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Mozilla unveils $25 Matchstick HDMI dongle
— 9:23 AM on October 1, 2014

Everyone's trying to go after Google's $35 Chromecast dongle lately. Microsoft recently announced its Wireless Display Adapter, which is more expensive and limited to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Bash vulnerability allows code execution, may be worse than Heartbleed bug
— 9:20 AM on September 25, 2014

The Internet is grappling with another major security vulnerability. According to the Red Hat security blog, the Bash Unix shell is vulnerable to code...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Steam Music lets players make their own game soundtracks
— 6:00 AM on September 25, 2014

After seven months of beta testing, Steam's integrated music player has finally been integrated into the official client. The addition is part of the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Software

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Skylake reference designs have wireless charging, WiGig networking
— 6:13 PM on September 10, 2014

During yesterday's IDF keynote, Intel demoed mobile systems with wireless charging and WiGig networking. Scott surmised that those features could be integrated into the...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing Networking

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Tomorrow's laptops could dock and charge without a single wired connection
— 1:20 PM on September 9, 2014

IDF — We now take wireless networking for granted, but at IDF San Francisco today, Intel previewed a future in which laptops and other devices...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Networking

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Netgear's quad-stream 802.11ac router lifts off
— 9:37 AM on September 2, 2014

There's a new quad-stream 802.11ac router out, and this one may be the most powerful yet. Known as the Netgear Nighthawk X4 AC2350, this...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Steam's in-home streaming accelerated by GeForce GPUs
— 9:23 AM on August 29, 2014

Steam's in-home streaming feature has been in open beta since May. The scheme streams PC games from one machine to another on a local...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Networking

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Steam beta code mentions music, movies, and TV series
— 10:56 AM on August 11, 2014

Valve may be preparing to turn Steam more of an all-purpose entertainment platform. SteamDB found snippets of code in the latest Steam beta client...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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New Chrome beta enables HTML5 Netflix on Linux
— 6:00 AM on August 11, 2014

Playing Netflix on Linux still requires jumping through a few hoops, but happily, the hoops are getting...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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New Asus 802.11ac router can top 1.7Gbps
— 3:49 PM on July 24, 2014

Asus dabbles in a surprising number of product categories nowadays—including routers. This week, the company has expanded its router lineup with the RT-AC87, a...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Chromecast gets Android screen mirroring support
— 5:00 PM on July 9, 2014

The Chromecast dongle just keeps getting better and better. Earlier this year, Google released a developer SDK for the device, opening the door to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Panasonic SoCs to be fabbed on Intel's 14-nm process
— 9:20 AM on July 8, 2014

Slowly but surely, Intel is opening up its manufacturing capabilities to other firms. Yesterday, the company announced its latest fab agreement, which will see...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia

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Android coming to TVs and standalone ''streaming boxes''
— 6:00 AM on June 26, 2014

Android is coming to the living room in a big way. Dave Burke, Google's engineering director for Android, revealed during the I/O keynote that televisions are...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Operating systems

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Firefox may get its own Chromecast dongle
— 9:19 AM on June 23, 2014

Introduced almost a year ago now, Google's Chromecast is a $35 HDMI dongle that streams content from your web browser to your TV—and it...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Personal tech

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Report: NSA sticks backdoor tools in routers
— 9:21 AM on May 13, 2014

Ready for another juicy NSA spying revelation? All right, here goes. According to the latest report by The Guardian, the National Security Agency implants...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Rumor: Apple to buy Beats by Dre for $3.2 billion
— 10:17 AM on May 9, 2014

Yeah, I don't really get this either. According to multiple unofficial reports, Apple is on the verge of making a $3.2-billion bid for Beats Electronics,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Steam in-home streaming beta open to all
— 9:18 AM on May 1, 2014

Last year, Valve introduced a closed beta test for Steam's in-home streaming capability. The feature allows PC games to be streamed from one...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Networking

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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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