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Unicomp's Ultra Classic buckling-spring keyboard reviewed
— 2:39 PM on May 25, 2018

Unicomp's Ultra Classic keyboard takes the iconic buckling-spring key switch that's been the darling of many a keyboard enthusiast and packages it in a slimmer,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 packs a mean midrange punch
— 4:04 PM on May 24, 2018

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600-series SoCs have been common choices for midrange phones from a variety of vendors. Those aging chips are missing some of the features...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: an Intel DC S3500 1.6-TB SSD for $315 and more
— 9:52 AM on May 24, 2018

Morning, folks. Although I'm a normally a pretend guitarist, I've recently picked up bass guitar thanks to re-joining a band, and my left index finger...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays

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Acer pumps up its Predator Helios 300 and 500 gaming laptops
— 9:03 AM on May 24, 2018

Acer first floated its Predator Helios 300-series gaming laptops around this time last year. At its next@Acer event, the manufacturer revealed that it's

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Acer revamps the Swift 3 and Swift 5 and gives Chromebooks a Spin
— 3:54 PM on May 23, 2018

We've already covered Acer's Predator and Orion desktops revealed at the next@Acer event in New York, but the company also had a bevy of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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HTC U12+ handset longs to be squeezed
— 10:29 AM on May 23, 2018

High-end Android phones tend to be set apart by fairly minor details. They usually get the same Qualcomm SoCs, similar amounts of memory and storage,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Huawei MateBook X Pro lands in the US at only $1200
— 2:00 PM on May 22, 2018

We wrote about Huawei's MateBook X Pro when the company unveiled the machine at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in March. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: an LG 43UD79-B 43" 4K display for $500 and more
— 11:01 AM on May 22, 2018

Hullo, gerbils! We're fairly certain you've already noticed that we've officially entered the pre-Computex lull. Big product announcements probably won't appear over the next couple...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Razer says Core X marks the spot for ultrabook graphics power
— 10:30 AM on May 22, 2018

Razer's latest Blade laptop packs considerable gaming grunt into a svelte chassis, but sometimes gamers are willing to temporarily trade away an ultrabook's mobility...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Razer's latest Blade laptop puts a big screen in a small body
— 9:09 AM on May 22, 2018

Everybody wants their devices to get smaller. There's a problem when you apply that paradigm to laptops, though: the screen size. Any serious work that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Silverstone's Nightjar NJ450 is Platinum-certified and passively cooled
— 2:30 PM on May 21, 2018

Silverstone just released a new model in its Nightjar family of passively-cooled power supplies. Like its brethren in the series, the Nightjar NJ450 is...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Acer's Spin and Nitro laptops take Alexa on the road
— 12:34 PM on May 21, 2018

Amazon's Alexa already dominates the smart speaker market when it comes to install base, but the retailer-slash-cloud-giant isn't stopping there. Acer announced its intent to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi motherboard reviewed
— 10:42 AM on May 21, 2018

Gigabyte's X470 Aorus Gaming 7 pulls together all of the ingredients we want to see in a high-end Socket AM4 mobo, from a powerful VRM...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Nokia's mid-range X6 handset and its notch could be US-bound
— 9:44 AM on May 21, 2018

Nokia launched its X6 midrange Android handset in China earlier this week. The phone is the company's first with a notched screen and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft Adaptive Controller ensures anyone can be a gamer
— 11:04 AM on May 18, 2018

You might think that video gaming would be one of the hobbies most suited for those with physical disabilities. Unfortunately, that's not really the case. Operating...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Report: Samsung to expand third-party Exynos SoC sales
— 4:30 PM on May 17, 2018

American buyers looking for a high-end phone have an excellent chance of ending up with a SoC from one of two families: an Apple A-series chip in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700X and ASRock X370 Pro4 for $300 and more
— 11:23 AM on May 17, 2018

Hello there, gerbils. In case you missed it, our overlord Jeff Kampman has written up an interesting article about casual overclocking in the modern...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Mobile computing

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Rumor: Microsoft is raring to release a low-cost Surface tablet
— 4:00 PM on May 16, 2018

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft is planning to release some low-cost Surface tablets later this year. The news agency remarks that Microsoft is hunting for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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