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Microsoft offers $250,000 bounty for speculative-execution bugs
— 10:45 AM on March 16, 2018

The January reveal of the Meltdown and Spectre speculative-execution attacks sent ripples through the entire computer industry. Part of Intel's response was a

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software Windows

Report: 3.5% of world's March NAND supply lost to outage at Samsung fab
— 9:17 AM on March 16, 2018

I just had a hard drive fail on me, and I'm not looking forward to buying more spinning rust for my desktop. Unfortunately for me,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Broadcom pulls back from Qualcomm buyout
— 9:13 AM on March 14, 2018

If the Broadcom-Qualcomm buyout story was an episode of Looney Tunes, you'd now be reading "that's all, folks." After yesterday's presidential order blocking...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Firefox 59 flies in with faster page loading speed
— 4:57 PM on March 13, 2018

Do you use Firefox, gerbils? You don't have to answer—we already know a significant portion of you do. The latest Firefox update is called...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Adata XPG SX950 SSDs are ready to game
— 3:06 PM on March 13, 2018

When it comes to SSDs, the "gaming" adjective can mean a couple of different things. Intel would have enthusiasts buy its spanking-new, 3D XPoint-based...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600X combo deal, curved displays, and more
— 1:02 PM on March 13, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbildom. It is with great pleasure that after almost two months of convulsive coughing, my nose and throat are apparently done with their...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Cooling Displays Memory Mobile computing

Radeon Software 18.3.2 tunes up Final Fantasy XV
— 9:03 AM on March 13, 2018

A new Radeon software package just rode in, little more than a week after the last one. This release arrived astride a chocobo—one of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Report: US Treasury chides Broadcom for failure to notify of HQ move
— 3:00 PM on March 12, 2018

Broadcom's attempt to take control of Qualcomm is a tech business story that will seemingly never stop giving. In this latest...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

Teasing TR's next build log: our case, cooler, and bulk storage
— 7:30 AM on March 12, 2018

As the TR staff gears up for our next system build, we've teased two sets of critical components over the past couple of days:

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Storage

Teasing TR's next build log: RAM, power, and solid-state storage
— 12:00 PM on March 11, 2018

For those just joining us, the TR staff is getting ready to put together an enviably high-end system with some help from some of our...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

GlobalFoundries Fab 8 manager Thomas Caulfield steps into CEO role
— 3:25 PM on March 9, 2018

GlobalFoundries announced today that its present CEO, Sanjay Jha, is stepping down. Dr. Thomas Caulfield, until today a GlobalFoundries senior vice president and general...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Updated: Tsinghua Unigroup could use Intel flash to make storage products
— 1:45 PM on March 9, 2018

Update Saturday, March 10 12:00 PM: Our original story suggested that Tsinghua Unigroup would license Intel technology to produce its own NAND flash. That conclusion...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Friday deals: Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro keyboards and more
— 10:44 AM on March 9, 2018

Howdy, fair gerbils! If you're in a state or city that's experiencing or might experience a drought, hit me up. I've got plenty of water,...

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

Poll: What component is standing in the way of your next PC build?
— 8:15 AM on March 8, 2018

There are no two ways about it right now: it is a dismal time to be a PC builder. Between cryptomining-related shortages of graphics cards...

Poll Question: • What component is standing in the way of your next PC build?

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

P is for preview with Google's latest Android developer release
— 3:31 PM on March 7, 2018

Android handset lovers, rejoice. Good ol' master Google has just let loose the developer preview of Android P, the next version of the operating...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

Khronos Group forges Vulkan 1.1
— 11:45 AM on March 7, 2018

Hot on the heels of the Khronos Group's announcement of Vulkan 1.0 tools for Apple's macOS and iOS comes the release of version...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Tuesday deals: a 27" 2560x1440 display for $230 and more
— 12:55 PM on March 6, 2018

Howdy, folks. I'm writing this piece with bloodshot eyes, after probably beating the world record of number of sneezes per minute. I might have a...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Memory

AMD Project ReSX improves Radeons' e-sports prowess
— 9:07 AM on March 6, 2018

We wrote yesterday about AMD's Radeon Software 18.3.1, a release that includes performance improvements in popular multiplayer title Dota 2. That optimization is part...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software