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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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Samsung announces aggressive 7-nm EUV foundry expansion plans
— 12:30 PM on February 23, 2018

Samsung announced today that it's going to be pouring $6 billion into a new semiconductor fabrication facility in Hwaseong, South Korea. The new facility...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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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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Intel faces 32 lawsuits over Spectre and Meltdown
— 3:03 PM on February 16, 2018

The world and its dog are now familiar with the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities that affect multiple types of processors but foremost those from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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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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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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QNAP's TS-253Be and TS-453Be NAS boxes drink from Apollo Lake
— 9:01 AM on February 15, 2018

We imagine most buyers of prebuilt network-attached storage systems just want to plug the box in and forget that it exists for at least a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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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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PSA: Old-stock AMD AM4 boards might not boot with Ryzen APUs
— 4:56 PM on February 13, 2018

Update 2/14/2018, 9:45 AM: AMD has posted a support page with steps users can take to resolve this specific issue should they build an...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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PUBG performance blooms in Radeon 18.2.2 drivers
— 10:30 AM on February 13, 2018

If cryptocurrency mining is the biggest force driving graphics card demand right now, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds just might be right behind. The game is certainly has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Chrome 68 will mark all HTTP pages as insecure in July
— 4:09 PM on February 12, 2018

If you use Google's Chrome browser—or any of its Chromium-based siblings—you're probably familiar with seeing "not secure" up in your address bar next to sites...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking

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Vaio S laptops meld functional design with eighth-gen Core CPUs
— 2:06 PM on February 12, 2018

While Sony used to build Vaio-branded laptops in all kinds of wild form factors, the brand is now attached to more conservative, business-focused machines. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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