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VLC 3.0 arrives with HDR support, Chromecast streaming, and more
— 2:47 PM on February 9, 2018

Major updates to VideoLAN's VLC media player don't happen every day. The player's development goes all the way back to 1996. Its 1.0 release...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Steam client beta looks extra-sharp with high-DPI display support
— 4:00 PM on February 8, 2018

We wrote about a new beta version of Valve's Steam Audio SDK a couple of days ago, and now the company has pulled a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Qualcomm partners with carriers and OEMs for a 5G NR rollout
— 1:00 PM on February 8, 2018

Next-generation mobile broadband is a chicken-and-egg problem: current carriers are still in the process of getting 5G service ready and client devices lack support for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Networking

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Panasonic's detachable Toughbook CF-20 gets new guts
— 2:45 PM on February 7, 2018

We reckon we don't have to tell an audience of gerbils about Panasonic's Toughbooks. The ruggedized laptop series is famous for its impressive durability and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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HP's ZBook G5 mobile workstations pack Radeon Pro WX3100 graphics
— 1:15 PM on February 7, 2018

When I hear "mobile workstation" I don't think "thin and light." HP would like me to consider otherwise, though. The company just announced its fifth-generation...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Workstations

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Intel meshes up Xeon D processors with Skylake Server cores
— 11:43 AM on February 7, 2018

Two years after Intel introduced the Xeon D family of low-power server platforms, the wave of ARM processors for the data center that those...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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Dell EMC grows AMD server options with an Epyc trio
— 2:45 PM on February 6, 2018

Ryzen's been on the market a while now, but systems based on AMD's Epyc server processors have been a little harder to come by—particularly if...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Tuesday deals: an Acer XB271HU 144-Hz G-Sync display, and more
— 11:39 AM on February 6, 2018

Greetings, fair gerbils. It's a fairly quiet day at TR HQ. Jeff's prepping up an extremely enticing review, and I'm hunting for deals in the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Displays Mobile computing Game consoles

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Intel Vaunt project tries to take the stigma out of AR glasses
— 12:32 PM on February 5, 2018

Google's Glass augmented reality eyewear could charitably be remembered as divisive back when it had consumer ambitions. Intel's New Devices Group is looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Mobile computing

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Report: Microsoft to mothball Windows 10 S in favor of an S Mode
— 11:00 AM on February 5, 2018

Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 S just nine months ago, but Brad Sams of Thurrott reports that Redmond is already pulling the plug...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Broadcom sweetens Qualcomm takeover offer
— 9:30 AM on February 5, 2018

Broadcom remains in the hunt for Qualcomm, and it's willing to pay quite a bit more than its initial $105 billion offer for the company...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Final Fantasy XV's benchmark is pretty and demanding
— 10:30 AM on February 2, 2018

The latest main-series entry in the ever-more-curiously-named Final Fantasy franchise is Final Fantasy XV. The title was a smash hit on consoles in 2016, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Radeon 18.2.1 drivers are ready for the Final Fantasy XII remaster
— 8:18 AM on February 2, 2018

AMD's previous update to its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers was focused on fixing bugs with old games rather than optimizations for new titles....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Corsair goes grand touring with the T2 Road Warrior chair
— 4:30 PM on February 1, 2018

Corsair got into the gaming chair business early last summer with its motorsport-inspired T1 Race chair. The company is back with more of a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

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Apple squeezes more from each iPhone as holiday shipments flatten
— 4:00 PM on February 1, 2018

Apple released its fiscal 2018 first-quarter results today. Amid concerns about soft iPhone demand over the holiday season, the company posted what it calls all-time...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Windows Defender will start removing scareware
— 4:00 PM on January 31, 2018

You don't need us to tell you that Windows is the desktop OS of choice for almost everyone. Because of that, there's an incredible variety...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Toshiba injects eighth-gen vPro CPUs in its Tecra and Portégé lines
— 9:03 AM on January 31, 2018

We've seen many companies announce updates of their various laptop lines with Intel's latest eighth-generation Core mobile parts, but Toshiba's refresh of its Portégé...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a Microsoft Surface Pro, portable storage, and more
— 12:43 PM on January 30, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. Carnaval is just around the corner, and in the next couple weeks my little hometown will be nuts with samba, reveries, and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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