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Chrome will soon block Flash ads and auto-playing background media
— 10:38 AM on August 28, 2015

Web users around the world, rejoice. Google will be skewering most Flash ads with prejudice come September 1. The company has announced that Chrome will...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Join us tonight on the TR Podcast live stream
— 9:40 AM on August 27, 2015

The TR Podcast will be back this evening at its usual time, 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT. Drop by our Twitch channel and join...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Windows 10 has hit 75 million devices in just a month
— 12:55 PM on August 26, 2015

Windows 10 has only been available for a month, but it's already found its way onto 75 million devices, according to Microsoft Corporate VP...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Rumor: Moto X Play coming to Verizon as Droid Maxx 2
— 5:35 PM on August 25, 2015

The Moto X Play is an intriguing phone thanks to its supposedly excellent camera, big battery, and low(er) price. The big question mark until...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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MIT researchers create a crash-proof file system
— 9:05 AM on August 25, 2015

Nickolai Zeldovich and his colleagues at MIT have created a file system they claim is mathematically proven to be impervious to any unexpected system...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Cortana public beta on Android can replace your launcher
— 7:32 AM on August 25, 2015

If you have an Android phone, and you've been itching to talk to Cortana, now's your chance. Microsoft has opened the Android public beta for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Microsoft MobileFusion makes 3D scans with a smartphone camera
— 5:16 PM on August 24, 2015

Microsoft's Kinect SDK has allowed apps to perform 3D mapping for a while, but the Kinect is hardly ubiquitous or portable—let alone something many...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Firefox to adopt Chrome-like extension framework
— 8:49 AM on August 24, 2015

Multi-process support for Firefox is coming, and Mozilla has announced changes to the browser's plug-in underpinnings with an eye on that multi-process future. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Solid-state electrolytes could make for denser, safer batteries
— 7:39 AM on August 24, 2015

Anybody who's ever used a cell phone, tablet, or laptop with a rechargeable battery wants more—more battery life and more usable charging cycles. Owners would also prefer...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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OnePlus 2 firmware update fixes Stagefright vulnerability
— 12:14 PM on August 21, 2015

Like most Android phones, the OnePlus 2 shipped vulnerable to Stagefright attacks. The company has corrected that issue in an over-the-air (OTA) firmware...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Kansas City, the TR meetup is tonight!
— 11:22 AM on August 21, 2015

If you're in the Kansas City area and have some free time this evening, consider coming out...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Google details OnHub data collection and opt-out instructions
— 1:19 PM on August 20, 2015

When Google announced its OnHub Wi-Fi router, many folks wondered  just how much data the company would collect from its On services. Google

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Etc.
— 12:51 PM on August 19, 2015

Hey, folks. I'm out at IDF this week, still soaking up as much as I can about Skylake and other interesting tech. I've been prodding...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Win10 build 10525 brings more color, better memory management
— 10:29 AM on August 19, 2015

Windows 10 may be on the market now, but that doesn't mean Microsoft is halting development of its latest OS. A new Windows 10...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Intel RealSense cameras go far beyond still photos at IDF
— 8:05 AM on August 19, 2015

IDF—During the opening keynote at the Intel Developer Forum yesterday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demoed the company's RealSense camera technology (PDF) and talked about where...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software Personal tech

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Microsoft issues emergency patch for all IE versions
— 7:06 PM on August 18, 2015

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for all versions of Internet Explorer, due to a critical vulnerability that's reportedly under active exploit. The

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking

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Coming in 2016: Intel Optane SSDs based on 3D Xpoint memory
— 1:40 PM on August 18, 2015

IDF — During the opening keynote of the Intel Developer Forum today, Intel announced that it will be shipping SSDs based on its very promising...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Servers

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Windows 10 removes support for SecuROM and SafeDisc DRM
— 9:00 AM on August 18, 2015

Windows 10 doesn't support SecuROM and SafeDisc DRM software, used in a number of older games from the 2000s. Both DRM methods hook into the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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