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Abu Dhabi government fund may be shopping GlobalFoundries
— 10:08 AM on November 27, 2015

The investors from Abu Dhabi who funded GlobalFoundries' expansion may be ready to tap out. A Bloomberg report citing "people familiar with the matter"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

MSI's Eco motherboards let owners fine-tune power consumption
— 8:25 AM on November 27, 2015

While we Americans are still sleeping off our Thanksgiving celebrations, MSI has unveiled some Skylake-compatible updates to its Eco series of motherboards: the H170M...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard reviewed
— 4:18 PM on November 25, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 is the very definition of top end. This board is four-way CrossFire and SLI ready, thanks to a PLX PCIe switch chip....

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Phanteks' Power Splitter lets two systems run on one PSU
— 9:46 AM on November 25, 2015

Here's one for the extreme system builders out there. Putting two systems inside one PC case would normally require two power supplies, but Phanteks'...

Type: News story Tags: Power

Asus updates Zenbook UX305 with a Skylake Core M CPU
— 4:18 PM on November 24, 2015

Asus' Zenbook UX305 is one of our favorite thin-and-light notebooks out there. Its $699 price tag gets you an aluminum body, a 1080p IPS screen,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

MIT researchers say many popular Android apps call out covertly
— 7:33 AM on November 24, 2015

Downloading popular Android apps from non-official sources is a bad idea, but even legit apps can do potentially unwanted things in the background without drawing attention....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Asus' N-series laptops top out with 4K screens and PCIe SSDs
— 9:50 AM on November 23, 2015

Asus has unwrapped the latest models in its N series of notebooks. The newcomers pack GeForce GTX graphics cards and can be fitted with...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Review roundup: Microsoft's Lumia 950 smartphone
— 1:48 PM on November 20, 2015

The announcement of the Lumia 950 and 950XL back in October marked both the release of Windows 10 for phones and Microsoft's return to the high-end smartphone scene....

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

HP's Elite X2 brings Thunderbolt 3 to convertible tablets
— 8:22 AM on November 20, 2015

Convertible tablets haven't offered many options to choose from for users who want high-speed external connectivity and ease of service in the same package. HP...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Eurocom's Shark 5 laptop rules the ultraportable depths
— 3:39 PM on November 18, 2015

Eurocom is doing its glorious excess thing again. This time around, the Canadian company is taking the wraps off its 15.6" Shark 5 "ultraportable"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

DisplayMate: iPad Pro display beats iPad Air 2's, but mini 4 is still king
— 12:56 PM on November 18, 2015

Much like it has done with tablet displays in the past, DisplayMate has put the iPad Pro's enormous 12.9" screen through the wringer to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Fujitsu Stylistic R726 convertible is ready to do business
— 9:20 AM on November 18, 2015

Convertibles are all the rage these days, and Fujitsu is out looking for a piece of that market pie. Take a look at the

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Nvidia's Shield Tablet returns for the holidays at $199
— 8:42 AM on November 17, 2015

Nvidia's Shield Tablet has been a staple of our past mobile staff picks, but it's been difficult to find a Shield in stock...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Exynos 8 Octa 8890 SoC puts custom cores and LTE on one chip
— 9:24 AM on November 12, 2015

This fall is proving to be the season of SoCs. Samsung's Exynos 8 Octa 8890 is just the latest high-end mobile processor to hit...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

HP Zbook Studio packs workstation power into an ultrabook
— 8:22 AM on November 12, 2015

Intel's mobile Xeon CPUs are beginning to show up in more and more mobile workstations. These chips' relatively low power requirements and support for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Nvidia's Jetson TX1 board delivers 1 teraflop in a credit-card footprint
— 2:26 PM on November 11, 2015

And now for something completely different. The Raspberry Pi and other development boards of its ilk are already popular for hardware hackers and DIYers,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

Asus B150 Pro Gaming/Aura mobo lights up budget builds
— 7:56 AM on November 11, 2015

Builders of Skylake-based budget systems already have no shortage of options, thanks to entry-level motherboards based on the B150 chipset. Asus is adding to...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Snapdragon 820 SoC will arrive in over 60 devices in 2016
— 1:13 PM on November 10, 2015

Qualcomm has been teasing and tormenting us with its Snapdragon 820 SoC for months. Today, the company officially introduced the chip. To mark the occasion,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech