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Nokia 8 zeroes in on the Galaxy S8 and its friends
— 9:30 AM on August 17, 2017

We've been impressed with the hardware that recently-reborn Nokia has been packing into its HMD Global Oy-manufactured smartphones. Even better, the Finnish marque has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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The Tech Report's summer 2017 mobile staff picks
— 2:08 PM on August 16, 2017

It's time for another edition of The Tech Report's mobile staff picks, where we comb the worlds of tablets, laptops, and phones to separate the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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VivoBook W202NA is ready to brave the toughest of classrooms
— 12:00 PM on August 16, 2017

Last spring, Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S, a slimmed-down version of its operating system primarily designed for use in educational institutions. School-age children are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Next-gen Qualcomm Spectra ISPs bring more depth to mobile devices
— 6:00 AM on August 15, 2017

Qualcomm's next-gen Spectra image signal processors bring extensive depth-sensing capabilities to the company's mobile processing platforms. We explore how these capabilities could shape the next...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: leaked Microsoft memo discusses Surface returns
— 1:32 PM on August 14, 2017

When we reported last Thursday that Consumer Reports (CR) would no longer be recommending Surface devices, some gerbils expressed concern at the fact that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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EVGA thickens the SC17 gaming laptop with a GTX 1080
— 3:30 PM on August 11, 2017

When it built the SC17 1070 laptop, EVGA packed about as much CPU horsepower and graphics muscle as one could reasonably hope to fit...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Deals of the week: a huge display, mobos, RAM, and more
— 10:37 AM on August 11, 2017

Top of the morning to ye, gerbils! The sky is blue, the temperature's just right, everyone's at the nearby beach... and I'm sitting here putting...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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G.Skill Flare X Threadripper kits go up to 128 GB or 3600 MT/s
— 1:30 PM on August 10, 2017

If you're reading this site, you're surely aware that AMD's Ryzen Threadripper many-core CPUs launched this morning. AMD's new chips have four memory channels,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Consumer Reports stops recommending Surface mobile devices
— 12:00 PM on August 10, 2017

Microsoft's Surface line of mobile devices has a lot of fans, including our own Bruno "morphine" Ferreira. Consumer Reports (CR) has traditionally been part of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Everspin's ST-MRAM chips join the gigabit club
— 9:07 AM on August 8, 2017

Magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) is hitting a milestone this year. Everspin has announced that it's begun sampling 1 Gb (128 MB)...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active goes outdoors
— 11:45 AM on August 7, 2017

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones are already resistant to water and dust intrusion. The company is now set to release the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deals of the week: mobos, lots of hard drives, and more
— 11:46 AM on August 4, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! It truly is the season of hardware. This year has barely let up in hardware releases, and we're betting that more than a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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Flash will be dead by the end of 2020
— 2:09 PM on July 25, 2017

Ding dong, the witch is dead. Although Flash support has been getting skewered left and right by multiple browsers, word has now come forth...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Adata wants to brighten your life with its XPG Spectrix D40 RAM
— 1:30 PM on July 25, 2017

Sometimes, a PC builder's just gotta ask: "Does the heatsink on this memory truly express my individuality?" When the answer to that question is "no,"...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Google releases last developer preview before Android O release
— 2:29 PM on July 24, 2017

Google's Android mobile OS never stops moving, and the company has released the fourth developer preview version of Android O. The company expects Developer...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Adata D16750 power bank is tougher than the average juice pack
— 11:30 AM on July 21, 2017

There are plenty of power banks on the market these days, as battery life for mobile devices still isn't quite a solved problem. However, many...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Intel crams 100 GFLOPS of neural-net inferencing onto a USB stick
— 5:00 PM on July 20, 2017

It's been a couple years since Intel floored an old friend of ours with a computer miniaturized to the size of a disappointingly-small candy...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Microsoft and Johnson Controls put Cortana in a thermostat
— 3:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Google bought its way into home thermostats by snapping up Nest Labs for a whopping $3.2 billion back in 2014. Microsoft is taking a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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