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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

Lenovo ThinkCentre and ThinkPad machines pack AMD PRO APUs
— 1:00 PM on October 24, 2016

Particularly attentive gerbils may recall that when we last looked at AMD's PRO APUs, the company had announced the chips would be inside machines...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Examining reports of slow write speeds on the 32GB iPhone 7
— 2:20 PM on October 21, 2016

Reports are going around of late that the 32GB iPhone 7 has demonstrably slower write performance than its larger siblings. Under the provocative title...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

Radeon 16.10.2 drivers add support for October's big games
— 5:01 PM on October 20, 2016

The next couple weeks of gaming are packed with a Great War, a bunch of Titans, and the rise and fall of entire civilizations. Battlefield...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Razer unsheathes the Blade Pro gaming laptop
— 2:18 PM on October 20, 2016

A short while ago at its "Unveil the Shadow" event in Berlin, Razer unveiled the "Shadow," which turned out to be the Blade...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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

Report: Apple prepping up new MacBook Pro for October 27 event
— 9:00 AM on October 19, 2016

The passing of each year implies the release of a new iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. However, Apple is much slower about updating its core...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

NZXT unleashes quieter, more colorful Krakens
— 9:00 AM on October 18, 2016

All-in-one liquid coolers are designed to take the fuss and guesswork out of cooling CPUs or graphics cards. That doesn't mean that builders don't want...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Samsung's 960 Pro 2TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on October 18, 2016

Samsung's 960 Pro follows up on last year's 950 Pro with denser V-NAND, a brand-new controller, and space-age label technology. We put this drive to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Google introduces POWER9-based Zaius P9 server design
— 12:09 PM on October 17, 2016

Cloud infrastructures require hardware. The buck can only be passed so far before someone has to own and maintain a server. Google Cloud has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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

Eurocom updates Sky MX5 R2 laptop with Pascal cards
— 4:53 PM on October 14, 2016

Looking at the Sky MX5 R2, one has to wonder if the designers at Eurocom understands what "laptop" means to most people. They're definitely...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

Gigabyte GTX 1080 Waterforce WB is ready for liquid-cooling loops
— 3:50 PM on October 13, 2016

Most first-tier graphics card manufacturers these days have liquid-cooled versions of their top-end cards. MSI, Gigabyte, and Asus all offer GTX 1080 cards with an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

DualShock 4 support coming to Steam Controller API
— 10:00 AM on October 13, 2016

The Steam Controller is one of the topics of discussion at Valve's SteamDevDays developer conference in Seattle this week. Jeff Bellinghausen from the Steam...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Software

MSI brings Kaby Lake to its Cubi 2 mini-PCs
— 8:00 AM on October 13, 2016

Shortly after Intel started bringing NUC PCs to market, MSI jumped in with its Cubi mini-PCs. Now, MSI has a hardware refresh on the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

Alphacool Eiswolf offers AIO solution for graphics card cooling
— 3:59 PM on October 12, 2016

All-in-one liquid coolers for CPU thermal management have exploded in popularity over the last few years. Alphacool is now touting their Eiswolf series AIOs...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

Asrock preps 21 motherboards for a dip into Kaby Lake
— 11:00 AM on October 12, 2016

Asus spinoff ASRock has followed its progenitor company in releasing BIOS updates adding support for the upcoming Kaby Lake CPUs. Firmware updates for 21...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

HP refreshes Spectre x360 and Envy machines for the holidays
— 10:00 AM on October 12, 2016

Gerbils, it's October, and you know what that means: time to get the Christmas decorations out. At least, that's how marketing executives seem to think....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing