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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

Rumor: Upcoming Core i7-6950X could have 10 cores, 20 threads
— 11:39 AM on November 16, 2015

Intel's Haswell-E processors already pack as many as eight cores and 16 threads, but the next generation of the company's extreme desktop CPUs could offer...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Report: Samsung readying budget 750 EVO SSD with planar NAND
— 9:54 AM on November 16, 2015

Samsung may have inadvertently given the world a sneak peek at its 750 EVO SSDs. According to Tom's Hardware, a product page for these...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Exynos 8 Octa 8890 SoC puts custom cores and LTE on one chip
— 9:24 AM on November 12, 2015

This fall is proving to be the season of SoCs. Samsung's Exynos 8 Octa 8890 is just the latest high-end mobile processor to hit...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Cortex-A35 is ARM's smallest, most efficient 64-bit CPU core yet
— 11:30 AM on November 10, 2015

ARM is bringing 64-bit computing to its smallest, most efficient Cortex A-series CPU core yet with the introduction today of the Cortex-A35. The A35 is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Lawsuit alleges AMD misled buyers on Bulldozer core count
— 7:57 AM on November 6, 2015

AMD's Bulldozer CPU architecture has had a troubled history. Thanks to its unusual design, the company's top-end CPUs had difficulty competing with Intel's latest and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

GloFo successfully builds AMD chips on 14-nm FinFET LPP process
— 4:51 PM on November 5, 2015

GlobalFoundries has announced successful production of the first AMD products using its 14-nm FinFET Low Power Plus (14-nm LPP) process tech. As a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Crucial shaves off more cents per gigabyte with its BX200 SSD
— 11:14 AM on November 3, 2015

Crucial's BX100 SSD is a budget favorite at TR, and for goood reason—it pairs decent performance for a SATA SSD with relatively low prices for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Microsoft deep-sixes unlimited storage for OneDrive and Office 365
— 8:55 AM on November 3, 2015

Microsoft has removed the unlimited storage tier from its OneDrive subscription plans, and cut down the free storage tier from 15GB to 5GB. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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

Google Fiber apologizes for World Series outage, credits service to KC market
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

I've written about how Google Fiber has slowly been rolling out here across the Kansas City metro area, including here at my place. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

Western Digital paints its Green hard drives Blue in rebranding
— 5:11 PM on October 28, 2015

Western Digital's Green hard drives, known for their combination of high capacities with reasonable performance and low noise, are no more—at least not in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Samsung's 950 Pro 512GB SSD reviewed
— 9:32 AM on October 22, 2015

Samsung's 950 Pro SSD makes the next-generation jump with a PCIe interface and the NVMe protocol, all wrapped up in an M.2 form factor. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Encrypted portable hard drives may not be as secure as you think
— 10:12 AM on October 21, 2015

A group of security researchers figured it'd be fun to see how well self-encrypting external hard drives protect data, and their findings may surprise owners...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

Western Digital buys SanDisk for $19 billion
— 8:52 AM on October 21, 2015

Looks like the rumor mill was right. Western Digital is buying SanDisk for $19 billion, or $86.50 per share, according to a joint announcement...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Intel powers up entry-level workstations with Skylake Xeons
— 12:53 PM on October 19, 2015

The Intel CPUs that we recommend in our System Guides may be fine for the average builder, but workstations are a different beast. Those systems...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Adobe plugs critical vulnerability in Flash with emergency update
— 12:36 PM on October 16, 2015

Flash users, it's time to update the plugin ASAP. Adobe has today issued an emergency security update to patch a critical vulnerability, just three...

Type: News story Tags: Internet