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Mediatek packs 10 cores into its Helio X20 SoC
— 12:32 PM on May 12, 2015

The race to see who can pack the most cores into a mobile SoC is still on, apparently. Mediatek's latest, called the Helio X20, packs...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Ninja cooler goes on diet, gets smarter fan
— 3:42 PM on May 11, 2015

Scythe's Ninja cooler looks like a weapon, and it's spilled enough of my blood to qualify as one. So, I'm both excited and terrified to...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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$9 computer has ARM SoC, docks with portable module
— 10:36 AM on May 11, 2015

At just nine bucks, Next Thing's Chip might be the cheapest single-board computer yet. The Kickstarted product blew past its funding goal and has...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Jailbreaker puts a web browser on the Apple Watch
— 6:00 AM on May 11, 2015

Apps on the Apple Watch are supposed to offer short, "glanceable" interactions that are over in a couple of seconds. A full web browser runs...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Software

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Deal of the week: Dragon Age: Inquistion for $30, and more
— 11:28 AM on May 8, 2015

It's that time again. Here are the deals that popped up on my radar this morning: EA is taking 25% off everything at its Origin online...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Maxwell-based GTX 965M powers Gigabyte gaming notebook
— 9:05 AM on May 7, 2015

Nvidia quietly introduced the GeForce GTX 965M mobile graphics chip earlier this year, and the chip has now made its way into a new...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Early deal of the week: Asus' ZenBook UX305 for $599
— 4:05 PM on May 6, 2015

We usually do deals posts on Friday, but this is too good to pass up. The Microsoft Store has a sweet discount on Asus'...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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MSI's 990FXA Gaming mobo freshens up with USB 3.1
— 1:51 PM on May 6, 2015

AMD's 990FX chipset soldiers on. As an astute TR commenter pointed out a while back, this platform is over five years old now. Motherboard makers...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Xeon E7 v3 boasts Haswell cores, hybrid memory controller
— 10:42 AM on May 6, 2015

Although Broadwell-based chips are already on the market and Skylake is rumored for next year, Intel's older Haswell microarchitecture is still working its way into...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Oculus says Rift VR headset will ship early next year
— 9:08 AM on May 6, 2015

We've watched the development of the Oculus Rift ever since its Kickstarter debut in 2012, and we've been waiting with bated breath for a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Gaming

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16-nm NAND infiltrates Intel's latest server SSD
— 6:00 AM on May 6, 2015

After refreshing its mid-range and high-end server SSDs with updated controllers and 20-nm NAND earlier this...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Apple releases specifications for third-party Watch bands
— 9:22 AM on May 5, 2015

Don't like the stock bands and straps included with the Apple Watch? Third parties may soon be able to design and sell officially licensed bands...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Lenovo's lightweight LaVie Z ultrabooks start selling stateside
— 11:13 AM on May 4, 2015

The ultra-light LaVie Z ultrabooks Lenovo introduced at CES are now available in the U.S. Both machines have Broadwell-based Core i7 processors and 13.3"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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MSI refreshes Socket FM2+ mobos for Godavari APUs
— 11:12 AM on May 4, 2015

AMD's latest APU family, code-named Godavari, is supposedly set to launch in a month or two, and MSI has released eight refreshed Socket FM2+ motherboards...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Inside ARM's Cortex-A72 microarchitecture
— 3:02 PM on May 1, 2015

The Cortex-A72 is ARM's next big CPU core, successor to the Cortex-A57 that currently dominates among premium Android smartphones. Here's a look at the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Servers

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Asus' 144Hz MG279Q monitor may top out at 90Hz with FreeSync
— 12:38 PM on May 1, 2015

We've been eagerly awaiting the release of Asus' MG279Q, a FreeSync display with an IPS panel and a fast 144Hz peak refresh rate. It...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail netbook for $161, free case fans, and more
— 11:24 AM on May 1, 2015

The only thing more difficult than coming up with a fresh intro for our weekly deals posts is doing it the morning after a podcast...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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Gigabyte's 9-series motherboards are Broadwell-ready
— 6:00 AM on May 1, 2015

The desktop versions of Intel's Broadwell CPU aren't available yet, but motherboard manufacturers are making sure their products are ready well before the new chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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