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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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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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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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The Tech Report's 2017 Christmas gift guide
— 1:14 PM on December 4, 2017

It's that time of year again. You have a nerd or geek in your life who's impossible to buy for, and you're flat out of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Scythe Sengokubune has six heatpipes and an asymmetrical design
— 9:24 AM on December 4, 2017

Custom liquid-cooling hardware and closed-loop AIOs get considerable attention from enthusiasts and cooling part makers. As efficient as a liquid-cooling system can be, though, air...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Zotac Zbox MI640 and MI660 nano deliver a double shot of Kaby Lake-R
— 9:00 AM on December 1, 2017

Intel's desktop Coffee Lake Core i5 and Core i7 processors bring a lot of muscle to the desktop, but some situations call for nuance and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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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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Philips Momentum 35" display will light up your life and your room
— 4:30 PM on November 29, 2017

Philips announced a new display today that's seemingly aimed at the crowd looking to bridge the gap between a television and a computer monitor. The...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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Corsair's HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset reviewed
— 3:20 PM on November 28, 2017

Corsair's HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset boasts solid build quality and classy looks plus a Swiss Army knife's worth of compatibility. We gamed with the HS50...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Gaming Game consoles

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SilverStone Primera PM02 offers tempered glass and high airflow
— 2:00 PM on November 28, 2017

Plain, featureless front panels and tempered glass sides are current trends in PC enclosure design, but the combination of these features has led to some...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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HDMI 2.1 spec has support for VRR, 10K resolution, and Dynamic HDR
— 10:30 AM on November 28, 2017

HDMI 2.0 ouputs and their support for 3840x2160 resolution at 60 Hz are still not ubiquitous even on brand-new PCs. As an example, the UHD...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays

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EK-MLC Phoenix parts offer an easy path to liquid-cooling nirvana
— 4:48 PM on November 27, 2017

Custom liquid-cooling systems can deliver amazing looks and unbeatable cooling performance, but considering all the variables of such a system is tricky and the costs...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Cyber Monday deals: everything but the kitchen sink
— 2:15 PM on November 27, 2017

El Dealino is back. The killer of dollar signs, slaughterer of price tags, collector of coupons. From underneath his poncho he produces uncountable hardware offers...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Power Displays Input devices Mobile computing Game consoles Networking

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AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU reviewed
— 1:42 PM on November 27, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U pairs the competitive performance of four Zen CPU cores with eight compute units of Vega graphics power. We put the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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The Tech Report now uses HTTPS across the board
— 7:15 PM on November 25, 2017

This was a triumph! I'm making a note here: Huge success! It's hard to overstate my satisfaction. ... And if you have no idea where that's from,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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