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Nokia 8 zeroes in on the Galaxy S8 and its friends
— 9:30 AM on August 17, 2017

We've been impressed with the hardware that recently-reborn Nokia has been packing into its HMD Global Oy-manufactured smartphones. Even better, the Finnish marque has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the day: a 144-Hz IPS FreeSync monitor for $400
— 3:51 PM on August 16, 2017

If you're one of the lucky few who have managed to get their hands on a Radeon RX Vega graphics card, you should absolutely...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Gaming

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VivoBook W202NA is ready to brave the toughest of classrooms
— 12:00 PM on August 16, 2017

Last spring, Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S, a slimmed-down version of its operating system primarily designed for use in educational institutions. School-age children are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: leaked Microsoft memo discusses Surface returns
— 1:32 PM on August 14, 2017

When we reported last Thursday that Consumer Reports (CR) would no longer be recommending Surface devices, some gerbils expressed concern at the fact that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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EVGA thickens the SC17 gaming laptop with a GTX 1080
— 3:30 PM on August 11, 2017

When it built the SC17 1070 laptop, EVGA packed about as much CPU horsepower and graphics muscle as one could reasonably hope to fit...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Consumer Reports stops recommending Surface mobile devices
— 12:00 PM on August 10, 2017

Microsoft's Surface line of mobile devices has a lot of fans, including our own Bruno "morphine" Ferreira. Consumer Reports (CR) has traditionally been part of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Android 8.0 Streaming Updates won't take over phones
— 1:53 PM on August 7, 2017

Android OS updates can take ages. The last time I updated my (admittedly now vintage) Motorola Droid Turbo, the phone was unusable for nearly 45...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active goes outdoors
— 11:45 AM on August 7, 2017

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones are already resistant to water and dust intrusion. The company is now set to release the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Toshiba PM5 and CM5 SSDs put 64-layer BiCS flash in servers
— 9:17 AM on August 7, 2017

Heads up, enterprisey gerbils. Toshiba's putting its 64-layer 3D BiCS flash pretty much everywhere. Ahead of the Flash Memory Summit, the company is letting the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Sony and IBM team up to create 330 TB tapes
— 3:30 PM on August 3, 2017

The oldest gerbils probably think about magnetic tape in the context of data storage for Commodore VIC-20s and the like. The youngest gerbils probably...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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USB 3.2 spec pushes bandwidth up to 20 Gbps
— 1:00 PM on July 26, 2017

The Universal Serial Bus is about to become a little bit less "serial." The USB 3.0 Promoter Group just announced the USB 3.2 specification—a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Corsair sells a majority stake to private equity for $525 million
— 8:51 AM on July 26, 2017

Corsair announced this morning that it's selling a majority share of its business to private equity firm EagleTree Partners for $525 million. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Google releases last developer preview before Android O release
— 2:29 PM on July 24, 2017

Google's Android mobile OS never stops moving, and the company has released the fourth developer preview version of Android O. The company expects Developer...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Corsair Lighting Pro Expansion Kit lets builders turn up the lights
— 2:30 PM on July 21, 2017

Corsair's Lighting Node Pro gave builders the ability to drive the company's strips of individually-addressable RGB LEDs. While 40 LEDs in a system might...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Adata D16750 power bank is tougher than the average juice pack
— 11:30 AM on July 21, 2017

There are plenty of power banks on the market these days, as battery life for mobile devices still isn't quite a solved problem. However, many...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deals of the week: fast memory, an AM4 motherboard, and more
— 10:01 AM on July 21, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. Bruno is still trekking across the United States right now, so you're stuck with me this week. I have to keep this short,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Intel crams 100 GFLOPS of neural-net inferencing onto a USB stick
— 5:00 PM on July 20, 2017

It's been a couple years since Intel floored an old friend of ours with a computer miniaturized to the size of a disappointingly-small candy...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Fujitsu joins the deep-learning stampede with specialized silicon
— 1:30 PM on July 19, 2017

Nvidia's revenues, profits, and share price have all benefited from surging demand in both the PC gaming hardware and the graphics compute marketplaces. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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