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Marvell takes Cavium under its wing for $6 billion
— 4:18 PM on November 20, 2017

The big acquisition deal in progress in the semiconductor space might be Broadcom's rejected bid to take over Qualcomm, but a pair of less-prominent...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $130 billion bid
— 9:00 AM on November 13, 2017

Qualcomm announced this morning that it's officially rejecting Broadcom's unsolicited $130 billion takeover offer. Qualcomm's board of directors unanimously voted to turn down...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Thermaltake X Comfort Air chair tries to keep backsides cooler
— 4:58 PM on November 10, 2017

What kind of chair are you using, gerbils? I'm still sitting in an ancient steel-framed office chair that pre-dates DirectX. A lot of companies are...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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TPCast wireless kit for the HTC Vive reaches North America
— 2:01 PM on November 8, 2017

Virtual reality is all fun and games until you step on the cords, possibly adding insult to injury by getting tangled in them. A...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Tuesday deals: A Threadripper 1950X and mobo for $1000 and more
— 12:32 PM on November 7, 2017

Season's greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. As you may have noticed, it's now dark by 5:30 PM and sleep schedules everywhere are taking a beating. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Power Storage Displays

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SteelSeries' Arctis 3 Bluetooth headset connects to anything
— 12:00 PM on November 7, 2017

Wireless Bluetooth connectivity is convenient, but the latency it adds renders it less-than-ideal for gaming. SteelSeries latest Arctis 3 Bluetooth gaming headset offers gamers...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Broadcom proposes to take over Qualcomm for $130 billion
— 7:45 AM on November 6, 2017

Broadcom issued an unsolicited proposal this morning to acquire mobile technology giant Qualcomm for $70 per share in a monster cash-and-stock deal that's...

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

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Thursday deals: a GTX 1080 Ti, a nice Z370 board, and more
— 10:15 AM on November 2, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! The TR HQ is abuzz with the fans of multiple graphics cards as Jeff furiously works on finishing up the review of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage

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Report: Apple might drop Qualcomm modems entirely
— 9:00 AM on November 1, 2017

Apple and Qualcomm have been poking at each other for some time. This year alone, Apple sued Qualcomm for its licensing practices, while

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a GTX 1080 Ti, a 4K display, RAM, and more
— 11:49 AM on October 24, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. I don't know exactly how it is possible to enjoy a summer week in almost-November, but it's happening here. Temperature of 27° C,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Cases Displays Memory

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is rolling out to PCs worldwide
— 1:19 PM on October 23, 2017

Windows 10's Fall Creators Update has hit the mainstream. If you haven't updated yet, any Windows 10 machines you have will no doubt be...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Friday deals: a huge monitor, racing gear, audio, and more
— 11:45 AM on October 20, 2017

Howdy gerbils! I have bad news for you. The fires here in Portugal did not hit my place, so you're still stuck with me....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Input devices Gaming

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Razer Electra V2 offers affordable immersion
— 4:30 PM on October 19, 2017

Razer's got a couple of new headsets that the company says are aimed at "value-conscious" gamers. The Razer Electra V2 and Electra V2...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Samsung 360 Round camera captures the world from all angles
— 2:55 PM on October 19, 2017

You've probably seen 3D cameras, and you've probably seen 360° cameras. You may even have seen a 3D 360° camera—a 3D60 camera, if you will....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Qualcomm shows progress on 5G mobile broadband
— 3:00 PM on October 18, 2017

Qualcomm demonstrated progress on its 5G mobile broadband efforts at its San Diego laboratory yesterday. The company showed off two forms of next-gen...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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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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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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