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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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Google+ team kills full-screen mobile ads, hopes others will follow
— 8:59 AM on July 24, 2015

Full-page ads on the Internet are like commercial breaks in TV programs—see one, and it's time to flip around and see what else is out...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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AT&T nearing regulatory approval for DirecTV acquisition
— 8:54 AM on July 22, 2015

Big corporate mergers can take a while to complete, but AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV is one step closer. CNN reports FCC chairman Tom...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Report: Micron believes a Tsinghua deal won't work out
— 8:53 AM on July 21, 2015

Last week's report that Tsinghua Unigroup would bid $23 billion to buy out memory maker Micron Technologies may have been premature. Reuters reports...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Oculus acquires hand-tracking company Pebbles Interfaces
— 12:07 PM on July 16, 2015

Witness the power of Facebook's ever-growing bankroll. Oculus has acquired Israeli computer vision experts Pebbles Interfaces, a company that specializes in hand-tracking technology. Here's...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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Firefox temporarily blocks Adobe Flash as vulnerabilites mount
— 9:05 AM on July 14, 2015

If you use Firefox, and you've noticed a bunch of dire security warnings about Flash being disabled this morning, there's a reason for that. Mozilla's...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Report: Tsinghua Unigroup to bid $23 billion for Micron
— 8:29 AM on July 14, 2015

China's Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd. may be preparing a $23 billion offer to buy out memory maker Micron Technologies. According to a report by Bloomberg,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Memory

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New unpatched vulnerabilities uncovered in Flash, Java
— 12:52 PM on July 13, 2015

Watch where you point those web browsers: Oracle's Java and Adobe's Flash are both subjects of new zero-day vulnerabilities. As Ars Technica reports, a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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MIT's RAM-free clusters chew through big data sets cheaply
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2015

A common problem with "big data" analysis, according to MIT, is that the data sets are often too large to fit in RAM on a server or...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Miscellaneous Memory

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Gmail improves spam filter with neural network, sender tools
— 11:16 AM on July 10, 2015

Gmail product manager Sri Harsha Somanchi has outlined some new steps the free email service is taking to try to improve its spam detection on the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google's Chromecast gets an Ethernet adapter
— 8:22 AM on July 9, 2015

Google's Chromecast HDMI streaming dongle just got a nice optional upgrade in the form of an official Ethernet adapter. As with any wireless...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Networking

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Shield 1.2 update optimizes and enhances
— 8:00 AM on June 15, 2015

If you're one of the lucky folks to already have Nvidia's Shield TV box in your living room, then your device should be eligible for an...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Gaming content gets a dedicated home on YouTube
— 4:35 PM on June 12, 2015

YouTube fired a shot across Twitch's bow today with its new YouTube Gaming hub. This service is built around dedicated pages for over 25,000...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 250GB and Far Cry 4 for $98, 27 inches of IPS glory for $300
— 10:47 AM on June 12, 2015

Looking for some discounted PC hardware to tide you over until the next batch of daily deals from the Steam Summer Sale? I thought...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Microsoft's Surface Hub leverages synergies, enhances collaboration
— 4:48 PM on June 10, 2015

Microsoft has added a new member to its Surface family of devices. The Surface Hub is a behemoth, wall-mounted all-in-one that's described as a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Input devices Windows

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This week's PC hardware deals will obliterate your wallet
— 10:51 AM on June 5, 2015

I'm tempted to call the GeForce GTX 980 Ti the deal of the week, because it's practically a Titan X for $350 less. But...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Valve's Steam Controller and Steam Link are available for pre-order
— 12:03 PM on June 4, 2015

Valve's been teasing us with product pages for its Steam Link and Steam Controller for some time now, but you can finally give...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

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Nanotube-infused NRAM promises DRAM speeds with unlimited endurance
— 6:00 AM on June 2, 2015

Since 2001, a company called Nantero has been working on making non-volatile storage with carbon nanotubes. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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