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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

Logitech's G560 speakers and G513 keyboard offer mood lighting
— 9:16 AM on March 15, 2018

There's a huge gulf in immersion between playing a game on a monitor and playing it in VR. There aren't many ways to step out...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

Google primed to kick crypto-currencies off its advertising network
— 3:45 PM on March 14, 2018

It's no secret that Google makes most of its money on advertising. Heck, some of our own ads are served through Google's networks. Due to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Report: CTS Labs has proof-of-concept code for AMD vulnerabilities
— 1:30 PM on March 14, 2018

As you may have heard, a group calling itself CTS Labs yesterday revealed what it claims are no less than 13 security vulnerabilities in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Servers Workstations

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ gets a clock speed boost and better Wi-Fi
— 11:34 AM on March 14, 2018

The Pi Foundation has released many takes on its Raspberry Pi line of ARM-based single-board computers (SBCs) over the years. Today's release of the

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Networking

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

Windows 10 S is dead, long live S Mode
— 5:16 PM on March 9, 2018

Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S along with the Surface Laptop just over ten months ago, but rumors that the pared-back version of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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

Friday deals: a Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 for $200 and more
— 12:38 PM on March 2, 2018

Hullo, gerbils. You'll be happy (I think) to know that the massive cold, snow, and ice that's hitting most of Europe hasn't made its way...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Cases Memory Mobile computing

Report: First benchmarks of Intel's Hades Canyon NUC surface
— 10:58 AM on March 2, 2018

Gerbils, I'm sure I don't have to remind you about Kaby Lake-G. The marriage of Intel's "Lake" architecture with a recent Radeon seems fit...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

ASRock DeskMini GTX micro-barebones game hard in just 2.7 L
— 12:00 PM on March 1, 2018

I'd normally point folks looking for small-form-factor gaming to Zotac's Zbox Magnus line. Those machines aren't the smallest options around, though, and Zotac hasn't...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Lenovo Yoga 530 and Yoga 730 bend over backwards for Alexa
— 10:56 AM on February 28, 2018

Sometimes it's easy to forget that laptops are also "mobile," even if we usually reserve that term for smartphones and tablets. Over at Mobile World...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Cintiq Pro Pen Display 24 and Pro Engine make colorful canvases
— 1:04 PM on February 27, 2018

Wacom is expanding its Cintiq Pro lineup of pen displays with the Cintiq Pro Pen Display 24, a 24" pen-sensitive screen with a resolution...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Displays Workstations

Qualcomm's simulations of 5G networks show ludicrous speed gains
— 12:00 PM on February 26, 2018

Samsung's unveiling of its latest flagship Galaxy S9 Android smartphone is probabaly the big story of this year's Mobile World Congress in Barecelona. Qualcomm,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet

Huawei MateBook X Pro is barely bigger than its display
— 10:30 AM on February 26, 2018

Huawei has taken the a path opposite to Apple's when it comes to consumer gear. Rather than being a personal computer company that began selling...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Friday deals: a combo deal with a Core i7-8700K and more
— 2:30 PM on February 23, 2018

Howdy there, folks! If you're on the hunt for a tablet, phone, convertible, or laptop, you positively have to check out our latest mobile...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Displays Memory

Report: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update adoption speeds past 85%
— 11:00 AM on February 23, 2018

Microsoft's sometimes-aggressive data collection policies received criticism, but if AdDuplex's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update adoption figures are accurate, the software giant might be...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

The Tech Report's February 2018 mobile staff picks
— 9:32 AM on February 23, 2018

It's time for another edition of The Tech Report's mobile staff picks, where we comb the worlds of tablets, laptops, and phones to separate the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming