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Zen+ Ryzen CPU and an Asus X470 mobo show up in SiSoft database
— 10:30 AM on January 19, 2018

The relentless rumor-mongers over at Videocardz spotted a listing in SiSoftware's hardware database for an as-yet-unannounced Ryzen CPU. The pre-release processor is listed...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 router swoops in at CES
— 3:15 PM on January 10, 2018

For whatever reason, few computer accessories get the "gaming" treatment quite as often as networking products. With its Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500, Netgear seeks...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Rivet Networks and Intel partner for Killer Wireless-AC 1550 chip
— 2:15 PM on January 10, 2018

Back in the day, building a computer meant keeping a stack of add-on cards handy. Graphics, sound, and network cards made sure the inside of...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Apple and Nvidia detail Meltdown and Spectre fixes
— 11:00 AM on January 5, 2018

The two latest vendors to react to what may be some of the most wide-ranging computer security flaws ever found are Apple and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Operating systems

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Intel Titan Ridge Thunderbolt controllers look to the future and the past
— 4:30 PM on January 4, 2018

Thunderbolt 3 (TB3) can be pretty awesome, even if getting access to the 40 Gbps of bandwidth isn't as straightforward as Intel has advertised....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Chipsets Displays

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Updated: Serious Intel CPU bug could be lurking behind upcoming OS patches
— 1:43 PM on January 3, 2018

Update 1/3/2018 2:20 PM: Intel has issued a statement regarding this potential vulnerability. The company claims its CPUs are not uniquely affected by the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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Rumor: AMD planning 400-series chipsets with PCIe 3.0 connectivity
— 1:00 PM on December 28, 2017

While AMD's Ryzen processors generally chat directly with graphics cards and NVMe storage devices over 8 GT/s PCIe 3.0 lanes, peripherals attached through existing 300-series...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

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Qualcomm lifts the veil on the Snapdragon 845 SoC
— 4:12 PM on December 6, 2017

Qualcomm just lifted the veil on its newest mobile device SoC, the Snapdragon 845. The company's previous-generation Snapdragon 835 is used in pretty much every...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking

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Raspberry Pi Foundation builds a bridge between PCs and GPIO pins
— 9:24 AM on December 5, 2017

The Raspberry Pi and its ilk generally lack the computing horsepower of a modern desktop or laptop computer, but one area where they excel is...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Apple releases fix for macOS High Sierra privilege escalation flaw
— 3:00 PM on November 29, 2017

Yesterday on Twitter, developer Lemi Orhan Ergin informed Apple of a major vulnerability in macOS 10.13, also known as High Sierra. Ergin found...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Cyber Monday deals: everything but the kitchen sink
— 2:15 PM on November 27, 2017

El Dealino is back. The killer of dollar signs, slaughterer of price tags, collector of coupons. From underneath his poncho he produces uncountable hardware offers...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Power Displays Input devices Mobile computing Game consoles Networking

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Broadcom proposes to take over Qualcomm for $130 billion
— 7:45 AM on November 6, 2017

Broadcom issued an unsolicited proposal this morning to acquire mobile technology giant Qualcomm for $70 per share in a monster cash-and-stock deal that's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking Personal tech

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Qualcomm shows progress on 5G mobile broadband
— 3:00 PM on October 18, 2017

Qualcomm demonstrated progress on its 5G mobile broadband efforts at its San Diego laboratory yesterday. The company showed off two forms of next-gen...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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WPA2 security hole KRACKs Wi-Fi networks wide open
— 9:31 AM on October 16, 2017

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning about a new attack that affects Wi-Fi networks using the commonly-used WPA2 protocol....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Reminder: iOS 11 will arrive tomorrow
— 4:00 PM on September 18, 2017

Apple's big phone events get considerably more attention than the company's software-related announcements. It's easy to get excited about big increases in processing performance and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows Fall Creators Update will shake up privacy settings
— 1:45 PM on September 13, 2017

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update introduced several changes in the privacy settings of the operating system. The Fall Creators Update will shake up...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Tuesday deals: external storage, speedy Wi-Fi, and a cheap PSU
— 11:19 AM on September 5, 2017

My buddies give me no end of grief about the fact that I love to shop. I don't get to do it as much as...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Miscellaneous Networking

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will mix our reality in October
— 1:30 PM on September 1, 2017

In case you've forgotten, way back in the distant age of this past July, Microsoft announced that it was going to move Windows to...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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