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Cryptocurrency miners tap Samsung for custom ASICs
— 4:06 PM on February 5, 2018

Earlier this year, murmurs began to circulate that Samsung was producing ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) specifically for use in mining crypto-money, reportedly thanks to a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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SK Hynix's new enterprise SSDs top out at 4TB
— 1:11 PM on February 5, 2018

When I got up this morning, gerbils, do you know what was the first thing I thought? I wished there were more SSDs to choose...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel Vaunt project tries to take the stigma out of AR glasses
— 12:32 PM on February 5, 2018

Google's Glass augmented reality eyewear could charitably be remembered as divisive back when it had consumer ambitions. Intel's New Devices Group is looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Mobile computing

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Broadcom sweetens Qualcomm takeover offer
— 9:30 AM on February 5, 2018

Broadcom remains in the hunt for Qualcomm, and it's willing to pay quite a bit more than its initial $105 billion offer for the company...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Backblaze fires off its 2017 hard drive reliability report
— 3:30 PM on February 2, 2018

The disaster recovery artists over at Backblaze have published the latest of edition of the company's eye-opening hard drive reliability reports. Andy Klein, the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Microsoft adds new entry-level Surface Book 2 and Surface Laptop
— 12:00 PM on February 2, 2018

Microsoft's Surface line of portable machines has made progress in advancing the Windows laptop market, but the sales increases the company likely expected from expanding...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Windows

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Skylake-based Xeon D chips show up on Intel's price list
— 3:00 PM on February 1, 2018

Remember Xeon D, gerbils? If you're not employed in networking or systems administration, you probably don't—and if you are, you almost certainly do. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Work Naked Day Shortbread
— 1:30 PM on February 1, 2018

 It's also "National Get Up Day" and "National Serpent Day" - who let that happen? PC hardware and computing AOC...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Intel fortifies its Dawson Canyon NUCs with vitamin Kaby Lake-R
— 12:00 PM on February 1, 2018

We wrote about Intel's Dawson Canyon NUCs back in October. Back then, the CPU options were a smattering of seventh-generation mobile Core i3 and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Thursday deals: a Corsair K65 Lux, a sweet X370 mobo, and more
— 10:23 AM on February 1, 2018

Hi there, folks. Endless Space 2 has sunk its claws on me again thanks to the release of the Vaulters expansion, and it's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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Plextor M8V SSDs bring 3D NAND to entry-level builders
— 9:09 AM on February 1, 2018

Plextor has some new SSDs for the market segment looking to upgrade from a clunky old hard drive. The M8V series comprises the M8VC...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Toshiba injects eighth-gen vPro CPUs in its Tecra and Portégé lines
— 9:03 AM on January 31, 2018

We've seen many companies announce updates of their various laptop lines with Intel's latest eighth-generation Core mobile parts, but Toshiba's refresh of its Portégé...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD closes out its fiscal 2017 with another fully profitable quarter
— 3:55 PM on January 30, 2018

AMD announced its fourth-quarter 2017 financial results and full-year 2017 financials this afternoon. On the way to another fully profitable quarter under GAAP, the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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National Plan for Vacation Day Shortbread
— 3:45 PM on January 30, 2018

While I have your attention, don't forget about TR BBQ XV when making your summer plans. PC hardware...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Tuesday deals: a Microsoft Surface Pro, portable storage, and more
— 12:43 PM on January 30, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. Carnaval is just around the corner, and in the next couple weeks my little hometown will be nuts with samba, reveries, and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Samsung Z-SSDs draw a bead on Intel's Optane drives
— 9:17 AM on January 30, 2018

Intel's Optane SSDs and the 3D Xpoint memory they're based on offer impressive latency and quality-of-service consistency. Samsung is now ready to fire back...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Lenovo laptop lovers urged to update due to fingerprint reader flaw
— 4:59 PM on January 29, 2018

If you work from a laptop computer, there's a pretty good chance it's a Lenovo. The company's ThinkPad and IdeaPad lines are popular with businesses....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Rumor: Turbo Boost could come to Cannon Lake Core i3s
— 3:26 PM on January 29, 2018

Among all of the market segmentation methods Intel has used to separate Core i3, i5, and i7 mobile processors over the years, the one constant...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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