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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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Thursday deals: a 2-TB Micron SSD for $390, huge monitors, and more
— 11:22 AM on February 8, 2018

Howdy, gerbils and gerbilettes. I'm sure you're waiting with bated breath for Jeff's review of AMD's desktop Ryzen APUs, but you'll have to wait...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays

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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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Panasonic's detachable Toughbook CF-20 gets new guts
— 2:45 PM on February 7, 2018

We reckon we don't have to tell an audience of gerbils about Panasonic's Toughbooks. The ruggedized laptop series is famous for its impressive durability and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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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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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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HP's Z27, Z32, Z43, and S270n displays dress up for work
— 11:00 AM on February 7, 2018

HP introduced four new 4K displays yesterday. The stylish 27" S270n comes from the company's office-focused EliteDisplay line, while the Z27,

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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SK Hynix's new enterprise SSDs top out at 4TB
— 1:11 PM on February 5, 2018

When I got up this morning, gerbils, do you know what was the first thing I thought? I wished there were more SSDs to choose...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel Vaunt project tries to take the stigma out of AR glasses
— 12:32 PM on February 5, 2018

Google's Glass augmented reality eyewear could charitably be remembered as divisive back when it had consumer ambitions. Intel's New Devices Group is looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Mobile computing

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Report: Microsoft to mothball Windows 10 S in favor of an S Mode
— 11:00 AM on February 5, 2018

Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 S just nine months ago, but Brad Sams of Thurrott reports that Redmond is already pulling the plug...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Broadcom sweetens Qualcomm takeover offer
— 9:30 AM on February 5, 2018

Broadcom remains in the hunt for Qualcomm, and it's willing to pay quite a bit more than its initial $105 billion offer for the company...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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