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Google's ARCore framework hits version 1.0
— 4:00 PM on February 23, 2018

We reported on the death of Google's Project Tango and the repackaging of some of its tech into the ARCore framework a couple of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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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

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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

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Sail the Sea of Thieves with Radeon 18.2.3 drivers
— 5:00 PM on February 22, 2018

The fine folks at AMD's Radeon Technologies Group have been busy bees. The latest Radeon Software release is numbered 18.2.3 (as it's the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Intel partners with Dell, Lenovo, and HP to build 5G-ready PCs
— 8:00 AM on February 22, 2018

PCs with cellular connectivity inside are having a bit of a moment right now. On top of recent buzz around Qualcomm's Always Connected PCs, Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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New Qualcomm TrueWireless earphone tech makes cutting cords easier
— 3:46 PM on February 21, 2018

Many Bluetooth headphones still have some sort of physical connection between the earphones, whether it's a wire or a host unit. A while back, Qualcomm launched...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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

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Always Connected PCs will appear on 14 LTE operators worldwide
— 12:30 PM on February 21, 2018

Those Windows 10 on ARM devices that we were just talking about yesterday are representative of Qualcomm and Microsoft's "Always Connected PC" initiative. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Wednesday deals: a WD Black 512 GB SSD for $160 and more
— 10:56 AM on February 21, 2018

Greetings, gerbils! If you've been hearing dog-cough sounds all the time, it's me. I've been fighting this stupid flu-inflicted throat infection for over a month,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Asus HC102 Windows Mixed Reality headset ups the ante
— 1:30 PM on February 20, 2018

The second-generation of modern VR hardware is upon us, but perhaps not in the form you were expecting. Windows Mixed Reality headsets are compatible with...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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DirectX 11 more than doubles the GT 1030's performance versus DX12 in Hitman
— 4:02 PM on February 16, 2018

It's been an eventful week in the TR labs, to say the least, and today had one more surprise in store for us. Astute commenters...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics

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Steam fires up wishlist improvements and the Lunar New Year Sale
— 9:24 AM on February 16, 2018

You may not be aware of this, but huge swaths of Asia don't use the Gregorian calendar we tend to favor in the West. The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Revisiting the value proposition of AMD's Ryzen 5 2400G
— 3:23 PM on February 15, 2018

The mornings before tight deadlines in the world of PC hardware reviews often follow a week or less of nonstop testing, retesting, and more testing....

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Thursday deals: an Xbox One X with three games for $499 and more
— 1:45 PM on February 15, 2018

Howdy, folks! Valentine's Day is over, and we hope that all of you enjoyed either the company of your significant others, or at least spent...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Displays Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles

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Radeon Pro 18.Q1 drivers bring newfound speed in multiple apps
— 10:30 AM on February 15, 2018

Gamers are used to getting updated graphics card drivers from AMD and Nvidia just about every week, but the unique needs of professional users mean...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Servers Workstations

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Gigabyte details the ports and plugs of its J4005N-D2P Gemini Lake mobo
— 4:09 PM on February 14, 2018

If you were curious about the actual specifications of Gigabyte's Gemini Lake-equipped fanless mini-ITX motherboards, keep reading. The company just put up the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 doubles down on Gigabit LTE
— 11:00 AM on February 14, 2018

The X20 Gigabit LTE modem baked into Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 845 SoC is pretty fast, hitting download speeds as fast as 1.2 Gbps. Hardware...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Intel 15.65 IGP drivers arrive with a game autoconfiguration feature
— 9:20 AM on February 14, 2018

As Jeff recently showed, while it may not be the best experience around, you can play a lot of games on contemporary Intel IGPs....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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