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Broadcom pulls back from Qualcomm buyout
— 9:13 AM on March 14, 2018

If the Broadcom-Qualcomm buyout story was an episode of Looney Tunes, you'd now be reading "that's all, folks." After yesterday's presidential order blocking...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600X combo deal, curved displays, and more
— 1:02 PM on March 13, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbildom. It is with great pleasure that after almost two months of convulsive coughing, my nose and throat are apparently done with their...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Cooling Displays Memory Mobile computing

Radeon Software 18.3.2 tunes up Final Fantasy XV
— 9:03 AM on March 13, 2018

A new Radeon software package just rode in, little more than a week after the last one. This release arrived astride a chocobo—one of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Report: US Treasury chides Broadcom for failure to notify of HQ move
— 3:00 PM on March 12, 2018

Broadcom's attempt to take control of Qualcomm is a tech business story that will seemingly never stop giving. In this latest...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

Asus MG248QE melds FreeSync and blur reduction
— 1:07 PM on March 12, 2018

If you were to ask me, I'd reckon a fair few gerbils are familiar with Asus' venerable VG248QE gaming monitor. It was one of...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

FreeSync 2 is coming to the Xbox One this spring
— 9:11 AM on March 12, 2018

On Saturday, Microsoft launched a new series of monthly livestreams called Inside Xbox. The first episode had details on Sea of Thieves, PixArk, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles

Teasing TR's next build log: our case, cooler, and bulk storage
— 7:30 AM on March 12, 2018

As the TR staff gears up for our next system build, we've teased two sets of critical components over the past couple of days:

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Storage

Teasing TR's next build log: RAM, power, and solid-state storage
— 12:00 PM on March 11, 2018

For those just joining us, the TR staff is getting ready to put together an enviably high-end system with some help from some of our...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Windows 10 S is dead, long live S Mode
— 5:16 PM on March 9, 2018

Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S along with the Surface Laptop just over ten months ago, but rumors that the pared-back version of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

GlobalFoundries Fab 8 manager Thomas Caulfield steps into CEO role
— 3:25 PM on March 9, 2018

GlobalFoundries announced today that its present CEO, Sanjay Jha, is stepping down. Dr. Thomas Caulfield, until today a GlobalFoundries senior vice president and general...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Oculus Rift headsets took a day off thanks to certificate snafu
— 9:45 AM on March 8, 2018

If you've got an Oculus Rift and you've tried to use it in the last 24 hours, you probably ran into some trouble. Early yesterday...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

Poll: What component is standing in the way of your next PC build?
— 8:15 AM on March 8, 2018

There are no two ways about it right now: it is a dismal time to be a PC builder. Between cryptomining-related shortages of graphics cards...

Poll Question: • What component is standing in the way of your next PC build?

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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

NZXT releases its 120-mm M22 and 360-mm X72 Krakens
— 2:06 PM on March 6, 2018

NZXT's Kraken line of liquid AIO coolers has gained its share of customers over the years, but the series curiously hasn't included a model...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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

U.S. regulators ask Qualcomm to delay shareholder meeting
— 2:25 PM on March 5, 2018

With each passing day, we seem to get a new development in Broadcom's attempt to take over Qualcomm. Yesterday, the Committee on Foreign Investment...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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