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Samsung fires up production of second-gen 10-nm FinFET chips
— 10:30 AM on November 29, 2017

Samsung announced today that its S3 manufacturing line in Hwaseong, South Korea has started fabrication of SoCs on 10LPP, the company's second-generation 10-nm FinFET...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Here's a first look at the battery life of HP's Ryzen-powered Envy x360
— 8:15 AM on November 29, 2017

My initial tests of AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU gave us a fine picture of the APU's performance, but we admittedly didn't test battery...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Corsair's HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset reviewed
— 3:20 PM on November 28, 2017

Corsair's HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset boasts solid build quality and classy looks plus a Swiss Army knife's worth of compatibility. We gamed with the HS50...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Gaming Game consoles

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SilverStone Primera PM02 offers tempered glass and high airflow
— 2:00 PM on November 28, 2017

Plain, featureless front panels and tempered glass sides are current trends in PC enclosure design, but the combination of these features has led to some...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Cyber Monday deals: everything but the kitchen sink
— 2:15 PM on November 27, 2017

El Dealino is back. The killer of dollar signs, slaughterer of price tags, collector of coupons. From underneath his poncho he produces uncountable hardware offers...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Power Displays Input devices Mobile computing Game consoles Networking

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AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU reviewed
— 1:42 PM on November 27, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U pairs the competitive performance of four Zen CPU cores with eight compute units of Vega graphics power. We put the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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The Tech Report now uses HTTPS across the board
— 7:15 PM on November 25, 2017

This was a triumph! I'm making a note here: Huge success! It's hard to overstate my satisfaction. ... And if you have no idea where that's from,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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PSA: we'll be performing scheduled maintenance on the site tomorrow
— 12:12 PM on November 24, 2017

Hi guys! I'm interrupting the scheduled programming to let you guys know that we're setting up a site upgrade tomorrow, November 25, at around 11:00...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Black Friday deals: everything your heart desires
— 11:59 AM on November 24, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write some sort of witty intro, if I had one. It's Black Friday and there's a lot of deals...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cooling Storage Systems Displays Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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FSP CMT-series cases keep it clear and simple
— 2:00 PM on November 22, 2017

Fully-transparent side panels have clearly been a big trend in enthusiast PC cases in 2017. The trouble for some users is that most new enclosures...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU reviewed
— 9:23 AM on November 22, 2017

Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU puts two more cores and four more threads in the same ultrabook-friendly 15W TDP that's been the domain of dual-core parts...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a 4K monitor, a 1 TB SSD, and much more
— 12:07 PM on November 21, 2017

I bet all you little gerbils and gerbilettes are foaming at the mouth at the prospect of that juicy, sweet turkey and gravy. But alas,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Marvell takes Cavium under its wing for $6 billion
— 4:18 PM on November 20, 2017

The big acquisition deal in progress in the semiconductor space might be Broadcom's rejected bid to take over Qualcomm, but a pair of less-prominent...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Deals of the day: Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs on the cheap and more
— 2:38 PM on November 20, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. Black Friday is approaching, and many e-tailers are getting a head start on deals in preparation for the big day. We're breaking our...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Displays Mobile computing

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ROG Strix GL702ZC takes 16 Ryzen threads on the move
— 9:22 AM on November 20, 2017

The world of gaming laptops has been dominated by Intel CPUs and Nvidia graphics the last few product cycles, even as AMD's Ryzen 7...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming

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Deal of the day: A laptop with an i5-8250U and Pascal graphics for $680
— 1:16 PM on November 17, 2017

Howdy, gerbil! I know, I know, I know, we just had a deals post yesterday. But how about the laptop you see in the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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EVGA DG-7 cases cover every base
— 10:30 AM on November 17, 2017

We spilled some electronic ink describing EVGA's DG-7 line of cases back in June, and they're available now for preorder. As a refresher,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Intel readies a family of 5G modems and talks up a storm on 28 GHz
— 4:30 PM on November 16, 2017

5G networking promises to connect everyone and everything, and Intel doesn't want to be left out of the potentially huge wave of handsets and smart...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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