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Sony IMX586 promises to put 48 effective megapixels in phones
— 9:30 AM on July 23, 2018

Sony has announced a new smartphone image sensor that promises to produce some seriously impressive camera specifications for some future smartphones. The IMX586 performs...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Qualcomm's next 5G RF module is sized for tomorrow's phones
— 6:30 AM on July 23, 2018

5G cellular connectivity isn't an if, but a when. The next generation of mobile wireless promises much higher peak download speeds than today's LTE deployments,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 5 2600X for $189 and more
— 12:14 PM on July 19, 2018

How's it going, folks? Motherboards bearing AMD's revamped B450 chipset have begun hitting e-tailers everywhere, ready to take in often-discounted Ryzen 2000-series CPUs. We've already...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Displays Memory

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Gorilla Glass 6 evolves to withstand more drops
— 10:00 AM on July 19, 2018

Corning's Gorilla Glass probably sits between you and your smartphone's display panel, and it's evolving into its sixth iteration. The company claims Gorilla Glass...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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VirtualLink standard could pipe VR pixels through one USB-C cable
— 3:00 PM on July 17, 2018

Anybody with a VR headset has known the joy of plugging in a mess of USB, HDMI, and possibly power cables. A new industry group...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Intel and Micron will part ways on 3D Xpoint development
— 10:47 AM on July 17, 2018

Intel and Micron work together to develop and produce not only NAND flash (at least, until recently), but also the lower-latency non-volatile 3D Xpoint...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Monday deals: a Crucial MX500 500-GB SSD for $88 and much more
— 1:22 PM on July 16, 2018

Hey, folks! We're pushing our deals post forwards because Amazon's running its Prime Day sales and pretty much every other retailer under the sun is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Corsair Carbide Spec-05 case for $27 and more
— 11:51 AM on July 12, 2018

Fair day to everyone who, unlike me, hasn't been dealing with a house flood. You see, yesterday after I'd had only a couple hours' sleep,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Power Memory

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Apple gives MacBook Pros a much-needed shot of Coffee Lake
— 8:37 AM on July 12, 2018

Apple delivered some much-needed updates to its highest-end MacBook Pros this morning. The 15" MacBook Pro will now offer six-core Coffee Lake CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Mac

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GeForce Now beta comes to Nvidia Shield TV set-top box
— 2:00 PM on July 11, 2018

The latest iteration of Nvidia's GeForce Now game-streaming service has been in beta for the PC and Mac since this January, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Cooler Master makes gaming mice affordable with its $30 CM310
— 3:30 PM on July 10, 2018

RGB LEDs have become too popular for any peripheral maker to ignore at any price point, and Cooler Master is bringing an entry-level blinkenlights option...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Tuesday deals: an MSI Optix MPG27CQ gaming display for $400 and more
— 10:00 AM on July 10, 2018

Hullo there, good gerbils and gerbilettes. Summer's in full swing now with high temperatures, trips to beaches, and music festivals everywhere. The time is also...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Power Displays

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Microsoft Surface Go puts Intel power in a $399 slate
— 8:29 PM on July 9, 2018

After details leaked earlier this afternoon, Microsoft has revealed the full Monty of its next Surface: the Surface Go. This 10" slate starts at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Far Cry 5 gets FreeSync 2 HDR support in latest update
— 3:45 PM on July 9, 2018

Far Cry 5 has offered HDR support for some time now, and I've certainly enjoyed the blinding highlights and pitch-black shadows its HDR mode...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Microsoft teases a possible Surface launch tomorrow morning
— 1:06 PM on July 9, 2018

Microsoft seems poised to make an announcement about its next Surface or Surfaces tomorrow morning. The company posted a slightly enigmatic tweet on its...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Thursday deals: a Dell PC with a GTX 1070 for $1090 and more
— 10:29 AM on July 5, 2018

Howdy, folks! I'm sure you're still burping and sleepy from gorging on all that sweet fourth-of-July BBQ. I also hope you haven't spent all your...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Memory Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a 4K IPS display with FreeSync for $340 and more
— 11:38 AM on July 3, 2018

Howdy, folks. If we had to guess, you're set to leave work early and go on a shopping spree for explosives, if you haven't already....

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

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Samsung's Frame TV masquerades as fine art
— 3:24 PM on July 2, 2018

TVs often serve as the centerpiece of a living space, but perhaps your carefully curated home can't suffer a featureless black void on a bulky...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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