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Solid-state electrolytes could make for denser, safer batteries
— 7:39 AM on August 24, 2015

Anybody who's ever used a cell phone, tablet, or laptop with a rechargeable battery wants more—more battery life and more usable charging cycles. Owners would also prefer...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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iPhone owners can take 30-day test drives of Galaxy phones for $1
— 3:52 PM on August 21, 2015

Samsung has launched an aggressive marketing campaign called the Ultimate Test Drive, which lets iPhone owners borrow one of its Galaxy phones—the S6 edge,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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OnePlus 2 firmware update fixes Stagefright vulnerability
— 12:14 PM on August 21, 2015

Like most Android phones, the OnePlus 2 shipped vulnerable to Stagefright attacks. The company has corrected that issue in an over-the-air (OTA) firmware...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Rumor: BlackBerry Android phone with slide-out keyboard pictured
— 9:46 AM on August 21, 2015

It looks like BlackBerry may be soon making yet another comeback attempt. Noted hardware sleuth Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks, has posted what...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Security-oriented Blackphone 2 set for September release
— 11:41 AM on August 20, 2015

Silent Circle is releasing a new version of its Blackphone, creatively named Blackphone 2. The device runs a security-oriented version of Android called...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: Q2 smartphone sales growth slowest since 2013
— 10:12 AM on August 20, 2015

Gartner has released its analysis of the worldwide smartphone market for the last quarter.  The report, uh, reports the market's lowest quarterly growth rate...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Asus' MG278Q mixes FreeSync and a 1-ms response time
— 8:16 AM on August 20, 2015

Asus has announced the MG278Q, a 27" FreeSync monitor boasting a 1-ms gray-to-gray response time. The MG278Q joins the MG279Q, another 27" FreeSync monitor that...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Intel plans to support VESA Adaptive-Sync displays
— 5:20 PM on August 19, 2015

IDF — In a Q&A session this afternoon, I asked Intel Fellow and Chief Graphics Software Architect David Blythe about Intel's position on supporting the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Alienware 18 says hello with a cringeworthy video
— 11:46 AM on August 19, 2015

Who needs strippers bursting out of cakes? What you need is a man in a box holding a laptop. Check out the Alienware 18...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Win10 build 10525 brings more color, better memory management
— 10:29 AM on August 19, 2015

Windows 10 may be on the market now, but that doesn't mean Microsoft is halting development of its latest OS. A new Windows 10...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Vaio returns to the US with the Z Canvas convertible
— 9:26 AM on August 19, 2015

Look who's back. The Vaio brand will be available in the US again, in a partnership with transcosmos. Its wares will be sold...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Android M is for Marshmallow
— 3:37 PM on August 17, 2015

Android M is no more. Instead, we now have a fluffy, sweet, almost ethereal Marshmallow. That's the name Google has given to version...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Win10 likely won't be scanning for or disabling pirated games
— 1:24 PM on August 17, 2015

Software pirates the world over are up in arms (or perhaps rattling their sabers?) this morning about a Wired article that claims Microsoft has included some...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Report: Stagefright patch doesn't fix 950 million vulnerable devices
— 9:07 AM on August 17, 2015

The patch for Android's Stagefright vulnerability won't actually protect your phone, some security researchers say. According to Jordan Gruskovnjak and Aaron Portnoy of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Updated: Kaspersky may have tricked competitors' software
— 1:38 PM on August 14, 2015

Reuters has a scoop from two anonymous ex-Kaspersky Lab employees who claim to have worked on a secret project to sabotage the company's competitors....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Dell's Chromebook 13 gets down to business
— 7:53 AM on August 14, 2015

Dell would apparently like to shepherd some business computing into the cloud, and it's helping that dream to take flight with its  Chromebook 13....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Manage your very own Fallout Shelter on Android devices
— 5:42 PM on August 13, 2015

Greeting, overseers in the lands of Android. You can now have your own Vault, thanks to Bethesda: the company has released Fallout Shelter for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Software

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Nvidia broadens the Shield's Android game library
— 11:32 AM on August 13, 2015

Seems like just yesterday, we were talking about the Shield's library of native games being on the small side. Nvidia must have heard our...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Software

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