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New Asus 802.11ac router can top 1.7Gbps
— 3:49 PM on July 24, 2014

Asus dabbles in a surprising number of product categories nowadays—including routers. This week, the company has expanded its router lineup with the RT-AC87, a...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Leak suggests PCIe 3.0 coming to next-gen Intel chipsets
— 9:27 AM on July 15, 2014

For years, Intel's core-logic chipsets have been limited to Gen2 PCIe. The older interface persisted even as the firm's CPUs adopted faster Gen3 lanes. However,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Report: AMD to outsource chipset design to ASMedia
— 1:10 PM on June 6, 2014

AMD's acquisition of ATI in 2006 eventually spelled the end of third-party chipset designs. Now, according to industry sources quoted by DigiTimes, things may...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

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Report: AMD to license SATAe tech from ASMedia
— 9:21 AM on May 20, 2014

Intel's 9 Series chipset has native support for SATA Express devices. The new storage interface combines PCI Express and Serial ATA on a single...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Storage

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Report: NSA sticks backdoor tools in routers
— 9:21 AM on May 13, 2014

Ready for another juicy NSA spying revelation? All right, here goes. According to the latest report by The Guardian, the National Security Agency implants...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Steam in-home streaming beta open to all
— 9:18 AM on May 1, 2014

Last year, Valve introduced a closed beta test for Steam's in-home streaming capability. The feature allows PC games to be streamed from one...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Networking

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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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Report: AMD's next-gen Carrizo APU supports DDR4, integrates chipset
— 10:11 AM on March 19, 2014

Carrizo is supposed to be AMD's next-gen APU. According to a leaked roadmap from December, the chip will replace Kaveri in 2015 and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

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Intel unveils smartphone-bound Atom Z34, Z35 series, new LTE modem
— 3:00 AM on February 24, 2014

The Mobile World Congress kicks off this morning in Barcelona, Spain, and Intel has taken the opportunity to announce a new pair of smartphone-bound Atom...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Networking Personal tech

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Comcast to acquire Time Warner Cable, create new axis of evil
— 8:47 AM on February 13, 2014

Two of the largest cable TV and Internet service providers are set to merge. Comcast has

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Etc.
— 10:28 AM on January 20, 2014

Morning, all. Today is MLK day, so we'll be posting lightly or possibly lounging around on the couch playing Kingdom Rush. I personally plan to...

Type: News story Tags: Networking The Tech Report

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Report: NSA can hack offline computers via radio waves
— 10:40 AM on January 15, 2014

People looking to avoid the NSA's extensive electronic spying programs may have thought that unplugging their Internet connections would be enough to hide from prying...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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New NSA revelations detail remote Wi-Fi hacking, iOS exploits
— 10:48 AM on December 31, 2013

Another day, another collection of NSA spying revelations. The latest comes from security researcher Jacob Appelbaum, who spoke yesterday at the Chaos Communications Congress. During...

Type: News story Tags: Networking Personal tech

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Report: Haswell-E slated for Q3'14 release
— 10:43 AM on December 26, 2013

In September, Intel refreshed its high-end desktop platform with Ivy Bridge-E. This chip is a modest upgrade over its Sandy Bridge-E predecessor, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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Report: Intel's 9-series chipsets won't support SATA Express
— 11:52 AM on November 13, 2013

Earlier this year, multiple reports suggested that Intel's next-generation motherboard platform would support SATA Express. However, new information seen by VR-Zone indicates...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Storage

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Report: Broadwell to feature audio DSP for low-power playback, speech recognition
— 11:38 AM on October 15, 2013

PC audio is getting interesting again. We already know that AMD has integrated DSP hardware into some of its latest Radeons. Now, it looks...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Revamped software, faster internals fuel WD My Cloud storage device
— 7:00 AM on October 2, 2013

Data storage comes in all sorts of flavors these days, and the external options are getting more and more capable. The latest is WD's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Internet Networking

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Release roundup: Fast routers, cases, and audio amps
— 5:04 PM on September 27, 2013

We can't cover everything in our daily news. So, each week, we gather miscellaneous announcements and write about them in our release roundup. This week,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Networking

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