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Snapdragon 625 SoC powers up mid-range mobile devices
— 10:01 AM on February 11, 2016

Qualcomm has announced three new additions to its Snapdragon line of mobile SoCs: the Snapdragon 625, 435, and 425. The numbers suggest...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing

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ASRock kills its SkyOC BCLK overclocking feature
— 10:00 AM on February 5, 2016

Farewell, Skylake BCLK overclocking, we hardly knew ye. ASRock has pulled the plug on its SkyOC feature, not even a couple months after it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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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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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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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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Gigabyte presents a barbershop quartet of Xeon D mobos
— 1:41 PM on January 12, 2016

For most gerbils, Gigabyte is a name associated with consumer-grade motherboards and graphics cards. However, the company has always operated in the server arena, too,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Networking Servers

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Monster routers from Linksys and TP-Link are ready to hit the streets
— 2:26 PM on January 8, 2016

TP-Link and Linksys each took advantage of CES to show off impressive new Wi-Fi routers. The routers differ in a few key areas, but both...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Kingston reveals a flurry of SSDs, flash drives, and media streamers
— 3:37 PM on January 6, 2016

Kingston announced several new products today, two of them designed for enterprise applications. First up is the KC400 solid-state drive, the latest addition to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Personal tech

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SanDisk refreshes its portable storage lineup at CES
— 3:32 PM on January 6, 2016

SanDisk is presenting a variety of storage products at CES this week. The first is a new SSD in the company's portable series aimed at photographers...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Personal tech

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Samsung chip helps wearables to better track their wearers' health
— 12:56 PM on December 29, 2015

Samsung probably isn't the first name that comes to mind when you think of personal health technology, but the company appears to be making strides...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition appears at the FCC
— 9:32 AM on December 29, 2015

Earlier this year, we covered reports that Google was designing an "Enterprise Edition" of its Glass head-mounted computer targeted at businesses. A ton...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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XE may be taking wireless charging long distance
— 9:34 AM on December 28, 2015

Wireless phone chargers are already on the market, but those devices require you to rest your phone on a dedicated base station. The future...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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UC Boulder microprocessor talks to its memory with light
— 5:49 PM on December 23, 2015

2015 has been a big year for photonics. In May, IBM announced a silicon photonics transceiver fabricated using standard silicon fabrication processes.  Now, researchers at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Miscellaneous

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Updated: Mozilla stops work on Firefox OS phones to chase the IoT
— 8:04 AM on December 10, 2015

Back in 2002, Mozilla launched its Phoenix web browser, which the company later renamed Firefox. A decade later, Mozilla announced its plan to get...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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iOS 9.2 brings a slew of bug and security fixes
— 7:54 AM on December 9, 2015

Apple has unleashed a truckload of updates for its various platforms. OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 patches a couple of  bugs. watchOS 2.1...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nemesis stealth bootkit hijacks Windows' boot process
— 4:33 PM on December 7, 2015

FireEye has uncovered a new piece of malware targeting financial institutions that it's calling Nemesis. This strain of malware is made by a group...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Networking

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Microsoft Lumia 550 brings Windows 10 Mobile to the masses
— 1:55 PM on December 7, 2015

Microsoft's Lumia 950 didn't exactly get a warm reception from reviewers last month, but different price points come with different expectations. To hit a...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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

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