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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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AMD Radeon Pro 18.Q3 drivers make pro power available everywhere
— 8:14 AM on August 8, 2018

AMD's Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise drivers get a fresh coat of paint every quarter, and today the company is unwrapping the 18.Q3 version of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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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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Thursday deals: a Radeon RX 580 8 GB for $230 and more
— 11:21 AM on August 2, 2018

Hi there, folks. It's with much joy that I recently noticed that there's a "second season" to Steins;Gate called simply Steins;Gate 0. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Power Storage Memory

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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 posts a soft second quarter on weak flagship phone sales
— 9:00 AM on July 31, 2018

It's quarterly financial reporting season, and Samsung Electronics recently posted its second-quarter results. The company raked in $52.1 billion in revenue (58.48 trillion South...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Memory Mobile computing

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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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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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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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Intel and Micron will part ways on 3D Xpoint development
— 10:47 AM on July 17, 2018

Intel and Micron work together to develop and produce not only NAND flash (at least, until recently), but also the lower-latency non-volatile 3D Xpoint...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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AMD touts driver stability on the back of new test report
— 3:13 PM on July 16, 2018

AMD is keen to talk about a provocative white paper that it commissioned from the testing firm QA Consultants. In its conclusions, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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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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