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Happy Anniversary: Microsoft Offers $200 Discounts on Surface Pro This Weekend

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Just over five years ago, on Feb. 9, 2013, Microsoft introduced the first Surface Pro device. By modern standards, it was downright chunky — the ...

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AMD Shipping Free APUs to Customers to Address Firmware Update Issue

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Earlier this week, we covered a familiar problem when pairing new processors with older motherboards. Older boards often need firmware updates to properly support new ...

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FCC Tracks T-Mobile Network Interference to Bitcoin Mining Operation

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Wireless spectrum in the US is carefully regulated to avoid interference, which is why mobile carriers pay out the nose to license slices of the ...

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Apple’s HomePod Can Ruin Your Countertop

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Apple launches a typical product — say an iPhone or iPad — you can usually predict the reviews pretty closely. Expected capabilities include strong ...

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Intel Reverses Itself, Says All Skylake-X CPUs Have 2 AVX-512 Units

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Intel launched the Skylake-X platform, it communicated to reviewers the chips would have a bifurcated AVX-512 strategy. The Core i9-7800X and all the multicore ...

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Salon Asks Users to Mine Cryptocurrency in Exchange for Ad-Free Site

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Ads are the unfortunate reality of the free and open internet — websites have bills to pay, and users have been more tolerant of ads ...

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Some Ryzen Motherboards With Older Firmware Won’t Boot With Ryzen APUs

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If you’ve ever tried to upgrade your motherboard to a newer CPU, you’re probably aware that the process can be dicey. In some cases, a ...

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ARM Announces Project Trillium, a New Dedicated AI Processing Family

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AI and machine learning are the hottest topics in computing today. Dozens of companies are attempting to establish themselves in the market, from Google and ...

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Apple to Revamp Software Development Cycle, Adopt Slower Cadences

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Apple is planning to change how it rolls out new features for iOS and macOS going forward, with the goal of improving the company’s overall ...

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Google’s AI-Focused Tensor Processing Units Now Available in Beta

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Google has been working on its Tensor Processing Units, or TPUs, for several years now, and has released several papers on the performance of its ...

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