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Windows 10 S is dead, long live S Mode
— 5:16 PM on March 9, 2018

Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S along with the Surface Laptop just over ten months ago, but rumors that the pared-back version of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Updated: Tsinghua Unigroup could use Intel flash to make storage products
— 1:45 PM on March 9, 2018

Update Saturday, March 10 12:00 PM: Our original story suggested that Tsinghua Unigroup would license Intel technology to produce its own NAND flash. That conclusion...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Rumor: MSI Titan laptop with a Core i7-8850H shows up at e-tailer
— 12:15 PM on March 9, 2018

When it comes to laptops that stretch the definition of the word as far as it will go, there are few contenders more suited for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Friday deals: Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro keyboards and more
— 10:44 AM on March 9, 2018

Howdy, fair gerbils! If you're in a state or city that's experiencing or might experience a drought, hit me up. I've got plenty of water,...

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

Deal of the day: hundreds in savings on a Core i7-8700K-and-mobo combo
— 4:48 PM on March 8, 2018

Whatever component might be holding up your next PC build, it doesn't have to be a quality motherboard or CPU if you can act...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

P is for preview with Google's latest Android developer release
— 3:31 PM on March 7, 2018

Android handset lovers, rejoice. Good ol' master Google has just let loose the developer preview of Android P, the next version of the operating...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

Rumor: benchmarks of upcoming Ryzen 7 CPU surface
— 3:30 PM on March 6, 2018

We've got some more juicy gossip from South Korea for you today, gerbils. Hardware news and benchmark comparison site Hardware Battle posted some benchmarks...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Tuesday deals: a 27" 2560x1440 display for $230 and more
— 12:55 PM on March 6, 2018

Howdy, folks. I'm writing this piece with bloodshot eyes, after probably beating the world record of number of sneezes per minute. I might have a...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Memory

Dell puts Ryzen APUs inside Inspiron 17 5000-series notebooks
— 10:38 AM on March 5, 2018

Dell wasn't a part of the Acer-HP-Lenovo triumvirate of manufacturing partners on board for the first round of Ryzen APU laptops. The Texas-based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

Friday deals: a Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 for $200 and more
— 12:38 PM on March 2, 2018

Hullo, gerbils. You'll be happy (I think) to know that the massive cold, snow, and ice that's hitting most of Europe hasn't made its way...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Cases Memory Mobile computing

Report: First benchmarks of Intel's Hades Canyon NUC surface
— 10:58 AM on March 2, 2018

Gerbils, I'm sure I don't have to remind you about Kaby Lake-G. The marriage of Intel's "Lake" architecture with a recent Radeon seems fit...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

MediaTek Helio P60 SoC offers AI acceleration for all
— 4:34 PM on March 1, 2018

In the mobile SoC world you mostly hear about Samsung's Exynos, Qualcomm's Snapdragon, and Apple's A-series SoCs. Those companies aren't the only ones making miniature...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Microsoft distributes Intel microcode updates to stymie Spectre
— 3:00 PM on March 1, 2018

One of the more concerning details in the ongoing story of Spectre-related system patches has been how users would get said updates. Per Intel's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Intel re-issues Haswell and Broadwell Spectre fixes
— 4:11 PM on February 28, 2018

Remember those Intel Spectre-busting patches that caused spontaneous reboots in Haswell and Broadwell systems? They should be fixed now, at least judging by the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Rumor: Mobile Coffee Lake chip benches pop up in Geekbench database
— 2:07 PM on February 28, 2018

We've been salivating for Intel's Coffee Lake silicon to appear in laptops ever since we tested the desktop Core i7-8700K in early October. Benchmarks...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Wednesday deals: a Fractal Design Define R5 for $70 and more
— 12:11 PM on February 28, 2018

Greetings, gerbildom at large. Europe's being hit by some really odd weather variations, but I'm pretty okay in my little corner with only some rain...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage Memory

Snapdragon 700-series SoCs slot in between midrange and flagship
— 10:01 AM on February 27, 2018

Today at the Mobile World Congress 2018, Qualcomm announced a forthcoming series of Snapdragon SoCs. Perhaps obviously, the new Snapdragon 700 series chips are...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Qualcomm's simulations of 5G networks show ludicrous speed gains
— 12:00 PM on February 26, 2018

Samsung's unveiling of its latest flagship Galaxy S9 Android smartphone is probabaly the big story of this year's Mobile World Congress in Barecelona. Qualcomm,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet