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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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Backblaze publishes its hard drive obituary for Q2 2018
— 12:58 PM on July 25, 2018

We're into the third quarter of 2018, and that means it's time for yet another Backblaze quarterly report. It's interesting to see the results...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Apple finds the key to Core i9 MacBook Pro performance problems
— 4:21 AM on July 25, 2018

Much attention paid to Apple's latest MacBook Pros has been focused on the newly-silicone-ensconced keyboards in those notebooks, but another controversy has erupted regarding...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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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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Toshiba's XG6 SSDs put 96-layer NAND to good use
— 9:05 AM on July 24, 2018

When we reviewed Toshiba's XG5 NVMe SSD, it was one of the fastest drives we'd tested. Although that was the first drive we fondled...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Sony IMX586 promises to put 48 effective megapixels in phones
— 9:30 AM on July 23, 2018

Sony has announced a new smartphone image sensor that promises to produce some seriously impressive camera specifications for some future smartphones. The IMX586 performs...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Qualcomm's next 5G RF module is sized for tomorrow's phones
— 6:30 AM on July 23, 2018

5G cellular connectivity isn't an if, but a when. The next generation of mobile wireless promises much higher peak download speeds than today's LTE deployments,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Gorilla Glass 6 evolves to withstand more drops
— 10:00 AM on July 19, 2018

Corning's Gorilla Glass probably sits between you and your smartphone's display panel, and it's evolving into its sixth iteration. The company claims Gorilla Glass...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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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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Monday deals: a Crucial MX500 500-GB SSD for $88 and much more
— 1:22 PM on July 16, 2018

Hey, folks! We're pushing our deals post forwards because Amazon's running its Prime Day sales and pretty much every other retailer under the sun is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Mobile computing

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Apple gives MacBook Pros a much-needed shot of Coffee Lake
— 8:37 AM on July 12, 2018

Apple delivered some much-needed updates to its highest-end MacBook Pros this morning. The 15" MacBook Pro will now offer six-core Coffee Lake CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Mac

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Samsung mass-produces fifth-gen V-NAND with over 90 layers
— 9:00 AM on July 10, 2018

Samsung has delivered another salvo in the race to ever-increasing NAND flash density and performance. The company has begun mass production of its fifth-generation...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Microsoft Surface Go puts Intel power in a $399 slate
— 8:29 PM on July 9, 2018

After details leaked earlier this afternoon, Microsoft has revealed the full Monty of its next Surface: the Surface Go. This 10" slate starts at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft teases a possible Surface launch tomorrow morning
— 1:06 PM on July 9, 2018

Microsoft seems poised to make an announcement about its next Surface or Surfaces tomorrow morning. The company posted a slightly enigmatic tweet on its...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Seagate dives back into consumer SSDs with BarraCuda drives
— 9:00 AM on July 5, 2018

Seagate made a foray into client SSDs five years ago, but its consumer storage products of late have hewn to good old spinning rust...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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