UK Regulator Approves AMD's Xilinx Acquisition

UK Regulator Approves AMD’s Xilinx Acquisition

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) today announced its approval of AMD’s plan to acquire Xilinx in an all-stock transaction worth roughly $35 billion. The CMA didn’t offer many details about its decision at time of writing. “The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. of Xilinx, Inc.,” it said…

'Luggable' PC is a Laptop From Another Age

‘Luggable’ PC is a Laptop From Another Age

Had portable computers not coalesced around the familiar laptop form factor, they might have looked like this, and indeed they did for a brief period in the 1980s. This wonderful ‘luggable’ build by PCPartPicker user Ragnar84, and noticed by Hackaday, harks back to those more innocent times, when things like being able to run on…

Intel Disables TSX for More CPUs via Microcode Updates

Intel Disables TSX for More CPUs via Microcode Updates

Intel users will soon trade performance for security once again. Phoronix reported that recent microcode updates would disable Intel Transactional Synchronization Extension (TSX) by default on the company’s 6th, 7th, and 8th Gen processors. Disabling the feature is supposed to make those CPUs more secure, but it’s also expected to result in worse performance in…

Dell Ultrasharp Webcam Review: Best Image Quality

Dell Ultrasharp Webcam Review: Best Image Quality

Words like “Ultra,” “Hyper,” and “Super” are pretty common in the tech world, but the products bearing those adjectives don’t always live up to those kinds of expectations. The Dell Ultrasharp webcam is an easy exception to that rule. Even though this is Dell’s first external camera, this 4K, HDR, 60 fps-capable shooter has the…