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Report: 3.5% of world's March NAND supply lost to outage at Samsung fab
— 9:17 AM on March 16, 2018

I just had a hard drive fail on me, and I'm not looking forward to buying more spinning rust for my desktop. Unfortunately for me,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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

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

FreeSync 2 is coming to the Xbox One this spring
— 9:11 AM on March 12, 2018

On Saturday, Microsoft launched a new series of monthly livestreams called Inside Xbox. The first episode had details on Sea of Thieves, PixArk, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles

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

Poll: What component is standing in the way of your next PC build?
— 8:15 AM on March 8, 2018

There are no two ways about it right now: it is a dismal time to be a PC builder. Between cryptomining-related shortages of graphics cards...

Poll Question: • What component is standing in the way of your next PC build?

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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

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

ASRock DeskMini GTX micro-barebones game hard in just 2.7 L
— 12:00 PM on March 1, 2018

I'd normally point folks looking for small-form-factor gaming to Zotac's Zbox Magnus line. Those machines aren't the smallest options around, though, and Zotac hasn't...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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

Lenovo Yoga 530 and Yoga 730 bend over backwards for Alexa
— 10:56 AM on February 28, 2018

Sometimes it's easy to forget that laptops are also "mobile," even if we usually reserve that term for smartphones and tablets. Over at Mobile World...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Cintiq Pro Pen Display 24 and Pro Engine make colorful canvases
— 1:04 PM on February 27, 2018

Wacom is expanding its Cintiq Pro lineup of pen displays with the Cintiq Pro Pen Display 24, a 24" pen-sensitive screen with a resolution...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Displays Workstations

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

Huawei MateBook X Pro is barely bigger than its display
— 10:30 AM on February 26, 2018

Huawei has taken the a path opposite to Apple's when it comes to consumer gear. Rather than being a personal computer company that began selling...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing