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Acer's Spin and Nitro laptops take Alexa on the road
— 12:34 PM on May 21, 2018

Amazon's Alexa already dominates the smart speaker market when it comes to install base, but the retailer-slash-cloud-giant isn't stopping there. Acer announced its intent to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Nokia's mid-range X6 handset and its notch could be US-bound
— 9:44 AM on May 21, 2018

Nokia launched its X6 midrange Android handset in China earlier this week. The phone is the company's first with a notched screen and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Antec's case arsenal joins the PC Building Simulator
— 4:42 PM on May 18, 2018

All hands on deck, prospective gerbils! Some of you may have joined in on the fun of virtual PC building with the aptly-named PC Building...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Gaming

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Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Q2 2018 brings desktop Raven Ridge up to date
— 3:30 PM on May 18, 2018

AMD's Raven Ridge Ryzen APUs offer a level of combined CPU and graphics performance that we haven't seen from any other manufacturer, but as...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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Microsoft Adaptive Controller ensures anyone can be a gamer
— 11:04 AM on May 18, 2018

You might think that video gaming would be one of the hobbies most suited for those with physical disabilities. Unfortunately, that's not really the case. Operating...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Report: Samsung to expand third-party Exynos SoC sales
— 4:30 PM on May 17, 2018

American buyers looking for a high-end phone have an excellent chance of ending up with a SoC from one of two families: an Apple A-series chip in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700X and ASRock X370 Pro4 for $300 and more
— 11:23 AM on May 17, 2018

Hello there, gerbils. In case you missed it, our overlord Jeff Kampman has written up an interesting article about casual overclocking in the modern...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Mobile computing

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Zotac's Zbox CI329 nano goes fanless with Gemini Lake inside
— 9:18 AM on May 17, 2018

I live in an environment so noisy that it's certainly a significant contributor to my long-term hearing loss. Some of you surely select machines based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Intel Xeon Scalable 6138P is its first shipping CPU with an FPGA on board
— 5:44 AM on May 17, 2018

Intel announced that its first Xeon Scalable processor with an integrated FPGA is being made available to select customers. The Xeon Scalable 6138P includes...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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The days of casual overclocking are numbered
— 4:45 AM on May 17, 2018

The days of overclocking for the casual PC enthusiast are numbered, at least if we define "casual enthusiast" as "a person who just wants to...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Rumor: Microsoft is raring to release a low-cost Surface tablet
— 4:00 PM on May 16, 2018

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft is planning to release some low-cost Surface tablets later this year. The news agency remarks that Microsoft is hunting for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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OnePlus counts to 6 with its latest handset
— 1:54 PM on May 16, 2018

Hot on the heels of Huawei's Honor 10 announcement comes fellow smartphone "disruptor" OnePlus with its latest handset. The OnePlus 6 is based...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Huawei Honor 10 is the company's 2018-est midrange phone
— 12:30 PM on May 16, 2018

Huawei showed off its Honor 10 in London yesterday, and the Honor sub-brand's new flagship is all-in on 2018's high-end smartphone trends. The 5.84" IPS...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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SteamVR Input helps bring controllers old and new into VR
— 10:30 AM on May 16, 2018

Controllers for PC games are a fairly standardized deal at this point. Any active gamer surely has a keyboard and mouse, and many have a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Updated: Cannon Lake Core i3-8121U may support AVX-512 after all
— 7:28 AM on May 16, 2018

Update 5/16/2018 5:55 PM: Intel has confirmed that the Core i3-8121U supports AVX-512 instructions and has added that information to the ARK database. Our...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Tuesday deals: a 2-TB Micron 1100 SSD for $269 and more insanity
— 3:13 PM on May 15, 2018

Hi there, gerbils! Folks, this is an insane day. We're not entirely sure of what's happened recently, but we've seen a sharp drop in SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Storage

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Cannon Lake Core i3-8121U appears in Intel's ARK database
— 1:02 PM on May 15, 2018

After months of rumors and speculation, Intel has quietly acknowledged the existence of the first shipping Cannon Lake processor: the Core i3-8121U. The company

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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HP's refreshed EliteBooks and Elite x2 get meaty CPUs and bright displays
— 10:42 AM on May 15, 2018

HP just yesterday announced a top-to-bottom refresh of its Envy and Elite series premium machines, including laptops, desktops, and AIO machines. We'll be looking...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Displays Mobile computing

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