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Friday night topic: Gas or charcoal?
— 7:19 PM on May 25, 2018

As American gerbils head home for the Memorial Day weekend, many are no doubt preparing to honor our fallen service members. It's also time to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 packs a mean midrange punch
— 4:04 PM on May 24, 2018

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600-series SoCs have been common choices for midrange phones from a variety of vendors. Those aging chips are missing some of the features...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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The TR BBQ XV is just one month away and I'm not prepared
— 1:05 PM on May 24, 2018

When I looked up the last TR BBQ one-month warning, I briefly panicked because it reminded me that I have yet to order this year's Cornhole tournament trophies....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Acer pumps up its Predator Helios 300 and 500 gaming laptops
— 9:03 AM on May 24, 2018

Acer first floated its Predator Helios 300-series gaming laptops around this time last year. At its next@Acer event, the manufacturer revealed that it's

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Acer revamps the Swift 3 and Swift 5 and gives Chromebooks a Spin
— 3:54 PM on May 23, 2018

We've already covered Acer's Predator and Orion desktops revealed at the next@Acer event in New York, but the company also had a bevy of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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HTC U12+ handset longs to be squeezed
— 10:29 AM on May 23, 2018

High-end Android phones tend to be set apart by fairly minor details. They usually get the same Qualcomm SoCs, similar amounts of memory and storage,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Huawei MateBook X Pro lands in the US at only $1200
— 2:00 PM on May 22, 2018

We wrote about Huawei's MateBook X Pro when the company unveiled the machine at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in March. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: an LG 43UD79-B 43" 4K display for $500 and more
— 11:01 AM on May 22, 2018

Hullo, gerbils! We're fairly certain you've already noticed that we've officially entered the pre-Computex lull. Big product announcements probably won't appear over the next couple...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Razer says Core X marks the spot for ultrabook graphics power
— 10:30 AM on May 22, 2018

Razer's latest Blade laptop packs considerable gaming grunt into a svelte chassis, but sometimes gamers are willing to temporarily trade away an ultrabook's mobility...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Razer's latest Blade laptop puts a big screen in a small body
— 9:09 AM on May 22, 2018

Everybody wants their devices to get smaller. There's a problem when you apply that paradigm to laptops, though: the screen size. Any serious work that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Acer's Spin and Nitro laptops take Alexa on the road
— 12:34 PM on May 21, 2018

Amazon's Alexa already dominates the smart speaker market when it comes to install base, but the retailer-slash-cloud-giant isn't stopping there. Acer announced its intent to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Nokia's mid-range X6 handset and its notch could be US-bound
— 9:44 AM on May 21, 2018

Nokia launched its X6 midrange Android handset in China earlier this week. The phone is the company's first with a notched screen and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Toshiba gets approval to sell its memory business for $18 billion
— 9:00 AM on May 18, 2018

Troubled Japanese firm Toshiba Corporation has gotten the final stamp of governmental approval it needed to sell off its memory chip business, known as Toshiba...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Report: Samsung to expand third-party Exynos SoC sales
— 4:30 PM on May 17, 2018

American buyers looking for a high-end phone have an excellent chance of ending up with a SoC from one of two families: an Apple A-series chip in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700X and ASRock X370 Pro4 for $300 and more
— 11:23 AM on May 17, 2018

Hello there, gerbils. In case you missed it, our overlord Jeff Kampman has written up an interesting article about casual overclocking in the modern...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Mobile computing

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Rumor: Microsoft is raring to release a low-cost Surface tablet
— 4:00 PM on May 16, 2018

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft is planning to release some low-cost Surface tablets later this year. The news agency remarks that Microsoft is hunting for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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OnePlus counts to 6 with its latest handset
— 1:54 PM on May 16, 2018

Hot on the heels of Huawei's Honor 10 announcement comes fellow smartphone "disruptor" OnePlus with its latest handset. The OnePlus 6 is based...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Huawei Honor 10 is the company's 2018-est midrange phone
— 12:30 PM on May 16, 2018

Huawei showed off its Honor 10 in London yesterday, and the Honor sub-brand's new flagship is all-in on 2018's high-end smartphone trends. The 5.84" IPS...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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