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Security-oriented Blackphone 2 set for September release
— 11:41 AM on August 20, 2015

Silent Circle is releasing a new version of its Blackphone, creatively named Blackphone 2. The device runs a security-oriented version of Android called...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: Q2 smartphone sales growth slowest since 2013
— 10:12 AM on August 20, 2015

Gartner has released its analysis of the worldwide smartphone market for the last quarter.  The report, uh, reports the market's lowest quarterly growth rate...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Asus' MG278Q mixes FreeSync and a 1-ms response time
— 8:16 AM on August 20, 2015

Asus has announced the MG278Q, a 27" FreeSync monitor boasting a 1-ms gray-to-gray response time. The MG278Q joins the MG279Q, another 27" FreeSync monitor that...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Intel plans to support VESA Adaptive-Sync displays
— 5:20 PM on August 19, 2015

IDF — In a Q&A session this afternoon, I asked Intel Fellow and Chief Graphics Software Architect David Blythe about Intel's position on supporting the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Alienware 18 says hello with a cringeworthy video
— 11:46 AM on August 19, 2015

Who needs strippers bursting out of cakes? What you need is a man in a box holding a laptop. Check out the Alienware 18...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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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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Vaio returns to the US with the Z Canvas convertible
— 9:26 AM on August 19, 2015

Look who's back. The Vaio brand will be available in the US again, in a partnership with transcosmos. Its wares will be sold...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft issues emergency patch for all IE versions
— 7:06 PM on August 18, 2015

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for all versions of Internet Explorer, due to a critical vulnerability that's reportedly under active exploit. The

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking

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Intel slides detail Skylake microarchitecture, energy efficiency features
— 2:13 PM on August 18, 2015

IDF - Intel is presenting the details of the Skylake microarchitecture at IDF today. There's no live stream of the presentation, but a PDF...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Google wants to make home Wi-Fi easier with its OnHub router
— 1:07 PM on August 18, 2015

Google is releasing a new Wi-Fi router called the OnHub. Although it looks deceptively like an Amazon Echo, it's actually a spiffy networking...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Windows 10 removes support for SecuROM and SafeDisc DRM
— 9:00 AM on August 18, 2015

Windows 10 doesn't support SecuROM and SafeDisc DRM software, used in a number of older games from the 2000s. Both DRM methods hook into the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Poll: Are Skylake CPUs tempting you to upgrade?
— 5:44 PM on August 17, 2015

It's been almost two weeks since Intel's Skylake enthusiast CPUs hit the market. We know how they perform, and we have a good idea...

Poll Question: • Are Skylake CPUs and Z170 motherboards tempting you to upgrade?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

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Android M is for Marshmallow
— 3:37 PM on August 17, 2015

Android M is no more. Instead, we now have a fluffy, sweet, almost ethereal Marshmallow. That's the name Google has given to version...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Win10 likely won't be scanning for or disabling pirated games
— 1:24 PM on August 17, 2015

Software pirates the world over are up in arms (or perhaps rattling their sabers?) this morning about a Wired article that claims Microsoft has included some...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Despite EOL, Windows Server 2003 still runs 175 million websites
— 10:24 AM on August 17, 2015

Netcraft's latest headcount for websites and their servers reveals an interesting statistic: about 175 million websites, or roughly 20% of those surveyed, are still...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking Servers

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Report: Stagefright patch doesn't fix 950 million vulnerable devices
— 9:07 AM on August 17, 2015

The patch for Android's Stagefright vulnerability won't actually protect your phone, some security researchers say. According to Jordan Gruskovnjak and Aaron Portnoy of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Skylake availability check: i5-6600Ks only
— 6:05 PM on August 14, 2015

It's been over a week since Scott's epic Core i7-6700K review, so it's time to see if we can buy any of Intel's Skylake processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Dell's Chromebook 13 gets down to business
— 7:53 AM on August 14, 2015

Dell would apparently like to shepherd some business computing into the cloud, and it's helping that dream to take flight with its  Chromebook 13....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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