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Deals of the day: a 120-GB SSD for $28 and a 256-GB drive for $50
— 2:45 PM on July 30, 2018

Have an older system that could really do with an SSD upgrade? Our deal-scouting today turned up a couple drives that could take the mechanical-hard-drive...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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Asus' WS C246 Pro boards are ready to cradle Xeon E chips and ECC RAM
— 3:45 PM on July 27, 2018

Intel's Coffee Lake-based Xeon E chips have been around for a little bit now, and every major vendor is peddling products meant for those CPUs....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets Workstations

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Google kicks mining, fake, and made-for-ads apps off Play Store
— 1:06 PM on July 27, 2018

In recent weeks, crypto-currency miners and speculators have been reeling as various forms of digital cash have lost upwards of 35% of their value. Miners...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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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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Intel spills the beans on Coffee Lake NUCs
— 10:33 AM on July 25, 2018

Machines in Intel's NUC line of compact computers have offered a good bit of performance inside of a 4" x 4" (10.2 cm x...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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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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iFixit dumps dust into Apple's latest MacBook Pro keyboard
— 9:11 AM on July 20, 2018

iFixit recently revealed that Apple's latest MacBook Pros include a new protective membrane under their key caps, and now the site has stress-tested...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 5 2600X for $189 and more
— 12:14 PM on July 19, 2018

How's it going, folks? Motherboards bearing AMD's revamped B450 chipset have begun hitting e-tailers everywhere, ready to take in often-discounted Ryzen 2000-series CPUs. We've already...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Displays Memory

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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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Help The Tech Report remain independent in a shifting media climate
— 11:45 AM on July 18, 2018

Many TR readers have no doubt already seen news of the continuing consolidation that's happening in the PC hardware media this morning. That move...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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