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Chrome will soon block Flash ads and auto-playing background media
— 10:38 AM on August 28, 2015

Web users around the world, rejoice. Google will be skewering most Flash ads with prejudice come September 1. The company has announced that Chrome will...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Dell jumps into G-Sync with its S2716DG 27" monitor
— 9:31 AM on August 27, 2015

Dell has released a pair of 27" monitors today, one of which may be of interest to the gaming crowd around here. Let's start...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Windows 10 has hit 75 million devices in just a month
— 12:55 PM on August 26, 2015

Windows 10 has only been available for a month, but it's already found its way onto 75 million devices, according to Microsoft Corporate VP...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Intel reveals details of its Omni-Path Architecture interconnect
— 11:15 AM on August 26, 2015

One of the toughest challenges in computing is building large-scale systems like those used in the world of high-performance computing (HPC). Currently, such systems typically...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Servers

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MIT researchers create a crash-proof file system
— 9:05 AM on August 25, 2015

Nickolai Zeldovich and his colleagues at MIT have created a file system they claim is mathematically proven to be impervious to any unexpected system...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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OCZ RevoDrive 400 to bring true NVMe speeds to an M.2 slot near you
— 11:25 AM on August 24, 2015

The folks from OCZ were present at the Intel Developer Forum last week, demonstrating their latest wares while situated somewhat uncomfortably across from Intel's big...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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The Galaxy Note 5 has the best mobile screen ever, says DisplayMate
— 9:15 AM on August 24, 2015

The eggheads at DisplayMate have taken a good, hard look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 5's display, and they like what they see....

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Firefox to adopt Chrome-like extension framework
— 8:49 AM on August 24, 2015

Multi-process support for Firefox is coming, and Mozilla has announced changes to the browser's plug-in underpinnings with an eye on that multi-process future. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Google details OnHub data collection and opt-out instructions
— 1:19 PM on August 20, 2015

When Google announced its OnHub Wi-Fi router, many folks wondered  just how much data the company would collect from its On services. Google

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Asus' MG278Q mixes FreeSync and a 1-ms response time
— 8:16 AM on August 20, 2015

Asus has announced the MG278Q, a 27" FreeSync monitor boasting a 1-ms gray-to-gray response time. The MG278Q joins the MG279Q, another 27" FreeSync monitor that...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Intel plans to support VESA Adaptive-Sync displays
— 5:20 PM on August 19, 2015

IDF — In a Q&A session this afternoon, I asked Intel Fellow and Chief Graphics Software Architect David Blythe about Intel's position on supporting the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Win10 build 10525 brings more color, better memory management
— 10:29 AM on August 19, 2015

Windows 10 may be on the market now, but that doesn't mean Microsoft is halting development of its latest OS. A new Windows 10...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft issues emergency patch for all IE versions
— 7:06 PM on August 18, 2015

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for all versions of Internet Explorer, due to a critical vulnerability that's reportedly under active exploit. The

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking

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Samsung's USB 3.0 thumb drives come in 3 shapes
— 4:59 PM on August 18, 2015

We all need some pocketable flash storage in our lives, even if it's just to install Windows on a PC without an optical drive. Samsung

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Coming in 2016: Intel Optane SSDs based on 3D Xpoint memory
— 1:40 PM on August 18, 2015

IDF — During the opening keynote of the Intel Developer Forum today, Intel announced that it will be shipping SSDs based on its very promising...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Servers

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Western Digital grows its Red Pro and Black drives to 5TB and 6TB
— 9:28 AM on August 18, 2015

Western Digital's high-performance Black and NAS-oriented Red Pro drive families welcome some new members today. Both Black and Red Pro drives are now...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Windows 10 removes support for SecuROM and SafeDisc DRM
— 9:00 AM on August 18, 2015

Windows 10 doesn't support SecuROM and SafeDisc DRM software, used in a number of older games from the 2000s. Both DRM methods hook into the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Win10 likely won't be scanning for or disabling pirated games
— 1:24 PM on August 17, 2015

Software pirates the world over are up in arms (or perhaps rattling their sabers?) this morning about a Wired article that claims Microsoft has included some...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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