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Nvidia recalls Shield Tablet due to battery fire risk
— 8:05 AM on July 31, 2015

Some Nvidia Shield Tablets built between July 2014 and July 2015 could pose a fire risk. The batteries in the affected tablets can apparently overheat to dangerous...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung Q2 earnings fall, mobile device sales disappoint
— 8:39 AM on July 30, 2015

Samsung Electronics has released its Q2 2015 financial report. Sales were down approximately 8% from the year-ago quarter, totalling 48.54 trillion Korean won ($41.3 billion)....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing Personal tech

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Motorola's Moto X Play is all about battery life
— 1:43 PM on July 28, 2015

Say hello to the Moto X Play. Fitting between the refreshed Moto G and the Moto X Style, this mid-range handset looks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Moto X Style packs a 21-MP camera, Snapdragon 808 power
— 10:59 AM on July 28, 2015

Motorola has just unveiled two new Moto X phones: the Moto X Style, and the Moto X Play. The former is meant to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Refreshed Moto G gets waterproofing, better camera, more colors
— 9:21 AM on July 28, 2015

Motorola unveiled a refreshed version of its cheap-and-cheerful Moto G during its live event this morning. The new phone has a number of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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OnePlus 2 is a new generation of flagship killer
— 8:06 AM on July 28, 2015

Smartphone maker OnePlus has pulled back the curtain on its second smartphone, the OnePlus 2. The sequel to last year's OnePlus One brings...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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95% of Android phones vulnerable to Stagefright MMS exploit
— 12:49 PM on July 27, 2015

Joshua Drake, a researcher from Zimperium's zLabs, is about to drop a bombshell at the upcoming Black Hat conference: details of an Android remote...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Jeep Cherokee hack leads to 1.4-million-vehicle recall
— 2:18 PM on July 24, 2015

The brightest-eyed proponents of the Internet of Things often seem to envision a world where everything that can have an embedded computer and a network...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Nvidia gives the Shield Portable a Lollipop
— 12:18 PM on July 23, 2015

Owners of Nvidia's Shield Portable, take note: the handheld-on-steroids is getting some love today in the form of an Android 5.1 update. The...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Asus' ZenFone 2E is yours for a Jackson and a Benjamin
— 9:48 AM on July 22, 2015

Asus' ZenFone 2 is already pretty affordable, but the company is making its Atom-powered smartphone lineup even more accessible today. The ZenFone 2E offers...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Asus lays claim to the first convertible Chromebook
— 1:28 PM on July 21, 2015

Convertible notebooks have been something of a rage since Windows 8's debut, but Chromebooks have generally stuck to the tried-and-true clamshell laptop design. Asus is bringing Chrome OS...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Dell's rugged tablet takes a licking and keeps on ticking
— 10:16 AM on July 21, 2015

If your working conditions would turn an iPad to scrap, Dell has a tablet for you. The Latitude Rugged 12 is a bruiser of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Etc.
— 9:58 AM on July 20, 2015

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I actually took the whole span to rest and not work, which doesn't always happen around here....

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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TSMC begins volume production of 16-nm FinFET chips
— 6:31 PM on July 17, 2015

During its Q2 earnings call, TSMC president and co-CEO Mark Liu announced that the chipmaker has begun volume shipment of chips based on its 16-nm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Tune in tonight at 9:30PM ET/6:30 PM PT for the TR Podcast live
— 3:44 PM on July 16, 2015

Tonight's podcast live stream is happening at our usual time, 9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT, over on our Twitch channel. We'll be talking about the Radeon R9...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Oculus acquires hand-tracking company Pebbles Interfaces
— 12:07 PM on July 16, 2015

Witness the power of Facebook's ever-growing bankroll. Oculus has acquired Israeli computer vision experts Pebbles Interfaces, a company that specializes in hand-tracking technology. Here's...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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The TR BBQ XII is just a month away!
— 9:45 AM on July 16, 2015

The TR BBQ XII is coming on August 15, 2015, and you should consider coming out to join us. I just booked my travel, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Apple updates iPod touch with A8 CPU, 8MP camera
— 11:25 AM on July 15, 2015

Reports of the iPod's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Apple took the wraps off an updated iPod touch this morning. The new version gets...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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