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VLC 3.0 arrives with HDR support, Chromecast streaming, and more
— 2:47 PM on February 9, 2018

Major updates to VideoLAN's VLC media player don't happen every day. The player's development goes all the way back to 1996. Its 1.0 release...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Motherboard makers are all set for AMD's Ryzen desktop APUs
— 1:06 PM on February 9, 2018

Next week we'll see the launch of AMD's Raven Ridge-family Ryzen processors with Radeon Vega graphics, but are motherboard vendors ready? The answer is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's buyout bid but offers to negotiate
— 9:26 AM on February 9, 2018

This past Monday, Broadcom was willing to offer almost $121 billion in cash and stock to acquire Qualcomm. It didn't even take a week...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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National Kite Flying Day Shortbread
— 2:30 PM on February 8, 2018

Sometimes, I worry that I'm too predictable... PC hardware and computing ECS Liva Q pocket-size PC review @

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Qualcomm partners with carriers and OEMs for a 5G NR rollout
— 1:00 PM on February 8, 2018

Next-generation mobile broadband is a chicken-and-egg problem: current carriers are still in the process of getting 5G service ready and client devices lack support for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Networking

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Panasonic's detachable Toughbook CF-20 gets new guts
— 2:45 PM on February 7, 2018

We reckon we don't have to tell an audience of gerbils about Panasonic's Toughbooks. The ruggedized laptop series is famous for its impressive durability and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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HP's ZBook G5 mobile workstations pack Radeon Pro WX3100 graphics
— 1:15 PM on February 7, 2018

When I hear "mobile workstation" I don't think "thin and light." HP would like me to consider otherwise, though. The company just announced its fifth-generation...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Workstations

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Intel meshes up Xeon D processors with Skylake Server cores
— 11:43 AM on February 7, 2018

Two years after Intel introduced the Xeon D family of low-power server platforms, the wave of ARM processors for the data center that those...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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Shuttle XPC Slim DL10J mini-PCs dive into Gemini Lake
— 9:25 AM on February 7, 2018

There are certain applications for which you just need a little bitty PC with no moving parts. For such scenarios, we might point you to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Latest Steam Audio SDK beta adds AMD TrueAudio Next support
— 4:00 PM on February 6, 2018

About a year ago, we brought news of Valve's Steam Audio SDK, a set of software tools designed to aid game and VR developers...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Watch as SpaceX attempts to launch its first Falcon Heavy rocket
— 2:28 PM on February 6, 2018

While it's not at all something you can stick in your PC, SpaceX will be attempting an ambitious first launch of its Falcon Heavy...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Tuesday deals: an Acer XB271HU 144-Hz G-Sync display, and more
— 11:39 AM on February 6, 2018

Greetings, fair gerbils. It's a fairly quiet day at TR HQ. Jeff's prepping up an extremely enticing review, and I'm hunting for deals in the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Displays Mobile computing Game consoles

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Lame Duck Day Shortbread
— 9:00 AM on February 6, 2018

A lame duck? Yeah right. Here's an awesome duck instead. PC hardware and computing AMD Ryzen 5 2500U mobile APU...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Cryptocurrency miners tap Samsung for custom ASICs
— 4:06 PM on February 5, 2018

Earlier this year, murmurs began to circulate that Samsung was producing ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) specifically for use in mining crypto-money, reportedly thanks to a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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G.Skill juices its Trident Z RGB DDR4 memory to 4700 MT/s
— 9:00 AM on February 5, 2018

The more CPU cores you have and the faster they run, the more memory bandwidth you need to keep them all fed. That's a fairly...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Microsoft adds new entry-level Surface Book 2 and Surface Laptop
— 12:00 PM on February 2, 2018

Microsoft's Surface line of portable machines has made progress in advancing the Windows laptop market, but the sales increases the company likely expected from expanding...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Windows

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Work Naked Day Shortbread
— 1:30 PM on February 1, 2018

 It's also "National Get Up Day" and "National Serpent Day" - who let that happen? PC hardware and computing AOC...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Intel fortifies its Dawson Canyon NUCs with vitamin Kaby Lake-R
— 12:00 PM on February 1, 2018

We wrote about Intel's Dawson Canyon NUCs back in October. Back then, the CPU options were a smattering of seventh-generation mobile Core i3 and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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