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Samsung reminds us why smart TVs can be awful
— 6:00 AM on February 11, 2015

I would not want to work in Samsung's PR department right now. Earlier this week, Parker Higgins posted a troubling comparison highlighting parallels between George...

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Anyone can now buy a OnePlus One... on Tuesdays
— 6:00 AM on February 10, 2015

Since April, the OnePlus One smartphone has been available only to an exclusive club. Outside of a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A mini Win8.1 tablet for $75, and more
— 11:15 AM on February 6, 2015

This week's deals post is all over the place, so let's get straight to the bulleted list: HP's Stream 7 Win8.1 tablet is on sale at...

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

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Report: Tegra X1-powered Shield tablet on the way
— 6:00 AM on February 6, 2015

When it announced the Tegra X1 last month, Nvidia emphasized automotive applications for the new system-on-a-chip. But according to Fudzilla, the company also...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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In the lab: Intel's Broadwell-based NUC5i5RYK mini-PC
— 4:30 PM on February 5, 2015

I've just polished off my review of BenQ's XL2420G G-Sync monitor, and I'm now on to my next project: a look at one of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Mechanical keyboard moonlights as upgradeable Android PC
— 9:54 AM on February 5, 2015

Mechanical keyboards are everywhere these days, but none are quite like this one. Chinese vendor Acooo—bless you—has developed a oneBoard Pro+ keyboard that hides a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices

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Fingernail-sized Samsung device combines 3GB of RAM, 32GB of flash
— 10:09 AM on February 4, 2015

Samsung has developed a fingernail-sized device with enough memory and storage for high-end smartphones. This ePoP, or embedded package on package, combines 3GB of LPDDR3-1866...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing

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iOS beat Android in the U.S. last quarter, says research firm
— 9:07 AM on February 4, 2015

You could say Apple scored a home run with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The new handsets didn't just help Apple

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Backblaze releases raw data behind HDD reliability reports
— 9:01 AM on February 4, 2015

For more than a year, online backup provider Backblaze has been releasing reliability stats on the tens of thousands of mechanical hard...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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ARM unveils Cortex-A72 CPU, Mali-T880 graphics, and more
— 2:32 PM on February 3, 2015

The folks at ARM today announced a new suite of technologies aimed at future smartphones coming in the 2016 time frame. We didn't get a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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IDC: Tablet shipments saw first decline last quarter
— 9:20 AM on February 3, 2015

Did 2014 mark the end of the tablet boom? Early signs of trouble came last May, when first-quarter tablet shipments missed expectations. IDC subsequently...

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Report: Skylake chipsets getting massive PCIe upgrade
— 12:04 PM on February 2, 2015

For years, the PCI Express connectivity in Intel's core-logic chipsets has been limited to Gen2 speeds. Now, a new leak suggests the next generation is...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Storage

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Raspberry Pi 2 is out, gets free Windows 10
— 9:18 AM on February 2, 2015

Today's a good day for tweakers and tinkerers. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of the Raspberry Pi 2, a new version...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows Personal tech

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 with the Exynos 5433 processor
— 3:17 PM on January 31, 2015

Most of the world gets a variant of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 based on the familiar Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 system-on-a-chip (SoC). In Samsung's home country...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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You can now unlock your Chromebook with your phone
— 3:20 PM on January 30, 2015

Logging in to a Chromebook has just gotten that much easier—at least in theory. Google says Smart Lock for Chrome, which lets you unlock your...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290X for $233
— 10:59 AM on January 30, 2015

Big-screen TVs seem to be the deal du jour ahead of Superbowl Sunday, but there are some nice bargains on PC hardware, too. Here's what...

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WSJ: Microsoft to back Cyanogen with $70M investment
— 4:58 PM on January 29, 2015

Microsoft's work on Windows Phone hasn't exactly paid off. Recent comScore numbers peg the platform's U.S. usage share at just 3.5%. Microsoft will double...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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You've goat to check out Silicon Power's new thumb drive
— 12:25 PM on January 29, 2015

Do boring-looking storage devices get your goat? Then it behooves you to check out Silicon Power's new Unique 550, which is themed after the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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