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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 packs a mean midrange punch
— 4:04 PM on May 24, 2018

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600-series SoCs have been common choices for midrange phones from a variety of vendors. Those aging chips are missing some of the features...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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The TR BBQ XV is just one month away and I'm not prepared
— 1:05 PM on May 24, 2018

When I looked up the last TR BBQ one-month warning, I briefly panicked because it reminded me that I have yet to order this year's Cornhole tournament trophies....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Radeon Software 18.5.1 brings the pieces back together
— 11:00 AM on May 24, 2018

Unless you're just joining us here in the PC hardware fandom, you're likely aware that AMD called its last driver update a "unified" release. That...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Thursday deals: an Intel DC S3500 1.6-TB SSD for $315 and more
— 9:52 AM on May 24, 2018

Morning, folks. Although I'm a normally a pretend guitarist, I've recently picked up bass guitar thanks to re-joining a band, and my left index finger...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays

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Acer pumps up its Predator Helios 300 and 500 gaming laptops
— 9:03 AM on May 24, 2018

Acer first floated its Predator Helios 300-series gaming laptops around this time last year. At its next@Acer event, the manufacturer revealed that it's

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Acer revamps the Swift 3 and Swift 5 and gives Chromebooks a Spin
— 3:54 PM on May 23, 2018

We've already covered Acer's Predator and Orion desktops revealed at the next@Acer event in New York, but the company also had a bevy of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Latest Intel IGP drivers make the most of Dark Souls Remastered and more
— 11:57 AM on May 23, 2018

Believe it or not, a lot of people are playing a lot of games on Intel graphics adapters. Fortunately for those folks, Intel produces...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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HTC U12+ handset longs to be squeezed
— 10:29 AM on May 23, 2018

High-end Android phones tend to be set apart by fairly minor details. They usually get the same Qualcomm SoCs, similar amounts of memory and storage,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Huawei MateBook X Pro lands in the US at only $1200
— 2:00 PM on May 22, 2018

We wrote about Huawei's MateBook X Pro when the company unveiled the machine at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in March. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: an LG 43UD79-B 43" 4K display for $500 and more
— 11:01 AM on May 22, 2018

Hullo, gerbils! We're fairly certain you've already noticed that we've officially entered the pre-Computex lull. Big product announcements probably won't appear over the next couple...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Razer says Core X marks the spot for ultrabook graphics power
— 10:30 AM on May 22, 2018

Razer's latest Blade laptop packs considerable gaming grunt into a svelte chassis, but sometimes gamers are willing to temporarily trade away an ultrabook's mobility...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Razer's latest Blade laptop puts a big screen in a small body
— 9:09 AM on May 22, 2018

Everybody wants their devices to get smaller. There's a problem when you apply that paradigm to laptops, though: the screen size. Any serious work that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Intel and Micron say their quad-level-cell NAND is ready to rip
— 5:00 PM on May 21, 2018

Intel and Micron jointly announced today that they've begun production and shipments of what they claim is the first quad-level-cell (QLC) NAND flash memory...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Acer's Spin and Nitro laptops take Alexa on the road
— 12:34 PM on May 21, 2018

Amazon's Alexa already dominates the smart speaker market when it comes to install base, but the retailer-slash-cloud-giant isn't stopping there. Acer announced its intent to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi motherboard reviewed
— 10:42 AM on May 21, 2018

Gigabyte's X470 Aorus Gaming 7 pulls together all of the ingredients we want to see in a high-end Socket AM4 mobo, from a powerful VRM...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Nokia's mid-range X6 handset and its notch could be US-bound
— 9:44 AM on May 21, 2018

Nokia launched its X6 midrange Android handset in China earlier this week. The phone is the company's first with a notched screen and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Q2 2018 brings desktop Raven Ridge up to date
— 3:30 PM on May 18, 2018

AMD's Raven Ridge Ryzen APUs offer a level of combined CPU and graphics performance that we haven't seen from any other manufacturer, but as...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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Toshiba gets approval to sell its memory business for $18 billion
— 9:00 AM on May 18, 2018

Troubled Japanese firm Toshiba Corporation has gotten the final stamp of governmental approval it needed to sell off its memory chip business, known as Toshiba...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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