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The next Android release will be called Nougat
— 3:09 PM on June 30, 2016

Back at its I/O conference, Google called for the Android community to submit names for its upcoming Android N release. Android has traditionally been named...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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3DMark is getting a full-featured DirectX 12 benchmark
— 8:09 AM on June 24, 2016

Preeminent benchmarking tool 3DMark is getting a new game-like benchmark to test DirectX 12 performance soon, according to the Futuremark blog. The new test,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Star Wars Battlefront's Bespin update takes the fight to Cloud City
— 12:28 PM on June 21, 2016

Star Wars Battlefront has already taken players to the worlds of Endor, Hoth, Sullust, Tatooine, and Jakku. The latest update for EA's multiplayer space...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Microsoft's browser Edges out others in battery usage
— 4:44 PM on June 20, 2016

It's a fair guess that the majority of users have a browser window open all day, often with multiple tabs or windows. That means it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Networking

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Mac OS X drops the X to become macOS
— 4:50 PM on June 13, 2016

Apple's WWDC keynote today was all about its major software platforms. The company teased upcoming features in watchOS, iOS, and tvOS, but the biggest changes...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Bethesda Softworks' E3 keynote shows PC gaming some love
— 11:07 AM on June 13, 2016

Bethesda Softworks held its second-ever E3 keynote late last night in Los Angeles. As the developer of the recent Fallout games as well...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Nvidia Shield can now serve up Plex content
— 11:04 AM on June 9, 2016

Networked media software Plex is announcing support for the Nvidia Shield TV set-top box today. While the program already had a media client...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Firefox's Electrolysis multi-process framework will roll out in August
— 12:02 PM on June 8, 2016

Firefox is getting multi-process support. No, seriously, this time it's for real! Only seven years after it was first announced, Mozilla is turning the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Valve enhances The Lab VR demo with a massive update
— 5:31 AM on June 7, 2016

Greetings, virtual-reality gamers everywhere! Well, greetings to those with a Vive headset, anyway. Valve has published a substantial update to its free VR game...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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TeamViewer users having bank and store accounts remotely controlled
— 1:30 PM on June 2, 2016

Heads up, TeamViewer users. There's trouble in the air, and it's not quite clear where it's coming from. The software is making inroads into...

Type: News story Tags: Software Networking

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Customer frustration leads to Windows 10 upgrade dialog changes
— 1:30 PM on May 26, 2016

Regardless of what you think of Windows 10, it's safe to say Microsoft hasn't been doing itself many favors on the PR front with its...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Crytek releases Cryengine source code on Github
— 4:00 PM on May 25, 2016

Back in March, Crytek started offering its Cryengine V game engine to developers on a "pay-what-you-want" scheme. Today, developers don't even need to go...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.3 gears up for Overwatch
— 4:46 PM on May 23, 2016

It's a good season for PC gaming, all right. There have been more than a few high-profile releases lately, and one could say graphics driver...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Oculus App version 1.4 breaks the Revive patch
— 1:03 PM on May 20, 2016

Oculus updated its Rift desktop software to version 1.4 this week. The update itself doesn't sound like that big a deal on its...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Google details Android N security and performance improvements
— 12:03 PM on May 19, 2016

The as-yet-unnamed Android N was officially announced during Google's I/O 2016 Keynote. For those fortunate enough to own a Nexus or Pixel C device,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Google boosts machine learning with its Tensor Processing Unit
— 8:31 AM on May 19, 2016

Google has some new hardware out, and no, it's not a Nexus device. The search giant makes extensive use of machine learning to power services...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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Microsoft releases update rollup for Windows 7 SP1
— 9:14 AM on May 18, 2016

Microsoft has released an update rollup for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 that it's calling a "convenience rollup."...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 bring lots of small fixes
— 3:57 PM on May 16, 2016

Looks like today is Apple Patch Monday. Cupertino has released a bevy of fixes for its two main operating systems, bringing iOS to version...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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