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Google begins removing Google+ integration from its services
— 5:35 PM on July 27, 2015

Like so many weeds in my herb garden, Google+ has long been deeply rooted in many of Google's services. Now, just as I've weeded my...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Valve closes Steam password reset security hole
— 7:23 AM on July 27, 2015

Some Steam accounts were stolen during the period from July 21 to July 25 due to a security flaw in the service's password reset procedure,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Google+ team kills full-screen mobile ads, hopes others will follow
— 8:59 AM on July 24, 2015

Full-page ads on the Internet are like commercial breaks in TV programs—see one, and it's time to flip around and see what else is out...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Qualcomm cuts 4,500 jobs, may spin off divisions
— 8:30 AM on July 23, 2015

Big changes are in store at Qualcomm. According to Reuters, the chipmaker announced that it will cut 4,500 full-time staff—approximately 15% of its workforce—as...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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AT&T nearing regulatory approval for DirecTV acquisition
— 8:54 AM on July 22, 2015

Big corporate mergers can take a while to complete, but AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV is one step closer. CNN reports FCC chairman Tom...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Microsoft posts $2.1 billion loss due to mobile restructuring
— 5:33 PM on July 21, 2015

Microsoft released its Q2 financial report. Thanks in part to its previously-announced phone hardware business restructuring, the company has posted a $2.1 billion loss. A...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Samsung says data-eating TRIM bug is a Linux kernel problem
— 2:46 PM on July 21, 2015

Remember that potential TRIM bug in Samsung drives we reported on a few weeks ago? It may not be Samsung's fault, after all. Samsung...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Software Operating systems

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AMD makes Godavari a family with the A8-7670K
— 10:21 AM on July 20, 2015

AMD has added a new processor to its Godavari APU lineup this morning. The A8-7670K packs four Steamroller CPU cores clocked at 3.6GHz with Turbo...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Ashley Madison data breach exposes broken vows
— 10:16 AM on July 20, 2015

Krebs on Security reports that Ashley Madison, an online "dating" site for those wishing to cheat on their spouses, has been hacked and its...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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TSMC begins volume production of 16-nm FinFET chips
— 6:31 PM on July 17, 2015

During its Q2 earnings call, TSMC president and co-CEO Mark Liu announced that the chipmaker has begun volume shipment of chips based on its 16-nm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor-Martyr is a proudly grim RPG
— 11:53 AM on July 17, 2015

Van Helsing developer Neocore is making an RPG based on Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe. Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor-Martyr puts the player in the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Attack breaks RC4 cipher in 75 hours, busts SSL, WPA
— 9:12 AM on July 17, 2015

Researchers have found yet another way to attack the aging RC4 stream cipher, an encryption scheme still used by many websites' SSL setups and the legacy...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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AMD reports $181 million loss for Q2
— 5:05 PM on July 16, 2015

AMD has posted its Q2 2015 financial results. The company reported revenue of $942 million and an operating loss of $137 million. Gross margins dropped...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Report: Arkham Knight won't be fixed any time soon
— 12:16 PM on July 16, 2015

We already know that the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight is quite a mess, bad enough that publisher WB Interactive has temporarily...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Malware attack on Kaspersky Lab used stolen Foxconn certs
— 9:35 AM on July 16, 2015

Kaspersky Lab has revealed a few more technical details about the malware used in the recent intrusion into its systems, which the company...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Operating systems Networking

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Intel delays 10-nm process, third 14-nm CPU to follow Skylake
— 5:15 PM on July 15, 2015

During the investor conference call for Intel's Q2 financial report, CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed recent rumors that the chipmaker's 10-nm manufacturing process has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Intel reports Q2 financials, qualifies Skylake chips for production
— 4:14 PM on July 15, 2015

Intel has released its financial results for Q2 2015. The company reported operating income of $2.9 billion on revenue of $13.2 billion, down 25% and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous Servers

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Hacking Team's UEFI rootkit could enable persistent infections
— 12:45 PM on July 15, 2015

If remote execution of code via Flash or Java vulnerabilities isn't irritating enough, the Hacking Team leaks could have opened the door to more persistent...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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