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Qualcomm shrinks its 5G RF transceivers by another 25%
— 2:22 PM on October 23, 2018

Qualcomm released its first practical 5G RF module earlier this year in the form of the QTM052, but the company apparently wasn't done shrinking...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a 35" 100-Hz ultra-wide display for $420 and more
— 10:28 AM on October 23, 2018

Hello, folks. There's something cooking in the TR labs. Maybe it's Jeff's coffee or one of the slabs of roasted meat he occasionally posts pictures...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Mobile computing

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Samsung HMD Odyssey+ bursts through the screen door
— 9:48 AM on October 22, 2018

Samsung's HMD Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset was already among the highest-end of its type, and the company is refining that head-mounted device...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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be quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4 promises stealthy Threadripper air cooling
— 9:32 AM on October 17, 2018

AMD's own in-the-box heatsink bracket for Threadripper CPUs might encourage builders with those chips to go with a liquid cooler, but a growing number of...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Tuesday deals: a Micron 1100 2-TB solid state drive for $250 and more
— 9:49 AM on October 16, 2018

Portugal's not a place that sees much in the way of seriously nasty weather. People around here just aren't used to more than the occasional...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Dell Ultrasharp 49 could literally let you surf the web
— 10:00 AM on October 15, 2018

There's wide, there's ultrawide, and then there's Dell's Ultrasharp 49 display, a 49", 5120x1440 beast that puts the equivalent of two 2560x1440 monitors in...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Razer makes Blade 15 notebook more accessible with new configs
— 3:41 PM on October 11, 2018

Razer's Blade family has proven itself a popular choice among buyers of high-end laptops, and the company wants to make some of its highest-performing notebooks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600 for $145 and more
— 9:56 AM on October 11, 2018

Greetings, good fellows. 'Tis a calm and relatively quiet day at the TR HQ, but there's brewing going on. Jeff's just ordered some fancy espresso...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays

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Razer Phone 2 delivers faster, cooler, and louder mobile gaming
— 8:00 AM on October 11, 2018

Razer proved it was serious about phones with its first , and the company is keeping the concept sharp with the Razer Phone 2....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Google Pixel 3 takes great shots and drops telemarketers dead
— 4:24 PM on October 9, 2018

Google showed off a handful of new hardware today, and the headline act was the long-rumored and much-leaked Pixel 3 duo of phones. Judging by...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: an RX 570 8 GB for $170 and more
— 9:16 AM on October 9, 2018

How are you doing, folks? I'm sure that by now you've evaluated Intel's ninth-generation Core lineup and are probably doing the math for an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Displays Software Networking

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Alienware m15 gaming laptop trims the fat and muscles up
— 12:05 PM on October 5, 2018

For a good while now, Dell's Alienware sub-brand has been selling three models of laptop: the simply-named Alienware 13, Alienware 15, and Alienware 17. While...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700X for $289 and more
— 10:44 AM on October 4, 2018

By Crom's rocks, it's hot out there. The south of Europe and the Iberian peninsula in particular are sort-of-enjoying a second summer. That's not entirely desirable,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Displays Input devices

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Fractal Design's Define S2 case reviewed
— 9:00 AM on October 3, 2018

Fractal Design's Define S case proved friendly to builders who wanted an exceedingly roomy design to work with, all at a killer price. Now that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 are back in black
— 4:50 PM on October 2, 2018

Almost out of nowhere, Microsoft announced a couple new devices in its Surface range at a closed-door event today. The software-and-hardware giant has pulled back...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a speedy 480-GB NVMe SSD for $94 and more
— 10:58 AM on October 2, 2018

Some reversals are just fantastically great to watch. Much like any of Jean-Claude Van Damme's characters in his '80s movies (complete with a 10-time...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Memory

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Cooler Master Cosmos C700M takes modular to the max
— 10:30 AM on October 2, 2018

Cooler Master's Cosmos cases have long captured the imagination of many a high-end builder, and the company's Cosmos C700M is the ultimate expression...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part one
— 12:39 PM on October 1, 2018

A few weeks ago I unboxed and started experimenting with the brand new Xbox Adaptive Controller and its auxiliary 3.5mm headphone jack inputs. Ultimately, my...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles Personal tech

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