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ISPs to be common carriers under new FCC rules
— 12:42 PM on February 26, 2015

As Reuters reports, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to reclassify ISPs as common carriers. According to the news agency, the new FCC rules will...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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IDC: Windows Phone market share shrank to 2.7% last year
— 6:00 AM on February 26, 2015

Market research firm IDC has released its smartphone shipment data for 2014, and the numbers paint a pretty bleak picture for Windows Phone. Turns...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Motorola's new Moto E has quad cores, LTE, costs $150 unlocked
— 3:18 PM on February 25, 2015

While Samsung and Apple duke it out over the high-end segment of the smartphone market, Motorola has been making smartphones more accessible for the masses...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: online trust and the death of privacy
— 4:28 PM on February 20, 2015

All of the recent revelations about things like infected hard drive firmware and the still-unfolding

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems

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Microsoft will let you trade in your old Surface for a new one
— 10:45 AM on February 19, 2015

A new Microsoft promotion aims to get folks with old Surface tablets to upgrade. Available until March 8 (and exclusively in the U.S.), the

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Fractal Design's new fans are priced to move
— 6:00 AM on February 19, 2015

Fractal Design introduced a couple of new fans this week. That's not the most exciting news, but the Amazon and Newegg reviews for...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Chromecast support is coming to VLC media player
— 2:59 PM on February 17, 2015

Beaming videos from VLC media player to your TV may soon be easier than ever. As PocketLint reports, the latest VLC changelog suggests...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $400, half off Far Cry 4, and more
— 10:43 AM on February 13, 2015

Last week's deals post was entirely devoid of SSDs—but this week's isn't. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB is on sale at Newegg for only $399.99 without...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory Gaming

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Samsung reminds us why smart TVs can be awful
— 6:00 AM on February 11, 2015

I would not want to work in Samsung's PR department right now. Earlier this week, Parker Higgins posted a troubling comparison highlighting parallels between George...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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Anyone can now buy a OnePlus One... on Tuesdays
— 6:00 AM on February 10, 2015

Since April, the OnePlus One smartphone has been available only to an exclusive club. Outside of a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Out of thermal paste? Use Nutella instead
— 4:32 PM on February 9, 2015

World Nutella Day was last week, and the folks at Cooler Master celebrated by using the stuff as thermal paste. Seriously.

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Deal of the week: A mini Win8.1 tablet for $75, and more
— 11:15 AM on February 6, 2015

This week's deals post is all over the place, so let's get straight to the bulleted list: HP's Stream 7 Win8.1 tablet is on sale at...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Report: Tegra X1-powered Shield tablet on the way
— 6:00 AM on February 6, 2015

When it announced the Tegra X1 last month, Nvidia emphasized automotive applications for the new system-on-a-chip. But according to Fudzilla, the company also...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Flash has already suffered three zero-day exploits in 2015
— 9:25 AM on February 5, 2015

Back in 2010, Steve Jobs called for the death of Flash. Five years later, the need for Flash is diminishing, but days like...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Internet Explorer afflicted by universal XSS flaw
— 9:33 AM on February 4, 2015

Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 is presently affected by a universal XSS flaw. This bug allows an attacker to craft...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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iOS beat Android in the U.S. last quarter, says research firm
— 9:07 AM on February 4, 2015

You could say Apple scored a home run with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The new handsets didn't just help Apple

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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ARM unveils Cortex-A72 CPU, Mali-T880 graphics, and more
— 2:32 PM on February 3, 2015

The folks at ARM today announced a new suite of technologies aimed at future smartphones coming in the 2016 time frame. We didn't get a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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IDC: Tablet shipments saw first decline last quarter
— 9:20 AM on February 3, 2015

Did 2014 mark the end of the tablet boom? Early signs of trouble came last May, when first-quarter tablet shipments missed expectations. IDC subsequently...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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