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Google Fiber has arrived in Damage Labs
— 9:51 AM on October 5, 2015

After lots of digging and waiting and anticipation, Google Fiber has arrived in Damage Labs. Just finished the installation, and the Google router happily...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

A billion Android devices could be vulnerable to Stagefright 2.0 bug
— 4:37 PM on October 1, 2015

Zimperium Zlabs has disclosed a new Android vulnerability it's calling Stagefright 2.0. In case that name isn't ringing any bells, it's a bug...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

Mixing power-line networking with Wi-Fi proves intoxicating
— 11:27 AM on September 28, 2015

You may recall my failed attempt at using a second Wi-Fi router in repeater mode in order to overcome some signal-strength issues in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 4:50 PM on September 24, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard has more next-gen storage connectivity than you can shake a stick at, Techicolor LED lighting, and premium Creative audio. Does all...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Asus' Z170I Pro Gaming is a bite-size enthusiast's board
— 12:26 PM on September 23, 2015

Mini-ITX motherboards need to make the most out of the space available, especially with Intel's Z170 platform offering so much PCIe connectivity. Asus is doing its...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac provides tons of goods in tiny package
— 9:03 AM on September 21, 2015

They say the best things come in small packages. That's apparently the goal ASRock has in mind with its just-announced Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard.

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

— 8:53 AM on September 21, 2015

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I spent part of mine participating in that Rocket League tournament, which did not end well for Team...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

Biostar's Hi-Fi H170Z3 mobo allows piecemeal Skylake upgrades
— 8:52 AM on September 14, 2015

Are you looking to upgrade to a Skylake CPU while holding on to your DDR3 memory? Biostar's Hi-Fi H170Z3 has slots for a pair...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Fujitsu THz-band receiver enables 20Gbps+ short-range comms
— 10:57 AM on September 9, 2015

Fujitsu is proudly showing off a prototype wireless receiver that's sensitive to frequencies as high as 300 GHz, which allows it to accept data...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

Samsung builds 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM chips with its 20-nm process
— 8:14 AM on September 9, 2015

Samsung has unveiled what it claims are the world's first 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM chips. The more capacious RAM is built on a 20-nm process,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Gigabyte lays claim to first Z170 board with Thunderbolt 3
— 7:31 AM on September 9, 2015

Gigabyte tends to be quick out of the gate with motherboards supporting Thunderbolt, and its Skylake motherboards are no exception. The company has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

So long, RC4, and thanks for all the fish
— 5:02 PM on September 4, 2015

It's official. Support for RC4, a stream cipher used by browsers for securing connections (among other things), will be dropped sometime in early 2016...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking

MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard reviewed
— 3:20 PM on September 2, 2015

MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard serves up Skylake support with a gaming twist. With an impressive next-gen storage payload and some gamer-friendly features, can this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

MSI's H170 and B150 mobos bring Skylake to the gaming masses
— 1:39 PM on September 2, 2015

MSI has expanded its portfolio of all-caps GAMING motherboards with mainstream models based on Intel's H170 and B150 chipsets, with support for

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

H170 and B150 chipsets arrive on Asus' mainstream Skylake mobos
— 10:00 PM on September 1, 2015

Hot on the heels of Intel's full Skylake launch, Asus is ready with a slate of motherboards based on Intel's more mass-market H170, B150,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Apple and Cisco get friendly with a strategic partnership
— 4:50 PM on August 31, 2015

Apple and Cisco have announced a strategic partnership with the goals of "[creating] a fast lane for iOS devices" in businesses with Cisco networks,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Networking

Win10 Store now lets users opt out of automatic app updates
— 8:59 AM on August 31, 2015

Microsoft has drawn our ire on recent podcast episodes for its decision to prevent consumers from opting out of automatic Windows updates. While it doesn't...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Chrome will soon block Flash ads and auto-playing background media
— 10:38 AM on August 28, 2015

Web users around the world, rejoice. Google will be skewering most Flash ads with prejudice come September 1. The company has announced that Chrome will...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet