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New unpatched vulnerabilities uncovered in Flash, Java
— 12:52 PM on July 13, 2015

Watch where you point those web browsers: Oracle's Java and Adobe's Flash are both subjects of new zero-day vulnerabilities. As Ars Technica reports, a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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MIT's RAM-free clusters chew through big data sets cheaply
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2015

A common problem with "big data" analysis, according to MIT, is that the data sets are often too large to fit in RAM on a server or...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Miscellaneous Memory

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Deals of the week: a curved Dell monitor and a Radeon R9 290
— 1:16 PM on July 10, 2015

It's Friday, and that means it's time for another round of deals. As usual, we've picked through the avalanche of promotions, discounts, and rebate offers...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Gmail improves spam filter with neural network, sender tools
— 11:16 AM on July 10, 2015

Gmail product manager Sri Harsha Somanchi has outlined some new steps the free email service is taking to try to improve its spam detection on the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Gartner, IDC find that PC shipments continue to decline
— 9:11 AM on July 10, 2015

According to new research from both Gartner and IDC, worldwide PC shipments continued their decline in Q2 2015. The firms differ on the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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IBM Research successfully produces 7-nm test chips
— 12:20 AM on July 9, 2015

The next leap for semiconductors after the 10-nm process node is 7 nm, and it appears that IBM Research is helping to pave the way....

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Microsoft restructures phone hardware business, cuts 7,800 jobs
— 10:27 AM on July 8, 2015

Microsoft has announced plans to restructure its phone hardware business, including the elimination of 7,800 jobs. The restructuring effort will result in a one-time...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Logitech shows off new logo, introduces Logi brand
— 9:55 AM on July 8, 2015

These days, companies seem to be all about reinventing themselves. Today, it's Logitech's turn. The company has unveiled a new corporate identity and logo,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Personal tech

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Startup Knowm has an AHaH moment with memristors
— 8:38 AM on July 8, 2015

We've been hearing about commercially feasible memristors—a type of electrical component that's persistent like flash memory, but as fast as DRAM to access—for quite some...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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AMD revises Q2 guidance; gross margin, revenue fall
— 4:09 PM on July 6, 2015

AMD is revising its Q2 2015 financial guidance. The company expects that sequential revenue and gross margin will both decline more than previously expected. Sequential...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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TSMC's 10-nm FinFET process toddles towards validation
— 1:27 PM on July 6, 2015

TSMC has made an important step on the road to validating its 10-nm FinFET design process with the awesomely-named "Product-like Validation Vehicle," according to a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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Etc.
— 10:33 AM on July 3, 2015

Hey, folks. Today is a holiday in the U.S., so we won't be posting news according to the usual schedule. Some of us might be...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Renée James steps down as Intel president
— 10:51 AM on July 2, 2015

The executive suite at Intel is getting a major shake-up today. President Renée James is leaving the company to pursue an external CEO role, according...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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NoScript vulnerability allows malicious scripts to run unchecked
— 9:19 AM on July 2, 2015

Security researcher Linus Särud has uncovered a security vulnerability in the popular NoScript browser extension that could allow an attacker to run arbitrary...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Software

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GlobalFoundries completes IBM microelectronics acquisition
— 10:58 AM on July 1, 2015

GlobalFoundries has completed its acquisition of IBM's microelectronics division. The deal, which was announced late last year, transfers control of IBM's foundries in East...

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AMD posts Fury X top plate schematics, customization guide
— 6:00 AM on June 30, 2015

AMD wasn't kidding when it told us that Radeon R9 Fury X owners would be able to customize their cards' dimpled, rubberized top plates by...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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Samsung and LG show off battery technology improvements
— 9:21 AM on June 29, 2015

Nary a day goes by without news about new battery technologies, it seems, and today is no exception. Samsung and LG have both announced new...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deals of the week: a GTX 970M gaming laptop, premium Z97, and more
— 10:25 AM on June 26, 2015

Happy Friday, gerbils. It's time to sift through the mountain of deals and discounts from this week to find the very best. Here's what we...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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