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Firmware update 1.3 is available for Shield Android TV
— 4:55 PM on July 7, 2015

Nvidia has released firmware version 1.3 for its Shield Android TV set-top box. The update is meant to fix issues with Wi-Fi connectivity...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Software

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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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Check out this 18-minute guided tour of No Man's Sky
— 2:00 PM on July 7, 2015

No Man's Sky developer Hello Games visited with IGN to give an updated look at the open-world universe exploration sim.  You can watch the studio's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Oculus wants to demo the Rift in retail locations
— 1:39 PM on July 7, 2015

Oculus says it'll start selling its Rift VR headset beginning in Q1 2016. A fundamental problem with selling VR gear to most consumers is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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AMD issues updated statement on Fury X noise problems
— 5:52 PM on July 6, 2015

As you may know, reviewers and some of the initial buyers of Radeon R9 Fury X graphics cards have noticed a distinct, high-pitched whine coming...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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AMD revises Q2 guidance; gross margin, revenue fall
— 4:09 PM on July 6, 2015

AMD is revising its Q2 2015 financial guidance. The company expects that sequential revenue and gross margin will both decline more than previously expected. Sequential...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Minecraft: Story Mode gets a trailer, more details at Minecon
— 8:35 AM on July 6, 2015

Telltale Games was at Minecon this past weekend with plenty to share regarding the previously-announced Minecraft: Story Mode. From what I can tell from...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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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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Star Wars: Battlefront alpha gameplay videos leak
— 12:56 PM on July 2, 2015

Star Wars: Battlefront's multiplayer alpha is underway. Because nobody can keep a secret, gameplay videos have already leaked online, courtesy of All Games Beta. The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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NoScript vulnerability allows malicious scripts to run unchecked
— 9:19 AM on July 2, 2015

Security researcher Linus Särud has uncovered a security vulnerability in the popular NoScript browser extension that could allow an attacker to run arbitrary...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Software

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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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Retail Fury X coolers still whine, don't include fix
— 12:28 PM on July 1, 2015

In my review of the Radeon R9 Fury X, I noted a rather annoying sound emanating from the card. I explained the problem like so: Despite...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Asus slaps its DirectCU III cooler on the GTX 980 Ti
— 6:00 AM on July 1, 2015

Remember Asus' top-end take on the Radeon R9 390X? It seems like the company's DirectCU III cooler isn't just a red-team exclusive. A...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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The folks at Rockstar Games get it
— 3:22 PM on June 30, 2015

I've been playing around with some semi-automated game testing options today, and among them, I tried out the integrated benchmark in GTA V. When I...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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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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Double the fans, double the fun with Gigabyte's new mini-GTX 960s
— 10:11 AM on June 30, 2015

Gigabyte's one of several graphics card makers with Mini-ITX-sized graphics cards in its lineup, but the coolers on those cards are usually tiny, single-fan affairs....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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New Unreal Engine 4 demo videos continue to amaze
— 9:56 AM on June 30, 2015

We've covered amazing Unreal Engine 4 demo videos before, and more examples have been popping up as artists find new ways to bend...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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AMD posts Fury X top plate schematics, customization guide
— 6:00 AM on June 30, 2015

AMD wasn't kidding when it told us that Radeon R9 Fury X owners would be able to customize their cards' dimpled, rubberized top plates by...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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