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Thursday deals: an Acer ET322QK for $350, powerful laptops, and more
— 12:16 PM on March 22, 2018

Yay, spring! Oh wait, it's winter. Never mind, it's spring again. This refrain is being heard around most of Europe and the US right now....

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

Rumor: Eight-core Coffee Lake S CPU shows up in 3DMark database
— 12:30 PM on March 21, 2018

We were quite impressed with the Core i7-8700K when we reviewed it. Who could complain about a CPU that boasts the fastest out-of-the-box single-threaded...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+ marry mid-range specs with good looks
— 4:00 PM on March 20, 2018

Offering high-end internals is only one of the ways to motivate customers to buy a particular smartphone. HTC is betting on a fancy finish to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

ASRock J5005-ITX fanless board packs Pentium Silver power
— 3:20 PM on March 19, 2018

We've seen a number of boards based on Intel's latest Goldmont SoCs, but the models we looked at all used the silicon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Rumor: Apple could begin making its own micro-LED screens
— 9:25 AM on March 19, 2018

It doesn't take a genius to realize that there's no love lost between Apple and its suppliers, including but not limited to Samsung. The two...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

Rumor: Info on upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs leaked
— 12:48 PM on March 16, 2018

It's easy for us enthusiasts to forget that the high-powered CPUs we favor aren't even a majority of the market. Intel still has a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Microsoft offers $250,000 bounty for speculative-execution bugs
— 10:45 AM on March 16, 2018

The January reveal of the Meltdown and Spectre speculative-execution attacks sent ripples through the entire computer industry. Part of Intel's response was a

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software Windows

Report: Ryzen 2000-series desktop CPU pre-orders pop up
— 4:59 PM on March 15, 2018

Videocardz reports that online retailers in a number of countries in North America and Europe have pre-order pages for AMD's second-generation "Zen+" Ryzen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Thursday deals: a raft of sweet laptops and a ton of discount codes
— 3:13 PM on March 15, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. It looks like I'm finally going to be on the receiving end of some rays of sunshine next week. I'm already planning...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Mobile computing

Intel has microcode updates for modern CPUs and fixed silicon for late 2018
— 1:12 PM on March 15, 2018

Back in January, Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich wrote an open letter promising speedy Spectre and Meltdown patches. He later on remarked that the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

CTS Labs defends its public disclosure of AMD vulnerabilities
— 11:05 AM on March 15, 2018

CTS Labs has received scrutiny this week for its decision to publicize the flaws it claims to have located in AMD's chipsets and Secure...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

Fujitsu Lifebook U938 is featherweight and ready to go
— 4:45 PM on March 14, 2018

Intel's eighth-generation Core i5 and i7 mobile CPUs have demonstrated their ability to effectively cram four cores and eight hardware threads into a 15...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Google primed to kick crypto-currencies off its advertising network
— 3:45 PM on March 14, 2018

It's no secret that Google makes most of its money on advertising. Heck, some of our own ads are served through Google's networks. Due to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Report: CTS Labs has proof-of-concept code for AMD vulnerabilities
— 1:30 PM on March 14, 2018

As you may have heard, a group calling itself CTS Labs yesterday revealed what it claims are no less than 13 security vulnerabilities in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Servers Workstations

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ gets a clock speed boost and better Wi-Fi
— 11:34 AM on March 14, 2018

The Pi Foundation has released many takes on its Raspberry Pi line of ARM-based single-board computers (SBCs) over the years. Today's release of the

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Networking

Security firm discloses range of Ryzen, Epyc, and AMD chipset vulnerabilities
— 1:19 PM on March 13, 2018

CTS Labs, an Israeli security research firm, purports to have discovered 13 separate security vulnerabilities related to AMD hardware across four categories of exploits....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600X combo deal, curved displays, and more
— 1:02 PM on March 13, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbildom. It is with great pleasure that after almost two months of convulsive coughing, my nose and throat are apparently done with their...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Cooling Displays Memory Mobile computing

President Trump nixes Broadcom-Qualcomm deal
— 10:30 AM on March 13, 2018

Broadcom's attempt to take control of rival chipmaker Qualcomm appears to have hit a tough barrier, as US President Donald Trump has weighed in with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking