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Microsoft helps hardware companies make VR more affordable
— 4:30 PM on October 26, 2016

Everybody wants to rule the VR world, and Microsoft is no exception. Sony, Oculus, and HTC all have headsets on the market promising the full...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Personal tech

Intel's Purley server platform won't use 3D XPoint memory
— 9:00 AM on October 26, 2016

Intel and Micron have been generating buzz for 3D XPoint, their upcoming non-volatile memory product. Rumors have been swirling about when this technology will...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Servers

Nvidia licenses Rambus' DPA tech for side-channel data leak prevention
— 4:24 PM on October 24, 2016

Most gerbils are familiar with the Rambus name from the ill-fated RDRAM popular back in the Pentium 4 days. Although the company appeared to vanish...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

iOS 10.1 update includes portrait mode beta for iPhone 7 Plus
— 1:48 PM on October 24, 2016

One of the promised benefits of the second 12-megapixel camera Apple saw fit to add to the iPhone 7 Plus was a "portrait mode"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Deals of the week: scads of high-performance storage and more
— 11:06 AM on October 21, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. We had a dearth of cheap SSDs in last week's deals, but the component market has returned to form today. Here's what...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Strong revenue doesn't stem red ink in AMD's fiscal third quarter
— 4:41 PM on October 20, 2016

AMD posted a remarkable increase in revenue for its fiscal third quarter of 2016. The company took in $1.3 billion, up 23% year-on-year, thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Samsung builds 8GB LPDDR4 packages on its 10-nm process
— 10:00 AM on October 20, 2016

With high-resolution screens, 4K video, and VR applications becoming more popular—or at least on the horizon—Samsung sees a need to increase the speed and capacity...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Mobile computing

TR's October 2016 peripheral staff picks
— 2:21 PM on October 19, 2016

For this edition of our peripheral staff picks, we've refreshed our selection of displays, keyboards, mice, and more to account for the latest and greatest...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

Intel posts strong growth in the third quarter of 2016
— 8:19 AM on October 19, 2016

Intel wiped away any bad feelings from its bumpy second quarter yesterday with what it describes as record revenues and strong profitability. For...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

Razer buys audio certification company THX
— 12:00 PM on October 18, 2016

Most of us know THX for that tone that plays before some movies—that deep, body-shaking sound that tells you a theater has THX-certified audio. The...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Samsung fires up 10-nm chip production
— 11:18 AM on October 17, 2016

Half a year ago, Samsung announced that it was fabricating DRAM on a "10-nm class" process. Now, the company is announcing that it's...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Report: First Intel 3D XPoint products coming to the desktop
— 10:09 AM on October 17, 2016

Rumor mill claims to have new information about the first round of 3D XPoint "Optane" storage products for the consumer and enthusiast...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

Deals of the week: a cheap Radeon R9 Fury and more
— 10:45 AM on October 14, 2016

Happy day, gerbils! It's sunny and warm out there, and today there's no shortage of hardware deals to be found. For the first time in...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Gartner: Decline in PC sales continues for yet another quarter
— 9:00 AM on October 13, 2016

Time was when back-to-school computer promotions were a major sales driver for the PC industry. Unfortunately, those hoping to see computer sales start to grow...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Gen-Z Consortium prepares for the future of storage and memory
— 9:00 AM on October 12, 2016

AMD, Lenovo, IBM, and a host of other big names in computing have joined together to form the Gen-Z Consortium. The group is working...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Android 7.1 set for December release
— 6:02 PM on October 11, 2016

When Google showed off Android 7.1 Nougat and the new Pixel phones at the company's hardware event last week, the search giant said...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

Intel Falcon 8+ UAV takes to North American skies
— 12:41 PM on October 11, 2016

It's pretty hard to read the news these days without hearing about drones. However, most of the news are about amateur-level drones, or commercial offerings...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Windows 10 build 14942 splits up service hosts
— 1:30 PM on October 10, 2016

This past Friday, Microsoft's official Windows blog detailed the updates coming in Windows 10 build 14942. The biggest changes will please power users and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems