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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $130 billion bid
— 9:00 AM on November 13, 2017

Qualcomm announced this morning that it's officially rejecting Broadcom's unsolicited $130 billion takeover offer. Qualcomm's board of directors unanimously voted to turn down...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Thermaltake X Comfort Air chair tries to keep backsides cooler
— 4:58 PM on November 10, 2017

What kind of chair are you using, gerbils? I'm still sitting in an ancient steel-framed office chair that pre-dates DirectX. A lot of companies are...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Report: Apple might drop Qualcomm modems entirely
— 9:00 AM on November 1, 2017

Apple and Qualcomm have been poking at each other for some time. This year alone, Apple sued Qualcomm for its licensing practices, while

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Qualcomm seeks to block iPhone sales and manufacturing in China
— 3:32 PM on October 13, 2017

Qualcomm's legal team is probably skipping lunch and working late in recent weeks, especially in China and Taiwan. While the company is attempting to fight...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Google goes Goldilocks with Home Mini and Home Max speakers
— 12:53 PM on October 4, 2017

Google kicked off its hardware event today with a couple of new additions to its line of connected speaker products for the home. The

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Internet Personal tech

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Tuesday deals: cheap Ryzens, motherboards, and storage
— 10:15 AM on October 3, 2017

Sometimes, when I sit down at my workstation with a fresh cup of coffee and a Twinkie, I peer out the window at the rain...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Rumor: Intel slides talk chipsets, Gemini Lake SoCs, and an Optane SSD
— 1:45 PM on September 29, 2017

GamersNexus isn't our usual source of leaks, but nevertheless the folks there published a few slides that they claim are from an internal Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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Amazon's new Echo and Echo Plus help you control your household
— 4:07 PM on September 27, 2017

If you've wanted to get in on the voice-activated home-assistant action but balked at the high price of devices like Apple's HomePod or Amazon's Echo,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Imagination Technologies sold to CBFI Investment Limited
— 10:30 AM on September 25, 2017

Apple threw Imagination Technologies into a tailspin when it announced in April that it would no longer use the British graphics chip designer's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Reminder: iOS 11 will arrive tomorrow
— 4:00 PM on September 18, 2017

Apple's big phone events get considerably more attention than the company's software-related announcements. It's easy to get excited about big increases in processing performance and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows Fall Creators Update will shake up privacy settings
— 1:45 PM on September 13, 2017

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update introduced several changes in the privacy settings of the operating system. The Fall Creators Update will shake up...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Toshiba negotiates sale of its NAND arm to Bain Capital-led group
— 9:03 AM on September 13, 2017

Toshiba has announced that it's entering negotiations with a bidding group led by American investment capital company Bain Capital to purchase its silicon manufacturing...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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Tuesday deals: motherboards, a nice laptop, and an Xbox One S
— 11:00 AM on September 12, 2017

Are you boredly browsing the web at work? Do you feel fatigued from all of the tasks you've yet to tackle? I know what you...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Samsung touts EUV advances and a new process for midrange SoCs
— 9:10 AM on September 11, 2017

There aren't that many companies making chips to begin with these days, and you can count the number of firms on the forefront of semiconductor...

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Friday deal: full-coverage Threadripper AIOs and a mobo for $65 off
— 3:01 PM on September 8, 2017

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processors come with a handy adapter ring for common Asetek liquid coolers, but early testing of dedicated heatsinks for those...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling Miscellaneous

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Equifax exposes personal info of 143 million Americans
— 1:19 PM on September 8, 2017

USA credit-reporting bureau Equifax has been hacked. The breach allowed hackers to access the personal information of "approximately 143 million" Americans, or about 44%...

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In the lab: Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1080K
— 9:00 AM on September 8, 2017

I was pretty impressed by Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1070. Zotac piled a lot of graphics horsepower into a package that barely outsizes a Nintendo...

Type: News story Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Tuesday deals: external storage, speedy Wi-Fi, and a cheap PSU
— 11:19 AM on September 5, 2017

My buddies give me no end of grief about the fact that I love to shop. I don't get to do it as much as...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Miscellaneous Networking

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