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Samsung announces aggressive 7-nm EUV foundry expansion plans
— 12:30 PM on February 23, 2018

Samsung announced today that it's going to be pouring $6 billion into a new semiconductor fabrication facility in Hwaseong, South Korea. The new facility...

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Intel faces 32 lawsuits over Spectre and Meltdown
— 3:03 PM on February 16, 2018

The world and its dog are now familiar with the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities that affect multiple types of processors but foremost those from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's buyout bid but offers to negotiate
— 9:26 AM on February 9, 2018

This past Monday, Broadcom was willing to offer almost $121 billion in cash and stock to acquire Qualcomm. It didn't even take a week...

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Watch as SpaceX attempts to launch its first Falcon Heavy rocket
— 2:28 PM on February 6, 2018

While it's not at all something you can stick in your PC, SpaceX will be attempting an ambitious first launch of its Falcon Heavy...

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Cryptocurrency miners tap Samsung for custom ASICs
— 4:06 PM on February 5, 2018

Earlier this year, murmurs began to circulate that Samsung was producing ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) specifically for use in mining crypto-money, reportedly thanks to a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Apple squeezes more from each iPhone as holiday shipments flatten
— 4:00 PM on February 1, 2018

Apple released its fiscal 2018 first-quarter results today. Amid concerns about soft iPhone demand over the holiday season, the company posted what it calls all-time...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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AMD closes out its fiscal 2017 with another fully profitable quarter
— 3:55 PM on January 30, 2018

AMD announced its fourth-quarter 2017 financial results and full-year 2017 financials this afternoon. On the way to another fully profitable quarter under GAAP, the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Steelcase Silq chair simplifies the path to ergonomic nirvana
— 2:15 PM on January 30, 2018

Here at The Tech Report, we take our office chairs seriously. We spend most of our workdays in front of test systems, and when we're...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Micro Center removes graphics-card markups for whole PCs
— 12:30 PM on January 29, 2018

For buyers looking to build a new gaming PC, high SSD and RAM prices are a pain, but the futility of searching for a graphics...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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Zen+ Ryzen CPU and an Asus X470 mobo show up in SiSoft database
— 10:30 AM on January 19, 2018

The relentless rumor-mongers over at Videocardz spotted a listing in SiSoftware's hardware database for an as-yet-unannounced Ryzen CPU. The pre-release processor is listed...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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David Kanter dissects Intel's 22-nm FinFET Low Power process tech
— 1:30 PM on January 17, 2018

Recent discussions of Intel's process technologies have generally focused on the company's arguably diminishing lead over pure-play foundries. Proprietary designs on cutting-edge processes aren't...

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Here's all of TR's CES 2018 coverage in one place
— 1:59 PM on January 16, 2018

Greetings, good gerbils. This year's CES may not have had the massive amount of announcements that peppered last year's event, but that doesn't mean that...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Intel Titan Ridge Thunderbolt controllers look to the future and the past
— 4:30 PM on January 4, 2018

Thunderbolt 3 (TB3) can be pretty awesome, even if getting access to the 40 Gbps of bandwidth isn't as straightforward as Intel has advertised....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Chipsets Displays

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Apple addresses iPhone slowdown fiasco with $29 battery replacements
— 4:56 PM on December 28, 2017

Over the past few days, there's been a furor regarding the performance of some aging iPhones on the popular Geekbench benchmark under iOS 10.2.1 and...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Rumor: AMD planning 400-series chipsets with PCIe 3.0 connectivity
— 1:00 PM on December 28, 2017

While AMD's Ryzen processors generally chat directly with graphics cards and NVMe storage devices over 8 GT/s PCIe 3.0 lanes, peripherals attached through existing 300-series...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

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Poll: What product category are you most excited about for 2018?
— 11:00 AM on December 27, 2017

The almost-past year of 2017 was a big one for CPU technology announcements. We got AMD's Ryzen and Threadripper units plus Intel's...

Poll Question: • What product category are you most excited about for 2018?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: claim your prizes!
— 5:17 PM on December 22, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! Christmas day may be just around the corner, but there's still one final issue to take care of. I'm sure you've been waiting...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: only one day left!
— 3:43 PM on December 20, 2017

Time's running out, gerbils! In case you forgot, TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway is only open for entries until noon tomorrow. We know you're all...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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