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Google kicks mining, fake, and made-for-ads apps off Play Store
— 1:06 PM on July 27, 2018

In recent weeks, crypto-currency miners and speculators have been reeling as various forms of digital cash have lost upwards of 35% of their value. Miners...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Samsung receives UL certification for "unbreakable" phone display
— 4:00 PM on July 26, 2018

Way back when, smartphones would see large performance increases year after year. Those kind of computing gains are now in society's collective rearview mirror, but...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700 for $200 and more
— 12:04 PM on July 26, 2018

Greetings, folks! I hope you're enjoying the summer weather. Around here it's warm and balmy enough, and there haven't been reports of massive fires—at least...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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Samsung's second-gen LPDDR4X memory slims down and saves power
— 9:25 AM on July 26, 2018

Samsung's been selling mobile DRAM packages in capacities up to 8 GB since 2016. The market is moving on to LPDDR4X now, and Samsung...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Mobile computing

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Apple finds the key to Core i9 MacBook Pro performance problems
— 4:21 AM on July 25, 2018

Much attention paid to Apple's latest MacBook Pros has been focused on the newly-silicone-ensconced keyboards in those notebooks, but another controversy has erupted regarding...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Elgato Stream Deck Mini shrinks source-switching power
— 2:30 PM on July 24, 2018

You may recall Elgato's Stream Deck launched last May. To recap for those unfamiliar, it's essentially a box with 15 buttons that you can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a Dell laptop with a Core i7-8750H for $1000 and more
— 10:17 AM on July 24, 2018

Howdy, folks! Let me tell you something about house floods: the water is often the least of your worries. You plug whatever spot it's coming...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Displays Mobile computing

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Sony IMX586 promises to put 48 effective megapixels in phones
— 9:30 AM on July 23, 2018

Sony has announced a new smartphone image sensor that promises to produce some seriously impressive camera specifications for some future smartphones. The IMX586 performs...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Qualcomm's next 5G RF module is sized for tomorrow's phones
— 6:30 AM on July 23, 2018

5G cellular connectivity isn't an if, but a when. The next generation of mobile wireless promises much higher peak download speeds than today's LTE deployments,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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MSI adds 10 B450 motherboards to its Dragon Army
— 12:49 PM on July 20, 2018

We've already examined Gigabyte and Asus' takes on the AMD B450 platform, and MSI is ready for action with a whopping 10 new...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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iFixit dumps dust into Apple's latest MacBook Pro keyboard
— 9:11 AM on July 20, 2018

iFixit recently revealed that Apple's latest MacBook Pros include a new protective membrane under their key caps, and now the site has stress-tested...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Asus fuels up a quartet of AMD B450 motherboards
— 2:22 PM on July 19, 2018

Any new chipset means a slew of new motherboards is bound to follow, and Asus is joining the AMD B450 party with four fresh boards...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 5 2600X for $189 and more
— 12:14 PM on July 19, 2018

How's it going, folks? Motherboards bearing AMD's revamped B450 chipset have begun hitting e-tailers everywhere, ready to take in often-discounted Ryzen 2000-series CPUs. We've already...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Displays Memory

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Gorilla Glass 6 evolves to withstand more drops
— 10:00 AM on July 19, 2018

Corning's Gorilla Glass probably sits between you and your smartphone's display panel, and it's evolving into its sixth iteration. The company claims Gorilla Glass...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Monday deals: a Crucial MX500 500-GB SSD for $88 and much more
— 1:22 PM on July 16, 2018

Hey, folks! We're pushing our deals post forwards because Amazon's running its Prime Day sales and pretty much every other retailer under the sun is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Mobile computing

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iFixit finds silicone sheaths under new MacBook Pro keys
— 8:30 AM on July 16, 2018

Apple's latest MacBook Pros boast, among other things, what Apple calls a third-generation design of the butterfly keyboard that made its debut aboard...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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In the lab: Asus' Lyra Trio mesh Wi-Fi system
— 3:00 PM on July 13, 2018

My sports analogy game is weak, but I believe what I'm about to do is called going with a pinch hitter. You see, I've had...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Report: Adobe will bring full-fat Photoshop to iPads
— 9:00 AM on July 13, 2018

The definition of a "real computer" for many creative professionals has long rested on one question: "can it run Photoshop?" If you've attempted to replace...

Type: News story Tags: Software Mac

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