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Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch lineup Tizen to Galaxy phones
— 5:27 PM on August 31, 2015

Samsung tends to do its own thing, and its approach to the smartwatch market is no different. The phone giant has long eschewed the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Google bridges the divide between Android Wear and iOS devices
— 12:16 PM on August 31, 2015

In the Great Smartwatch Wars of 2015, an impassable line was drawn in the sand. Android phone owners could only use Android Wear devices. iPhone...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Win10 Store now lets users opt out of automatic app updates
— 8:59 AM on August 31, 2015

Microsoft has drawn our ire on recent podcast episodes for its decision to prevent consumers from opting out of automatic Windows updates. While it doesn't...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Chrome will soon block Flash ads and auto-playing background media
— 10:38 AM on August 28, 2015

Web users around the world, rejoice. Google will be skewering most Flash ads with prejudice come September 1. The company has announced that Chrome will...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Windows 10 has hit 75 million devices in just a month
— 12:55 PM on August 26, 2015

Windows 10 has only been available for a month, but it's already found its way onto 75 million devices, according to Microsoft Corporate VP...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Intel reveals details of its Omni-Path Architecture interconnect
— 11:15 AM on August 26, 2015

One of the toughest challenges in computing is building large-scale systems like those used in the world of high-performance computing (HPC). Currently, such systems typically...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Servers

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Rumor: Moto X Play coming to Verizon as Droid Maxx 2
— 5:35 PM on August 25, 2015

The Moto X Play is an intriguing phone thanks to its supposedly excellent camera, big battery, and low(er) price. The big question mark until...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Cortana public beta on Android can replace your launcher
— 7:32 AM on August 25, 2015

If you have an Android phone, and you've been itching to talk to Cortana, now's your chance. Microsoft has opened the Android public beta for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Microsoft MobileFusion makes 3D scans with a smartphone camera
— 5:16 PM on August 24, 2015

Microsoft's Kinect SDK has allowed apps to perform 3D mapping for a while, but the Kinect is hardly ubiquitous or portable—let alone something many...

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

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OCZ RevoDrive 400 to bring true NVMe speeds to an M.2 slot near you
— 11:25 AM on August 24, 2015

The folks from OCZ were present at the Intel Developer Forum last week, demonstrating their latest wares while situated somewhat uncomfortably across from Intel's big...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Firefox to adopt Chrome-like extension framework
— 8:49 AM on August 24, 2015

Multi-process support for Firefox is coming, and Mozilla has announced changes to the browser's plug-in underpinnings with an eye on that multi-process future. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Solid-state electrolytes could make for denser, safer batteries
— 7:39 AM on August 24, 2015

Anybody who's ever used a cell phone, tablet, or laptop with a rechargeable battery wants more—more battery life and more usable charging cycles. Owners would also prefer...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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OnePlus 2 firmware update fixes Stagefright vulnerability
— 12:14 PM on August 21, 2015

Like most Android phones, the OnePlus 2 shipped vulnerable to Stagefright attacks. The company has corrected that issue in an over-the-air (OTA) firmware...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Google details OnHub data collection and opt-out instructions
— 1:19 PM on August 20, 2015

When Google announced its OnHub Wi-Fi router, many folks wondered  just how much data the company would collect from its On services. Google

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Win10 build 10525 brings more color, better memory management
— 10:29 AM on August 19, 2015

Windows 10 may be on the market now, but that doesn't mean Microsoft is halting development of its latest OS. A new Windows 10...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Intel RealSense cameras go far beyond still photos at IDF
— 8:05 AM on August 19, 2015

IDF—During the opening keynote at the Intel Developer Forum yesterday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demoed the company's RealSense camera technology (PDF) and talked about where...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software Personal tech

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Samsung's USB 3.0 thumb drives come in 3 shapes
— 4:59 PM on August 18, 2015

We all need some pocketable flash storage in our lives, even if it's just to install Windows on a PC without an optical drive. Samsung

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Coming in 2016: Intel Optane SSDs based on 3D Xpoint memory
— 1:40 PM on August 18, 2015

IDF — During the opening keynote of the Intel Developer Forum today, Intel announced that it will be shipping SSDs based on its very promising...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Servers

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