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Abu Dhabi government fund may be shopping GlobalFoundries
— 10:08 AM on November 27, 2015

The investors from Abu Dhabi who funded GlobalFoundries' expansion may be ready to tap out. A Bloomberg report citing "people familiar with the matter"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

MSI's Eco motherboards let owners fine-tune power consumption
— 8:25 AM on November 27, 2015

While we Americans are still sleeping off our Thanksgiving celebrations, MSI has unveiled some Skylake-compatible updates to its Eco series of motherboards: the H170M...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard reviewed
— 4:18 PM on November 25, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 is the very definition of top end. This board is four-way CrossFire and SLI ready, thanks to a PLX PCIe switch chip....

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Asus updates Zenbook UX305 with a Skylake Core M CPU
— 4:18 PM on November 24, 2015

Asus' Zenbook UX305 is one of our favorite thin-and-light notebooks out there. Its $699 price tag gets you an aluminum body, a 1080p IPS screen,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Shuttle XPC Nano's svelte body is clad in black and gold
— 2:51 PM on November 24, 2015

Shuttle pretty much wrote the book on small form factor PCs back in the day, and it's introducing some new bite-size machines today. Say...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

AMD ends driver support for non-GCN Radeon cards
— 9:39 AM on November 24, 2015

All good things must come to an end. AMD has officially ended driver development efforts for older, non-GCN-based Radeon cards. All cards in the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

MIT researchers say many popular Android apps call out covertly
— 7:33 AM on November 24, 2015

Downloading popular Android apps from non-official sources is a bad idea, but even legit apps can do potentially unwanted things in the background without drawing attention....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Edition: an overview
— 7:00 AM on November 24, 2015

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Edition is the second in a line of major annual graphics driver updates from the company. Crimson also replaces the Catalyst...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Dell gets Superfishy by shipping PCs with self-signed root certificates
— 4:31 PM on November 23, 2015

Remember the Superfish debacle, when Lenovo shipped computers with a preinstalled rogue root certification authority (CA)? Dell seems to think that was a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

Asus' N-series laptops top out with 4K screens and PCIe SSDs
— 9:50 AM on November 23, 2015

Asus has unwrapped the latest models in its N series of notebooks. The newcomers pack GeForce GTX graphics cards and can be fitted with...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

G.Skill Trident Z 16GB DDR4 kit hits ludicrous 4,133 MT/s speed
— 9:05 AM on November 20, 2015

G.Skill has been expanding its product portfolio of late. The company is still best known for its RAM, though, and it's just released...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

HP's Elite X2 brings Thunderbolt 3 to convertible tablets
— 8:22 AM on November 20, 2015

Convertible tablets haven't offered many options to choose from for users who want high-speed external connectivity and ease of service in the same package. HP...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

GeForce graphics drivers get an update for Assassin's Creed Syndicate
— 12:07 PM on November 19, 2015

Assassin's Creed Syndicate hits store shelves today, and Nvidia's holiday driver update onslaught continues in tandem with that game's launch. The WHQL-certified 359.00...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Eurocom's Shark 5 laptop rules the ultraportable depths
— 3:39 PM on November 18, 2015

Eurocom is doing its glorious excess thing again. This time around, the Canadian company is taking the wraps off its 15.6" Shark 5 "ultraportable"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

DisplayMate: iPad Pro display beats iPad Air 2's, but mini 4 is still king
— 12:56 PM on November 18, 2015

Much like it has done with tablet displays in the past, DisplayMate has put the iPad Pro's enormous 12.9" screen through the wringer to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

AMD bundles Star Wars Battlefront game codes with Fury cards
— 12:33 PM on November 18, 2015

Star Wars Battlefront is out now, and if you've been pondering a graphics card upgrade to handle the game, AMD might have a deal...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Fujitsu Stylistic R726 convertible is ready to do business
— 9:20 AM on November 18, 2015

Convertibles are all the rage these days, and Fujitsu is out looking for a piece of that market pie. Take a look at the

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

We have a winner in our Skylake Damagebox giveaway
— 3:21 PM on November 17, 2015

After two weeks and dozens of submissions, we have a winner in our competition to take home Scott's Skylake Damagebox. We asked The Tech...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous The Tech Report