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MIT researchers say many popular Android apps call out covertly
— 7:33 AM on November 24, 2015

Downloading popular Android apps from non-official sources is a bad idea, but even legit apps can do potentially unwanted things in the background without drawing attention....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Dell gets Superfishy by shipping PCs with self-signed root certificates
— 4:31 PM on November 23, 2015

Remember the Superfish debacle, when Lenovo shipped computers with a preinstalled rogue root certification authority (CA)? Dell seems to think that was a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

Mozilla axes heavyweight Firefox themes and tab groups
— 1:04 PM on November 23, 2015

Back in August, Mozilla announced plans to adopt a Chrome-like extension framework for Firefox called WebExtensions. In turn, the company plans to deprecate its...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Review roundup: Microsoft's Lumia 950 smartphone
— 1:48 PM on November 20, 2015

The announcement of the Lumia 950 and 950XL back in October marked both the release of Windows 10 for phones and Microsoft's return to the high-end smartphone scene....

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

Bitfenix's Pandora ATX case lets builders show off their own logos
— 9:53 AM on November 19, 2015

Bitfenix has unveiled its Pandora ATX case, a follow-up to the microATX case of the same name. Like its smaller forebear, the Pandora ATX...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

DisplayMate: iPad Pro display beats iPad Air 2's, but mini 4 is still king
— 12:56 PM on November 18, 2015

Much like it has done with tablet displays in the past, DisplayMate has put the iPad Pro's enormous 12.9" screen through the wringer to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Scythe's Fuma heatsink keeps CPUs cool with up to three fans
— 4:31 PM on November 16, 2015

Japanese manufacturer Scythe is known in PC-enthusiast circles for its big tower CPU heatsinks. The company has added another behemoth to its lineup called

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Monday Shortbread
— 4:11 PM on November 16, 2015

The Pick 6 Intel @ SC15: Launching Xeon Phi "Knights Landing" & Omni-Path Architecture Legit Reviews: Intel Kaby Lake processor and 200 series chipet...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Nvidia's Jetson TX1 board delivers 1 teraflop in a credit-card footprint
— 2:26 PM on November 11, 2015

And now for something completely different. The Raspberry Pi and other development boards of its ilk are already popular for hardware hackers and DIYers,...

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

Wednesday Shortbread
— 3:34 AM on November 11, 2015

Eight is Enough Dark Reading: NSA discloses 91% of vulnerabilities it finds, but how quickly? The Telegraph: Apple's Tim Cook declares the end of...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Snapdragon 820 SoC will arrive in over 60 devices in 2016
— 1:13 PM on November 10, 2015

Qualcomm has been teasing and tormenting us with its Snapdragon 820 SoC for months. Today, the company officially introduced the chip. To mark the occasion,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

TAG Heuer dresses up Android Wear with its Connected watch
— 1:07 PM on November 9, 2015

If the manifold Apple Watches aren't luxurious enough for well-heeled wearable buyers, TAG Heuer, Google, and Intel may have just the thing. The three companies...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

Monday Shortbread
— 12:29 PM on November 9, 2015

Eight is Enough AnandTech: ASRock Rack launches Xeon D motherboards VR-Zone: AMD Radeon R9 380X rumored to debut on 15th for $249 techPowerUp!:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Asus gets its bling on with the Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition
— 12:45 PM on November 6, 2015

The camera of Asus' Zenfone 2 Laser may be able to focus on its subjects faster than average, but that phone trades Intel's Atom...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Arctic puts CPUs on ice with its Liquid Freezer coolers
— 9:08 AM on November 5, 2015

Arctic Cooling is already known for its CPU and graphics card air coolers, and now the company is putting its stamp on all-in-one liquid coolers,...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Cryorig's A-Series liquid coolers keep VRMs cool, too
— 7:25 AM on November 4, 2015

Closed-loop liquid coolers are all the rage these days, and even cheap PC cases make room for them. One thing most all-in-one cooling solutions...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Asus straps a frickin' laser beam to its Zenfone 2 Laser
— 12:52 PM on November 3, 2015

Asus' Zenfone 2 and Zenfone 2E are affordable phones based on Moorefield Atom processors. For its latest Zenfone 2 Laser, Asus has ditched...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Friday night topic: Should we all be paranoid now?
— 4:36 PM on October 30, 2015

I just finished reading Walter Kirn's article in The Atlantic about mass surveillance and privacy issues, entitled If you're not paranoid, you're crazy. Kirn...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet