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Google Voice gets a long-overdue update
— 10:00 AM on January 24, 2017

After five years without a significant update you'd be forgiven for thinking that Google Voice was going the way of Reader or iGoogle—projects that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Personal tech

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iOS 10.2.1 update plugs multiple security holes
— 9:00 AM on January 24, 2017

Apple's iOS 10.2.1 update is now available to the public. The new version doesn't include major feature changes or improvements, but it fixes a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Android apps coming to all future Chromebooks
— 4:00 PM on January 23, 2017

The perceived lack of applications has been the biggest knock against Google's Chrome OS platform since the very beginning. Last May, Google announced plans...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Samsung Galaxy S8 phones won't appear at MWC
— 1:00 PM on January 23, 2017

By now, most people have heard about Samsung's revelation of the causes behind the overheating and fires of its ill-fated Note 7 handset. In...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Xiaomi exec Hugo Barra leaves Chinese handheld maker
— 11:30 AM on January 23, 2017

Hugo Barra left Google back in 2013 to join Chinese cellphone maker Xiaomi. After leading many of the company's biggest initiatives over the last few...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Samsung details the cause of Note 7 battery fires
— 9:15 AM on January 23, 2017

So how about that Samsung Galaxy Note 7? The would-be Korean competitor to Apple's iPhone 7 ended up being a literal flaming disaster. It's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deals of the week: high-powered graphics cards, monitors, and more
— 12:00 PM on January 20, 2017

At last, gerbils. 'Tis Friday, and you know what that means. The cream of the crop, the bee's knees, the sweetest juice from the landscape...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Miscellaneous Displays

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Eurocom Tornado F5 SE mobile server can eat desktops for lunch
— 11:30 AM on January 20, 2017

Eurocom's Tornado F5 SE looks like a standard desktop replacement-style laptop that you might find on a shelf in a big box electronics store....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Servers Workstations

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Microsoft releases Pix DX12 tuning and debugging tool for Windows
— 10:00 AM on January 20, 2017

For three generations of Xbox consoles, game developers have used Microsoft's Pix tool for graphics performance tuning and debugging. Microsoft says that developers looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Samsung's Android 7.0 rollout starts with the Galaxy S7
— 11:30 AM on January 19, 2017

Samsung announced today that its rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat is underway. Surprising no one, the company's current flagship models Galaxy S7 and S7...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Sixa Rivvr wireless kit is ready for all VR headsets
— 9:58 AM on January 19, 2017

While it's still hard to tell if VR is going to become a permanent part of our electronics landscape, the first generation of headsets has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Tinkerer builds his own LCD case side panel
— 9:00 AM on January 19, 2017

Some of us see a cool hardware design and immediately open our wallets. Others start devising plans for making that product themselves. One such...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Displays

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Asus shows off Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490A in detail
— 12:50 PM on January 18, 2017

We gave Asus' refreshed Zenbook 3 Deluxe a brief mention during CES earlier this month. We now have the full details on the machine,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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NexDock offers a home for Intel Compute Cards
— 3:43 PM on January 17, 2017

NexDock is probably a new name to a lot of our readers. The company's first product was a crowd-funded $120 device that made a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Mobile computing

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Google RAISR upsamples thumbnails for massive bandwidth savings
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2017

When we're browsing the web with our phones, bandwidth is usually at a premium. Even carriers that promise unlimited bandwidth often pin an asterisk to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking

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Deals of the week: a gaming monitor and system components
— 1:02 PM on January 13, 2017

Seasons's greetings, gerbils. 'Tis the season of upgrading, after Intel's recent release of its desktop Kaby Lake CPUs. You know what that means: deals...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Storage Displays Gaming

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Consumer Reports approves MacBook Pros after retesting
— 10:04 AM on January 13, 2017

Consumer Reports (CR) has generally been a fan of the build quality and performance of Apple's computers. However, the consumer watchdog recently cautioned its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Mac

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-flight warnings to end
— 2:33 PM on January 12, 2017

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and the flames it left in its wake received considerable attention. The FAA banned Note 7 handsets from...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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