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So long, RC4, and thanks for all the fish
— 5:02 PM on September 4, 2015

It's official. Support for RC4, a stream cipher used by browsers for securing connections (among other things), will be dropped sometime in early 2016...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking

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It's a Labor Day Deals of the Week extravaganza
— 11:25 AM on September 4, 2015

It's Labor Day weekend, gerbils. Perhaps that means it's time to spend some of your hard-earned cash on some deeply discounted PC hardware. Let us...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Chrome 45 eats less, runs faster, saves energy
— 7:19 AM on September 4, 2015

Chrome version 45 is out the door, and you could say it's found a new focus in life. It's ditching its old ways of...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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The gaping maw of Lian Li's PC-V33 is ready to swallow ATX mobos
— 1:25 PM on September 3, 2015

Lian Li hasn't been afraid to mix it up when it comes to its PC enclosures. While the company's PC-V33 isn't an

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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ZenWatch 2 runs Android Wear Asus-style
— 6:08 PM on September 2, 2015

Asus has crafted the follow-up to its ZenWatch, the ZenWatch 2, and it comes in two face sizes: 1.63" and 1.45". The company not-so-subtly...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard reviewed
— 3:20 PM on September 2, 2015

MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard serves up Skylake support with a gaming twist. With an impressive next-gen storage payload and some gamer-friendly features, can this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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MSI's H170 and B150 mobos bring Skylake to the gaming masses
— 1:39 PM on September 2, 2015

MSI has expanded its portfolio of all-caps GAMING motherboards with mainstream models based on Intel's H170 and B150 chipsets, with support for

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Phone screens make the leap to 4K with Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium
— 12:57 PM on September 2, 2015

At IFA, Sony showed off its Xperia Z5 family in small, medium and large sizes. The biggest of the bunch is the Xperia Z5 Premium,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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H170 and B150 chipsets arrive on Asus' mainstream Skylake mobos
— 10:00 PM on September 1, 2015

Hot on the heels of Intel's full Skylake launch, Asus is ready with a slate of motherboards based on Intel's more mass-market H170, B150,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Tuesday Night Shortbread
— 8:52 PM on September 1, 2015

Eight is Enough Engadget: Intel's 'Skylake' CPU family includes an unlocked laptop chip The Verge: Windows 10 and Skylake processors were 'designed together,'...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Moto X Pure Edition pre-orders begin September 2
— 4:25 PM on September 1, 2015

When Motorola announced the Moto X Style, it promised flagship-class performance and a world-beating camera at a price way below those of its flagship-class...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Corsair grooms its Bulldog living-room PC with a sleeker coat
— 7:43 PM on August 31, 2015

We were intrigued by Corsair's Bulldog mini-ITX barebones when it debuted back at Computex, but we also wondered whether the system's assertive red-and-black...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch lineup Tizen to Galaxy phones
— 5:27 PM on August 31, 2015

Samsung tends to do its own thing, and its approach to the smartwatch market is no different. The phone giant has long eschewed the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Catalyst 15.8 beta drivers add Oculus SDK support
— 3:19 PM on August 31, 2015

Hot on the heels of Nvidia's GeForce 355.82 release, AMD has taken the wraps off its Catalyst 15.8 beta drivers. The company has added...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Google bridges the divide between Android Wear and iOS devices
— 12:16 PM on August 31, 2015

In the Great Smartwatch Wars of 2015, an impassable line was drawn in the sand. Android phone owners could only use Android Wear devices. iPhone...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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GeForce 355.82 drivers are ready for The Phantom Pain
— 10:02 AM on August 31, 2015

Nvidia has released a minor update to its GeForce graphics drivers, and today's winning version number is 355.82. The updated driver brings support for Metal...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Monday Shortbread
— 9:03 AM on August 31, 2015

Eight is Enough WCCFtech: Intel Skylake-S mainstream deskto processor lineup launching on 1st September - Core i3-6100 and Pentium G4400 detailed 9to5Mac: Apple TV...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Win10 Store now lets users opt out of automatic app updates
— 8:59 AM on August 31, 2015

Microsoft has drawn our ire on recent podcast episodes for its decision to prevent consumers from opting out of automatic Windows updates. While it doesn't...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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