed the updates coming in Windows 10 build 14942. The biggest changes will please power users and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Altera launches Stratix 10 FPGAs with HBM2 in tow
— 12:30 PM on October 10, 2016

Intel subsidiary Altera has launched the Stratix 10 field-programmable gate array (FPGA). The Stratix 10 comprises 5.5 million logic elements, HBM2 memory, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Latest Deus Ex: Mankind Divided patch adds official DX12 support
— 6:16 PM on October 7, 2016

Cyberpunk sneaky-shooty game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided got another patch today. The new version, 1.9 build 582.1_P9, adds official support for the DirectX 12...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Asus preps 87 motherboards for next-gen Intel CPUs
— 12:41 PM on October 6, 2016

Kaby Lake isn't coming to desktop systems until sometime next year, but Asus has already released UEFI BIOS updates for 87 of its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Samsung goes to the AI assistant party with Viv
— 12:00 PM on October 6, 2016

Samsung has decided to join the AI assistant party with its purchase of California-based Viv Labs, whose staff includes members of the team that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Personal tech

AMD turns on multi-GPU frame pacing for DX12 titles
— 9:02 AM on October 6, 2016

Here at TR, we've long considered multi-GPU rendering something of a false grail for graphics-performance scaling. Potent multi-GPU cards like AMD's Radeon HD 7990...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Radeon 16.10.1 drivers are ready for Gears of War 4 and Mafia III
— 4:57 PM on October 5, 2016

AMD has released a new set of drivers for its graphics cards that adds support for some of the biggest upcoming games. AMD's Radeon Software...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software