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Comcast runs a DOCSIS 3.1 modem in a home for the first time
— 9:18 AM on December 24, 2015

Comcast announced on its blog this week that its engineers have successfully tested a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem on a residential network for the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Netflix's new encoding scheme lets every title shine
— 6:16 PM on December 17, 2015

Netflix gave us an in-depth look at its progress on a new per-title approach to compression and encoding on its tech blog earlier this...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Yahoo moves to spin off its web business to isolate its Alibaba stake
— 8:47 AM on December 9, 2015

Yahoo, once a household name around the Internet, may soon split in two—but not in the way it once planned. The firm is now

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Adobe embraces the HTML5 future with Animate CC
— 12:49 PM on December 1, 2015

Flash has been a part of browsing the web on desktop systems for a long time, but its popularity has declined in recent years with...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Updated: Kaspersky may have tricked competitors' software
— 1:38 PM on August 14, 2015

Reuters has a scoop from two anonymous ex-Kaspersky Lab employees who claim to have worked on a secret project to sabotage the company's competitors....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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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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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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