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Intel to buy McAfee for $7.68 billion
— 10:37 AM on August 19, 2010

I must say I had to do a double-take on this one. Earlier today, Intel announced it has entered a "definitive agreement" to purchase...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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Chrome 6 beta has cleaned-up UI, Autofill
— 5:05 PM on August 11, 2010

Google is still pursuing its aggressive release schedule for Chrome, cranking out major new versions faster than you can say, "Hey, shouldn't this be a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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LogMeIn and the joy of painless remote connection
— 2:37 PM on August 5, 2010

Like many TR readers, I often find myself called upon to aid friends and family members with their technical problems. I'm usually happy to oblige....

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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Google gives up on Wave
— 6:00 AM on August 5, 2010

Ever tried Google Wave? Part Gmail spinoff, part online collaboration tool, the utility seemed to have potential—at least once you figured out how to use...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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First IE9 beta to come in September
— 9:33 AM on July 30, 2010

Those Internet Explorer 9 platform previews are all well and good, but they're hardly usable for day-to-day browsing—you know, what with the missing user...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft researchers rethink password requirements
— 2:45 PM on July 20, 2010

Picking a solid password and remembering it can be a challenge for anyone—even alleged Russian spies, as it turns out. According to Technology Review,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Westmere accelerates new TrueCrypt release
— 11:17 AM on July 20, 2010

TrueCrypt is about as good as free encryption software gets. I've yet to see a better alternative for those looking to secure the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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Public beta available for Windows 7 Service Pack 1
— 3:19 PM on July 12, 2010

Microsoft has unleashed public betas of the first service packs for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Both betas are now available...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Adobe: 3D coming to Flash Player
— 10:03 AM on July 12, 2010

As HTML5 video starts to look like an increasingly viable alternative to Flash, Adobe is already thinking ahead—to other perks that can keep Flash in...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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First Firefox 4 beta arrives with tabs on top
— 6:00 AM on July 7, 2010

Between Chrome, Opera, and this latest pre-release version of Firefox, web browsers are starting to look more alike than ever. Mozilla put up the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Internet Explorer sees renewed usage share growth
— 9:36 AM on July 2, 2010

Eventually, Microsoft's renewed efforts to curb Internet Explorer's decline in popularity ought pay off. In fact, they may already be. IE marketing chief Ryan Gavin...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Latest IE 9 Platform Preview plays H.264 video via HTML5
— 5:06 PM on June 23, 2010

If you had any remaining doubts about Microsoft's intent to support HTML5 video, prepare to cast those aside. The company has released a third...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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GPU-accelerated video decoding comes to VLC media player
— 10:48 AM on June 22, 2010

Windows Media Player may have a foothold with the masses, but PC enthusiasts seem to prefer the VLC media player. Available for Windows, OS...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Chrome 6 will have PDF viewing built in
— 9:11 AM on June 21, 2010

Not content to build Flash into Chrome, Google now intends to make Adobe Reader an unnecessary download, as well. The company says the latest developer...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Extension sync on its way to Chrome 6.0
— 9:18 AM on June 18, 2010

If you own and use multiple computers, odds are you find value in browser synchronization features, which remove the need to copy bookmarks and settings...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google adds new YouTube video editor
— 4:24 PM on June 16, 2010

Could touching up clips in Windows Live Movie Maker or iMovie before uploading them to YouTube soon be a thing of the past? The unofficial...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Khronos whips up OpenCL 1.1 specification
— 10:58 AM on June 14, 2010

The Khronos Group has ratified and released a new version of the OpenCL specification, and Nvidia claims to be the first in tow with...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Chrome OS could run legacy software remotely
— 8:36 AM on June 14, 2010

One of the distinctive attributes of Google's upcoming Chrome OS is that it doesn't run third-party applications locally; everything is web-based. What if you need...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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