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Tuesday deals: NVMe storage, a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and more
— 11:16 AM on December 12, 2017

G'day, gerbils. You can sit down, there's no need for all that ceremony and saluting. We know you're struck in awe and reverence, for you...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Power Cooling

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Synaptics Clear ID FS9500 fingerprint sensors slip under phone screens
— 11:00 PM on December 11, 2017

Back when rumors were swirling about Apple's iPhone X, the prospect of where the Touch ID sensor for the device might end up was...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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VESA DisplayHDR attempts to demystify HDR-capable monitors
— 2:10 PM on December 11, 2017

Buying a monitor with high dynamic range capability can be confusing. In an effort to make things easier on shoppers, the Video Electronics Standards Association...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays

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Empty your iPhone onto the Adata i-Memory AI720 drive
— 12:13 PM on December 7, 2017

There are a lot of ways to get files off of an iPhone these days, some more cumbersome than others. After all, it's almost like...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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HTC Vive Focus gets a price tag and detailed specs
— 9:00 AM on December 7, 2017

HTC announced the Vive Focus, the company's first standalone virtual reality headset with inside-out six-degrees-of-freedom tracking, last month. We already knew that the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Mobile computing

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Qualcomm lifts the veil on the Snapdragon 845 SoC
— 4:12 PM on December 6, 2017

Qualcomm just lifted the veil on its newest mobile device SoC, the Snapdragon 845. The company's previous-generation Snapdragon 835 is used in pretty much every...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking

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MSI's GP62 7REX Leopard Pro gaming laptop reviewed
— 2:18 PM on December 6, 2017

With a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti inside, MSI's GP62 7REX notebook puts plenty of gaming power into a relatively affordable and portable package. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Wednesday deals: a nice Ryzen mobo, SSDs and HDDs, and more
— 12:18 PM on December 6, 2017

Oh hi, gerbils. I'd be a little more uppity if it wasn't so darn cold around here. By "cold" I mean a temperature that's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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HP Envy x2 throws its hat in the always-connected Windows PC ring
— 2:31 PM on December 5, 2017

At its technology summit in Maui this afternoon, Qualcomm provided some additional details of the results of its partnership with Microsoft to bring Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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AMD Ryzen Mobile systems could ship with Qualcomm modems inside
— 2:26 PM on December 5, 2017

Qualcomm's Snapdragon platforms won't be the only processors powering Microsoft's vision for always-connected PCs. At the Snapdragon Technology Summit, AMD's Kevin Lensing, corporate vice...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Asus NovaGo is among the first Qualcomm Always Connected PCs
— 2:09 PM on December 5, 2017

Qualcomm is holding its Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii this week, and the company announced its complete vision for a new kind of mobile PC...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung's new UFS SSDs store up to 512 GB in a single package
— 11:00 AM on December 5, 2017

Toshiba isn't the only company with new embedded storage products to show. Samsung is firing back today with a volley of its own: new...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Report: HP Envy x360 battery life drags regardless of CPU vendor
— 3:22 PM on December 4, 2017

We were a bit disappointed by the battery life of the HP Envy x360 convertible laptop when we tested the machine at the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD confirms that the HP Envy x360 uses Mobile XFR
— 12:31 PM on December 1, 2017

AMD's Ryzen Mobile APUs are some of the most exciting products to launch in the PC space this year, and as enthusiasts, we wanted to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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How much does screen size matter in comparing Ryzen Mobile and Kaby Lake-R battery life?
— 1:15 PM on November 30, 2017

 As we've continued testing AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU over the past few days, we've been confronted with the problem of comparing battery life...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Dell XPS 13 with a Core i7-8550U for $850 and more
— 11:23 AM on November 30, 2017

Good afternoon, dear gerbils and gerbilettes. I bet your credit cards are already smoking hot and worn from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

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Samsung fires up production of second-gen 10-nm FinFET chips
— 10:30 AM on November 29, 2017

Samsung announced today that its S3 manufacturing line in Hwaseong, South Korea has started fabrication of SoCs on 10LPP, the company's second-generation 10-nm FinFET...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Here's a first look at the battery life of HP's Ryzen-powered Envy x360
— 8:15 AM on November 29, 2017

My initial tests of AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU gave us a fine picture of the APU's performance, but we admittedly didn't test battery...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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