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Samsung Exynos 5100 5G modem is the one chip to rule them all
— 11:00 AM on August 15, 2018

Samsung is getting ready for 5G handsets with an all-in-one modem that can handle cellular standards of the past and future alike. The Exynos...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Thursday deals: an RX 580 8 GB with three games for $220 and more
— 10:59 AM on August 9, 2018

Hi there, folks. We're fairly quiet around here at the TR HQ, as Jeff is frantically testing AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2 to his heart's content,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Displays Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel shows off its Xeon roadmap through 2020
— 12:30 PM on August 8, 2018

Intel is holding its Data-Centric Innovation Summit at its headquarters in Santa Clara, CA today, and the company took the opportunity to talk about its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Tuesday deals: a 2-TB solid-state drive for $250 and much more
— 11:10 AM on August 7, 2018

Greetings folks. It's nice and balmy today at my location, but unfortunately not everywhere. After a relatively calm July, Portugal's fire season is now...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Miscellaneous Displays Mobile computing

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Apple enjoys its fourth straight quarter of revenue growth in Q2 2018
— 4:08 PM on July 31, 2018

Apple posted its financial results for the second quarter of 2018 (or the third quarter of its fiscal 2018) today. The company took in...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Tuesday deals: a high-end Dell XPS 13 for $1560, big screens, and more
— 11:11 AM on July 31, 2018

Howdy, folks. Europe is under a massive heat wave right now, and it's getting to be Serious Business. Where before I was poking fun...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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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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AMD continued to enjoy strong growth in Q2 2018
— 7:10 AM on July 26, 2018

AMD released its second-quarter 2018 financial results yesterday evening. The company posted revenue of $1.76 billion, up 53% year-on-year, and made $153 million in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Backblaze publishes its hard drive obituary for Q2 2018
— 12:58 PM on July 25, 2018

We're into the third quarter of 2018, and that means it's time for yet another Backblaze quarterly report. It's interesting to see the results...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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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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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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David Kanter dissects Intel's plans for Optane Persistent Memory
— 9:34 AM on July 24, 2018

Intel's Optane Persistent Memory sticks put 3D Xpoint memory chips in DIMM slots. While that may sound straightforward enough, the shift from DRAM to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Servers

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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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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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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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