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The next Android release will be called Nougat
— 3:09 PM on June 30, 2016

Back at its I/O conference, Google called for the Android community to submit names for its upcoming Android N release. Android has traditionally been named...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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HP Chromebook 11 G5 gets touch-sensitive
— 9:41 AM on June 28, 2016

A new wave of Chromebooks is hitting the market, and one of the more popular features appearing on the spec sheets of those machines is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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MSI readies a new salvo of microATX B150 motherboards
— 10:08 AM on June 27, 2016

MSI is adding two new Micro-ATX motherboards to its gaming stable: the B150M Bazooka Plus and Mortar Arctic. As their names suggest, both of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Report: Microsoft to discontinue Surface 3 by December 2016
— 9:13 AM on June 27, 2016

Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet was notable for its move away from ARM SoCs and Windows RT to an Intel Cherry Trail Atom CPU and unfettered...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Only one month to go before the "second-10th" TR BBQ
— 2:32 PM on June 24, 2016

Family and friends can attest to the fact that I caught "BBQ brain" early this year. There's just something about a ten-year anniversary that feels...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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3DMark is getting a full-featured DirectX 12 benchmark
— 8:09 AM on June 24, 2016

Preeminent benchmarking tool 3DMark is getting a new game-like benchmark to test DirectX 12 performance soon, according to the Futuremark blog. The new test,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Corsair Vengeance LED DIMMs are serious about color coordination
— 1:14 PM on June 23, 2016

So, you ordered that fancy black-and-white mobo, and a neat white case to go with it. Your fans are likewise color-coordinated, as...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Samsung's new convertible laptop charges in 90 minutes
— 10:18 AM on June 23, 2016

Samsung is sprucing up its Windows laptop offerings with the new Notebook 7 Spin family. This Windows 10 device comes in 13.3- or 15.6-inch...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's P57W gaming laptop reviewed
— 8:57 AM on June 23, 2016

17" laptops have long been maligned for their bulk, but the onward march of technology means one can now get a big machine like Gigabyte's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Rumor: AMD Zen chipsets suffering USB 3.1 setback
— 3:37 PM on June 22, 2016

File this one under "probably not a problem, probably." Rumor has it that while AMD's Zen processors are on track and "have a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus' Chromebook Flip convertible laptop reviewed
— 3:39 PM on June 21, 2016

Asus' Chromebook Flip is an all-aluminum convertible PC that runs Google's Chrome OS. Its $240 price tag puts it in contention with the budget Windows...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Star Wars Battlefront's Bespin update takes the fight to Cloud City
— 12:28 PM on June 21, 2016

Star Wars Battlefront has already taken players to the worlds of Endor, Hoth, Sullust, Tatooine, and Jakku. The latest update for EA's multiplayer space...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Aorus X7 DT notebook is ready for live streamers on the go
— 9:08 AM on June 21, 2016

The rise of VR headsets has revitalized the desktop-replacement notebook for developers and demonstrators who need a powerful yet portable system. Aorus' X7 DT

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft's browser Edges out others in battery usage
— 4:44 PM on June 20, 2016

It's a fair guess that the majority of users have a browser window open all day, often with multiple tabs or windows. That means it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Networking

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The Tech Report System Guide: June 2016 edition
— 12:23 PM on June 18, 2016

In this edition of our System Guide, Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs and Nvidia's Pascal graphics cards come together to make for one heck of an exciting...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Asus ZenPad Z8 is an affordable Android tablet on Verizon
— 3:45 PM on June 16, 2016

If you think 7" tablets are just a tad too small and you'd like something a little bigger with a very sharp screen, Asus has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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OnePlus 3 offers flagship specs for $399
— 12:28 PM on June 14, 2016

Upstart handset maker OnePlus revealed its latest take on the high-end smartphone formula today during a presentation in VR. The OnePlus 3 is an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Alienware's revamped product line lands at E3
— 9:01 AM on June 14, 2016

Alienware is on the ground at E3 once again this year with new models of its Area-51 tower, Aurora mid-tower, and Alpha small-form-factor PC, as well as the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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