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Nvidia and Samsung settle long-running patent litigation
— 8:46 AM on May 3, 2016

It's been well over two years since Nvidia tried to block all shipments of Samsung's Galaxy phones and tablets, claiming that these devices infringed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Copyright

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Opera preview build integrates a free VPN service with the browser
— 9:38 AM on April 21, 2016

Opera wants to become the browser of choice for users concerned about privacy. In March, the company introduced a native ad-blocking service. Now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google Chrome 50 drops support for Windows XP
— 7:22 AM on April 15, 2016

Just this week we reported on the continued post-support life of Windows XP, and now Google is distancing itself from the aging OS, too....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Shield Tablet K1 update 1.2 adds Vulkan and Android 6.0.1 features
— 2:14 PM on April 13, 2016

Nvidia released firmware version 1.2 for the Shield Tablet K1 today. The two highlights of this release are support for the...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Microsoft Edge joins Google Chrome in anti-Flash crusade
— 4:13 PM on April 8, 2016

Dun dun dun, another one bites the dust. Last year, we reported that Google Chrome would start blocking Flash ads and some auto-playing...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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DROWN attack breaks TLS wide open using SSLv2
— 10:42 AM on March 1, 2016

An international group of researchers has discovered that web traffic encrypted with Transport Layer Security (TLS) can be decrypted if a server also supports...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Nvidia Shield TV update serves up Android 6.0 Marshmallow
— 9:08 AM on February 23, 2016

Nvidia has released a software update for its Shield Android TV streaming box. Upgrade 3.0 brings an OS update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Snapdragon 625 SoC powers up mid-range mobile devices
— 10:01 AM on February 11, 2016

Qualcomm has announced three new additions to its Snapdragon line of mobile SoCs: the Snapdragon 625, 435, and 425. The numbers suggest...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing

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Google to phase out Flash display ads in January of next year
— 8:27 AM on February 10, 2016

Progress towards a Flash-free web continues. Google has announced that as of June 30 of this year, no new Flash-based ads will be accepted...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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ASRock kills its SkyOC BCLK overclocking feature
— 10:00 AM on February 5, 2016

Farewell, Skylake BCLK overclocking, we hardly knew ye. ASRock has pulled the plug on its SkyOC feature, not even a couple months after it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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Google Safe Browsing blocks sites with fake download buttons
— 2:31 PM on February 4, 2016

Google is making good on its promise to protect users from social engineering attempts. The company is now putting the kibosh on fake...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Chrome 48 for iOS brings massive speed and stability improvements
— 12:51 PM on January 27, 2016

Version 48 of the Chrome browser was released today. While this release doesn't deserve much fanfare for its desktop operating system incarnations, it's a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Software Networking

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Google's Brotli algorithm will soon compress web traffic in Chrome
— 11:35 AM on January 20, 2016

Google will soon enable support in Chrome for a new compression algorithm called Brotli. The algorithm has been in the works for a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking Servers

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The executioner is coming for older versions of Internet Explorer
— 5:54 PM on January 7, 2016

Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, and 10 have their days numbered. Come January 12, only Internet Explorer 11 will be supported on modern Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems Windows Servers

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PDP claims it can charge your Xbox One controller in 60 seconds
— 11:01 AM on January 4, 2016

A new charging station for the Xbox One controller can reportedly deliver a full charge in less than 60 seconds. The Super Charger, made...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Adobe patches another critical Flash vulnerability
— 4:40 PM on December 29, 2015

2015 hasn't been kind to the Flash plugin. Adobe has released another emergency patch for its Flash products to address a critical vulnerability. Affected...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Comcast runs a DOCSIS 3.1 modem in a home for the first time
— 9:18 AM on December 24, 2015

Comcast announced on its blog this week that its engineers have successfully tested a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem on a residential network for the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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UC Boulder microprocessor talks to its memory with light
— 5:49 PM on December 23, 2015

2015 has been a big year for photonics. In May, IBM announced a silicon photonics transceiver fabricated using standard silicon fabrication processes.  Now, researchers at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Miscellaneous

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