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Marvell takes Cavium under its wing for $6 billion
— 4:18 PM on November 20, 2017

The big acquisition deal in progress in the semiconductor space might be Broadcom's rejected bid to take over Qualcomm, but a pair of less-prominent...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Deals of the day: Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs on the cheap and more
— 2:38 PM on November 20, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. Black Friday is approaching, and many e-tailers are getting a head start on deals in preparation for the big day. We're breaking our...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Displays Mobile computing

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ROG Strix XG32VQ and XG35VQ fuse fast VA panels with FreeSync
— 10:55 AM on November 20, 2017

Asus is expanding its lineup of FreeSync-enabled gaming monitors with the ROG Strix XG32VQ and ROG Strix XG35VQ, a pair of 1800R curved...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Thursday deals: a monitor two-pack, a GTX 1080 Ti, storage, and more
— 10:30 AM on November 16, 2017

Man, those colors are just so pretty. Oh, I'm sorry, was stuck in a reverie gazing at the vivid shades of Corsair's ML120 Pro...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Displays

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Origin PC spills Coffee Lake on its Eon-series laptops
— 3:00 PM on November 15, 2017

Intel has made the term "eighth-generation" pretty confusing when it comes to its mainstream Core processors. Eighth-generation desktop Core i5 and Core i7 chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a primo Gigabyte B350 Ryzen board for $70 and more
— 11:41 AM on November 14, 2017

Sneeze, sniff, rinse, repeat. That's been my day so far, folks. The temperatures around here had a sudden whiplash from "almost summer" about three weeks...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Displays

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HTC Focus VR headset stands alone with six degrees of freedom
— 9:00 AM on November 14, 2017

Just weeks after Oculus' announcement of its Go standalone virtual reality headsets comes the Vive Focus, HTC's own standalone VR device. The Focus...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel boosts 3D Xpoint production capacity at IM Flash foundry
— 12:05 PM on November 13, 2017

Intel appears confident in the future of its 3D Xpoint media and the Optane products that incorporate it. The company announced today that it's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Rumor: Intel NUC with integrated AMD graphics spotted in the wild
— 3:08 PM on November 10, 2017

The big news in PC hardware this week was obviously the unexpected union of an Intel CPU and an AMD graphics chip with HBM2...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Intel pumps the Optane SSD DC P4800X to 750 GB
— 9:00 AM on November 10, 2017

Optane SSDs have left a good impression here at TR. Some folks sneer at the performance claims Intel makes for them, and it's true...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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ECS Liva Q mini-PC lets 4K, 60-Hz video flow from Apollo Lake
— 2:15 PM on November 9, 2017

The Apollo Lake name might not excite gamers, but Intel's low-power SoC does allow manufacturers to pack the capabilities of a full desktop computer...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Boxx Apexx S3 workstation takes Coffee Lake to 4.8 GHz
— 11:15 AM on November 9, 2017

Right now, the only chips based on the six-core die used in the Core i7-8700K are the series of Coffee Lake desktop CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Thursday deals: sales on monitors, SSDs, Logitech gear, and more
— 9:41 AM on November 9, 2017

Hello, gerbils! It's a difficult morning here at TR HQ. Yesterday's industry announcements were a perfect one-two punch combo to our collective jaws,...

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

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TPCast wireless kit for the HTC Vive reaches North America
— 2:01 PM on November 8, 2017

Virtual reality is all fun and games until you step on the cords, possibly adding insult to injury by getting tangled in them. A...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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ROG Swift PG27VQ is the first gaming monitor with Aura Sync
— 3:30 PM on November 7, 2017

Thanks to its single-vendor nature, you might reasonably expect G-Sync to have limited appeal. That's not really the case, though. GeForce gamers are spoiled for...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Tuesday deals: A Threadripper 1950X and mobo for $1000 and more
— 12:32 PM on November 7, 2017

Season's greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. As you may have noticed, it's now dark by 5:30 PM and sleep schedules everywhere are taking a beating. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Power Storage Displays

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