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Samsung's high-end Chromebook Pro will be available May 28
— 2:38 PM on May 22, 2017

Back at CES, Samsung announced the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro. The two machines are externally-identical magnesium-cased convertibles poised to fill the curious...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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HP upgrades Envy and Spectre x2 laptop lineups
— 11:35 AM on May 22, 2017

By most accounts, Microsoft has done a pretty good job of iterating and expanding its Surface hybrid tablet machines since their introduction at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Lenovo Legion Y920 is a mobile gaming beast
— 1:00 PM on May 19, 2017

When people are shopping for a new gaming laptop, I tend to point them in the direction of MSI, Gigabyte, or Asus. If they're feeling...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Synaptics shows how some fingerprint sensors can't be trusted
— 10:00 AM on May 19, 2017

Fingerprint sensors are rapidly becoming the standard tool for securing mobile devices. Synaptics believes that these sensors typically aren't as safe as users think, however,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Amazon lights up new Fire tablets
— 9:00 AM on May 19, 2017

Amazon has pretty much abandoned of the high-end tablet space since the retirement of 2014's second-generation Fire HDX, focusing instead on low-end devices with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Google shows off standalone Daydream VR headsets
— 12:30 PM on May 18, 2017

There's a strong argument to be made that current virtual-reality hardware isn't easy enough to set up and use. At its I/O event this week,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Android Go will give budget handsets a boost
— 11:00 AM on May 18, 2017

If you're on a budget, can't use a lot of mobile data, or just like to keep things simple, a super-powered smartphone like the Galaxy...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Ryzen Mobile APUs are coming to a laptop near you
— 4:28 PM on May 16, 2017

Here's a big announcement from AMD's 2017 Financial Analyst Day: Ryzen is finally coming to laptops and notebooks. AMD senior VP Jim Anderson pulled the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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HTC U11 packs an arsenal of assistants and a big spec sheet
— 11:37 AM on May 16, 2017

Apple and Samsung get the lion's share of attention in the high-end smartphone space, but competitors like HTC keep plugging away, trying to unseat...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Windows 10 on ARM could run x86 apps seamlessly at native speed
— 10:00 AM on May 16, 2017

Late last year, we heard that Microsoft was working on bringing Windows 10—not Windows RT, or Windows 10 RT, or something like that—over to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Google Project Treble aims to separate Android from drivers
— 2:00 PM on May 15, 2017

The web is filled with reams of pages detailing how Android's slow updates and fragmented ecosystem are trouble for users, developers, and vendors. We've...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Three flavors of Linux are coming to Windows Store
— 5:00 PM on May 12, 2017

One of the highlights of Microsoft's Build conference last year was the announcement of an Ubuntu-based Linux subsystem for Windows 10. The company's recent announcement...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Linux-Unix

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Deals of the week: high-end graphics cards, big hard drives, and more
— 11:58 AM on May 12, 2017

Good afternoon, dear sirs. We understand that some of you may still be gazing at the beautiful hues of Corsair's latest Dominator RAM kit,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Power Storage

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Float across devices with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
— 11:33 AM on May 11, 2017

Microsoft's spokespersons spent most of the first day of the company's annual Build conference talking about Cortana and other AI-related topics. Today, the focus...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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HP's Elite x2 1012 G2 refresh brings Kaby Lake to the table
— 9:00 AM on May 11, 2017

HP has a brand-new refresh of its Elite x2 convertible lineup. The Elite x2 1012 G2 is on the way and it looks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft's Cortana gets a body and a very particular set of skills
— 4:37 PM on May 10, 2017

The job opening to be your AI assistant is growing increasingly competitive. Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are all vying for that position by...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Microsoft patches critical security bug in Windows Defender
— 4:30 PM on May 9, 2017

If you're running Windows Defender (quite a strong possibility if you're running Windows), make sure you've got all your updates. Microsoft issued a patch...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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The Tech Report System Guide: May 2017 edition
— 3:31 PM on May 9, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are shaking up the midrange CPU market, and we're here to help builders navigate this unfamiliar terrain. We also account for...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Cooling Storage

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