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Google to phase out Flash display ads in January of next year
— 8:27 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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Deals of the week: Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB SSD for $290 and more
— 11:19 AM on February 5, 2016

It's Friday, gerbils, and you know what that means: it's for another round of high-quality deals on PC components. Here's what we found this week.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Seagate hit with class-action lawsuit over 3TB drive failures
— 9:56 AM on February 2, 2016

Remember the IBM Deskstar fiasco many moons ago? We may be seeing a rehash of that story, this time with Seagate as a defendant....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: A raft of Samsung 850 EVO SSDs and more
— 8:51 AM on January 29, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. We're up bright and early to bring you the best tech deals we could find from this week's offerings. Here's what we...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Microsoft cloud revenues rise as phones plunge in its fiscal Q2
— 3:46 PM on January 28, 2016

Microsoft has released its earnings numbers for the second quarter of its fiscal 2016. The company took in $23.8 billion in revenue, $6 billion...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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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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Deals of the week: Mushkin's Reactor 1TB SSD for $240 and more
— 4:32 PM on January 22, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. We've done our usual scouring for the best deals to be had online, and we're back with the results. Behold: Newegg is offering...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Valve's Steam Controller reviewed
— 1:09 PM on January 22, 2016

Valve's Steam Controller is supposed to obviate the mouse and keyboard for PC gaming in the living room. We put our thumbs on the Steam...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

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GIMPS distributed-computing project finds the 49th Mersenne prime
— 8:27 AM on January 21, 2016

The more prime numbers we find, the harder it gets to find a new one. The latest prime number, discovered using the free Great...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Serious bug in Linux kernel allows for privilege escalation
— 4:17 PM on January 20, 2016

The security team at Perception Point has uncovered a serious bug in the Linux kernel that could allow a regular user to get elevated...

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix Servers

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Intel Authenticate lets IT departments secure their PCs in hardware
— 2:49 PM on January 20, 2016

If Intel and IT departments have their way, perhaps you won't have a choice but to log into a company PC using approved authentication methods....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Poll: Where are you on the VR adopter curve?
— 6:51 PM on January 19, 2016

VR may be the most-hyped tech trend of 2016, and there are already a range of ways to jack into the Matrix with head-mounted devices....

Poll Question: • Where are you on the VR adopter curve?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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AMD narrows its losses in the fourth quarter of 2015
— 4:09 PM on January 19, 2016

AMD has turned in its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015. The company posted an operating loss of $49 million and a net...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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TSMC expects to begin 5-nm production in 2020
— 10:00 AM on January 19, 2016

TSMC is already thinking a few moves ahead of its present processes. According to DigiTimes, the company expects to start production of 7-nm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: How do you listen to music?
— 5:18 PM on January 15, 2016

Last year, I discovered the wonder that is Spotify. Before I tried it, I thought the service was just a Pandora clone, but I quickly...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: An Asus Strix GeForce GTX 980 Ti and more
— 10:55 AM on January 15, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. After a busy couple weeks of holidays and trade shows, we're back with a hot, fresh serving of deals for your perusal.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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