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Hacking Team's UEFI rootkit could enable persistent infections
— 12:45 PM on July 15, 2015

If remote execution of code via Flash or Java vulnerabilities isn't irritating enough, the Hacking Team leaks could have opened the door to more persistent...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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Bid farewell to new Windows 10 preview builds, fresh installations
— 12:30 PM on July 14, 2015

As Windows 10's July 29 release draws near, Microsoft is temporarily shuttering ISO downloads and cutting off fresh installs of the preview OS. Gabe...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Firefox temporarily blocks Adobe Flash as vulnerabilites mount
— 9:05 AM on July 14, 2015

If you use Firefox, and you've noticed a bunch of dire security warnings about Flash being disabled this morning, there's a reason for that. Mozilla's...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft delays Surface Hub due to unexpected demand
— 6:00 AM on July 14, 2015

Those of you eager to leverage synergies with Microsoft's Surface Hub will have to wait a little longer than the previously announced September release date. Surface general...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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New unpatched vulnerabilities uncovered in Flash, Java
— 12:52 PM on July 13, 2015

Watch where you point those web browsers: Oracle's Java and Adobe's Flash are both subjects of new zero-day vulnerabilities. As Ars Technica reports, a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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MIT's RAM-free clusters chew through big data sets cheaply
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2015

A common problem with "big data" analysis, according to MIT, is that the data sets are often too large to fit in RAM on a server or...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Miscellaneous Memory

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Gmail improves spam filter with neural network, sender tools
— 11:16 AM on July 10, 2015

Gmail product manager Sri Harsha Somanchi has outlined some new steps the free email service is taking to try to improve its spam detection on the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Gartner, IDC find that PC shipments continue to decline
— 9:11 AM on July 10, 2015

According to new research from both Gartner and IDC, worldwide PC shipments continued their decline in Q2 2015. The firms differ on the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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Hacking Team leak exposes zero-day vulnerability in Flash
— 2:59 PM on July 7, 2015

A recent leak of internal documents from gray-hat software developer Hacking Team has revealed another zero-day vulnerability in the Flash plugin. As Ars Technica...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Samsung Electronics' Q2 guidance shows falling revenues, profits
— 8:34 AM on July 7, 2015

Samsung Electronics estimates that its Q2 operating income will decline on a year-over-year basis for the seventh consecutive quarter, falling short of analyst projections, CNBC...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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TR's July 2015 mobile staff picks
— 10:58 AM on July 6, 2015

In this edition of our mobile staff picks, we chose our favorites from the current cream of the crop in tablets, convertibles, laptops, and phones....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Microsoft plans phased rollout for Windows 10 upgraders
— 6:00 AM on July 6, 2015

Windows 10 won't be coming to everybody who wants it on July 29, as Microsoft's official launch date might imply. Instead, the company will be...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8.1 overtakes XP in market share, Win7 still on top
— 7:50 AM on July 2, 2015

Windows 8.1 has finally passed Windows XP to become the second-most-used desktop operating system. According to Netmarketshare, Microsoft's current OS led its retired older sibling at...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two and more new games arrive on Shield
— 11:00 AM on June 30, 2015

Want to relive the defense of White Forest or smack down some Hunters from the comfort of your couch? If you own a Shield...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Software

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Microsoft adds $1,299 Core i7 version to Surface Pro 3 lineup
— 10:24 AM on June 29, 2015

Microsoft has quietly added a new member to its Surface Pro 3 family, packing an Intel Core i7 CPU, a 128GB SSD, and 8GB...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Samsung will patch its software to restore Windows Update settings
— 5:03 PM on June 26, 2015

Owners of Samsung PCs who use the company's own software update utility will soon be able to breathe easier. After the revelation that Samsung's software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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ThinkPad loyalists will enjoy this retro Lenovo concept
— 11:21 PM on June 25, 2015

Lenovo (née IBM) ThinkPads have a design history stretching back over 20 years. Despite some recent tweaks and tucks to these PCs' keyboards and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Lenovo's latest Ideacentre PC is a little Stick-y
— 10:38 AM on June 23, 2015

Lenovo's ideacentre Stick 300 shows that size truly doesn't matter. This micro-PC provides a full-blown computer in a footprint that's not much bigger than...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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