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Rumor: Google to bake ad-blocking into Chrome browser
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google intends to include an ad-blocking component in future versions of its popular Chrome web browser. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google retires outdated Octane JavaScript benchmark
— 5:00 PM on April 13, 2017

Benchmarks are a crucial part of what we do here at TR. As fun as it can be to compare performance figures for competing widgets,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 on Kaby and Ryzen are now blocked
— 2:50 PM on April 13, 2017

Well, the day has arrived. We previously reported that Microsoft had plans to block users of Kaby Lake and Ryzen systems from installing or...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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Gigabyte Brix IoT is small and connects to almost anything
— 3:30 PM on April 7, 2017

IoT is a buzzword that either gets people excited about new levels of convenience or makes them nervous about new types of security problems. Gigabyte's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

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AMD offers a power plan in its third Ryzen Community Update
— 5:13 PM on April 6, 2017

It's a happy day for Ryzen-equipped gerbils. AMD has put out its

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey is leaving Facebook
— 4:08 PM on March 30, 2017

Palmer Luckey, one of the biggest forces behind the Oculus Rift headset and co-founder of the Facebook-owned Oculus, is leaving the company, according to

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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iOS 10.3 arrives with APFS support in tow
— 4:18 PM on March 27, 2017

Owners of iDevices can rejoice today, for there's a new iOS release out and about. The update is labeled version 10.3 and includes a host...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Google points deep-learning machines at audio effect subtitles
— 12:45 PM on March 24, 2017

If you've ever looked through the subtitle options on a DVD or Blu-ray disc, you've likely noticed that there's often a set of subtitles for...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Google delivers a standing O of an Android preview for devs
— 10:30 AM on March 22, 2017

Last year's Android 7.0 Nougat release is only running on less than 3% of internet-connected Android devices, but Google is already charging forward with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Samsung Bixby wants to guide you through the Galaxy
— 12:32 PM on March 20, 2017

Smartphones and connected devices keep adding new capabilities, and Samsung thinks users might need some help keeping up. The company says its Bixby AI...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Internet

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Google Guetzli compression algorithm squeezes more out of JPEGs
— 1:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Waiting for images to load is no fun. Neither is paying for bandwidth to serve or receive those images. We've reported in the recent past...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Chrome 57 saves power and CPU cycles by throttling background tabs
— 11:30 AM on March 15, 2017

When we wrote about Chrome 56 about six weeks ago, we mentioned that Google was working on aggressively throttling background tabs in order to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google Invisible reCAPTCHA fights robots from the shadows
— 3:00 PM on March 9, 2017

Pretty much everyone hates CAPTCHA forms, the often-annoying checkboxes or miniature surveys that many web sites force upon a user in order to access...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Windows 10 Creators Update shows ads in Explorer
— 9:00 AM on March 9, 2017

Windows 10 has had ads of some kind since launch. Most of them were easy to turn off, but the upcoming Creators Update may make...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Report: VR headset market is dominated by Google Cardboard
— 10:00 AM on February 22, 2017

After a bunch of false starts, 2016 was finally the "Year of VR." The first offerings arrived a while before that, in the form of...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Blizzard ends support for Windows XP and Vista
— 9:01 AM on February 21, 2017

In a move sure to disappoint conspiracy theorists and the three guys still using Windows Vista because they really like the desktop gadgets, Blizzard

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Operating systems

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Master of Shapes brings Vive tracking to Daydream VR
— 2:30 PM on February 17, 2017

The dev kit for HTC's Vive Tracker peripheral is already a hot commodity among virtual reality developers. The company says it's received 2300...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Microsoft delays February Patch Tuesday
— 11:30 AM on February 16, 2017

Windows system administrators have grown to expect patches from Microsoft on the second Tuesday of each month. The software giant formalized the practice of releasing...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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