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16.7 billion reasons Altera sold out to Intel
— 3:14 PM on June 1, 2015

Rumors have been swirling around this one for a while, but it just became official: Intel is buying FPGA maker Altera for $16.7 billion.  The official...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech Servers

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Be careful not to lose SanDisk's tiny 128GB flash drive
— 12:59 PM on June 1, 2015

SanDisk seems to be making a point of cramming enormous amounts of storage into impressively tiny form factors. We saw a 200GB microSD card...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Asus squeezes Skylake CPUs, passive cooling into new mini-PCs
— 12:44 PM on June 1, 2015

Everyone's getting in on the mini-PC game, including Asus, which unveiled a stack of new systems at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. One...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Deal of the week: Asus' Core M ultrabook for $599 and Project Cars for $34
— 9:27 AM on May 29, 2015

I've got nothing for this week's intro, so let's get straight to the deals: We like Asus' ZenBook UX305 a lot. The 13.3" ultraportable has a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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AMD refreshes Kaveri APU with unlocked A10-7870K
— 11:04 AM on May 28, 2015

AMD's first "Godavari" APU has surfaced, and it's exactly what we expected. Even the company's own press release describes the new A10-7870K as a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Passively-cooled Zotac mini-PC packs Core M processor
— 9:57 AM on May 28, 2015

Zotac has revealed a stack of new mini-PCs ahead of next week's Computex show. The most interesting of the bunch is easily the Zbox Nano...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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OCZ is bringing a TLC-based SSD to Computex
— 9:00 AM on May 28, 2015

Hardware makers are gearing up to showcase new products at Computex next week, and some are already providing previews of what's in store. OCZ, for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Leak claims Skylake Xeons have up to 28 cores, new memory architecture
— 10:47 AM on May 27, 2015

Ready for another leaked slide deck detailing unannounced products? EXPreview has posted official-looking documents spelling out Intel's plans for Xeon processors based on its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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JEDEC standardizes NVDIMM for RAM-like flash storage
— 1:03 PM on May 26, 2015

We're all used to the idea of an SSD plugging into a SATA port or M.2 slot by now, but the notion of non-volatile storage...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Braswell NUCs follow established formula
— 6:00 AM on May 26, 2015

Official PDFs detailing Braswell NUCs have appeared on Intel's website. The Technical Product Specification and Integration Guide describe a pair of mini-PCs based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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The TR Podcast 176: Project Cars, cable to the Maxx & the Tao of Chi
— 10:11 AM on May 25, 2015

The video of our latest TR Podcast live stream is now available on YouTube. This week we talked about Project Cars and hard-core racing sims...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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Deal of the week: 27'' AHVA monitor for $300, The Witcher 3 for $39
— 12:05 PM on May 22, 2015

E-tailers are revving their promotional engines for the Memorial Day weekend, and that's produced some sweet deals on PC hardware. Craving a jumbo monitor based on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Join us right now for a TR Podcast live stream
— 5:38 PM on May 21, 2015

After a brief, allergen-fueled hiatus, the TR Podcast returns tonight. Starting at 9:30 ET/6:30 PT right now, we'll be streaming our recording session live on...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

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$60 tuner almost turns the Xbox One into a DVR
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2015

Windows Media Center may be dead, but that doesn't mean Microsoft has given up on DVRs. The Xbox One can now tune in...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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OCZ's latest Z-Drive has 16 flash channels laced with NVMe goodness
— 10:14 AM on May 20, 2015

There's a new NVM Express SSD in town. OCZ's enterprise-oriented Z-Drive 6000 Series supports version 1.1b of the low-overhead protocol designed to replace AHCI....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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AMD's high-bandwidth memory explained
— 7:00 AM on May 19, 2015

HBM is the next generation of memory for high-bandwidth applications like graphics, and AMD has helped usher it to market. Read on to find...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Memory

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Braswell SoCs appear on fanless Asus microATX boards
— 9:49 AM on May 18, 2015

Otherwise known as Braswell, Intel's latest Atom processor combines upgraded graphics with 14-nm fabrication. We've already seen the chip pop up on several Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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