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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

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

Xiaomi reveals Mi Mix phone with a 6.4" edgeless display
— 10:30 AM on October 25, 2016

Narrow-bezel design is all the rage in PC monitors right now, but the idea is more than just fashionable in the context of a smartphone....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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

Examining reports of slow write speeds on the 32GB iPhone 7
— 2:20 PM on October 21, 2016

Reports are going around of late that the 32GB iPhone 7 has demonstrably slower write performance than its larger siblings. Under the provocative title...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

Cellular Insights dissects iPhone 7 Plus modem performance
— 1:00 PM on October 21, 2016

Countless words have coalesced into reviews of Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus smartphones, lauding their improved cameras, faster SoCs, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Deals of the week: scads of high-performance storage and more
— 11:06 AM on October 21, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. We had a dearth of cheap SSDs in last week's deals, but the component market has returned to form today. Here's what...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Strong revenue doesn't stem red ink in AMD's fiscal third quarter
— 4:41 PM on October 20, 2016

AMD posted a remarkable increase in revenue for its fiscal third quarter of 2016. The company took in $1.3 billion, up 23% year-on-year, thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Razer unsheathes the Blade Pro gaming laptop
— 2:18 PM on October 20, 2016

A short while ago at its "Unveil the Shadow" event in Berlin, Razer unveiled the "Shadow," which turned out to be the Blade...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

PowerColor Devil Box cages high-performance graphics cards
— 11:30 AM on October 20, 2016

AMD board partner PowerColor has announced the Devil Box external graphics card enclosure, based on AMD's XConnect technology. The Devil Box is a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

Samsung builds 8GB LPDDR4 packages on its 10-nm process
— 10:00 AM on October 20, 2016

With high-resolution screens, 4K video, and VR applications becoming more popular—or at least on the horizon—Samsung sees a need to increase the speed and capacity...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Mobile computing

TR's October 2016 peripheral staff picks
— 2:21 PM on October 19, 2016

For this edition of our peripheral staff picks, we've refreshed our selection of displays, keyboards, mice, and more to account for the latest and greatest...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

Report: Samsung sets up Note 7 kiosks at airports as controversies mount
— 11:00 AM on October 19, 2016

Just when you think a scandal can't get worse and that all the sordid details have surfaced, something new comes to light. Samsung's ongoing problems...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Report: Apple prepping up new MacBook Pro for October 27 event
— 9:00 AM on October 19, 2016

The passing of each year implies the release of a new iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. However, Apple is much slower about updating its core...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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

Razer buys audio certification company THX
— 12:00 PM on October 18, 2016

Most of us know THX for that tone that plays before some movies—that deep, body-shaking sound that tells you a theater has THX-certified audio. The...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Qualcomm announces the X50 5G modem
— 9:54 AM on October 18, 2016

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon X50, which the company claims is the industry's first commercially-available 5G modem. The package is targeted at handset manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking