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Dell gets Superfishy by shipping PCs with self-signed root certificates
— 4:31 PM on November 23, 2015

Remember the Superfish debacle, when Lenovo shipped computers with a preinstalled rogue root certification authority (CA)? Dell seems to think that was a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

Mozilla axes heavyweight Firefox themes and tab groups
— 1:04 PM on November 23, 2015

Back in August, Mozilla announced plans to adopt a Chrome-like extension framework for Firefox called WebExtensions. In turn, the company plans to deprecate its...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Report: Xeons with on-package FPGAs to ship next year
— 8:20 AM on November 23, 2015

Way back in June 2014, Intel announced its intent to develop a Xeon with x86 cores and an integrated FPGA to accelerate certain processing...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

AMD's Boltzmann Initiative could make HPC development easier
— 1:24 PM on November 16, 2015

AMD wants to make software development easier for high-performance computing (HPC) clusters, like those based on its FirePro S9170. At SC15 this week,...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

Cherry MX Nature White switches take the bump out of MX browns
— 11:49 AM on November 11, 2015

Cherry MX black and MX red mechanical key switches both offer a linear key press without a bump or click to signal a key stroke....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Perfectron's MIL-SPEC'd mini-PCs are ready for the next deployment
— 10:03 AM on November 5, 2015

Just the other day I was looking for a mini-PC. After looking long and hard at the Intel NUC and the Zbox Magnus,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

Have it your way with Roccat's Kiro ambidextrous mouse
— 8:28 AM on November 4, 2015

German gaming peripheral manufacturer Roccat has a new mouse out. Its name is Kiro, and it'll serve both right-handed and southpaw users equally well.

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Friday night topic: Should we all be paranoid now?
— 4:36 PM on October 30, 2015

I just finished reading Walter Kirn's article in The Atlantic about mass surveillance and privacy issues, entitled If you're not paranoid, you're crazy. Kirn...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

Google Fiber apologizes for World Series outage, credits service to KC market
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

I've written about how Google Fiber has slowly been rolling out here across the Kansas City metro area, including here at my place. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

Corsair hushes its Strafe RGB keyboard with MX Silent switches
— 11:43 AM on October 27, 2015

Cherry mechanical key switches without tactile bumps aren't loud, exactly, but they still produce more noise than the average rubber-dome keyboard. Some enthusiasts solve this...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Corsair's Katar gaming mouse is ready for lefties and righties alike
— 7:33 AM on October 27, 2015

It often seems like left-handers don't get a lot of love in the world of gaming mice, but Corsair's Katar bucks that trend. This...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

2.8 million websites vulnerable to critical Joomla SQL injection bug
— 3:21 PM on October 23, 2015

Anyone using the Joomla CMS for your website, please update your installation right away. Asaf Orpani, a researcher from Trustwave Spiderlabs, has uncovered...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Networking Servers

Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows is available now for $25
— 1:49 PM on October 20, 2015

Microsoft has had a PC wireless adapter for the Xbox One controller in the works for months, and now we'll finally be able...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

Gigabyte's C230-series mobos put E3-1200 v5 Xeons to work
— 7:54 AM on October 20, 2015

Intel's Skylake-based Xeon E3-1200 v5 CPUs aren't meant for consumer-focused chipsets like the Z170 or H170. Instead, those workstation CPUs need motherboards based on the workstation-focused...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Workstations

Adobe plugs critical vulnerability in Flash with emergency update
— 12:36 PM on October 16, 2015

Flash users, it's time to update the plugin ASAP. Adobe has today issued an emergency security update to patch a critical vulnerability, just three...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Mad Catz shows off its dedicated Star Citizen HOTAS controller
— 9:38 AM on October 16, 2015

Star Citizen is a big enough project to have its own conventions. Last week, Chris Roberts showed off a few portions of Star Citizen gameplay...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

Review roundup: Steam Controller, Steam Link, and SteamOS
— 7:37 PM on October 15, 2015

Valve announced a bundle of Steam Machine hardware today, all of which is set for a November 10 release. The "Steam Machine" comprises the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices Gaming Game consoles

Yahoo's Account Key service does away with passwords
— 12:30 PM on October 15, 2015

Passwords can be a tricky thing, and even password management services are susceptible to hacks. Two-factor authentication helps, but you still need to remember...

Type: News story Tags: Internet