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AMD publishes patches for Vega support on Linux
— 4:00 PM on March 22, 2017

Phoronix reports that AMD just published 100 patches to the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver, adding support for the company's upcoming Vega GPUs. Just a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Linux-Unix

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Snapdragon 835 press event previews potent performance
— 12:43 PM on March 22, 2017

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 SoC is the company's next major revision of its flagship chip. The 835 is also the first high-performance SoC built...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Google delivers a standing O of an Android preview for devs
— 10:30 AM on March 22, 2017

Last year's Android 7.0 Nougat release is only running on less than 3% of internet-connected Android devices, but Google is already charging forward with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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ARM DynamIQ makes big.LITTLE more flexible
— 11:00 AM on March 21, 2017

ARM's big.LITTLE scheme pairs clusters of hefty CPU cores along with groups of less capable, more power-efficient cores. The company is now taking the concept...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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iPhone 7 family gets the Product (RED) treatment
— 9:20 AM on March 21, 2017

Apple's iPhone 7 family didn't step out in any colors flashier than rose gold at launch. This morning, however, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Apple upgrades its 9.7" iPad and slices price to $329
— 8:38 AM on March 21, 2017

Apple quietly updated its entry-level 9.7" iPad this morning. The new iPad—called, simply, iPad—replaces the Air 2 at the base of the full-size iPad...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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In the lab: EpicGear's Defiant keyboard and Morpha X mouse
— 3:39 PM on March 20, 2017

Even the most hard-core gerbils may never have heard the name EpicGear before. We've only mentioned the company once before outside of Shortbread...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Qualcomm 205 SoC takes modern connectivity downmarket
— 2:17 PM on March 20, 2017

High-end smartphones with four or eight processor cores are great, but not every device in every market needs that kind of horsepower. Qualcomm's 205...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Samsung Bixby wants to guide you through the Galaxy
— 12:32 PM on March 20, 2017

Smartphones and connected devices keep adding new capabilities, and Samsung thinks users might need some help keeping up. The company says its Bixby AI...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Internet

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EVGA SC17 1070 laptop orders up 4K and G-Sync to go
— 4:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Just yesterday, we reported on an AOC monitor with 4K resolution and support for Nvidia's G-Sync. If cramming 3840x2160 pixels and Nvidia's variable...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Google Guetzli compression algorithm squeezes more out of JPEGs
— 1:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Waiting for images to load is no fun. Neither is paying for bandwidth to serve or receive those images. We've reported in the recent past...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Deals of the week: motherboards, a VR kit, and more
— 11:42 AM on March 17, 2017

Do you know what day it is? That's right, it's deals day! We know you've been waiting with bated breath for this. With Kaby Lake...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Mobile computing Gaming

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Microsoft may block updates on new PCs running Windows 7 or 8.1
— 4:42 PM on March 16, 2017

A while back, Microsoft let the world know that it'd only support recent CPUs in the Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen, and Qualcomm 8996 families...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Corsair K63 tenkeyless keyboard will save you space and money
— 4:00 PM on March 16, 2017

If your time at the computer is spent primarily for entertainment rather than work, you might not need all the 104 keys provided by a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Asus ROG Strix GL502VS and GL702VS game without compromises
— 2:00 PM on March 16, 2017

We tend to recommend desktop PCs for gaming, because the compromises you have to make to get good gaming performance into a portable form factor...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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HyperX's Alloy FPS mechanical gaming keyboard reviewed
— 12:34 PM on March 16, 2017

HyperX's Alloy FPS keyboard delivers a no-nonsense typing experience with Cherry MX switches. We put this pared-down mechanical keyboard under our fingers to see whether...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Thermaltake Core P1 TG chassis won't take up much room on your wall
— 11:30 AM on March 16, 2017

Thermaltake has developed an entire family of wall-mountable open-frame PC chassis with its Core P3, P5, and P7. The Core line's newest...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Acer VX 15 laptops offer Pascal and Kaby Lake on a budget
— 4:03 PM on March 15, 2017

A while back during CES, we talked briefly about the Acer Aspire VX 15 gaming laptops. They've now arrived, and we have the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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