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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

Acer XF270HU IPS monitor hooks Radeons up with 144Hz FreeSync
— 11:56 AM on November 23, 2015

Acer's XB270HU display is one of the more popular Nvidia G-Sync monitors on the market. Sadly, Radeon owners can't take advantage of the XB270HU's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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

Pros can go ultra-wide with Acer's B346C and B346CK monitors
— 9:40 AM on November 13, 2015

Variable-refresh-rate tech is all the rage now, but it's reasonable to say not every user is a gamer. Content creation professionals need correct colors above...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

Trojan adware on Android can give itself root access
— 7:39 AM on November 5, 2015

Android has taken quite a beating lately on the security front. In part, that's due to a perfect storm consisting of a large user base,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Sales of Windows 7 OEM licenses and PCs will end October 31, 2016
— 4:13 PM on November 2, 2015

Microsoft has updated its Windows lifecycle page with a deadline for the sale of OEM copies of Windows . All good things must come...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems Windows

Google says Android won't assimilate Chrome OS
— 1:24 PM on November 2, 2015

Last week's report that Google would merge Chrome OS into Android drew plenty of attention. The report seemed plausible, since Chrome OS can already run...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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

Report: Google to fold Chrome OS into Android
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

When Google unveiled the Pixel C running regular Android, it seemed like a shot across the bow of the browser-centric Chrome OS. The Pixel...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

— 10:19 AM on October 26, 2015

Some of you have asked about a tempting new monitor, the 165Hz IPS-and-G-Sync-infused Asus PG279Q. Yes, a review is happening: Hertz...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays The Tech Report

Report: Windows 10 Fall Update will arrive in November
— 3:50 PM on October 21, 2015

Folks who have been test-driving Insider builds of Windows 10 have already seen a sneak preview of some upcoming features for Microsoft's OS. The rest...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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

Acer puts a curve on G-Sync with the Predator X34 ultrawide monitor
— 1:03 PM on October 13, 2015

Acer already sells a 34" curved FreeSync monitor, the XR341CK, but a G-Sync equivalent has been absent until today. The Predator X34 combines a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays