AMD will sneak-peek its high-end Zen CPU in December, starting a new CPU war

That distant drum beat you’re hearing? That’s the sound of the coming CPU war. The latest beat came this morning, when AMD said it was holding a sneak peek of its high-performance Zen CPU in a few weeks. The preview will be streamed at 1 p.m. PST on December 13. You can sign up at AMD’s … Read more AMD will sneak-peek its high-end Zen CPU in December, starting a new CPU war

A $1 million bet: The anatomy of a high-end house flip

Last June, Dana Rice, a real estate agent and house flipper, was deep in the throes of a massive remodeling project. She had bought a 1938 home in an upscale neighborhood of Bethesda, Maryland, for $600,000 and intended to flip it for a hefty profit. Four months and $400,000 in construction costs later, Rice put … Read more A $1 million bet: The anatomy of a high-end house flip

Logitech G933 review: This wireless headset is so good, you can skip its high-end competition

Logitech has been pushing hard to win back the gaming crowd in recent years—and I’ll be damned if the G933 isn’t one of their best shows yet. How good? Well, I’d probably save a $100 (or more) and take this headset over our long-standing high-end recommendation of the Astro A50 and the SteelSeries Siberia 800, … Read more Logitech G933 review: This wireless headset is so good, you can skip its high-end competition

LeEco and Coolpad are working together on a high-end smartphone launching in August

When it’s not buying American TV set makers, LeEco is busy purchasing controlling stakes in established Chinese smartphone manufacturers such as Coolpad. And now that the two companies have gotten closer (as LeEco holds a lot of Coolpad shares), they have also decided to collaborate on a new smartphone. It’s still unclear what this device … Read more LeEco and Coolpad are working together on a high-end smartphone launching in August