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Tuesday deals: a Samsung 860 EVO 500-GB SSD for $74.99 and more
— 11:18 AM on December 18, 2018

G'afternoon, folks. Christmas is approaching fast, and meanwhile I'm having trouble believing we're into December already, sheesh. This year was a bit of a blur,...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Windows 10 October 2018 update is widely available after a slew of fixes
— 9:45 AM on December 18, 2018

If there's a title awarded for "most troubled Windows update," then Windows 10 version 1809 is a good candidate. Comically known as the October 2018...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Lenovo ThinkPad L390 and L390 Yoga take a sip from Whiskey Lake
— 9:24 AM on December 17, 2018

The mention of the ThinkPad name tends to bring to mind sturdy laptops with great keyboards and an eye towards practicality over style. Lenovo's just...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Nvidia AGX Xavier puts the brains in autonomous robots
— 10:02 AM on December 14, 2018

A lot of talk around here revolves around powerful parts suitable for your latest personal computer, phone, workstation, or server. That list doesn't cover all...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech Workstations

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pen convertibles have a nifty trick up their sleeves
— 1:00 PM on December 13, 2018

While the traditional clamshell laptop form factor has always been king, one could say that the future is convertible. Samsung certainly seems to think that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a 2-TB SSD for $210, a 1-TB SSD for $113, and more
— 10:45 AM on December 13, 2018

G'afternoon, good gerbils. Recently I moved over to an NVMe SSD, and I can tell you a couple things. The first is that for regular...

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

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LG Gram 17 and 14" Gram 2-in-1 look to ease your load
— 4:07 PM on December 12, 2018

LG wants to take a load off your shoulders—quite literally, in fact. The company just announced the latest iterations in its Gram lineup of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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GeForce 417.35 drivers get ready for DLSS in Final Fantasy XV
— 12:42 PM on December 12, 2018

A fair day, fine fans of Final Fantasy XV. If you happen to own one of Nvidia's RTX graphics cards, you're in for a treat....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming

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Nokia 8.1 handset pumps up the midrange with Android 9 Pie
— 2:52 PM on December 11, 2018

Do you want one of the nicer phones, but the constant removal of microSD slots and headphone jacks is keeping you down? Meet the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a Corsair RM650x for $59.99 and much more
— 11:05 AM on December 11, 2018

Greetings, fair gerbils. Roughly every three-to-six months, I go and get my back and shoulders put into place again. Life at a desk takes it...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Power Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Windows Insiders get better narration and console colors in build 18298
— 5:31 PM on December 10, 2018

Despite some missteps, there's little argument that Windows 10 is improving with time (some would say, like fine wine). Microsoft just published the

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Rumor: new desktop and mobile GeForce RTX chips break cover
— 11:15 AM on December 10, 2018

It's a pretty quiet news day, but over yonder in the Plains of Rumors there have been echoes of the words "Nvidia" and "RTX." Two...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Seagate drops a 16-TB HAMR on the test bench
— 12:10 PM on December 7, 2018

Stop, it's HAMR time! (Come on guys, it's a slow day.) Remember the fancy heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) tech drive makers keep talking up?...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Qualcomm 8cx SoC steps up for the next Always Connected PCs
— 3:44 PM on December 6, 2018

You may remember the Always Connected PCs we talked up a while ago. Those lean notebooks promised competent computing performance paired with constant cellular...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Windows

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Thursday deals: a high-end IdeaPad 530 with a Core i7 for $1070 and more
— 12:13 PM on December 6, 2018

Hello, folks. It's a somewhat peaceful day at TR HQ. There's an incoming review of a sweet motherboard, but generally there's not much going on...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 spreads its wings for the 5G future
— 5:22 PM on December 5, 2018

Qualcomm's annual tech summit is underway this week in Hawaii, and the term that emerged from presenters' mouths every two seconds there was "5G." The next...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking

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Razer Blade Stealth upgrades lock on Whiskey Lake chips and 4K displays
— 9:40 AM on December 5, 2018

With the thousands of laptops on offer these days, you'd think it would be easy to find that Goldilocks model that covers all the bases...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a 960-GB SSD for $110 and more goodies
— 11:38 AM on December 4, 2018

Hullo, good folks. I bet you're dying to know if the meaty RTX speed boost that Nvidia promised for the incoming Battlefield V update...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Input devices

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