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This week produced a bumper crop of security holes, patches
— 7:11 PM on April 17, 2015

It was a massive patch Tuesday this week. We got patches for show-stopping flaws from Microsoft, Oracle, Google, and Adobe. Let's start with Microsoft, who released...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Deal of the week: A terabyte-class SSD for $300, plus more
— 11:24 AM on April 17, 2015

SSDs take center stage in this week's deals post—but not the ones you might expect. The headliner is Crucial's M500 960GB, which is marked down to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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Dell, Apple, and Firefox make security headlines
— 3:22 PM on April 13, 2015

There are three recent security stories that impact our community. They involve flaws in Dell's System Detect, Firefox 37, and OS X. We've talked before about...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Deal of the week: A $400 Steam Machine, $80 Define R4, and more
— 10:38 AM on April 10, 2015

We have another batch of PC hardware deals for you today. Alienware's "Steam Machine Ready" Alpha gaming rig normally costs more than current-gen consoles, but coupon...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Memory Gaming

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The Windows 10 Store will hawk music, movies, and TV shows
— 6:00 AM on April 10, 2015

The Windows 10 Store isn't just for applications and games. Microsoft has revealed that the unified...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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LG Display may have leaked an upcoming 8K iMac
— 9:38 AM on April 7, 2015

Apple's current Retina iMac may be getting a major spec boost or a bigger brother this year. In a now-removed post on its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Mac

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Can Nvidia's Shield console flourish where others have struggled?
— 10:26 AM on April 2, 2015

The living room is where devices that aren't Xboxes and PlayStations go to die. Can Nvidia's $200 Shield set-top box and game console find success...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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I can't help but love ThinkGeek's fake Steam console
— 6:00 AM on April 2, 2015

As much as I like Corsair's ballsy mechanical mouse, ThinkGeek's literal Steam Machine has to be my favorite prank tech product for April...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Source code references hint at Tegra X1 Chromebooks
— 9:23 AM on March 31, 2015

Nvidia's Tegra SoCs have already worked their way into a couple of Chromebooks. Acer rolled out a 13-incher in August, while HP added...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Operating systems

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New Windows 10 build includes Project Spartan browser
— 5:56 PM on March 30, 2015

There's been plenty of news about Project Spartan of late, but Microsoft hasn't made the new browser available to members of the Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Deal of the week: Ultra-wide IPS for $750, 16GB DDR4-2666 for $190, plus more
— 10:38 AM on March 27, 2015

Clever intro for another weekly deals post? Ain't nobody got time fo dat. Ultra-wide monitors seem to be everywhere these days, including the discount aisle. Newegg...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory

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Rowhammer attack exploits shrinking process size in DRAM
— 2:24 PM on March 25, 2015

A couple weeks ago, Google's Project Zero team demonstrated a very clever exploit of modern DDR3 memory. Their inspiration came from a research paper, 

Type: Blog post Tags: Memory Software

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Pwn2Own 2015 pwns major software titles
— 9:32 AM on March 23, 2015

One of my favorite yearly security conferences is the Pwn2Own competition. In its humble beginnings, security researchers faced off against fully up-to-date laptops running Linux,...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Windows 10 PCs won't need a Secure Boot off switch
— 6:00 AM on March 23, 2015

PC enthusiasts generally take the right to install alternate operating systems as a given, but that right may be threatened by PCs designed for Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Windows 10 update for pirates isn't amnesty
— 6:00 AM on March 20, 2015

After Microsoft's surprising revelation that users of pirated versions of Windows would be eligible for a free upgrade to Win10, there has been understandable...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Gesture tweaks are coming to Windows 10
— 9:12 AM on March 19, 2015

Microsoft is tweaking how touch-based gestures work in Windows 10. According to a WinHEC presentation available online, the new OS will add a handful...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Operating systems

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Microsoft updates Windows 10 Technical Preview
— 4:11 PM on March 18, 2015

It's Windows 10 Wednesday at TR. Today, we learned that Microsoft will be releasing the new OS some time this summer, and that the...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Microsoft offers pirates free Win10 upgrades
— 10:33 AM on March 18, 2015

In January, Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for machines running Win7 or newer versions of the OS. And you...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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