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Google to phase out Flash display ads in January of next year
— 8:25 AM on February 10, 2016

Progress towards a Flash-free web continues. Google has announced that as of June 30 of this year, no new Flash-based ads will be accepted...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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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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Google Safe Browsing blocks sites with fake download buttons
— 2:31 PM on February 4, 2016

Google is making good on its promise to protect users from social engineering attempts. The company is now putting the kibosh on fake...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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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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The executioner is coming for older versions of Internet Explorer
— 5:54 PM on January 7, 2016

Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, and 10 have their days numbered. Come January 12, only Internet Explorer 11 will be supported on modern Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems Windows Servers

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Adobe patches another critical Flash vulnerability
— 4:40 PM on December 29, 2015

2015 hasn't been kind to the Flash plugin. Adobe has released another emergency patch for its Flash products to address a critical vulnerability. Affected...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Comcast runs a DOCSIS 3.1 modem in a home for the first time
— 9:18 AM on December 24, 2015

Comcast announced on its blog this week that its engineers have successfully tested a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem on a residential network for the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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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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Netflix's new encoding scheme lets every title shine
— 6:16 PM on December 17, 2015

Netflix gave us an in-depth look at its progress on a new per-title approach to compression and encoding on its tech blog earlier this...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Yahoo moves to spin off its web business to isolate its Alibaba stake
— 8:47 AM on December 9, 2015

Yahoo, once a household name around the Internet, may soon split in two—but not in the way it once planned. The firm is now

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Adobe embraces the HTML5 future with Animate CC
— 12:49 PM on December 1, 2015

Flash has been a part of browsing the web on desktop systems for a long time, but its popularity has declined in recent years with...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Yahoo's Account Key service does away with passwords
— 12:30 PM on October 15, 2015

Passwords can be a tricky thing, and even password management services are susceptible to hacks. Two-factor authentication helps, but you still need to remember...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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