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Charter Communications to acquire Time Warner Cable
— 6:00 AM on May 27, 2015

One month after Comcast abandoned its takeover bid, Time Warner Cable has found another buyer. According...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Oculus buys 3D scene reconstruction firm Surreal Vision
— 4:39 PM on May 26, 2015

Oculus has acquired Surreal Vision, a company comprising computer vision scientists from Imperial College, London, who specialize in 3D scene reconstruction—turning real-life settings into...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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Apple patents keyboard with integrated touch sensors
— 11:46 AM on May 26, 2015

Not content to let its keyboards lag behind touch-infused designs like the Blackberry Passport and Synaptics ThinTouch, Apple has been granted a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mac

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Jony Ive becomes Apple's first-ever chief design officer
— 9:27 AM on May 26, 2015

On an otherwise sleepy Memorial Day, Apple had some news to share. Jony Ive, formerly senior vice president of design, has taken on the role...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

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Collaborative rendering reduces bandwidth for streaming games
— 9:09 AM on May 21, 2015

Researchers at Microsoft and Duke University have developed a way to dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by games streamed from remote servers. Dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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$60 tuner almost turns the Xbox One into a DVR
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2015

Windows Media Center may be dead, but that doesn't mean Microsoft has given up on DVRs. The Xbox One can now tune in...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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The 5K iMac now starts at $1999
— 12:52 PM on May 19, 2015

Apple's 27" Retina iMac features an eye-popping 5K (or 5120x2880) display. Those pixels used to reside in a machine starting at $2499, but Apple...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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4K and HDR video arrive on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs
— 11:44 AM on May 13, 2015

Even in the age of Netflix, work continues on newer and better optical media formats. The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that it's finished the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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BitTorrent Bleep brings encrypted messaging to multiple platforms
— 6:00 AM on May 13, 2015

First announced as an pre-alpha last year, BitTorrent's encrypted messaging system is finally ready for prime time. The latest release "solve[s] serverless peer-to-peer messaging,"...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Verizon to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion
— 10:27 AM on May 12, 2015

Remember AOL? You know, the dial-up Internet provider who used to send you all those free CDs? Well, the company has since transformed itself into...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Nvidia brings 1080p60 Grid streaming to Shield devices
— 10:05 AM on May 12, 2015

Nvidia is upping the visual fidelity of its Grid game-streaming service for Shield devices. The latest update for the Shield Hub Android app brings...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Etc.
— 9:13 AM on May 7, 2015

I've had several of you ask me how I'm enjoying Google Fiber since my post about the installation work being done in my...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Telecom industry seeks to stay the FCC's net neutrality rules
— 6:00 AM on May 4, 2015

Major Internet service providers and other telecom companies in the United States haven't been happy with the Federal Communications Commission since its decision to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Windows 10 web browser named Microsoft Edge
— 1:44 PM on April 29, 2015

Microsoft's upcoming browser has long been known by its unofficial codename, Project Spartan. Today, we can dispense with that name. The new browser is officially...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Updated Google search algorithm prioritizes mobile-friendly sites
— 11:29 AM on April 21, 2015

Mobile devices are increasingly becoming the way that many people view web sites, and Google is changing its search algorithm to reflect this fact. As...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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HP's jumbo 4K monitor delivers dreamy 10-bit color
— 11:00 AM on April 13, 2015

HP has announced a stack of professional-grade displays in conjunction with this week's National Association of Broadcasters show. The most impressive of the bunch is...

Type: News story Tags: Workstations

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LG Display may have leaked an upcoming 8K iMac
— 9:38 AM on April 7, 2015

Apple's current Retina iMac may be getting a major spec boost or a bigger brother this year. In a now-removed post on its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Mac

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