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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

Dell puts Ryzen APUs inside Inspiron 17 5000-series notebooks
— 10:38 AM on March 5, 2018

Dell wasn't a part of the Acer-HP-Lenovo triumvirate of manufacturing partners on board for the first round of Ryzen APU laptops. The Texas-based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

Corsair's RGB LED peripherals will react to Far Cry 5's ruckus
— 4:30 PM on March 2, 2018

Fans of both Ubisoft's Far Cry series and RGB LED lighting can rejoice, as the upcoming Far Cry 5 will support reactive lighting on...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

Friday deals: a Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 for $200 and more
— 12:38 PM on March 2, 2018

Hullo, gerbils. You'll be happy (I think) to know that the massive cold, snow, and ice that's hitting most of Europe hasn't made its way...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Cases Memory Mobile computing

Rumor: Mobile Coffee Lake chip benches pop up in Geekbench database
— 2:07 PM on February 28, 2018

We've been salivating for Intel's Coffee Lake silicon to appear in laptops ever since we tested the desktop Core i7-8700K in early October. Benchmarks...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Lenovo Yoga 530 and Yoga 730 bend over backwards for Alexa
— 10:56 AM on February 28, 2018

Sometimes it's easy to forget that laptops are also "mobile," even if we usually reserve that term for smartphones and tablets. Over at Mobile World...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Asus Zenfone 5 and 5Z take a page from the iPhone X's playbook
— 4:17 PM on February 27, 2018

Do you loathe Apple but secretly adore the iPhone X? Alternatively, do you openly desire the $1000 device but find its price too dear for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Snapdragon 700-series SoCs slot in between midrange and flagship
— 10:01 AM on February 27, 2018

Today at the Mobile World Congress 2018, Qualcomm announced a forthcoming series of Snapdragon SoCs. Perhaps obviously, the new Snapdragon 700 series chips are...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Nokia 6, 7 Plus, and 8 Sirocco handsets rock stock Android
— 3:00 PM on February 26, 2018

Finnish phone maker HMD Global took this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as an opportunity to unveil three new handsets. The midrange

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Qualcomm's simulations of 5G networks show ludicrous speed gains
— 12:00 PM on February 26, 2018

Samsung's unveiling of its latest flagship Galaxy S9 Android smartphone is probabaly the big story of this year's Mobile World Congress in Barecelona. Qualcomm,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet

Huawei MateBook X Pro is barely bigger than its display
— 10:30 AM on February 26, 2018

Huawei has taken the a path opposite to Apple's when it comes to consumer gear. Rather than being a personal computer company that began selling...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus go variable-aperture
— 1:29 PM on February 25, 2018

You have heard more than a few mutterings about the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Although the event proper only starts tomorrow, Samsung...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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

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

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

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

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