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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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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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Oracle plans to eliminate the Java browser plugin
— 8:17 AM on January 28, 2016

Big changes are in the works for the world's second most popular programming language. Following Mozilla's announcement that its Firefox browser will not...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Stretch your strategy muscles with the Humble Firaxis Bundle
— 3:21 PM on January 27, 2016

A pay-what-you-want game pack isn't the kind of news one tends to see these days, but sometimes there are exceptions. Humble Bundle and Firaxis

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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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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Nvidia 361.75 drivers support Thunderbolt 3 external graphics
— 9:23 AM on January 27, 2016

Nvidia has just released version 361.75 of its graphics drivers. Along with a handful of SLI profile updates, there's a new feature out of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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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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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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HP ruggedizes its Chromebook 11 G4 for schools
— 9:29 AM on January 20, 2016

Chromebooks have reportedly been quite successful in the classroom, and HP is looking at that market with lustful eyes. The company has just unveiled its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Origin Access service gives gamers VIP status for $5 a month
— 3:24 PM on January 13, 2016

Now this is something nobody was expecting—certainly on par with the Spanish Inquisition. Electronic Arts has pulled back the curtain on a surprisingly sensible...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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TrendMicro hole gives attackers the keys to affected PCs
— 9:40 AM on January 13, 2016

A recent version of TrendMicro Antivirus contained a serious security vulnerability that would let a remote attacker run arbitrary commands on the target system...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Gigabyte presents a barbershop quartet of Xeon D mobos
— 1:41 PM on January 12, 2016

For most gerbils, Gigabyte is a name associated with consumer-grade motherboards and graphics cards. However, the company has always operated in the server arena, too,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Networking Servers

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AMD Radeon Crimson 16.1 drivers come with a ton 'o fixes
— 10:46 AM on January 11, 2016

AMD has released version 16.1 of its Radeon Software Crimson Edition drivers, and it's easy to see that its software engineers have been on...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Monster routers from Linksys and TP-Link are ready to hit the streets
— 2:26 PM on January 8, 2016

TP-Link and Linksys each took advantage of CES to show off impressive new Wi-Fi routers. The routers differ in a few key areas, but both...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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The executioner is coming for older versions of Internet Explorer
— 5:54 PM on January 7, 2016

Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, and 10 have their days numbered. Come January 12, only Internet Explorer 11 will be supported on modern Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems Windows Servers

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Kingston reveals a flurry of SSDs, flash drives, and media streamers
— 3:37 PM on January 6, 2016

Kingston announced several new products today, two of them designed for enterprise applications. First up is the KC400 solid-state drive, the latest addition to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Personal tech

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SanDisk refreshes its portable storage lineup at CES
— 3:32 PM on January 6, 2016

SanDisk is presenting a variety of storage products at CES this week. The first is a new SSD in the company's portable series aimed at photographers...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Personal tech

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Samsung chip helps wearables to better track their wearers' health
— 12:56 PM on December 29, 2015

Samsung probably isn't the first name that comes to mind when you think of personal health technology, but the company appears to be making strides...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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