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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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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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Radeon Pro 18.Q1 drivers bring newfound speed in multiple apps
— 10:30 AM on February 15, 2018

Gamers are used to getting updated graphics card drivers from AMD and Nvidia just about every week, but the unique needs of professional users mean...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Servers Workstations

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QNAP's TS-253Be and TS-453Be NAS boxes drink from Apollo Lake
— 9:01 AM on February 15, 2018

We imagine most buyers of prebuilt network-attached storage systems just want to plug the box in and forget that it exists for at least a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 doubles down on Gigabit LTE
— 11:00 AM on February 14, 2018

The X20 Gigabit LTE modem baked into Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 845 SoC is pretty fast, hitting download speeds as fast as 1.2 Gbps. Hardware...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Chrome 68 will mark all HTTP pages as insecure in July
— 4:09 PM on February 12, 2018

If you use Google's Chrome browser—or any of its Chromium-based siblings—you're probably familiar with seeing "not secure" up in your address bar next to sites...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking

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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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HP's ZBook G5 mobile workstations pack Radeon Pro WX3100 graphics
— 1:15 PM on February 7, 2018

When I hear "mobile workstation" I don't think "thin and light." HP would like me to consider otherwise, though. The company just announced its fifth-generation...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Workstations

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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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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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Dive into the deep end of Wi-Fi with the Asus Blue Cave router
— 10:45 AM on January 30, 2018

It seems like most high-performance wireless routers we talk about around here have styling that can be described as somewhere between edgy and

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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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...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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