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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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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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LG's latest notebook LCDs feature embedded touch sensors
— 10:22 AM on July 7, 2015

LG is set to begin mass production of its Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) displays for notebooks. This technology embeds touch sensors within the LCD...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices

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Samsung Electronics' Q2 guidance shows falling revenues, profits
— 8:34 AM on July 7, 2015

Samsung Electronics estimates that its Q2 operating income will decline on a year-over-year basis for the seventh consecutive quarter, falling short of analyst projections, CNBC...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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TSMC's 10-nm FinFET process toddles towards validation
— 1:27 PM on July 6, 2015

TSMC has made an important step on the road to validating its 10-nm FinFET design process with the awesomely-named "Product-like Validation Vehicle," according to a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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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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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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Acer unleashes a 34" curved FreeSync monitor
— 9:11 AM on June 30, 2015

Hold on to your hats. Acer just unleashed the XR341CK, a 34" 3440x1440 IPS monitor with FreeSync onboard. If this display looks a tad...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Samsung and LG show off battery technology improvements
— 9:21 AM on June 29, 2015

Nary a day goes by without news about new battery technologies, it seems, and today is no exception. Samsung and LG have both announced new...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung will patch its software to restore Windows Update settings
— 5:03 PM on June 26, 2015

Owners of Samsung PCs who use the company's own software update utility will soon be able to breathe easier. After the revelation that Samsung's software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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AOC reveals two 144Hz FreeSync gaming monitors
— 8:37 AM on June 23, 2015

FreeSync monitors keep on coming. According to the folks at PC Monitors, AOC's latest gaming monitors, the G2460PF and G2770PF, offer FreeSync-infused 1080p panels...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Samsung's FreeSync 4K displays are eminently affordable
— 11:53 AM on June 22, 2015

Samsung has started shipping their newest FreeSync-infused 4K displays, the 23.6" U24E590D and the 28" U28E590D. The former goes for an impressively low...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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OSVR updates its VR dev kit, announces Android support
— 11:45 AM on June 16, 2015

The OSVR coalition has announced a new version of its VR hardware, the Hacker Dev Kit. Version 1.2 of the headset features support for...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Gaming

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StarVR headset promises to broaden the VR experience
— 1:54 PM on June 15, 2015

A new VR headset from StarVR promises a much wider field of view than more well-known goggles like Oculus' Rift. The StarVR headset treats...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Shield 1.2 update optimizes and enhances
— 8:00 AM on June 15, 2015

If you're one of the lucky folks to already have Nvidia's Shield TV box in your living room, then your device should be eligible for an...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Updated: Microsoft takes aim at apps that lock down browser search settings
— 1:00 PM on June 12, 2015

Producers of annoying browser toolbars, take note: Microsoft recently announced that its security products will begin flagging some search add-ons as malware. Any software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 250GB and Far Cry 4 for $98, 27 inches of IPS glory for $300
— 10:47 AM on June 12, 2015

Looking for some discounted PC hardware to tide you over until the next batch of daily deals from the Steam Summer Sale? I thought...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Futuremark is developing a VR benchmarking tool
— 4:56 PM on June 10, 2015

Futuremark has announced that it's developing VRMark, a new benchmarking tool for virtual-reality hardware. Unlike 3DMark, this new product will use a combination of...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming Software

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