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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

GlobalFoundries gears up for the next generations of chip manufacturing
— 5:12 PM on March 6, 2018

GlobalFoundries took us through its cutting-edge Fab 8 last month to offer a glimpse at the technology that will make the next generation of high-performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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

AMD Project ReSX improves Radeons' e-sports prowess
— 9:07 AM on March 6, 2018

We wrote yesterday about AMD's Radeon Software 18.3.1, a release that includes performance improvements in popular multiplayer title Dota 2. That optimization is part...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

The February 2018 Steam Hardware Survey says ni hao PC wan jia
— 12:27 PM on March 5, 2018

The uninitiated may not realize that Valve's ridiculously-successful content delivery platform Steam collects data about their hardware every month. Put down your pitchforks, privacy...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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

Corsair's RGB LED peripherals will react to Far Cry 5's ruckus
— 4:30 PM on March 2, 2018

Fans of both Ubisoft's Far Cry series and RGB LED lighting can rejoice, as the upcoming Far Cry 5 will support reactive lighting on...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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

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

Recent PCs have little to fear from Intel's Spectre microcode updates
— 7:30 AM on February 27, 2018

Intel recently released stable microcode updates to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability on Skylake and newer CPUs. We ran back-to-back tests with and without the patch...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Friday deals: a combo deal with a Core i7-8700K and more
— 2:30 PM on February 23, 2018

Howdy there, folks! If you're on the hunt for a tablet, phone, convertible, or laptop, you positively have to check out our latest mobile...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Displays Memory

The Tech Report's February 2018 mobile staff picks
— 9:32 AM on February 23, 2018

It's time for another edition of The Tech Report's mobile staff picks, where we comb the worlds of tablets, laptops, and phones to separate the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

Snapdragon 845 VR reference headset stretches its wings
— 2:00 PM on February 21, 2018

Most would agree that a high-end PC with a fast CPU and a discrete video card can deliver better graphics to a VR headset than...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

AMD embeds Zen with Epyc 3000 CPUs and Ryzen V1000 SoCs
— 9:16 AM on February 21, 2018

AMD is bringing the power of Zen and Vega to embedded markets this morning. The Epyc Embedded 3000 processor family is targeted at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs