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ITC declines Nvidia's appeal in Samsung patent-infringement case
— 3:49 PM on December 16, 2015

The United States International Trade Commission has denied Nvidia's request for a decision review regarding the company's ongoing patent spat with Samsung. Nvidia was hoping...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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MSI's CPU Guard bracket could protect Skylake CPUs from bending
— 11:55 AM on December 16, 2015

Recent reports suggest that Intel's Skylake processors might bend under the weight of third-party coolers. Heatsink manufacturers like Silverstone and Noctua have since defended...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Updated: an 850 EVO 500GB for $138 with a game code
— 10:54 AM on December 16, 2015

Update 12/16/2015 at 1:23 PM: Turns out this deal was apparently too awesome for its own good. Adorama tells us it's had to cancel the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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Samsung turned our SSD Endurance Experiment into something incredible
— 10:00 AM on December 16, 2015

TR's SSD Endurance Experiment showed just how many bytes of writes today's SSDs can handle before expiring. We concluded our experiment with a take on...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Preview round-up: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC
— 4:21 PM on December 10, 2015

Qualcomm's fortune with its Snapdragon 810 SoC wasn't the best. This powerful chip, used in several manufacturers' flagship phones, was prone to overheating and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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European Commission accuses Qualcomm of shady business tactics
— 4:27 PM on December 9, 2015

The European Commission has sent Qualcomm two Statements of Objections regarding alleged anticompetitive practices. The EC has been investigating the firm since last July,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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OCZ's Trion 100 and Crucial's BX200 SSDs reviewed
— 10:16 AM on December 9, 2015

OCZ and Crucial aren't resting on the laurels of their entry-level Arc 100 and BX100 drives. Instead, they've cooked up even more attainable SSDs built...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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iOS 9.2 brings a slew of bug and security fixes
— 7:54 AM on December 9, 2015

Apple has unleashed a truckload of updates for its various platforms. OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 patches a couple of  bugs. watchOS 2.1...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Marvell's shaky accounting draws the attention of the US government
— 7:42 AM on December 8, 2015

Marvell has released preliminary financial results for its fiscal third quarter, as well as its finalized results from the second quarter. In its report, Marvell...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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Skylake CPUs may be damaged by pressure from some heatsinks
— 9:45 AM on December 4, 2015

PCGamesHardware.de is reporting (Google translation here) that Intel Skylake CPUs may be damaged due to pressure from some third-party heatsinks. Some users have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Corsair Hydro H5 SF shrinks liquid cooling for Mini-ITX PCs
— 3:45 PM on December 3, 2015

Mini-ITX system builders who want to push the boundaries of CPU performance are usually left out in the heat, and not every closed-loop liquid cooler...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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Microsoft outlines Windows 10 Mobile's support lifecycle
— 12:58 PM on December 3, 2015

Microsoft has pledged ten years of support for Windows 10 on the desktop, but the mobile version may not live so long. Those updates...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Thinkpad P40 Yoga lets 3D and graphics pros get flexible
— 8:39 AM on December 2, 2015

Lenovo is taking its Yoga classes very seriously. The company has just released a new convertible workstation targeted at graphic and CAD designers. Take...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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HGST's helium-filled 10TB hard drive floats into datacenters
— 7:26 AM on December 2, 2015

Ten freakin' terrabytes—that's what HGST is packing in a single hard drive now. The Western Digital subsidiary has announced that it's started shipping the Ultrastar...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Chipworks takes the lid off Apple's A9X SoC
— 4:40 PM on November 30, 2015

We've heard some pretty impressive performance claims about the A9X SoC in Apple's iPad Pro ever since the mega-slate made its public debut, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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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

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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

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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

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