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Chrome 17 to check downloads for malware, preload pages
— 6:00 AM on January 6, 2012

In light of Google's frantic browser release cycle, fresh versions of Chrome aren't always terribly noteworthy. According to the latest update on the Google...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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IE6's demise celebrated... by Microsoft
— 5:34 PM on January 4, 2012

Of all people, Microsoft is cheering Internet Explorer 6's long-awaited decline into irrelevance. In a post on the Windows Blog yesterday, the company revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Friday night topic: Smoking and slow-cooking
— 7:12 PM on December 30, 2011

So it turns out both Geoff and I got Bradley electric smokers for Christmas this year. I'm pretty excited to try mine, but...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Facebook releases Messenger app for Windows
— 6:00 AM on December 30, 2011

If you're running Windows 7 and trust Mark Zuckerberg to keep your social life cataloged, unwelcome messages from relatives and distant acquaintances can now be...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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XBMC 11.0 now out in beta
— 10:40 AM on December 28, 2011

XBMC has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a media player for hacked Xbox consoles. The software is now available in a...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Hasbro sues Asus over Transformer brand
— 6:00 AM on December 22, 2011

Asus has emerged as one of the chief players in the tablet market with its Transformer devices, and Hasbro isn't happy about it. According to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Ripped Zacate pic becomes TR's Everywhere Girl
— 11:35 AM on December 20, 2011

In late October 2010, I flew out to Austin for the first demonstration of AMD's Brazos platform—and a chance to test it. I was sitting...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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AT&T calls off T-Mobile acquisition bid
— 5:05 PM on December 19, 2011

The carrier merger of the decade won't happening after all. After getting blackballed by the FCC and the U.S. Department of Justice, AT&T's planned acquisition of...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Chrome update brings robust profile support
— 12:26 PM on December 15, 2011

Quick show of hands: how many of you have computers around the house that are used by multiple people? Probably a lot, me included....

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Windows 8 app store to allow open-source software
— 2:46 PM on December 12, 2011

Apple's walled garden approach to software distribution looks set to become the norm rather than the exception, but it may not mean the marginalization of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft previews the Windows app store
— 10:47 AM on December 7, 2011

We've heard rumblings about Microsoft introducing a Windows 8 apps store since April. Redmond confirmed its new distribution platform for Metro-style apps

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Web stats firm: Chrome overtook Firefox in November
— 6:00 AM on December 2, 2011

Firefox may not be the world's second-most-popular web browser anymore. According to data released by StatCounter, Google Chrome overtook Firefox for the first time...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Researchers: HP LaserJet printers can be remotely exploited
— 3:34 PM on November 29, 2011

Could someone remotely hack into your printer, steal your personal information, and then set the device on fire? Yes, according to researchers who went public...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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PCIe 4.0 to hit 16 GT/s; base spec due in 2014-2015
— 1:13 PM on November 29, 2011

As the first PCI Express 3.0-compatible motherboards slowly begin to seep into the marketplace, the next major revision of the interconnect is already in the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Doom 3 source code released
— 9:38 AM on November 23, 2011

After some last-minute rewriting prompted by legal concerns, id Software has finally released the source code to Doom 3. id Technical Director John Carmack...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Next 3DMark to support Windows 8 tablets
— 6:00 AM on November 15, 2011

The next version of 3DMark isn't going to be quite like previous releases. Futuremark has revealed preliminary details about what it tentatively calls 3DMark...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Valve: Steam credit card details, passwords may be at risk
— 10:36 AM on November 11, 2011

While we were busy benchmarking Battlefield 3 yesterday, Valve CEO Gabe Newell sent out a rather disturbing notice to Steam users. Apparently, some clever hacker...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Adobe to discontinue mobile Flash Player
— 9:50 AM on November 9, 2011

Apple got no shortage of criticism for not allowing Flash in the iOS version of Safari, but its stubbornness has paid off. On Adobe's developer blog...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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