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Qualcomm hides a fingerprint scanner under your screen
— 4:13 PM on June 28, 2017

The first smartphones had full, physical keyboards featuring not only the entire alphabet, but all the punctuation and other keys necessary to communicate. Since then,...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Toshiba prepares a 96-layer 3D NAND parfait
— 2:32 PM on June 28, 2017

Toshiba's announcement of four-bit QLC NAND flash isn't the only big event in the realm of flash memory production today. The company has also...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Toshiba QLC 3D NAND squeezes a fourth bit into flash cells
— 11:30 AM on June 28, 2017

Data density is critically important to manufacturers of flash storage chips. Increasing the number of bits in a given amount of die space allows for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 returns as the Fandom Edition
— 9:04 AM on June 28, 2017

Man, I can't wait for that FE. No, not the Vega Frontier Edition—I'm talking about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fandom Edition. That's right, gerbils—the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Intel SSD 545s arrives with 64-layer 3D TLC flash aboard
— 10:00 AM on June 27, 2017

Intel's got a new SSD out today, gerbils. No, don't get excited, it's not an Optane-powered model. The new drive is the SSD 545s, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Rumor: Six-core Coffee Lake CPU pops up in Geekbench
— 4:19 PM on June 26, 2017

Buyers looking for CPUs with more than four cores and eight threads have always had to look beyond Intel's mainstream desktop platforms. The silicon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Nokia 6 comes to the US with a taste of vanilla Android
— 3:00 PM on June 26, 2017

American gerbils with a taste for vanilla Android will soon have a new option on their menus. The aluminum-bodied Nokia 6 smartphone is set...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Hyper-Threading erratum rears its head in Skylake and Kaby Lake
— 8:30 AM on June 26, 2017

CPUs can ship with bugs just as software can, and members of the Debian Linux community have uncovered what they claim is a serious...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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VR180 video bridges the gap between YouTube and VR
— 5:00 PM on June 23, 2017

Virtual reality gaming can be great, but the medium has plenty of applications for slightly more passive content like VR video playback. Google's Daydream VR...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays Internet

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Deals of the week: Z270 mobos, spinning storage, and more
— 12:43 PM on June 23, 2017

Howdy gerbils. Things have been more than a little hot around here, but there's no time to lose. Deals are popping up and disappearing...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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Asus' VivoBook S510 is an ultrabook for the budget crowd
— 10:00 AM on June 23, 2017

When you're searching for an affordable laptop, one thing becomes clear pretty quickly: there's a strong correlation between price and style. Hunting for a lower...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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ThinkPad lineup will get a retro model for its 25th anniversary
— 9:00 AM on June 22, 2017

Few notebooks generate as much nostalgia around these parts as the ThinkPad. Two years ago, when Lenovo's chief design officer David Hill floated the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box is a pre-packaged powerhouse
— 10:00 AM on June 21, 2017

External GPU docks haven't really hit the mainstream yet. There are a variety of reasons for this, but among them could be the hassle, size,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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OnePlus 5 again redefines the price for a high-end phone
— 1:54 PM on June 20, 2017

In the last three years since its debut, OnePlus has done a bang-up job of shaking things around in the smartphone market. The company just...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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MSI makes its X299 motherboards appealing with a free Corsair H75
— 4:50 PM on June 19, 2017

The two first words in "high end desktop platform" mean that buyers need to bring wallets stuffed with greenbacks in order to buy a ticket...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

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Varjo tries to bring vision-quality VR out of the shadows
— 3:18 PM on June 19, 2017

Virtual reality headsets are interesting fare, but a number of challenges remain in the march towards making them useful for many applications. Finnish outfit...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Velocity Micro offers up turn-key Core X systems
— 11:32 AM on June 19, 2017

Intel's imminent Core-X CPUs and X299 chipset look ready to be bring a whole new level of performance for gaming and workstation tasks. Gerbils...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Workstations

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Samsung ramps production of its fast and frugal 64-layer V-NAND
— 4:22 PM on June 16, 2017

It seems that lately every storage semiconductor company is engaged in an all-out war and crowing about chips made with an ever-increasing number of layers....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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