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Radeon 18.1.1 drivers fix DirectX 9 bug and remove some thorns
— 9:00 AM on January 19, 2018

There aren't any big AAA game releases this week, so AMD directed its focus on bug fixes with its just-released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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iOS will get an off switch for iPhone anti-blackout measures
— 12:00 PM on January 18, 2018

ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis interviewed Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday. The majority of the interview was focused on the company's planned $38 billion tax...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Use InSpectre to see if you're protected from Meltdown and Spectre
— 3:00 PM on January 17, 2018

Esteemed programmer and computer security advocate Steve Gibson has been doing his thing as the Gibson Research Corporation since 1985. I've personally made great...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Synaptics' Clear ID fingerprint sensor feels like the way of the future
— 10:30 AM on January 17, 2018

Edge-to-edge screens are poised to be the new hotness of smartphone design in 2018, but pushing pixels right out to a device's borders leaves little...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: cheap SSDs, motherboards, and a sweet laptop
— 11:26 AM on January 16, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! Around here everyone's reeling from the CES rush. Despite the holiday yesterday, we're still mostly bleary-eyed, jet-lagged (in the case of Adam and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Mobile computing

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Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI prep updates against Meltdown and Spectre
— 3:28 PM on January 12, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre are entirely new classes of security vulnerability. Even with Intel doing all it can to get microcode and firmware updates...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software

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AMD will issue optional Ryzen and Epyc microcode updates for Spectre
— 11:00 AM on January 12, 2018

Now that CES is winding down, attention is returning to the response to the major vulnerabilities caused by oversights in the way speculative execution is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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Microsoft resumes Spectre and Meltdown patches for AMD systems
— 12:00 PM on January 11, 2018

AMD's processors don't appear to have the exact same attack surface for the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities that Intel's chips have, but...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Acer stuffs Vega and Polaris into its Nitro 5 laptop
— 1:39 PM on January 10, 2018

Earlier this week we wrote a few words about Acer's updates to its Nitro 5 laptops with options for AMD Ryzen processors and discrete...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Microsoft predicts performance impact of Spectre and Meltdown fixes
— 9:00 AM on January 10, 2018

The continued response to the challenges presented by the Meltdown and Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities has been somewhat overshadowed by all of the shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet brings a lot of muscle in a tidy package
— 6:00 PM on January 9, 2018

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Tablet was a noteworthy 2-in-1 in both of its previous incarnations, and the third-generation machine Lenovo is showing at CES packs...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Dell Latitude 5000 and 7000 portables get eighth-gen Core CPUs
— 5:30 PM on January 9, 2018

The small bezels on Dell's XPS are certainly eye-catching, but for taking care of business on the go, the Texas-based PC builder's Latitude portables have...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Dell squeezes Kaby Lake-G into its slim XPS 15 2-in-1
— 2:30 PM on January 9, 2018

Intel's G-series Core processors are making folks reconsider what kind of performance they can expect from ultrabooks. Dell is the latest company to announce...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Lenovo outfits ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga with HDR displays
— 1:00 PM on January 9, 2018

One of the longest-standing brand names in the notebook world is ThinkPad. With the prestige that name affords, ThinkPad notebooks receive a bit more...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Asus' ZenPhone Max Plus has a big battery and Face Unlock
— 11:30 AM on January 9, 2018

While thousand-dollar phones like the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are grabbing headlines, Asus is busy releasing an affordable phone with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Razer Project Linda takes a crack at melding phone and laptop
— 11:00 AM on January 9, 2018

Bridging the gap between a smartphone and a PC isn't strictly a new concept. Samsung introduced its Dex desktop dock alongside its flagship Galaxy...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Asus lets loose a volley of ZenBooks and Vivo AIOs
— 3:30 PM on January 8, 2018

Take cover, soldier! Product announcements are coming in hot and heavy today. Asus just launched a salvo of notebooks and all-in-one PCs, and they're...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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GeForce 390.65 drivers add Freestyle color filters and Fortnite support
— 2:00 PM on January 8, 2018

We're pretty sure Nvidia isn't launching any new gaming graphics cards at CES this year, but the company is adding new real-time color filters and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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