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MyDigitalSSD M2X enclosure hooks up NVMe SSDs to USB 3.1 Gen 2
— 12:07 PM on September 17, 2018

If you've built a PC in the last few years, you've probably come across the name MyDigitalSSD. If you haven't, the company sells a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Dell G5 laptop with a GTX 1060 for $879.99 and more
— 11:01 AM on September 13, 2018

Hello there, folks! First off, you can start by clicking this link here for a live stream before immediately hitting the mute button. Join...

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

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Apple iPhone Xr packs A12 Bionic power for $750 and up
— 3:07 PM on September 12, 2018

Are you tempted by that nifty A12 Bionic chip that Apple put inside its iPhone Xs and Xs Max, but don't have a wallet...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max get stronger and smarter
— 2:34 PM on September 12, 2018

Among the many things it announced at its special event today, Apple revealed the iPhone Xs (say ten-ess) and iPhone Xs Max, its new...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Unboxing and experimenting with Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller
— 1:16 PM on September 11, 2018

As promised last week, I took some time to record the process of taking my recently delivered Xbox Adaptive Controller out of its packaging—otherwise...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Tuesday deals: an Adata SX8200 960-GB NVMe drive for $204 and more
— 9:27 AM on September 11, 2018

Feeling fine, fair folks of this fantastic publication? There must have been something in the watercoolers at most e-tailer's offices, since I can't recall in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage

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AMD debuts Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X for prebuilt PCs
— 10:10 AM on September 10, 2018

AMD announced two new second-generation Ryzen CPUs this morning. The Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X bring Precision Boost 2 and XFR...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Report: Intel could move some chipset production to TSMC
— 9:03 AM on September 10, 2018

Intel's delayed transition to the 10-nm node means that every time the company wants to add a leading-edge product to its portfolio, that chip has...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Qualcomm and Ericsson play nice with 5G NR mmWave call
— 10:30 AM on September 7, 2018

The march toward real-world 5G connectivity continues. Qualcomm announced yesterday that it used a test device with its Snapdragon X50 5G modem and RF modules...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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In the lab: Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller and accessories
— 9:01 AM on September 7, 2018

When Microsoft announced its Xbox Adaptive Controller late this spring, I was not only impressed, but genuinely excited. As some of you know, my oldest daughter...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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UL yanks some Huawei 3DMark scores after cheating revelations
— 12:03 PM on September 6, 2018

On the heels of an in-depth analysis at Anandtech, UL Benchmarks (formerly Futuremark) has delisted Huawei's P20, P20 Pro, Nova 3, and Honor...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a 240-Hz Alienware G-Sync display for $380 and more
— 10:01 AM on September 6, 2018

Have we ever talked about Two Point Hospital? Well, it's out now and pretty much as its name implies, it's what Theme Hospital 2.0 would...

Type: News story Tags: Power Displays Memory Input devices

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AMD resurrects the Athlon with the $55 200GE
— 8:52 AM on September 6, 2018

AMD is bringing Athlons back. This morning, the company announced the Athlon 200GE, a two-core, four-thread Zen CPU with three Radeon Vega compute units....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Tuesday deals: a Micron 1100 2-TB solid-state drive for $252 and more
— 9:28 AM on September 4, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! We hope y'all enjoyed Labor Day, probably with some some judicious BBQing. Around here, I joined the festivities of the Zigurfest music...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Friday night topic: how much do you ask of your phone?
— 4:11 PM on August 31, 2018

While I was writing about Huawei's Kirin 980 launch this morning, I was wowed a bit by that SoC's CPU cores and graphics-processing chops,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2950X hits store shelves
— 12:01 PM on August 31, 2018

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2950X earned a TR Editor's Choice award from yours truly when we reviewed it, and that CPU is now available to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel reiterates plans to support VESA Adaptive Sync in its GPUs
— 11:14 AM on August 31, 2018

Three years ago at the late Intel Developer Forum, we broke the story that Intel planned to support the VESA Adaptive Sync variable-refresh-rate display...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Huawei's Kirin 980 is the world's first 7-nm mobile SoC
— 9:25 AM on August 31, 2018

Apple and Qualcomm might get the lion's share of attention for their smartphone SoCs, but Huawei and its HiSilicon arm have long been making leading-edge...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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