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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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Oculus teases $199 Go standalone VR headset at Connect conference
— 12:30 PM on October 11, 2017

At its Oculus Connect 4 conference today, the virtual-reality firm debuted the standalone headset it intends to bridge mobile VR and PC-powered VR headsets. Called...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Toshiba's TR200 480GB SSD reviewed
— 8:31 AM on October 11, 2017

Toshiba's first client drive with BiCS flash inside is the entry-level TR200. Join us as we find out how much storage performance you can get...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Cooler Master MasterBox MB600L fits liquid cooling on the cheap
— 5:00 PM on October 10, 2017

Besides multi-zoned RGB LED lighting and tempered glass side panels, the biggest trend in PC cases in 2017 has to be flat, featureless front panels....

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Adata's SE730H 512GB portable SSD reviewed
— 10:30 AM on October 9, 2017

Adata's SE730H external SSD promises to combine the high speeds of USB 3.1 Gen 2 with a compact, weather-proof shell. We put it up against...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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 Pixel 2 is all about the camera
— 1:45 PM on October 4, 2017

Today's Google event is now over, and there's a ton of hardware to be looked at. Besides the Pixelbook and the Home Mini...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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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HP Spectre x360 and Spectre 13 sneak in with eighth-gen Core CPUs
— 12:00 PM on October 4, 2017

Intel's eighth-generation Core desktop processors have been all the rage over the last couple weeks, but laptop makers have new wares containing not-quite-as-novel

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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In the lab: MSI's GP62X Leopard Pro gaming notebook
— 9:00 AM on October 4, 2017

It's not exactly an obsessive-compulsive disorder, but sometimes I just can't resist putting things in a nice, logical pattern. This summer, I spent time with...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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