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HP Omen X laptop is overclockable and overpowered
— 11:39 AM on August 22, 2017

HP's showing off its first high-end laptop with Omen X branding at Gamescom, and it looks like a pretty serious piece of kit. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Android 8.0 is a freshly-baked Oreo
— 9:16 AM on August 22, 2017

Android O has been in the wild in beta form for some time now, available to developers and brave souls who like to check...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Acer Nitro 5 Spin boards the eighth-gen Core train
— 11:00 AM on August 21, 2017

Intel just announced a quartet of new four-core, eight-thread 15 W mobile processors this morning, and the ensuing wave of announcements of laptops with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Asus Vivobook Pro N580VD-DB74T can do offices and kids' parties
— 5:00 PM on August 18, 2017

Just a couple of days ago, we wrote about Asus' Vivobook W202NA ruggedized laptop built for classrooms. Asus has now unveiled the latest entry...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel expands its Atoms' radius with C3000 SoCs
— 3:30 PM on August 17, 2017

Intel's Core architecture gets the lion and the tiger's share of attention around here, but the company still makes Atom chips. To wit, Intel...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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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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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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Razer Atheris is ready to strike on the move
— 5:00 PM on August 15, 2017

It always seemed a bit strange to me that Razer would name its mice after venomous snakes, given the eater-eaten relationship between the two animals....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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SteelSeries's new QX2 switches debut on the Apex M750 keyboard
— 11:30 AM on August 15, 2017

Time was when Cherry MXs were just about the only game in town for mechanical keyboard switches. However, with the recent explosion of gaming peripherals,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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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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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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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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Toshiba PM5 and CM5 SSDs put 64-layer BiCS flash in servers
— 9:17 AM on August 7, 2017

Heads up, enterprisey gerbils. Toshiba's putting its 64-layer 3D BiCS flash pretty much everywhere. Ahead of the Flash Memory Summit, the company is letting the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Sony and IBM team up to create 330 TB tapes
— 3:30 PM on August 3, 2017

The oldest gerbils probably think about magnetic tape in the context of data storage for Commodore VIC-20s and the like. The youngest gerbils probably...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Microsoft and Tobii team up to add Eye Control to Windows 10
— 1:00 PM on August 2, 2017

When it works correctly, Tobii's eye-tracking technology seems like something straight out of a near-future science fiction movie. So far, the company's EyeX peripherals...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Software

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React faster with Razer's BlackWidow TE Chroma V2 keyboard
— 9:00 AM on August 2, 2017

Competitive gaming is growing fast, and so is the market for high-end hardware. Each new keyboard promises to give you some kind of competitive edge....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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In the lab: SteelSeries Rival 310 and Sensei 310 with TrueMove 3 sensor
— 8:16 AM on August 1, 2017

Having a good mouse sensor can be incredibly important, especially in fast paced FPS games. A bad sensor will hinder reliable accuracy and muscle memory...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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