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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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Samsung's Notebook 9 portables rock eighth-gen Core i7s
— 9:29 AM on December 14, 2017

Samsung has announced three new slim portables with Intel's eighth-generation mobile processors inside. The 13" and 15" Notebook 9 models use the tried-and-true...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Intel 15.60 IGP drivers are sitting pretty for Okami HD
— 9:07 AM on December 12, 2017

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition is the morning's big news, but we're putting some finishing touches on our in-depth coverage. For now, let's talk Intel drivers....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Synaptics Clear ID FS9500 fingerprint sensors slip under phone screens
— 11:00 PM on December 11, 2017

Back when rumors were swirling about Apple's iPhone X, the prospect of where the Touch ID sensor for the device might end up was...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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GeForce 388.59 drivers are ready for the Titan V apocalypse
— 9:18 AM on December 8, 2017

The graphics driver developer's job is a seemingly unending one. New games come out all the time requiring driver-level optimizations, but occasionally there's a far...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Chrome 63 puts bad sites in solitary confinement
— 2:19 PM on December 7, 2017

Memes about Google Chrome's relatively heavyweight memory usage are widespread on the internet, regardless of whether they're justified. It's true that when it came about,...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Empty your iPhone onto the Adata i-Memory AI720 drive
— 12:13 PM on December 7, 2017

There are a lot of ways to get files off of an iPhone these days, some more cumbersome than others. After all, it's almost like...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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HTC Vive Focus gets a price tag and detailed specs
— 9:00 AM on December 7, 2017

HTC announced the Vive Focus, the company's first standalone virtual reality headset with inside-out six-degrees-of-freedom tracking, last month. We already knew that the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Mobile computing

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Qualcomm lifts the veil on the Snapdragon 845 SoC
— 4:12 PM on December 6, 2017

Qualcomm just lifted the veil on its newest mobile device SoC, the Snapdragon 845. The company's previous-generation Snapdragon 835 is used in pretty much every...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking

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Wednesday deals: a nice Ryzen mobo, SSDs and HDDs, and more
— 12:18 PM on December 6, 2017

Oh hi, gerbils. I'd be a little more uppity if it wasn't so darn cold around here. By "cold" I mean a temperature that's...

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

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HP Envy x2 throws its hat in the always-connected Windows PC ring
— 2:31 PM on December 5, 2017

At its technology summit in Maui this afternoon, Qualcomm provided some additional details of the results of its partnership with Microsoft to bring Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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AMD Ryzen Mobile systems could ship with Qualcomm modems inside
— 2:26 PM on December 5, 2017

Qualcomm's Snapdragon platforms won't be the only processors powering Microsoft's vision for always-connected PCs. At the Snapdragon Technology Summit, AMD's Kevin Lensing, corporate vice...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Asus NovaGo is among the first Qualcomm Always Connected PCs
— 2:09 PM on December 5, 2017

Qualcomm is holding its Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii this week, and the company announced its complete vision for a new kind of mobile PC...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung's new UFS SSDs store up to 512 GB in a single package
— 11:00 AM on December 5, 2017

Toshiba isn't the only company with new embedded storage products to show. Samsung is firing back today with a volley of its own: new...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Report: HP Envy x360 battery life drags regardless of CPU vendor
— 3:22 PM on December 4, 2017

We were a bit disappointed by the battery life of the HP Envy x360 convertible laptop when we tested the machine at the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD confirms that the HP Envy x360 uses Mobile XFR
— 12:31 PM on December 1, 2017

AMD's Ryzen Mobile APUs are some of the most exciting products to launch in the PC space this year, and as enthusiasts, we wanted to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Dell XPS 13 with a Core i7-8550U for $850 and more
— 11:23 AM on November 30, 2017

Good afternoon, dear gerbils and gerbilettes. I bet your credit cards are already smoking hot and worn from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

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