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Microsoft releases firmware updates for beleaguered Surfaces
— 9:12 AM on January 28, 2016

Microsoft has released new firmware updates updates for the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. The updates should enhance battery charging and thermal tuning,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Oracle plans to eliminate the Java browser plugin
— 8:17 AM on January 28, 2016

Big changes are in the works for the world's second most popular programming language. Following Mozilla's announcement that its Firefox browser will not...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Stretch your strategy muscles with the Humble Firaxis Bundle
— 3:21 PM on January 27, 2016

A pay-what-you-want game pack isn't the kind of news one tends to see these days, but sometimes there are exceptions. Humble Bundle and Firaxis

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Chrome 48 for iOS brings massive speed and stability improvements
— 12:51 PM on January 27, 2016

Version 48 of the Chrome browser was released today. While this release doesn't deserve much fanfare for its desktop operating system incarnations, it's a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Software Networking

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Nvidia 361.75 drivers support Thunderbolt 3 external graphics
— 9:23 AM on January 27, 2016

Nvidia has just released version 361.75 of its graphics drivers. Along with a handful of SLI profile updates, there's a new feature out of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Das Keyboard opens Division Zero with gaming peripherals
— 3:51 PM on January 26, 2016

Das Keyboard, the company best known by their er, Das Keyboard, has launched a new brand targeted at the gaming crowd. The name of the...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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MSI's Interceptor DS300 gaming mouse puts a dragon on your desk
— 10:42 AM on January 26, 2016

What distinguishes "gaming" peripherals from regular models? For MSI, it's a combination of higher-end hardware, customizability, and style. Its new Interceptor DS300 gaming mouse...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Deals of the week: Mushkin's Reactor 1TB SSD for $240 and more
— 4:32 PM on January 22, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. We've done our usual scouring for the best deals to be had online, and we're back with the results. Behold: Newegg is offering...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Microsoft delays Windows 10 Mobile and Lumia updates
— 3:23 PM on January 22, 2016

Users looking forward to Windows 10 Mobile are going to have to wait a little longer. According to VentureBeat, Microsoft is delaying the release...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Valve's Steam Controller reviewed
— 1:09 PM on January 22, 2016

Valve's Steam Controller is supposed to obviate the mouse and keyboard for PC gaming in the living room. We put our thumbs on the Steam...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

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Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 now available with 1TB SSDs
— 10:11 AM on January 22, 2016

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book have certainly made an impression with techies everywhere. Some really heavy-duty users may feel a little...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Mobile computing Windows

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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S7 specs detailed
— 9:37 AM on January 21, 2016

The rumor mill is abuzz about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship phone, which is expected to show up at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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GIMPS distributed-computing project finds the 49th Mersenne prime
— 8:27 AM on January 21, 2016

The more prime numbers we find, the harder it gets to find a new one. The latest prime number, discovered using the free Great...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Serious bug in Linux kernel allows for privilege escalation
— 4:17 PM on January 20, 2016

The security team at Perception Point has uncovered a serious bug in the Linux kernel that could allow a regular user to get elevated...

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix Servers

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Intel Authenticate lets IT departments secure their PCs in hardware
— 2:49 PM on January 20, 2016

If Intel and IT departments have their way, perhaps you won't have a choice but to log into a company PC using approved authentication methods....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Google's Brotli algorithm will soon compress web traffic in Chrome
— 11:35 AM on January 20, 2016

Google will soon enable support in Chrome for a new compression algorithm called Brotli. The algorithm has been in the works for a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking Servers

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Synaptics IronVeil and the future of authentication
— 10:10 AM on January 20, 2016

Synaptics' IronVeil is a tiny fingerprint sensor module that serves as the foundation for a variety of new authentication techniques for home and business. We've...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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HP ruggedizes its Chromebook 11 G4 for schools
— 9:29 AM on January 20, 2016

Chromebooks have reportedly been quite successful in the classroom, and HP is looking at that market with lustful eyes. The company has just unveiled its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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