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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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Add-on heatsink gives Samsung's 950 Pro a boost in some workloads
— 11:52 AM on December 21, 2015

If you remember our Samsung SM951 SSD review, you may recall how that drive encountred thermal throttling under sustained workloads. Likewise, AnandTech questioned...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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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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MSI's CPU Guard bracket could protect Skylake CPUs from bending
— 11:55 AM on December 16, 2015

Recent reports suggest that Intel's Skylake processors might bend under the weight of third-party coolers. Heatsink manufacturers like Silverstone and Noctua have since defended...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Facebook speeds up machine learning with Nvidia Tesla power
— 4:53 PM on December 11, 2015

Neural networks, once considered a computing-resource-intensive approach to machine learning, have become a mainstay in the field over the last decade or so. They...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Servers

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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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Skylake CPUs may be damaged by pressure from some heatsinks
— 9:45 AM on December 4, 2015

PCGamesHardware.de is reporting (Google translation here) that Intel Skylake CPUs may be damaged due to pressure from some third-party heatsinks. Some users have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Corsair Hydro H5 SF shrinks liquid cooling for Mini-ITX PCs
— 3:45 PM on December 3, 2015

Mini-ITX system builders who want to push the boundaries of CPU performance are usually left out in the heat, and not every closed-loop liquid cooler...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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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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Report: Xeons with on-package FPGAs to ship next year
— 8:20 AM on November 23, 2015

Way back in June 2014, Intel announced its intent to develop a Xeon with x86 cores and an integrated FPGA to accelerate certain processing...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Scythe's Fuma heatsink keeps CPUs cool with up to three fans
— 4:31 PM on November 16, 2015

Japanese manufacturer Scythe is known in PC-enthusiast circles for its big tower CPU heatsinks. The company has added another behemoth to its lineup called

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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AMD's Boltzmann Initiative could make HPC development easier
— 1:24 PM on November 16, 2015

AMD wants to make software development easier for high-performance computing (HPC) clusters, like those based on its FirePro S9170. At SC15 this week,...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Arctic puts CPUs on ice with its Liquid Freezer coolers
— 9:08 AM on November 5, 2015

Arctic Cooling is already known for its CPU and graphics card air coolers, and now the company is putting its stamp on all-in-one liquid coolers,...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Cryorig's A-Series liquid coolers keep VRMs cool, too
— 7:25 AM on November 4, 2015

Closed-loop liquid coolers are all the rage these days, and even cheap PC cases make room for them. One thing most all-in-one cooling solutions...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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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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