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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

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

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

Report: First benchmarks of Intel's Hades Canyon NUC surface
— 10:58 AM on March 2, 2018

Gerbils, I'm sure I don't have to remind you about Kaby Lake-G. The marriage of Intel's "Lake" architecture with a recent Radeon seems fit...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

ASRock DeskMini GTX micro-barebones game hard in just 2.7 L
— 12:00 PM on March 1, 2018

I'd normally point folks looking for small-form-factor gaming to Zotac's Zbox Magnus line. Those machines aren't the smallest options around, though, and Zotac hasn't...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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

Cintiq Pro Pen Display 24 and Pro Engine make colorful canvases
— 1:04 PM on February 27, 2018

Wacom is expanding its Cintiq Pro lineup of pen displays with the Cintiq Pro Pen Display 24, a 24" pen-sensitive screen with a resolution...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Displays Workstations

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