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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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95% of Android phones vulnerable to Stagefright MMS exploit
— 12:49 PM on July 27, 2015

Joshua Drake, a researcher from Zimperium's zLabs, is about to drop a bombshell at the upcoming Black Hat conference: details of an Android remote...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Jeep Cherokee hack leads to 1.4-million-vehicle recall
— 2:18 PM on July 24, 2015

The brightest-eyed proponents of the Internet of Things often seem to envision a world where everything that can have an embedded computer and a network...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Deals of the week: iPads, a Dell 24" display, and a Radeon R9 290X
— 11:31 AM on July 24, 2015

Happy Friday, dear readers. Let's delve into the depths of online retail once again and see what discounted gems we can find. Best Buy is...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Nvidia gives the Shield Portable a Lollipop
— 12:18 PM on July 23, 2015

Owners of Nvidia's Shield Portable, take note: the handheld-on-steroids is getting some love today in the form of an Android 5.1 update. The...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Twitch begins migrating video streams away from Flash
— 9:13 AM on July 23, 2015

We use Twitch to stream our podcasts at TR, and untold millions more use the service to entertain others with their live in-game exploits....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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Asus' ZenFone 2E is yours for a Jackson and a Benjamin
— 9:48 AM on July 22, 2015

Asus' ZenFone 2 is already pretty affordable, but the company is making its Atom-powered smartphone lineup even more accessible today. The ZenFone 2E offers...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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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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Asus lays claim to the first convertible Chromebook
— 1:28 PM on July 21, 2015

Convertible notebooks have been something of a rage since Windows 8's debut, but Chromebooks have generally stuck to the tried-and-true clamshell laptop design. Asus is bringing Chrome OS...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Dell's rugged tablet takes a licking and keeps on ticking
— 10:16 AM on July 21, 2015

If your working conditions would turn an iPad to scrap, Dell has a tablet for you. The Latitude Rugged 12 is a bruiser of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Report: Micron believes a Tsinghua deal won't work out
— 8:53 AM on July 21, 2015

Last week's report that Tsinghua Unigroup would bid $23 billion to buy out memory maker Micron Technologies may have been premature. Reuters reports...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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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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Deals of the week: a cheap IPS display and HP's Spectre X360
— 2:05 PM on July 17, 2015

Disappointed by Amazon's Prime Day extravaganza earlier this week? We've surveyed the rest of this week's deals and discounts from other retailers, and we think...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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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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