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Dell gets Superfishy by shipping PCs with self-signed root certificates
— 4:31 PM on November 23, 2015

Remember the Superfish debacle, when Lenovo shipped computers with a preinstalled rogue root certification authority (CA)? Dell seems to think that was a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

Mozilla axes heavyweight Firefox themes and tab groups
— 1:04 PM on November 23, 2015

Back in August, Mozilla announced plans to adopt a Chrome-like extension framework for Firefox called WebExtensions. In turn, the company plans to deprecate its...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

G.Skill Trident Z 16GB DDR4 kit hits ludicrous 4,133 MT/s speed
— 9:05 AM on November 20, 2015

G.Skill has been expanding its product portfolio of late. The company is still best known for its RAM, though, and it's just released...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Perfectron's MIL-SPEC'd mini-PCs are ready for the next deployment
— 10:03 AM on November 5, 2015

Just the other day I was looking for a mini-PC. After looking long and hard at the Intel NUC and the Zbox Magnus,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

Friday night topic: Should we all be paranoid now?
— 4:36 PM on October 30, 2015

I just finished reading Walter Kirn's article in The Atlantic about mass surveillance and privacy issues, entitled If you're not paranoid, you're crazy. Kirn...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

G.Skill intros DDR4 SO-DIMM kits with capacities up to 64GB
— 10:00 AM on October 30, 2015

G.Skill is probably best known for its RAM, which we regularly recommend in our system guides. The company has now announced something a little...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Google Fiber apologizes for World Series outage, credits service to KC market
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

I've written about how Google Fiber has slowly been rolling out here across the Kansas City metro area, including here at my place. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

Gigabyte's C230-series mobos put E3-1200 v5 Xeons to work
— 7:54 AM on October 20, 2015

Intel's Skylake-based Xeon E3-1200 v5 CPUs aren't meant for consumer-focused chipsets like the Z170 or H170. Instead, those workstation CPUs need motherboards based on the workstation-focused...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Workstations

Adobe plugs critical vulnerability in Flash with emergency update
— 12:36 PM on October 16, 2015

Flash users, it's time to update the plugin ASAP. Adobe has today issued an emergency security update to patch a critical vulnerability, just three...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Yahoo's Account Key service does away with passwords
— 12:30 PM on October 15, 2015

Passwords can be a tricky thing, and even password management services are susceptible to hacks. Two-factor authentication helps, but you still need to remember...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Report: Western Digital and Micron exploring SanDisk acquisition
— 4:07 PM on October 14, 2015

Flash storage maker SanDisk may soon be under a new corporate umbrella if a report by Bloomberg is correct. Western Digital and flash rival...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Memory

MSI puts mobile Quadros to work in its WS60 and WT72 notebooks
— 3:54 PM on October 8, 2015

Nvidia just refreshed its mobile Quadro workstation graphics lineup with Maxwell GPUs, and MSI has wrapped those chips up in some powerful mobile workstations. The...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Workstations

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

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

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

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

Firefox to adopt Chrome-like extension framework
— 8:49 AM on August 24, 2015

Multi-process support for Firefox is coming, and Mozilla has announced changes to the browser's plug-in underpinnings with an eye on that multi-process future. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Google details OnHub data collection and opt-out instructions
— 1:19 PM on August 20, 2015

When Google announced its OnHub Wi-Fi router, many folks wondered  just how much data the company would collect from its On services. Google

Type: News story Tags: Internet