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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...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Qualcomm partners with carriers and OEMs for a 5G NR rollout
— 1:00 PM on February 8, 2018

Next-generation mobile broadband is a chicken-and-egg problem: current carriers are still in the process of getting 5G service ready and client devices lack support for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Networking

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In the lab: AMD's Ryzen processors with Radeon Vega graphics
— 9:38 AM on February 8, 2018

AMD's Ryzen processors with Radeon Vega graphics (henceforth Ryzen APUs) launch next week, but AMD is letting us spill the look and feel of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Intel says its latest round of Skylake Spectre patches is ready to go
— 9:21 AM on February 8, 2018

The latest chapter in the saga of Intel's response to the Meltdown and Spectre security updates has come about. Intel's most recent blog post...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel meshes up Xeon D processors with Skylake Server cores
— 11:43 AM on February 7, 2018

Two years after Intel introduced the Xeon D family of low-power server platforms, the wave of ARM processors for the data center that those...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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Shuttle XPC Slim DL10J mini-PCs dive into Gemini Lake
— 9:25 AM on February 7, 2018

There are certain applications for which you just need a little bitty PC with no moving parts. For such scenarios, we might point you to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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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...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Lexip gaming mouse takes aim with two joysticks
— 1:15 PM on February 6, 2018

We touched on Lexip's "3D mouse" joystick-mouse hybrid in a Shortbread post last week, but in the intervening time a bit more information...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Tuesday deals: an Acer XB271HU 144-Hz G-Sync display, and more
— 11:39 AM on February 6, 2018

Greetings, fair gerbils. It's a fairly quiet day at TR HQ. Jeff's prepping up an extremely enticing review, and I'm hunting for deals in the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Displays Mobile computing Game consoles

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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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Microsoft adds new entry-level Surface Book 2 and Surface Laptop
— 12:00 PM on February 2, 2018

Microsoft's Surface line of portable machines has made progress in advancing the Windows laptop market, but the sales increases the company likely expected from expanding...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Windows

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Skylake-based Xeon D chips show up on Intel's price list
— 3:00 PM on February 1, 2018

Remember Xeon D, gerbils? If you're not employed in networking or systems administration, you probably don't—and if you are, you almost certainly do. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel fortifies its Dawson Canyon NUCs with vitamin Kaby Lake-R
— 12:00 PM on February 1, 2018

We wrote about Intel's Dawson Canyon NUCs back in October. Back then, the CPU options were a smattering of seventh-generation mobile Core i3 and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Thursday deals: a Corsair K65 Lux, a sweet X370 mobo, and more
— 10:23 AM on February 1, 2018

Hi there, folks. Endless Space 2 has sunk its claws on me again thanks to the release of the Vaulters expansion, and it's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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Toshiba injects eighth-gen vPro CPUs in its Tecra and Portégé lines
— 9:03 AM on January 31, 2018

We've seen many companies announce updates of their various laptop lines with Intel's latest eighth-generation Core mobile parts, but Toshiba's refresh of its Portégé...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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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...

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Tuesday deals: a Microsoft Surface Pro, portable storage, and more
— 12:43 PM on January 30, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. Carnaval is just around the corner, and in the next couple weeks my little hometown will be nuts with samba, reveries, and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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