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Report: Samsung 970 and 980 NVMe SSDs are on the way
— 3:30 PM on October 16, 2017

The folks at Tom's Hardware dug up some juicy info about Samsung's upcoming NVMe SSDs. According to the site, the company is readying up...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro go big on cameras and AI
— 11:00 AM on October 16, 2017

Huawei just announced the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones this morning. That's right—like other premium phone vendors, Huawei is doing the "dual flagships"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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WPA2 security hole KRACKs Wi-Fi networks wide open
— 9:31 AM on October 16, 2017

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning about a new attack that affects Wi-Fi networks using the commonly-used WPA2 protocol....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Qualcomm seeks to block iPhone sales and manufacturing in China
— 3:32 PM on October 13, 2017

Qualcomm's legal team is probably skipping lunch and working late in recent weeks, especially in China and Taiwan. While the company is attempting to fight...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission fines Qualcomm $774 million
— 4:15 PM on October 12, 2017

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission announced yesterday that it suspects Qualcomm to be guilty of unfair business practices. The commission says that the California-based chipmaker...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: speedy memory, Fractal Design cases, and more
— 10:12 AM on October 12, 2017

Good afternoon, gerbils and gerbilettes. It's a sunny warm day here, the birds are singing, and I can see deeply-discounted price tags flying everywhere. I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory Input devices

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WD shows off market-ready MAMR tech for monster hard drives
— 9:00 AM on October 12, 2017

Western Digital showed off a a prototype hard drive with a potentially revolutionary new energy-assisted magnetic recording technology called microwave-assist magnetic recording (MAMR)....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Oculus permanently chops the Rift + Touch bundle price to $399
— 1:12 PM on October 11, 2017

Remember the Summer of Rift promotion? The previously-expensive Oculus Rift-and-Touch combo pack had its price dropped to $399 during summer. According to Oculus, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Revisiting the power consumption and efficiency of Intel's Core i7-8700K
— 4:24 PM on October 9, 2017

Last week, I held off reporting estimated power efficiency numbers for AMD's Ryzen 7 family against those of Intel's Core i7-8700K in my Coffee...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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der8auer and Caseking ready up tweaked Core i7-8700K CPUs
— 2:33 PM on October 6, 2017

Seemingly everyone wants to go for a swim in the deepest reaches of Coffee Lake with Intel's range-topping Core i7-8700K. The chip has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Coffee Lake availability check: Core i5s and Core i3s are ready to go
— 11:06 AM on October 6, 2017

The day after the launch, can you actually buy a Coffee Lake CPU? The short answer is yes. Intel's new silicon is readily available...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Microsoft has an Edge on iOS and Android handsets
— 4:30 PM on October 5, 2017

Do you use Microsoft Edge? While I haven't spent a huge amount of time with Microsoft's newest browser, I have to admit it's fast and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Seagate BarraCuda, IronWolf, and IronWolf Pro grow to 12TB
— 1:30 PM on October 5, 2017

Barely two weeks ago, WD announced that it would begin offering datacenter-oriented hard drives in 12TB capacity. Not to be outdone, Seagate has now...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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G.Skill lets loose 4600 MT/s RAM kits for Z370 mobos
— 12:00 PM on October 5, 2017

The cool kids are all upgrading to Intel's latest Core i7-8700K and supporting Z370 motherboards. Gerbils upgrading from Broadwell-E, Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Lenovo celebrates 25 years of ThinkPads with an Anniversary Edition
— 10:30 AM on October 5, 2017

Retro is in when it comes to gaming, and Lenovo is betting that at least a few people look back at their old...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Google's gadget belt has Clips, Pixel Buds, and Daydream View
— 4:15 PM on October 4, 2017

The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, the Pixelbook high-end Chromebook, and the two new Google Home speakers were the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Gaming

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Google Pixelbook brings back the high-end Chromebook
— 1:07 PM on October 4, 2017

Last August, Google killed off the Chromebook Pixel. This move left the curious space of "high-end Chromebook" conspicuously empty. If you're in the market...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Google goes Goldilocks with Home Mini and Home Max speakers
— 12:53 PM on October 4, 2017

Google kicked off its hardware event today with a couple of new additions to its line of connected speaker products for the home. The

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Internet Personal tech

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