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Synaptics' Clear ID fingerprint sensor feels like the way of the future
— 10:30 AM on January 17, 2018

Edge-to-edge screens are poised to be the new hotness of smartphone design in 2018, but pushing pixels right out to a device's borders leaves little...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: cheap SSDs, motherboards, and a sweet laptop
— 11:26 AM on January 16, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! Around here everyone's reeling from the CES rush. Despite the holiday yesterday, we're still mostly bleary-eyed, jet-lagged (in the case of Adam and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Mobile computing

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Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI prep updates against Meltdown and Spectre
— 3:28 PM on January 12, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre are entirely new classes of security vulnerability. Even with Intel doing all it can to get microcode and firmware updates...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software

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Microsoft resumes Spectre and Meltdown patches for AMD systems
— 12:00 PM on January 11, 2018

AMD's processors don't appear to have the exact same attack surface for the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities that Intel's chips have, but...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Thursday deals: a sweet Z370 mobo, cheap RAM, and more
— 10:36 AM on January 11, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! The product announcements at CES died down a little after the huge rush in the first couple days of this week, and that...

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

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Samsung juices its HBM2 to 2.4 GT/s and names it Aquabolt
— 9:00 AM on January 11, 2018

Late yesterday evening (or late this morning, in Seoul) Samsung announced that it's stepped up the speed of its HBM2 memory offerings from 1.6...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Acer stuffs Vega and Polaris into its Nitro 5 laptop
— 1:39 PM on January 10, 2018

Earlier this week we wrote a few words about Acer's updates to its Nitro 5 laptops with options for AMD Ryzen processors and discrete...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Microsoft predicts performance impact of Spectre and Meltdown fixes
— 9:00 AM on January 10, 2018

The continued response to the challenges presented by the Meltdown and Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities has been somewhat overshadowed by all of the shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet brings a lot of muscle in a tidy package
— 6:00 PM on January 9, 2018

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Tablet was a noteworthy 2-in-1 in both of its previous incarnations, and the third-generation machine Lenovo is showing at CES packs...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Dell Latitude 5000 and 7000 portables get eighth-gen Core CPUs
— 5:30 PM on January 9, 2018

The small bezels on Dell's XPS are certainly eye-catching, but for taking care of business on the go, the Texas-based PC builder's Latitude portables have...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Razer HyperFlux mouse-and-mat and Nommo speakers break cover
— 4:00 PM on January 9, 2018

Besides the fascinating Project Linda, Razer announced a couple of other items today. The Razer Mamba HyperFlux mouse and its matching Firefly HyperFlux mouse...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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Dell squeezes Kaby Lake-G into its slim XPS 15 2-in-1
— 2:30 PM on January 9, 2018

Intel's G-series Core processors are making folks reconsider what kind of performance they can expect from ultrabooks. Dell is the latest company to announce...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Lenovo outfits ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga with HDR displays
— 1:00 PM on January 9, 2018

One of the longest-standing brand names in the notebook world is ThinkPad. With the prestige that name affords, ThinkPad notebooks receive a bit more...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Intel and Micron's joint NAND development is coming to an end
— 12:30 PM on January 9, 2018

Intel and Micron have enjoyed many benefits from their long-standing partnership for the development of NAND flash memory, but it turns out that this particular...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Asus' ZenPhone Max Plus has a big battery and Face Unlock
— 11:30 AM on January 9, 2018

While thousand-dollar phones like the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are grabbing headlines, Asus is busy releasing an affordable phone with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Razer Project Linda takes a crack at melding phone and laptop
— 11:00 AM on January 9, 2018

Bridging the gap between a smartphone and a PC isn't strictly a new concept. Samsung introduced its Dex desktop dock alongside its flagship Galaxy...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB with IR can do a wireless light show
— 9:30 AM on January 9, 2018

If you're going for a real razzle-dazzle cosmetic build with all the bells, whistles, and blinkenlights, you simply can't skip the RGB LED-lit RAM these...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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NZXT's first motherboard is the colorful N7 Z370
— 9:00 AM on January 9, 2018

2018 looks to be a year of surprises. Besides yesterday's Kaby Lake-G reveal, today we've got a new motherboard announcement from NZXT, of all...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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