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Apple and Nvidia detail Meltdown and Spectre fixes
— 11:00 AM on January 5, 2018

The two latest vendors to react to what may be some of the most wide-ranging computer security flaws ever found are Apple and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Operating systems

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Scaling Raven Ridge with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 191
— 10:08 AM on January 5, 2018

The Tech Report Podcast returns with Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman and esteemed guest David Kanter on the line. We hold a wide-ranging discussion of fairly recent...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Podcast

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Lenovo's refreshed ThinkPads are lighter and thinner than ever
— 2:30 PM on January 4, 2018

Lenovo's taking the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as an opportunity to introduce a complete refresh of the Thinkpad laptop series. CES doesn't...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Asus XG Station Pro TB3 graphics box is ready for work
— 12:30 PM on January 4, 2018

Asus was one of the first companies to experiment with external graphics adapters for laptops when it showed off the XG Station all the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Samsung gives its custom CPU cores a boost in the Exynos 9810 Octa
— 10:30 AM on January 4, 2018

Samsung just announced the latest member of its Exynos family of system-on-chips. The Exynos 9810 marries an eight-core CPU with powerful image-processing hardware, deep...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Latest Dell XPS 13 keeps its New Year's resolution to get skinny
— 9:00 AM on January 4, 2018

Dell's XPS 13 laptop has become a pretty familiar sight for ultrabook shoppers since its introduction halfway through Barack Obama's second term in office....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Asus ProArt PQ22UC and ZenScreen Go MB16AP expand mobile vistas
— 3:31 PM on January 3, 2018

The market for PC laptops includes entries with large, high-resolution displays, but sometimes even a built-in 17.3" 4K panel just isn't enough. At last year's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Updated: Serious Intel CPU bug could be lurking behind upcoming OS patches
— 1:43 PM on January 3, 2018

Update 1/3/2018 2:20 PM: Intel has issued a statement regarding this potential vulnerability. The company claims its CPUs are not uniquely affected by the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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Older Android devices might not throttle, but they still might black out
— 2:27 PM on December 29, 2017

In the wake of Apple's recent revelations regarding reduced performance of iPhones with aged batteries, major Android device makers have gone on the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the day: an Acer Swift 3 with a GeForce MX150 for $660
— 9:19 AM on December 22, 2017

Acer's 14" Swift 3 has rapidly become one of my favorite budget laptops of the year. The version with a GeForce MX150 inside is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box external graphics card reviewed
— 4:13 PM on December 21, 2017

Gigabyte's Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box offers us a look into a future where a big shot of graphics performance is just a single cable...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Zotac joins the eGPU party with its Amp Box enclosures
— 12:30 PM on December 21, 2017

We've seen a number of external graphics enclosures from PC parts manufacturers at the beginning of the alphabet, and now Zotac is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Thursday deals: an Oculus Rift kit, a Ryzen mobo, and more
— 11:07 AM on December 21, 2017

Hello, gerbils. 'Tis almost the night before Christmas, and decorated pine trees everywhere probably have more than a few boxes laying underneath them by now....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a 1 TB 850 EVO for $260, a ton of peripherals, and more
— 11:45 AM on December 19, 2017

Do you feel that in the air? The ever-growing tension, the electricity, the anticipation for Santa's presents. Regardless of how you feel about the incessant...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphones make infinity affordable
— 9:31 AM on December 19, 2017

The small-bezel "infinity" display was a big trend in high-end smartphones in 2017, showing up in Samsung's co-flagship Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Acer details specs and prices of its Ryzen Mobile-powered Swift 3s
— 8:15 AM on December 18, 2017

We've already seen HP's first go-round with AMD's Raven Ridge mobile APU, and now Acer is entering the fray with mobile Ryzen variations of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Google Project Tango is dead—long live ARCore
— 4:08 PM on December 15, 2017

Google has pulled the plug on its Project Tango augmented reality project, putting the knowledge gleaned during its development into ARCore, a "fast,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Updated LG Gram laptops put heavy-duty power into feathery bodies
— 12:45 PM on December 14, 2017

As much as we like the extra boost in performance afforded by Coffee Lake CPUs' two extra cores compared to their Kaby Lake predecessors,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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