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Intel chops down Mini-ITX to make 5x5 motherboards
— 5:01 PM on August 24, 2015

Intel has pulled back the curtain on a new mobo format called 5x5. 5x5 boards are smaller than Mini-ITX mobos, but they retain support for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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British fuel-cell firm shows off a hydrogen-powered iPhone
— 11:27 AM on August 24, 2015

Intelligent Energy, a British power company that specialises in fuel cell technology, has unveiled a working prototype of an iPhone 6 powered by...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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iPhone 6 Plus taking blurry photos? Apple will replace it
— 10:22 AM on August 24, 2015

If something seems off about the shots from the rear camera on your iPhone 6 Plus lately, you may not be seeing things. Apple...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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The Galaxy Note 5 has the best mobile screen ever, says DisplayMate
— 9:15 AM on August 24, 2015

The eggheads at DisplayMate have taken a good, hard look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 5's display, and they like what they see....

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Solid-state electrolytes could make for denser, safer batteries
— 7:39 AM on August 24, 2015

Anybody who's ever used a cell phone, tablet, or laptop with a rechargeable battery wants more—more battery life and more usable charging cycles. Owners would also prefer...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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iPhone owners can take 30-day test drives of Galaxy phones for $1
— 3:52 PM on August 21, 2015

Samsung has launched an aggressive marketing campaign called the Ultimate Test Drive, which lets iPhone owners borrow one of its Galaxy phones—the S6 edge,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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OnePlus 2 firmware update fixes Stagefright vulnerability
— 12:14 PM on August 21, 2015

Like most Android phones, the OnePlus 2 shipped vulnerable to Stagefright attacks. The company has corrected that issue in an over-the-air (OTA) firmware...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Rumor: BlackBerry Android phone with slide-out keyboard pictured
— 9:46 AM on August 21, 2015

It looks like BlackBerry may be soon making yet another comeback attempt. Noted hardware sleuth Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks, has posted what...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Security-oriented Blackphone 2 set for September release
— 11:41 AM on August 20, 2015

Silent Circle is releasing a new version of its Blackphone, creatively named Blackphone 2. The device runs a security-oriented version of Android called...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: Q2 smartphone sales growth slowest since 2013
— 10:12 AM on August 20, 2015

Gartner has released its analysis of the worldwide smartphone market for the last quarter.  The report, uh, reports the market's lowest quarterly growth rate...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Asus' MG278Q mixes FreeSync and a 1-ms response time
— 8:16 AM on August 20, 2015

Asus has announced the MG278Q, a 27" FreeSync monitor boasting a 1-ms gray-to-gray response time. The MG278Q joins the MG279Q, another 27" FreeSync monitor that...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Intel plans to support VESA Adaptive-Sync displays
— 5:20 PM on August 19, 2015

IDF — In a Q&A session this afternoon, I asked Intel Fellow and Chief Graphics Software Architect David Blythe about Intel's position on supporting the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Alienware 18 says hello with a cringeworthy video
— 11:46 AM on August 19, 2015

Who needs strippers bursting out of cakes? What you need is a man in a box holding a laptop. Check out the Alienware 18...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Vaio returns to the US with the Z Canvas convertible
— 9:26 AM on August 19, 2015

Look who's back. The Vaio brand will be available in the US again, in a partnership with transcosmos. Its wares will be sold...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Coming in 2016: Intel Optane SSDs based on 3D Xpoint memory
— 1:40 PM on August 18, 2015

IDF — During the opening keynote of the Intel Developer Forum today, Intel announced that it will be shipping SSDs based on its very promising...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Servers

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IBM puts a Tux on its mainframes with LinuxOne
— 10:34 AM on August 18, 2015

Mainframes may seem like dinosaurs at first glance these days, but IBM's big iron is still evolving. The company introduced its first exclusively Linux-based mainframes...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Poll: Are Skylake CPUs tempting you to upgrade?
— 5:44 PM on August 17, 2015

It's been almost two weeks since Intel's Skylake enthusiast CPUs hit the market. We know how they perform, and we have a good idea...

Poll Question: • Are Skylake CPUs and Z170 motherboards tempting you to upgrade?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

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Android M is for Marshmallow
— 3:37 PM on August 17, 2015

Android M is no more. Instead, we now have a fluffy, sweet, almost ethereal Marshmallow. That's the name Google has given to version...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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