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Qualcomm shrinks its 5G RF transceivers by another 25%
— 2:22 PM on October 23, 2018

Qualcomm released its first practical 5G RF module earlier this year in the form of the QTM052, but the company apparently wasn't done shrinking...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a 35" 100-Hz ultra-wide display for $420 and more
— 10:28 AM on October 23, 2018

Hello, folks. There's something cooking in the TR labs. Maybe it's Jeff's coffee or one of the slabs of roasted meat he occasionally posts pictures...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Mobile computing

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Intel denies report claiming that it "killed off" its 10-nm process
— 2:06 PM on October 22, 2018

A bombshell report from Charlie Demerjian at SemiAccurate this morning claims that Intel has stopped work on its long-delayed and long-beleaguered 10-nm production process....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part three
— 7:47 AM on October 20, 2018

In part two of this blog series, I introduced my idea of using paint rollers as the mechanism for allowing easy rotation of the foam...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Gigabyte's Z390 Aorus Extreme has everything and two sinks
— 10:28 AM on October 19, 2018

It seems like Gigabyte may have been saving some of its best gear for last. The company announced its Z390 wares a little while...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Intel's Core i9-9900K CPU reviewed
— 8:01 AM on October 19, 2018

Intel's Core i9-9900K brings eight cores and 16 threads to the company's mainstream platforms for the first time, along with incredibly formidable single-core and all-core...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Thursday deals: a Samsung 970 EVO 500-GB SSD for $133 and more
— 12:50 PM on October 18, 2018

Three spoons of flu. A dash of car unavailability due to repairs. A couple buckets of mysterious Windows installation automation issues. Bureaucracy to taste. A...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Memory

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HyperX's Savage Exo 480-GB external SSD reviewed
— 11:15 AM on October 18, 2018

The latest gaming peripheral from HyperX is... a portable SSD? Parent company Kingston wants to woo the console crowd with a fast USB external drive....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung takes EUV lithography into production for its 7-nm LPP node
— 9:27 AM on October 18, 2018

Samsung announced yesterday evening that its 7-nm Low Power Plus (LPP) process technology is ready to roll. The company says it has completed development...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Crucial P1 solid-state drives bring NVMe closer to Joe Sixpack
— 3:16 PM on October 17, 2018

NVMe drives used to be bits of kit reserved for the elite, but over the last couple years, we've seen the introduction of multiple entrants...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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The death of Windows Media Center and the five stages of HTPC grief
— 11:15 AM on October 17, 2018

It's time to pull the plug on Windows Media Center after 10 happy years together. The ramifications for my living room are significant and nuanced....

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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Corsair's Force Series MP510 NVMe drives aim for the midrange spot
— 11:48 AM on October 16, 2018

The price drops on solid-state drives in the past couple months has turned them into hot commodities. Everyone and their dog wants a piece of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a Micron 1100 2-TB solid state drive for $250 and more
— 9:49 AM on October 16, 2018

Portugal's not a place that sees much in the way of seriously nasty weather. People around here just aren't used to more than the occasional...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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In the lab: Gigabyte's Z390 Aorus Master motherboard
— 12:15 PM on October 12, 2018

Intel's Z390 chipset is here, and while it isn't a revolutionary change for the enthusiast desktop PC, it adds two major new features: provisions for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Razer makes Blade 15 notebook more accessible with new configs
— 3:41 PM on October 11, 2018

Razer's Blade family has proven itself a popular choice among buyers of high-end laptops, and the company wants to make some of its highest-performing notebooks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Asus Prime X299-Deluxe II gets ready to make the most of Core X
— 11:30 AM on October 11, 2018

Intel is refreshing its Core X-series CPUs with higher performance potential and solder TIM, and Asus is getting ready for those chips with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600 for $145 and more
— 9:56 AM on October 11, 2018

Greetings, good fellows. 'Tis a calm and relatively quiet day at the TR HQ, but there's brewing going on. Jeff's just ordered some fancy espresso...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays

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Razer Phone 2 delivers faster, cooler, and louder mobile gaming
— 8:00 AM on October 11, 2018

Razer proved it was serious about phones with its first , and the company is keeping the concept sharp with the Razer Phone 2....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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