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Google Project Treble aims to separate Android from drivers
— 2:00 PM on May 15, 2017

The web is filled with reams of pages detailing how Android's slow updates and fragmented ecosystem are trouble for users, developers, and vendors. We've...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Deals of the week: high-end graphics cards, big hard drives, and more
— 11:58 AM on May 12, 2017

Good afternoon, dear sirs. We understand that some of you may still be gazing at the beautiful hues of Corsair's latest Dominator RAM kit,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Power Storage

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Float across devices with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
— 11:33 AM on May 11, 2017

Microsoft's spokespersons spent most of the first day of the company's annual Build conference talking about Cortana and other AI-related topics. Today, the focus...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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HP's Elite x2 1012 G2 refresh brings Kaby Lake to the table
— 9:00 AM on May 11, 2017

HP has a brand-new refresh of its Elite x2 convertible lineup. The Elite x2 1012 G2 is on the way and it looks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft's Cortana gets a body and a very particular set of skills
— 4:37 PM on May 10, 2017

The job opening to be your AI assistant is growing increasingly competitive. Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are all vying for that position by...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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The Tech Report System Guide: May 2017 edition
— 3:31 PM on May 9, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are shaking up the midrange CPU market, and we're here to help builders navigate this unfamiliar terrain. We also account for...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Cooling Storage

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AOC I1659FWUX portable display is ready to hit the road
— 2:00 PM on May 9, 2017

As a frequent laptop user, I pine for the four-panel array attached to my desktop PC in my basement. AOC's I1659FWUX USB monitor could...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 630 and 660 SoCs go for the middle lane
— 11:30 AM on May 9, 2017

Apple A-Series and Qualcomm 800-series SoCs get the lion's share of attention in the mobile space, but not everyone buys an iPhone or a high-end...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Google's Fuchsia OS runs on a little bit of Magenta
— 2:30 PM on May 8, 2017

Both of Google's extant operating systems, the Android OS for mobile devices and Chrome OS for chromebooks, are based on the Linux kernel. In case...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Deals of the week: an RX 460 4GB for $100 and more
— 11:37 AM on May 5, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! Our deals posts tend to be short, but we have a total of eight deals for your perusal today, covering a wide range...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Adata D8000L is a shiny, weather-resistant power bank
— 5:00 PM on May 4, 2017

Since the primary victim of the phone thinness wars has been battery capacity (and because no-one seems to value user-replaceable batteries anymore), carrying around a...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Cybenetics offers a second opinion on PSU efficiency
— 1:00 PM on May 4, 2017

For some years now, the voluntary 80 Plus certification program has been a handy tool to guide consumers interested in purchasing efficient power supplies....

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Gigabyte Aero 15 is slim and packs a mean punch
— 9:00 AM on May 3, 2017

Getting a bigger screen into a device without making the external dimensions any larger is a big trend these days. Smartphones are losing their...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Services are Apple's bright spot in a mostly flat fiscal Q2
— 4:00 PM on May 2, 2017

Apple's financial results for its fiscal 2017 second quarter are out. The company took in $52.9 billion in revenue, up 11% year-on-year. Its $14.1...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Microsoft Surface Laptop is a velvet-gloved jab at MacBooks
— 11:34 AM on May 2, 2017

Microsoft's Surface line of devices is well-regarded by critics and users alike, and it's getting a new member. During its education-focused event today, Microsoft displayed...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Rumor: Acer Triton 700 may use an unreleased Pascal GPU
— 4:30 PM on April 28, 2017

When we wrote about Acer's Predator Triton 700 gaming laptops earlier today, we were somewhat taken aback by Acer's coyness about what Nvidia GeForce...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Deals of the week: discounts on CPUs, mobos, and more
— 11:04 AM on April 28, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! You may be itching to upgrade your decade-old system, but the high prices of desirable CPUs and motherboards is possibly an issue. Fear...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Input devices

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Acer Predator Triton and Helios laptops are ready for serious play
— 9:00 AM on April 28, 2017

With sales in traditional computer hardware categories seemingly shrinking every quarter, companies are trying harder to get into lucrative segments like specialty gaming hardware. Acer...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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