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Mozilla CEO protests Win10's default application setup process
— 12:54 PM on July 31, 2015

Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has written an angry open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella regarding a change to Windows 10's default application settings. Apparently,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

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Mionix's Castor mouse shoots for the stars
— 5:04 PM on July 28, 2015

Mionix has pulled back the curtain on its new Castor mouse, named after a star in the Gemini constellation (Castor is also Portuguese...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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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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Razer purchases Ouya's software platform and technical team
— 1:23 PM on July 27, 2015

Razer has purchased Android game console maker Ouya's software assets, app store and games library. Ouya's software development and technical staff will be joining Razer, as well. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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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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Phil Spencer: Xbox One may get PC game streaming
— 8:26 AM on July 23, 2015

Maybe the old adage "better late than never" is true. Plenty of options for in-home game streaming are readily available (or at least...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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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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Apple revenues grow 33%; profits up 39%
— 4:01 PM on July 21, 2015

Apple's Q2 financial results are out, and as we've come to expect, growth is largely the word of the day. The company posted $49.6...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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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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Etc.
— 9:58 AM on July 20, 2015

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I actually took the whole span to rest and not work, which doesn't always happen around here....

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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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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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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Tune in tonight at 9:30PM ET/6:30 PM PT for the TR Podcast live
— 3:44 PM on July 16, 2015

Tonight's podcast live stream is happening at our usual time, 9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT, over on our Twitch channel. We'll be talking about the Radeon R9...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Oculus acquires hand-tracking company Pebbles Interfaces
— 12:07 PM on July 16, 2015

Witness the power of Facebook's ever-growing bankroll. Oculus has acquired Israeli computer vision experts Pebbles Interfaces, a company that specializes in hand-tracking technology. Here's...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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The TR BBQ XII is just a month away!
— 9:45 AM on July 16, 2015

The TR BBQ XII is coming on August 15, 2015, and you should consider coming out to join us. I just booked my travel, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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