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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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Baidu's DeepBench can now measure inference performance
— 1:00 PM on June 28, 2017

A lot of companies are pouring a lot of money into accelerating and improving deep learning tasks, but how do you tell which hardware offers...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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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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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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Corsair reveals its prize haul for the TR BBQ XIV
— 12:18 PM on June 26, 2017

It was just over a week ago that we hinted at a significant prize contribution coming to this year's TR BBQ. Today, we...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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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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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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Vulkan is about to erupt in CryEngine 5.4
— 11:30 AM on June 22, 2017

All the attention lately has been on ultra-high-end graphics cards and expensive CPUs with cores for days, but work continues in the direction...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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FinalWire updates AIDA64 for Core X CPUs and the X299 platform
— 1:00 PM on June 21, 2017

FinalWire has updated its popular AIDA64 benchmarking and system monitoring tool for use with Intel's latest Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X desktop CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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AMD's Epyc 7000-series CPUs revealed
— 3:00 PM on June 20, 2017

AMD's Epyc server CPU lineup is here. We take a tour of AMD's implementations of Zen for the data center and explore the company's first...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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SPEC updates its CPU benchmark for the first time in 11 years
— 11:30 AM on June 20, 2017

The non-profit Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has released an update of its popular CPU benchmarking tool, fittingly dubbed SPEC CPU2017. The new version...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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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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Intel's Core i9-7900X CPU reviewed, part one
— 8:01 AM on June 19, 2017

Intel's Core i9-7900X and its Skylake-X brethren bring AVX-512 support, a new cache hierarchy, and a new on-die interconnect to high-end desktops. We examine how...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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The TR BBQ XIV is just one month away—get your plans in order
— 4:43 PM on June 16, 2017

It seems to me that this year's TR BBQ has approached at a significantly faster pace than any previous outing. According to the calendar, the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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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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Synology DS1517 and DS1817 NAS boxes make their own clouds
— 1:30 PM on June 16, 2017

The capabilities of machines doing network-attached storage (NAS) duties have expanded a great deal over time. Synology's DiskStation DS1517 and DiskStation DS1817 promise...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking Servers

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