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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

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Friday deals: a combo deal with a Core i7-8700K and more
— 2:30 PM on February 23, 2018

Howdy there, folks! If you're on the hunt for a tablet, phone, convertible, or laptop, you positively have to check out our latest mobile...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Displays Memory

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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...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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

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Sail the Sea of Thieves with Radeon 18.2.3 drivers
— 5:00 PM on February 22, 2018

The fine folks at AMD's Radeon Technologies Group have been busy bees. The latest Radeon Software release is numbered 18.2.3 (as it's the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Single-Tasking Day Shortbread
— 12:30 PM on February 22, 2018

Could slow computers increase productivity by forcing you to stay on task? PC hardware and computing BitFenix Whisper M...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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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

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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

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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

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Always Connected PCs will appear on 14 LTE operators worldwide
— 12:30 PM on February 21, 2018

Those Windows 10 on ARM devices that we were just talking about yesterday are representative of Qualcomm and Microsoft's "Always Connected PC" initiative. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Wednesday deals: a WD Black 512 GB SSD for $160 and more
— 10:56 AM on February 21, 2018

Greetings, gerbils! If you've been hearing dog-cough sounds all the time, it's me. I've been fighting this stupid flu-inflicted throat infection for over a month,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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National Love Your Pet Day Shortbread
— 4:30 PM on February 20, 2018

Baxter shouldn't be allowed in this fancy chair, but what kind of monster would stop him? PC hardware and...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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In the lab: Crucial's MX500 SSDs
— 12:00 PM on February 20, 2018

Crucial's MX-series SSDs have long been major players in the enthusiast SATA market. The MX300 was the first 3D-NAND equipped SSD that Micron's retail...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung PM1643 SSD stacks chips on chips for 30.72 TB of NAND
— 10:30 AM on February 20, 2018

In the realm of the consumer-focused SSDs we normally cover around these parts, a capacity of 2 TB is generally considered to be pretty large....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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DirectX 11 more than doubles the GT 1030's performance versus DX12 in Hitman
— 4:02 PM on February 16, 2018

It's been an eventful week in the TR labs, to say the least, and today had one more surprise in store for us. Astute commenters...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics

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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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Airtop2 workstation passively cools Xeons and Quadros
— 10:46 AM on February 16, 2018

Most folks doing the kind of work that calls for Intel Xeon processors and Nvidia Quadro cards perform their duties in controlled, air-conditioned environments.

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

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Revisiting the value proposition of AMD's Ryzen 5 2400G
— 3:23 PM on February 15, 2018

The mornings before tight deadlines in the world of PC hardware reviews often follow a week or less of nonstop testing, retesting, and more testing....

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

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